Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame – South Bend, Indiana

February 24th, 2013 by

Business School Motto: Ask More of Business

Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame - South Bend, Indiana

Key Differentiators

The Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame challenges students to “ask more of business” as they develop talents and prepare to make an impact on the world by creating value-added solutions to their companies and communities.  The business school wants students to become leaders who make the future better together through the positions they hold, the decisions they make and the resources they create.  The business school is home to more than 2,400 students.

The business education programme was developed in 1917 with a goal to make an impact on the global business world.  Mendoza College of Business was developed with a mission to “build a premier Catholic business school that fosters academic excellence, professional effectiveness and personal accountability in a context that strives to be faithful to the ideals of community, human development and individual integrity.”

Mendoza provides a learning environment that encourages the exchange of ideas and discussions and fosters innovation, creation and collaboration.  In some of the facilities, the walls are movable and they are equipped with state-of-the-art technologies to make collaborative learning between peers and faculty easier and more accessible.



The Notre Dame MBA is offered in a one-year and two-year format and is designed for students with an undergraduate degree who have familiarity in basic accounting methods and quantitative material.  During the programme, students analyse, investigate and solve real-life problems presented by executives from large organisations and Notre Dame faculty members.

The curriculum provides a mix of core concepts in all the functional areas of business and a series of engagements with world-leaders through global immersions in Asia, Latin America and many other locations.  Classes are spread over four semesters and 64 credit hours and included. Students can take concentration tracks in the ares of:

  • Business Analytics
  • Business Leadership
  • Consulting
  • Corporate Accounting
  • Corporate Finance
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Investments
  • Marketing

Each semester consists of two seven-week modules and students enroll in additional short courses that are aligned with their particular focus.  Below is a diagram of the two-year, full-time MBA programme, provided by Mendoza.

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The Executive MBA Programme is offered on Notre Dame’s main campus and in Chicago at their commons centre downtown.  The main campus programme is 21 months long and the Chicago programme is 17 months long.  The Notre Dame programme occurs Thursday through Saturday, once a month and is based off a logical progression of integrated content over four semesters

The curriculum is designed to teach executives leadership capacities and to think beyond the functional boundaries and engage organisational challenges at the core of the firm.  Three immersion weeks are weaved into the curriculum, including a one-week Executive Leadership Programme.  Also, a week long international project-based immersion that has students interact with global leaders is included.  Throughout the programme, the themes of sustainable, strategic growth, development of real innovation and management of change are addressed. Below is a diagram of the courses covered during the 21-month curriculum, provided by Mendoza.

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Mendoza College of Business also offers Executive Education in open-enrollment and customised formats.  The open-enrollment format offers programmes in the areas of integrated leadership, supervisor development, a certification of executive management and online and international classes.  The customised programmes use a customer-focused approach to ensure that organisations reach their goals.


Global MBA Rankings
Although Forbes and US News do not rank MBAs globally, they were included for their impact in the US


Job Integration Rate
According to Bloomberg Businessweek’s International Business School Ranking

  • High:  93% job offer three months post-graduation


Social Media Presence



General Information

Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame
South Bend, Indiana 46556-5646
United States
t: +1 574 631-3759