Mendoza College of Business, Notre Dame
The Mendoza College of Business was created in 1917 when Notre Dame became the first school to offer a four-year degree in foreign commerce. The school is named after donors Kathy and Tom Mendoza -- Tom Mendoza is a '73 Notre Dame graduate and chairman at the data storage company NetApp. Mendoza offers concentrations in consulting, finance, entrepreneurship, marketing, accounting, leadership and investments. Notre Dame offers international immersions in Beijing/Shanghai, Santiago/Buenos Aires, and Kingston, Jamaica. The Interterm Intensives program allows students to spend one-week putting their problem-solving skills to use before executives from companies such as Adidas, Boeing, GE, Nestle, Hewlett Packard, McDonald's and Starbucks. Mendoza also hosts that Ten Years Hence speaker series which looks at how certain issues will affect business over the next decade.
The Mendoza School of Business has a total of 658 MBA students -- 328 are full-time and 179 are getting their Executive MBA degree. 22% of students are female, 20% are international students and 21% of students are married. The average Mendoza student is 27 years and has 59 months of work experience. According to Bloomberg Business Week, 77% of Mendoza graduates received a job offer by graduation day. Top recruiters at Mendoza include IBM, GE, Bank of America, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, PricewaterhouseCoopers, AT&T, KPMG, Procter & Gamble, Sears, Whirlpool, Hewlett-Packard and Intel. Most students, 31%, work in financial services followed by consulting (18%) and technology (13%). The average base salary for the most recently employed Mendoza graduates was $93,175.
Notre Dame's one-year MBA program is kick-started by a 10-week summer semester covering the core disciplines normally explored in the first-year of the two-year MBA program. After the summer, students join the second-year of the two-year program by selecting and participating in a concentration track. Notre Dame does not recommend this program to those making major career changes.
Each semester in the two-year program is made up of two seven-week modules and an Interterm Intensives week where students can take short courses or study abroad. About 75% of Mendoza's two-year students are in the course of changing their careers and only a third of them have an undergraduate business education.
Notre Dame's South Bend-Cincinnati Executive MBA program allows students to take classes in either South Bend, Indiana or an off-site classroom in Cincinnati where classes are delivered through interactive video. Classes are held once a month, Thursday through Saturday.
Notre Dame's Chicago Executive MBA program meets bi-weekly for 17 months at Notre Dame Chicago Commons. Faculty travel from the main Mendoza campus in Notre Dame to teach the Chicago classes.
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