Overview

Applicants
429
Acceptance Rate
53%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.28
Years Work Experience
5.3
Average Age
29

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
-
GPA
-

Deadlines

Early Application Deadline
September 15

Rolling Admission Deadline
July 1

Round 1
October 13

Round 2
January 12

Round 3
February 23

Round 4
April 6

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Essay / Personal Statement
Non-Academic

Interviews
Work Experience

School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Private

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
No

Evening
No

Executive
Yes

Online
No

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
3:1
Total Faculty
82

79
Full-time
21
Part-time
20
Female
18
Underrepresented Minorities


Students Say

The Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana offers students at various stages of their careers a “strong brand,” “intellectually challenging” academics, “10/10” professors, an “outstanding alumni network,” and an underlying foundation of “integrity and ethics.” The two-year MBA program is composed of two seven-week modules in four semesters, which allows students to add electives and experiential learning. The one-year program is also highly ranked. The “curriculum and concentrations are set up very well,” with the required core classes offering a “good mix,” preparing students “for the types of questions…asked in interviews” and previewing the kind of work students will do in their summer internships. Faculty is “stellar,” particularly in the finance and accounting departments, and collectively are an “incredible blend of academi[cs]” and “industry leaders.” Mendoza offers signature classes like “Applied Investment Management” and “Business on the Frontlines” and generally espouses a philosophy of “business as a force for good.” This philosophy correlates with Notre Dame’s tradition as a mission-focused Catholic college. Some students have remarked that university administration could be “more supportive of the MBA program,” but, overall, does a decent job. The 2018-2019 year will usher in a new dean, and students report being “excited for the potential new vision the school” will pursue. The recent addition of the MBA/MS Business Analytics dual degree program reflects the growing trend across business schools in offering joint degree programs and specialization. Scholarship aid is “generous” and especially supportive of military veterans.

Concentrations

Entrepreneurship
Finance
Investment Banking
JD/MBA - Dual Degree
Leadership/Management
Marketing
MS/MBA - Dual Degree
Supply Chain Management

Specialized Masters

Accounting
Analytics and Information Management
Business Administration
Data Analytics
Finance
Leadership/Management

Center for Research

Accounting
Finance
Leadership/Management
Real Estate

Specialities of Faculty

Academic specialties of faculty
URL

Business Ethics

Business Communications

Entrepreneurial Studies

Ethical Leadership

Business on the Frontlines


Mendoza Behavioral Lab

Center for Accounting Research and Education

Notre Dame Institute for Global Investing


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description
Courses offered are: Values-based Multinational Management; Marketing Ethics; U.N. Global Compact; International Business Ethics; Business of Sustainability; Sustainability: Accounting and Reporting

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description
Through participation in Net Impact, students are able to participate in sustainability research via elective courses - Values-based Multinational Management; Marketing Ethics; U.N. Global Compact; International Business Ethics; Business of Sustainability; Sustainability: Accounting and Reporting

School's environmental commitment 1:
The Mendoza College weaves sustainability issues into core courses in multiple disciplines at the graduate and undergraduate level. Faculty participate in conferences and workshops on sustainability, including the University?s annual Green Summit, the Sustainable Office Practices program and The Natural Step, to enhance the ability to incorporate innovative and emerging trends.

School's environmental commitment 2:
Commitment to sustainability within our physical plant has become a priority. Initiatives include printer settings - the default setting for all student printers within the College is duplex; PC power conservation ? classroom and computer lab PCs within the College have aggressive power saving settings, and include ?sleeping? PC monitors. The lighting throughout the College is manually controlled and monitored.

School's environmental commitment 3:
3. Low Emitting Vehicles have more than 50 preferred parking spaces on campus. Electric vehicle charging stations are available on campus and are available to staff, faculty and students. Most buildings, including the Mendoza College of Business, operate using a digital thermostat and are not manually adjustable in order to regulate heating, cooling, and ventilation systems (HVAC) on campus. Single-stream recycling efforts continue to improve with indoor and outdoor containers. There are opportunities to recycle cardboard, Electronics and Toner Cartridges, Batteries and non-university cell phones, CFL Light bulbs. A new food waste system at the University of Notre Dame is poised to reduce nonconsumable food waste on campus by more than 2,000 pounds per day. Grind2Energy prepares food waste to be converted to clean, renewable energy, reducing waste as well as odors, pests and emissions Notre Dame is only the second school in the nation to invest in the innovative food-waste recycling system. More information is located at green.nd.edu.

