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Executive Master of Business Administration, M.B.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 17 months
    Duration
University rank #157 (WUR) South Bend, IN, United States
Tailored to the needs of busy executives, the Executive MBA comes in two formats: a 17-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.

Overview

 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.

Programme Structure

  • The EMBA curriculum will develop your capacity as an executive to think strategically, while building the leadership skills for which Notre Dame is famous. You will be prepared for the constant change of today’s business world, focused on critical skills such as situational awareness, strategic analysis, and a systems approach, all to provide sustainable competitive advantages.
  • Unique courses such as Executive Integral Leadership develop a leadership perspective, while Design Thinking & Innovation provides new insights into customers' minds. The curriculum comes together to develop unique Notre Dame leaders, ready to create and implement resilient strategic plans, and capable of inspiring those around them.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 17 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

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 Requirements

General Application Requirements

The strongest applicants will meet or exceed these requirements:

  • Five or more years of significant experience managing people, projects, or business units
  • Active employment
  • An undergraduate degree or GMAT score acceptable to the Admissions Committee
  • English as a native language or passing score on the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
  • A willingness to take the GMAT, other classes or tests, as requested by the Admissions Committee

Work Experience

At least 5 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    91056 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 129000 USD for the full programme and a duration of 17 months.
  • National

    91056 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 129000 USD for the full programme and a duration of 17 months.
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Living costs for South Bend

  • 885 - 1440 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Fellowships

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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