Mendoza School of Business

Notre Dame In Chicago

Located steps from Grant Park and the Art Institute of Chicago, our campus at 224 S. Michigan Avenue offers an opportunity to pursue an Executive MBA, a Master’s in Business Analytics or a Master’s in Finance.


Your opportunity to earn an advanced business degree from Notre Dame is closer than you think. You can find opportunities to learn executive leadership, finance or business analytics – all with the same Notre Dame values-based commitment – located on Notre Dame’s campus in the heart of Chicago.

The Michigan Avenue location allows you to easily get to class and earn a Notre Dame degree without leaving the Loop. The cohort-based in-person learning environment in downtown Chicago fosters deeper conversation and understanding of the curriculum, and creates connections to your classmates not available in online programs. Classes take place alternating weekends, allowing you to continue to work full-time and put the skills you learn in class to immediate use.

In addition, Notre Dame’s campus is only 13 miles from Midway International Airport and 18 miles from O’Hare, the world’s second busiest airport, affording you increased access to international business opportunities or the ability to conveniently travel to/from class.

When you choose to get an advanced business degree at Notre Dame, you become a part of something bigger than yourself. The Notre Dame network goes beyond the Mendoza College of Business, and you’ll have instant connections to graduates in Chicago and around the world. What’s more, at Notre Dame, we don’t distinguish between ‘Mendoza’ and ‘Notre Dame’ alumni. Once you leave our campus, you’re part of the extended Notre Dame Family, and you will forever have more than 144,000 family members who will go the extra mile to help you succeed. There is a reason why our alumni have been ranked #4 globally by The Economist for alumni effectiveness – our network loves to help out fellow Domers.

To learn more about the specific degree programs offered in Chicago, please read below.

The Notre Dame Executive MBA program develops strong business leaders with strategic vision, a bias toward collaboration and a values based approach to decision making. These leaders are passionate about finding innovative ways to solve tough problems and are committed to driving positive change—both within their organizations and in their surrounding communities. Our students experience a rigorous and well-rounded curriculum that emphasizes values, personal responsibility and an ethical approach to managing critical business issues.

  • Program Length: 17 months
  • Average Age: 36
  • Work Experience: 14 years average

The Notre Dame MSBA program equips actively employed business professionals with advanced techniques in data analytics and decision science. Our students develop expertise in areas such as data mining and visualization, statistics, modeling, optimization and simulation on data sets—all of which impact the operations, finance and marketing decisions for companies across industries. Candidates wrestle with ethical challenges of data management, including issues such as identity protection, privacy, ownership of information and corporate reputation. Through a capstone experiential consulting opportunity, our students work with live data and an actual client’s business challenge.

  • Program Length: 1 year
  • Average Age: 30
  • Work Experience: 2 years minimum

The Notre Dame MSF program provides actively employed financial professionals with the expertise to help organizations become more efficient and effective. Our students learn corporate financial analysis and reporting, working capital management and asset utilization to improve financing the firm. Candidates also develop expertise in M&A, investing and markets, equity valuation and derivatives. Because ethics play such a large role in our curriculum, our MSF candidates are well prepared to address ethical challenges associated with risk management, compliance and international finance. Our students master the program through a capstone experiential consulting opportunity that identifies the financial levers of an actual client’s business challenge.

  • Program Length: 1 year
  • Average Age: 29
  • Work Experience: 2 years minimum preferred
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