Mendoza School of Business

Management & Organization

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Leaders wanted

One day, the students in the Department of Management & Organization will become business managers, innovators and consultants. But no matter what career path they choose, they will graduate with the ability to manage people and processes in organizations large and small—and they will do so from a foundation of moral decision making.


Notre Dame is a place born of vision and defined by its Catholic character. Being able to lead in today’s complex and ever-changing business world is critical to our students’ success. In the Mendoza College of Business, we aim to Ask More of Business. In the Management & Organization department, we strive to improve the human condition at work by preparing future business leaders for the ever-changing technical, managerial, and ethical landscape of business

Be A Better Leader

Our mission is to prepare students to manage people and processes in both large and small organizations, to identify and address business challenges and to serve as business managers, innovators, and consultants. We provide teaching and research in areas that are critical to business leadership that is centered on moral decision making, organizational effectiveness and impacting society for the better.

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Doing Business Right

Conduct research or attend a guest lecture through the Notre Dame Deloitte Center for Ethical Leadership, which strives to understand how ethical behavior is generated in work contexts. By connecting academic and business thought leaders to explore character ethics, we create and disseminate content that is forward-looking, pragmatic, and provocative.

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Change The World

Engage with the IDEA Center at Innovation Park, where aspiring entrepreneurs, faculty, students and industry experts collaborate. It is designed to bring the best Notre Dame faculty, staff and student ideas and innovations to market.

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The Economist ranks our MS in Management No. 4 in the country; U.S. News & World Report places our undergraduate management program at No. 18 in the nation.

Career Support

Before you can manage the careers of others, learn to manage your own

The good news is, you’ll have plenty of assistance from Notre Dame, including access to the resources of the ND Career Center, the guidance of your professors and peers, and opportunities to intern, serve and conduct research—all of which will help you prepare for graduate school, your career, or to advance within your company.

From mock interviews and résumé-writing assistance to access to corporate recruiters and job fairs, the Career Center can help you prepare to apply to graduate schools or assist with a full-time job search.

Interact with corporate representatives through hundreds of on-campus job fairs, recruiting events and touch points each year.

  • Accenture
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • British Petroleum
  • Catholic Relief Services
  • Deloitte
  • ESPN
  • Fox Sports
  • General Mills
  • IBM
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • PwC
  • Target
  • Under Armour
  • United States Intelligence Community

There are many different ways to lead at Notre Dame.

Whether you’re leading a group project in the classroom, a service trip abroad, or your intramural team to victory, Notre Dame provides you with a wide range of opportunities to hone your leadership skills. For example, you might:

  • Assume a leadership position in one of our 12 management-related student organizations:
    • Beta Gamma Sigma (Honor Society)
    • Business Action in Social Entrepreneurship
    • Design for America
    • Entrepreneurship Society
    • Global Business Brigades
    • MBA Business Analytics Club
    • MBA Entrepreneurship Club
    • MBA Global Club
    • MBA Hispanic Club
    • MBA Net Impact Club
    • Notre Dame Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship Group
    • Unleashed (Impact Investing Initiative)
  • Serve through the Center for Social Concerns (more than 80 percent of undergrads serve)
  • Participate in one of the most extensive and storied intramural sports programs in the country

What You’ll Learn

Choose your path to a greater understanding of management

Major in Management and Organization, minor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship or, if you’re an MBA student, choose from concentrations in Consulting, Strategic Leadership or Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Through courses like International Management, Strategic IT and Innovation and Design Thinking, you’ll develop the ability to understand how and why organizations change, how employees and the market react to the change, and where to look for strategic opportunities for growth.

You’ll graduate with the flexibility to pursue several career paths. A greater understanding awaits.

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Department Administration


Ann Tenbrunsel

Department Chair

Ann E. Tenbrunsel (Ph.D., Northwestern University; M.B.A. Northwestern University; B.S.I.O.E. University of Michigan) is the David E. Gallo Professor of Business Ethics in the College of Business Administration at the University of Notre Dame. Her research interests focus on the psychology of ethical decision making, examining why employees, leaders and students behave unethically, despite their best intentions to behave to the contrary. Ann is the author, co-author, or co-editor of six books on this topic—including Blind Spots, Behavioral Ethics: Shaping an Emerging Field , Codes of Conduct: Behavioral Research into Business Ethics—and many research articles and chapters. Her research has been featured in interviews airing on MSNBC and National Public Radio, and adaptations, excerptions and references to her work have appeared in a variety of publications, including the New York Times, US News and World Report, AP, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Forbes and Harvard Business Review, and in blogs for Psychology Today and Freakonomics.  Ann has presented to and consulted with a variety of companies and institutions including Ernst & Young, The Federal Reserve Bank of New York, The United Nations, Wells Fargo, Weber Shandwick, The Walsh Group, Prudential, The National Association of Broadcasters, Bayer, Deloitte, and PG&E.

Ann teaches at the executive, MBA, and undergraduate levels. Prior to entering academics, Ann worked as an engineer for S.C. Johnson & Son and a sales and marketing consultant for ZS Associates.

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Jennifer Cronin

Assistant Department Chair

Jennifer Cronin is an Associate Teaching Professor and Assistant Department Chair in the Management & Organization Department of the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame. A recipient of the 2020 Faculty Service Award, she teaches courses at the graduate and undergraduate level across many academic departments ranging from campaign development, branding, and social media strategy, to visual design and narrative presentation of data. She is a part of the Fanning Center for Business Communication and coaches hundreds of graduate students and executive level industry professionals on the necessary skills required to pitch an innovative business idea to a network of investors, particularly when complex data is involved. Outside of the classroom, Jen serves as the faculty advisor to the Undergraduate Women in Business Club and on various committees that focus on curriculum offerings, program accreditation, and teaching excellence for the department and college. Prior to teaching, she worked in public relations for the International SPA Association, with some of the world’s top spas as clients. Her eclectic academic background and industry experience afford her students and clients a number of real-world examples and case studies from varied perspectives. Jen obtained her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, her Master’s degree from the University of Kentucky, and Bachelors from Georgetown College.

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Ashley Heberling

Administrative Assistant

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