Mendoza College of Business

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Mendoza College of Business
Established 1921 (1921)
Type Private
Affiliation Catholic, Congregation of Holy Cross
Dean Roger D. Huang
Academic staff
Students 2,590 (2013)
Undergraduates 1,923 (2013)
Postgraduates 677 (2013)
Location Notre Dame, Indiana, United States
41°41′49.23″N 86°14′8.77″W / 41.6970083°N 86.2357694°W / 41.6970083; -86.2357694Coordinates: 41°41′49.23″N 86°14′8.77″W / 41.6970083°N 86.2357694°W / 41.6970083; -86.2357694
Campus Suburban
Affiliations AACSB
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The Mendoza College of Business is a comprehensive full-time business school at the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Indiana, United States. It offers six majors in the undergraduate program and four graduate degrees—MBA, EMBA, accountancy and non-profit management. The college's undergraduate program was ranked #1 by Bloomberg Businessweek for fifth consecutive year in 2014.


The Mendoza College of Business was founded in 1921 by Holy Cross priest, John Francis O'Hara. Rev. O'Hara later became the president of the University and a Cardinal of the Catholic Church. Four years earlier, in 1917, Notre Dame had become the first university in the United States to launch a four-year program of study in "foreign commerce."

Roger Huang, Martin J. Gillen Dean and Kenneth R. Meyer Professor of Global Investment Management, joined the College in 2000. In March 2000, the College of Business received a naming gift from NetApp, Inc. executives, Tom and Kathy Mendoza.



  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
    • Accountancy
    • Finance and Business Economics
    • Management (Concentrations in Consulting, Entrepreneurship, and Information Technology Management)
    • Marketing


  • Masters in Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Nonprofit Administration MNA
  • Master of Science in Management Master of Science in Management
  • Masters of Science in Accountancy (MSA)
  • Executive Education Programs
    • Executive Certificate in Business Administration [1]
    • Executive Integral Leadership
    • Custom Programs
    • Supervisory Development
    • Project Management
    • Executive Certificate in Negotiation
    • Certificate in Executive Management
    • Six Sigma
    • International Programs [2]

Academic Centers[edit]

  • Center for Accounting Research and Education supports domestic and international faculty in the creation and dissemination of accounting knowledge in order to strengthen the bridges between accounting research, accounting education and accounting practice.
  • Center for Ethics and Religious Values seeks to strengthen ethical foundations in business and public policy decisions by fostering dialogue among academic and corporate leaders, as well as by research and publications. The center's ethics curriculum is integrated throughout Notre Dame's business coursework.
  • Fanning Center for Business Communication provides coursework in all facets of human communication, from writing and speaking to listening and group interaction. In addition to classroom success, Fanning center faculty have also earned an international reputation for their research and publications.
  • Notre Dame Deloitte Center for Ethical Leadership seeks to further an understanding of the ethical leadership and explore ways in which ideas generated can be shared with and impact corporate communities.
  • Gigot Center for Entrepreneurial Studies fosters innovation among current and aspiring entrepreneurs. Through a unique curriculum, business plan competitions, and mentoring opportunities with Notre Dame alumni, students gain vital experience and the skills necessary to build successful businesses.
  • Institute for Ethical Business Worldwide seeks to promote positive illustrations of ethical and socially responsible business conduct throughout the world. We stress the importance of ethical leadership as a cornerstone to building a stronger sense of integrity and values into all business firms.
  • Center for the Study of Financial Regulation was created to encourage rigorous study of the economics of financial regulation by examining the costs and benefits of specific regulations, the impact of regulation on financial practice, and the political process by which regulation is enacted.

Rankings and reputation[edit]

Business School Ranking
U.S. undergraduate business
Bloomberg Businessweek[2] 1
Bloomberg Businessweek[3] 20
U.S. News & World Report[4] 23

In 2013, the college's undergraduate program was ranked No. 1 in the nation for the fourth consecutive year by Bloomberg Businessweek [3]. Additionally, the undergraduate program was ranked No. 10 by the U.S. News in September 2013. Rankings for its MBA program include #20 by Bloomberg BusinessWeek, and #31 by Forbes. In global rankings, Mendoza was ranked #40 by The Economist and #80 by Financial Times. Its Executive MBA program was ranked #20 by Bloomberg Businessweek.[3]

For 2011, the Aspen Institute, which ranks institutions on how well schools incorporate issues concerning social and environmental stewardship into the curriculum, ranked Mendoza #4 worldwide.[5]


MBA Program[edit]

Mendoza is considered a very selective business school. The admissions rate for the previous year was 34%. Applicants are required to take the GMAT exam. Of the admitted applicants, the median score was 700 and the middle 80% of scores ranged from 640 to 750.[1]

Undergraduate Program[edit]

After completing the University’s innovative First Year of Studies program, Notre Dame business majors enter the Mendoza College in their sophomore year. Starting in 2015, high school applicants will have to apply directly and be "pre-approved" for admission into Mendoza after their first year of studies.[6]

Business on the Frontlines[edit]

Business on the Frontlines is an MBA course offered at college, taught by Viva Bartkus, an associate professor of business management. The goal for students participating in the course is to explore business in a real life context in countries trying to rebuild their economies after a war or violent conflict.

The two components of the course, first taught in spring 2009, are a classroom segment where students study developmental economies and topics related to peace-through-commerce efforts, and a field visit to explore in detail the activities and impact of local and international business in post-war reconstruction societies. To date, students have traveled to Kenya, Lebanon, Bosnia, Rwanda, Uganda and the Philippines. In 2010, Forbes recognized the class as one of the 10 most innovative business school classes in the country.

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