Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business

Nonetheless, Mendoza fell seven places in BusinessWeek’s 2011 ranking to 27th from 20th in 2009. BusinessWeek, which ranks EMBA programs on the basis of graduate satisfaction surveys and a poll of EMBA directors, gathered some mixed comments from the Class of 2011, the last to partake in the older curriculum for the program. As one grad put it, “It is a good program, but it could be much better. Simple changes could propel Notre Dame to a top spot as a truly elite program. I hope it gets there. Notre Dame is a great school with great facilities and strong brand recognition. I would hate to see that diluted.” Another Class of 2011 had a more upbeat view: “The energy and passion on campus and in the learning environment with high-caliber students and professors was worth all the time, effort, and money.”

Application Fee: $100

2012 Tuition & Fees: $88,500, up from $86,000 in 2011

Average Months of Work Experience: 169

GMAT Required: No

Acceptance Rate: 55%

Enrollment: 179

International: 2%

Female: 18%

African-American: 2%

Asian: 2%

Hispanic/Latino: 6%

Mean Age: 37

Classes Meet: One weekend per month and bi-weekly

Length of Program: 21 months

Students From These Sectors:

  • Consulting: 4%
  • Consumer Products: 0%
  • Financial Services: 8%
  • Government: 2%
  • Manufacturing: 37%
  • Media/Entertainment: 0%
  • Non-Profit: 4%
  • Petroleum/Energy: 2%
  • Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology/Health Care: 25%
  • Real Estate: 4%
  • Technology: 4%
  • Other: 10%

About The Author

John A. Byrne is the founder and editor-in-chief of C-Change Media, publishers of Poets&Quants and four other higher education websites. He has authored or co-authored more than ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers. John is the former executive editor of Businessweek, editor-in-chief of Businessweek. com, editor-in-chief of Fast Company, and the creator of the first regularly published rankings of business schools. As the co-founder of CentreCourt MBA Festivals, he hopes to meet you at the next MBA event in-person or online.