Career Overview

Average Starting Salary
$115,000
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
90%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
72%
School Facilitiated
28%
Graduate Facilitated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

38%
Finance/Accounting
23%
Consulting
16%
Marketing
8%
Other
7%
Operations/Logistics
7%
General Management
1%
Information Technology

Graduates Employed by Region

36%
Midwest
22%
Northeast
11%
Mid-Atlantic
11%
West
10%
Southwest
4%
South

Students Say

Mendoza’s “legendary alumni network” is a “key part of the recruiting process.” Students estimate that there are 250+ local alumni chapters, “about [three times] the national average.” “No matter where you go,” says one student, “fellow ‘Domers’ are always willing to help you out.” Beyond alumni networking, students say the school “does very well” placing students in tech industries, “including product management and strategy positions at Amazon, Microsoft, [and] IBM” as well as across the financial services industry, including areas like “asset management, investment banking, and corporate finance.” With the new dual-degree MBA/MSBA program, students “expect to see analytics become a bigger focus in recruiting in the coming years.” Big recruiters include “Bank of America, Amazon, United Airlines, Ecolab, Emerson, UBS, and Deutsche Bank.” “I had offers from Fortune 500 companies located in the West, South and East,” said one student, noting that the school “subsidiz[ed] some housing costs through the alumni chapter in California” so they could afford to take the internship offer in Los Angeles.

Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Finance / Accounting 38% $114,500 $116,239 $75,000 $150,000
Consulting 23% $132,500 $128,205 $82,500 $165,000
Marketing / Sales 16% $110,000 $106,600 $60,000 $157,000
Other 8% $101,000 $100,259 $64,000 $142,000
Operations / Logistics 7% $107,500 $108,157 $70,000 $135,000
General Management 7% $125,000 $126,571 $105,000 $150,000
Information Technology 1%

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Financial Services 24% $125,000 $123,043 $75,000 $150,000
Consulting 21% $135,000 $128,119 $82,500 $165,000
Technology 21% $115,000 $117,500 $65,000 $157,000
Consumer Products 10% $110,000 $103,275 $75,000 $115,000
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 7% $105,000 $106,229 $90,000 $125,000
Petroleum / Energy 6% $118,000 $127,667 $115,000 $150,000
Other 6% $106,250 $97,917 $64,000 $131,000
Manufacturing 3% $107,000 $100,881 $85,644 $110,000
Government 1%
Media / Entertainment 1%
Non-profit 1%

Prominent Alumni

Debra Cafaro
Chairman and CEO, Ventas

Brian Moynihan
Chairman and CEO, Bank of America

Scott Malpass
VP and Chief Investment Officer, University of Notre Dame

Paul Reilly
Chairman and CEO, Raymond James Financial

Justin Whitmore
Executive Vice President, Alternative Proteins & Chief Sustainability Officer, Tyson Foods

Dates

Application Deadlines
Feb 28

Financial Aid Statistics


Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$32,594

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
93%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$56,338
Tuition (Out-State)
$56,338
Fees (In-State)
$900
Fees (Out-State)
$900

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$10,300
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$10,300
Academic Expenses
$1,750

Student Body Profile

Total Full-Time Enrollment
268
Part Time
0%

Foreign Countries Represented
29

Demographics

12.00%
Underrepresented Minorities
33.60%
International

25% female
75% male

Campus Life

Students Say

Mendoza students describe each other as “enthusiastic, outwardly focused, detail oriented, conscientious when it comes to other people’s time,” and combine “diversity of thought and experiences” with the “like-mindedness of wanting to use business for the greater good.”

Students say South Bend is both “a fun town” and has “low cost of living” but enjoy that the campus is also within driving distance of Chicago, Indianapolis, and Detroit. Notre Dame’s prized football team is just part of the sports culture, which also rallies around “soccer, rugby, hockey, water polo, and lacrosse teams.” The campus offers “speechless beauty,” clubs are “active” and “provide many guest speakers and networking events,” and the “Family Life Committee does an excellent job of reach[ing] out to children and spouses to keep them engaged.” Tailgates also “provide a great venue for networking” with the “Notre Dame family” that is “a much more fun, diverse, and outgoing group than some may suspect to find at a Catholic institution.” Students regularly get together for activities like “potluck dinners, golf trips, beach days, and bowling.”


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Tim Bohling
Chief Marketing Officer and Graduate Enrollment Officer

Address
285 Mendoza College of Business
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556-4656
United States

Phone
(574) 631-8488

Fax

Email
mba.business@nd.edu


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