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Mendoza College of Business – Notre Dame University - One-Year MBA

Notre Dame One-Year MBA Program Structure

The Notre Dame University Mendoza College of Business One-Year MBA begins and ends in May and requires 46 credit hours to complete.

The program initiates with a 10-week summer session. After the summer session students then join classes with other MBA students in the fall and spring.


The summer courses include instruction in topics such as leading people and teams, marketing management, and strategic decision making. Students then declare a concentration in either business analytics, business leadership, consulting, corporate finance, innovation & entrepreneurship, investments, supply chain & operations management, or marketing. The following semesters include a greater focus on courses in their chosen area of study. Notre Dame One-Year MBA students also have the option to experience international immersions by travelling to Brazil, China, or Chile.

Full-Time MBA Rankings

• U.S. News & World Report: 26 (tie)
• Bloomberg: 31 (U.S.); 36 (Global)
• Forbes: 22
• Financial Times: 58
• The Economist: 49

Class Profile

There are currently 43 members of the Mendoza One-Year MBA class. Those students scored between the 550-700 in the GMAT 80th percentile and have a GPA of 3.4. Students enroll with an average of 5.1 years of work experience.

Career Statistics

An estimated 91 percent of One-Year MBA graduates earned a job offer within three months of graduation and earned an average annual salary of $111,850.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

Tuition for the Notre Dame University One Year MBA is currently $78,874.

Over 75 percent of Mendoza MBA students receive financial aid in the form of fellowships or graduate assistantships. Fellowships are competitive and range from $5,000 to full tuition. Fellowships are awarded on the basis of a candidate’s merit, leadership ability, background, or commitment to underserved populations. Full tuition awards include the Kenneth R. Meyer fellowships for exceptional academic performance and Dean’s Distinguished Fellows for students with leadership potential.

Additional awards include the Ethical Global Leaders Fellowships, the President’s Circle Fellowships, John Cardinal O’Hara Society Fellowships, Provost Fellowships, Notre Dame MBA/NSHMBA Merit Fellowships, Women in Business Scholars/Forte Foundation Fellowships, and The Freedom Fellowships. Over ninety additional fellowships are also available, corporate and otherwise.


Prospective students are required to submit official GMAT or GRE test scores, academic transcripts from all prior institutions, and two letters of recommendation. One of wo optional essays and slide presentation is also required.

Additional prerequisites for all one-year MBA students include: three hours of financial accounting and three hours of statistics. In addition, international students may be required to submit official TOEFL, PTE, or IELTS academic score reports.

Application deadlines are as follows:

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