Specialized Master's Programs

Candace Lewis


Candace Lewis

  • 5:30 am Morning Run I typically like to begin my day with some form of exercise. My favorite activity is jogging along Saint Joseph's or Saint Mary's Lake on campus. The peacefulness and serenity makes for a wonderful start to the day. Alternatively, Rolfs Sports Recreation Center on campus offers an indoor track field, fitness equipment, multipurpose courts, and private fitness spaces.

  • 6:30 am News & Accounting Research Articles As a prospective PhD student, I try to stay up to date with current accounting and finance research. I try to carve out time each morning to read a scholarly article or research paper. These publications serve as both a resource and as inspiration for possible research ideas. This particular issue of Accounting Horizons ranged in topics from financial restatements and fraud to Auditor judgment and Audit pricing.

  • 8:00 am Class I have between 2-3 classes per day, ranging in start times as early as 8am and end times as late as 5pm. However, there is flexibility for students who prefer late starting course times and very few classes meet on Fridays. MSA students are busy, but there is time to engage in activities outside of the classroom, such as team sports, volunteer events, social groups, and professional clubs.

  • 11:30 am Team Meeting Most courses within the MSA program will involve a team project or assignment. The team projects are a great way to get to know your classmates, develop friendships, and leverage knowledge and skills. The Mahaffey Business Library is a great meeting place for a quick 30-minute project status update. The Mendoza College of Business also offers several private meeting rooms, student lounges, and ample study space.

  • 12:00 pm Introduction to STATA Workshop There are abundant resources available to Notre Dame students throughout the university. Services, courses and workshops are frequently offered to help support students and their goals. The Hesburgh Library hosts a series of workshops to specifically help students develop and enhance their research skills. The Introduction to STATA workshop provides great exposure to a statistical software package that is frequently used in empirical research.

  • 1:00 pm Lunch & Study By 1:00pm, I typically grab lunch at a café on campus and spend several hours at the library to ensure I keep current with all readings, coursework, and assignments. My favorite place to study on campus is at the Hesburgh Library. There is a small nook on the thirteenth floor with an amazing scenic view of campus.

  • 5:00 pm Doctoral Program Forum and Recruiting Event A consortium of Universities, called DocNet, hosts an annual Business Doctoral Forum in Chicago, as well as various recruiting events at universities throughout the year. This annual conference features a faculty and student panel, which provides prospective student with application strategies, tips and insight into a typical PhD program. The conference also includes a recruiting fair session with over 40 universities, which affords students with the opportunity to speak directly with admissions committees, students, and faculty. Notre Dame's location makes resources located throughout the region easily accessible.

  • 11:00 pm Return to South Bend

Request Information