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Mendoza College of Business – Notre Dame University

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 leadership & organizational behavior, marketing management, and strategic essentials. Students then declare a concentration in either business analytics, business leadership, consulting, corporate finance, innovation & entrepreneurship, investments, 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.

Class Profile

Members of the most recent Mendoza One Year MBA class have an average GMAT score of 690, a 3.3. GPA, and five years of professional work experience.


Mendoza’s career coaches help students work with recruiters and all MBA students undergo the school’s Professional Development Program, which prepares students for future career opportunities. Students learn how to conduct more effective job searches by developing interviewing and networking skills, as well as their professional presence. Furthermore, the Notre Dame Career Catalyst helps students identify and obtain the career that best fits their skillsets and ambitions.

The Notre Dame Alumni Network gives students access to over 134,000 active alumni in over 40 countries. Students are also welcome to use the Mendoza Career Services resources after graduation.

Top recruiters for Notre Dame MBA students include American Airlines, Bank of American/Merrill Lynch, Cisco, ExxonMobil, McKinsey & Co., Nationwide, PwC, SAP, Amazon, AT&T, IBM, and Microsoft.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

For the 2018-2019 school year, tuition is $75,768.

Over 65 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 three 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:

Round Two – Jan. 8, 2019
Round Three – March 19, 2019

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