Specialized Master's Programs

Andrew Stevenson


Andrew Stevenson

  • 6:30 am Wake up and go to class. I catch the bus to go to school. The route I take is free for Notre Dame students and drops me off right outside the Mendoza College of Business.

  • 8:00 am Financial Management covers project valuation, capital structure, and other topics. The most interesting topic so far has been simulation which uses ranges in Excel to simulate thousands of outcomes to get a precise value.

  • 10:00 am Taxes and Business Strategy is a required class for all MSA students at Notre Dame. It's different from a traditional tax class because it primarily focuses on the tax implications of business transactions like acquisitions or an asset sales.

  • 11:30 am Homework and studying. Notre Dame is great because the Mendoza College of Business has a library specifically for business students. When I need to be productive and focused, the Mahaffey Business Library is perfect.

  • 3:00 pm Accounting Data Analytics is a graduate accounting elective. Nearly everything we do in this class uses Excel applications to solve accounting problems such as valuation and recognition. It's immensely useful.

  • 4:20 pm There's an MSA happy hour at Brother's Bar & Grill which is just down the street from Mendoza. I don't drink but I enjoy spending time with my fellow classmates and free food can't be beat!

  • 7:35 pm After catching the bus home, my wife and I head over to the Compton Family Ice Arena to see the Irish hockey team play U-Mass Lowell. While Notre Dame Football gets the most publicity (and is incredible) there are actually 23 varsity sports on campus. There is always an event on campus which means life as a Notre Dame student is never boring.

  • 10:30 pm Come home and go to bed.

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