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.

Highlights

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

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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.


Department Administration

 

Craig Crossland headshotCraig Crossland

Department Chair

Craig joined the Mendoza College of Business in 2013. He received his Ph.D. from the Pennsylvania State University and worked at the University of Texas at Austin prior to joining Notre Dame. His research is in the area of strategic management, with a focus on senior executives and their effects on organizational outcomes. Craig’s work has been published in the Academy of Management Journal, Advances in Strategic Management, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Strategic Management Journal, Strategic Organization, and a number of edited volumes. He serves as a member of several editorial review boards and is active in the Academy of Management and Strategic Management Society. Before entering academia, Craig worked as a physical therapist and in a number of product development roles within the medical device industry. He particularly enjoys the freedom that writing about himself in the third person allows, and he recommends the practice to others.

Contact: (574) 631-0291 or craigcrossland@nd.edu

 

Wendy Angst headshotWendy Angst

Assistant Department Chair

Wendy Angst 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 Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and the James Dincolo Outstanding Undergraduate Professor award, she has taught graduate and undergraduate courses specializing in design thinking, innovation, consulting, strategy, social media, and entrepreneurship. Wendy also teaches Innovation & Design Thinking as a Visiting Professor at the University of Cattolica in Milan. Outside of the classroom Wendy serves as the faculty advisory for the Notre Dame chapter of Design for America. Prior to joining Notre Dame, Wendy was an entrepreneur in the healthcare space, serving for over a decade as one of the earliest champions and architects of the electronic personal health record. She shepherded the company from angel funding to acquisition before leaving industry to teach. She has also spent time consulting with companies both nationally and internationally. Aside from her work at Notre Dame, Wendy has advised a variety of startup companies and has served on the board of directors of the YWCA of North Central Indiana and Saint Joseph Grade School. She has 3 children and is an avid runner and traveler. Her research interests include how design thinking is being adopted, utilized, and applied within organizations.

Contact: (574) 631-0221 or wangst@nd.edu

 

 

Elisa Podrasky

Administrative Assistant

Contact: (574) 631-6460 or epodrask@nd.edu