We have worked closely with companies around the world to ensure that our MBA program is academically rigorous and responsive to the demands of the marketplace. The result is a program that is flexible, intense and focused on teaching students how to lead with their values; to develop and implement solutions to tough business problems; and to appreciate and serve the greater needs in society.
The curriculum provides a balanced mastery of all functional areas of business. Further, students are exposed to the complexities of global business through a series of engagements with leaders worldwide. Immersions in Asia, Latin America and other locations provide opportunities to experience other cultures first-hand. Signature lecture series, such as Ten Years Hence, bring in internationally renowned experts to discuss some of the most vital trends and issues facing the current age.
During Interterm Intensive, our MBA students analyze, investigate and offer solutions for real-life problems presented by executives from large global organizations, including Boeing, GE, Hewlett-Packard, Starbucks, Nestle, Walgreens and OfficeMax.
Ranked 20th among U.S. business schools by Bloomberg Businessweek, and 27th in the US News business schools survey, the Notre Dame MBA’s program size allows a tight-knit community of learners to experience two years of learning and immersion in the community and culture of the University.
The Notre Dame MBA graduate becomes part of the most extensive network of alumni clubs in higher education, with more than 120,000 members in 281 chapters – 59 of which are international. Long after graduation, Mendoza alumni turn to each other for career counseling, professional networking and trusted friendships.
Who is it for?
The Two-Year MBA Program is appropriate for students with an undergraduate degree from an accredited university, but not necessarily with an academic background in business. About one-third of our Two-Year program students have business degrees. The remainder come from varied backgrounds—some may have no business background and others may have degrees in the humanities or science.
Prerequisites for the Two-Year MBA Program
- Undergraduate degree from an accredited university
- Familiarity with basic accounting methods and quantitative material
- Academic preparation in statistics is strongly recommended
Approximately three out of four students accepted into the Two-Year program are “career changers” who seek to better prepare themselves for a long-term career in business.
The curriculum is tightly integrated so students learn to analyze situations from the perspective of each functional area within a business. In the first year of the program, students study the core business disciplines. At the end of the first year, students can select from a variety of concentration tracks that will further their interests and future prospects. The Two-Year MBA Program allows for a summer internship between the first and second years of study.
Two-Year curriculum overview
In the Two-Year MBA program, students attend classes for four semesters and complete 64 credit hours. Classes are offered on a full-time, academic year basis (beginning in the fall semester).
In the first year of the program, students study the core business disciplines. At the end of the first year, students can select from a variety of concentration tracks that will further their interests and future prospects.
Each semester consists of two seven-week modules, which gives students greater flexibility in choosing courses to suit individual interests, plus allows them to layer in additional electives to complement their concentration track selections.
An Interterm Intensive week in every semester allows students to enroll in short courses to deepen or broaden their expertise or, when coupled with break week, enables students to study abroad.
Students are required to complete 64 credit hours.
Last updated February 17, 2016