Tailored to the needs of busy executives, the Executive MBA comes in two formats: a 18-month program that meets biweekly in downtown Chicago and a 22-month program that meets once a month at Notre Dame’s Stayer Center in South Bend, Indiana.
Both programs begin with Executive Integral Leadership, an intensive, weeklong exploration of your leadership style that will teach you how to maximize the effectiveness of your particular strengths and skills.
The Executive MBA curriculum integrates six focus areas that together will provide you with new frameworks and strategies for tackling age-old business problems, responding to emerging challenges, and seizing new opportunities.
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Minimum required score:
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You need the following GPA score:
Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).
Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).
General Application Requirements
The strongest applicants will meet or exceed these requirements:
At least 5 year(s) of work experience are required.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
The Notre Dame Executive MBA programs in Chicago and South Bend will award up to eight John Cardinal O’Hara Society (JCOS) and J.A. Bernel Fellowship awards, each ranging from $10,000 to $20,000, for new students entering the program. The awards will be determined based on a combined review of merit and need for each candidate who applies for a fellowship. Award recipients must maintain a cumulative 3.25 GPA to remain eligible.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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