It has been a while since I updated everyone on the Notre Dame Masters in Finance located in Chicago. The program has matured since it first came onto the scene and is still one of the best options for professionals working and living in the Chicago area. As the economy has improved the interest in part time programs has increased, with the ability to earn a degree from Notre Dame being especially attractive.

The program has a number of alumni testimonies, which in addition to the student reviews post on this site, provide clarity on the experience one can expect when attending this program. You can read the testimonies in full here, but below are a few excerpts:

  • “Graduating from the MSF program at University of Notre Dame provided me instant credibility when interviewing with potential employer looking to hire from the nations top finance graduate business programs.”
  • “The ND staff have always made me feel welcome and I greatly appreciate it.”
  • “The benefit of learning from some of the country’s finest educators, not to mention access to the Notre Dame alumni network, is unparalleled and I will forever be grateful for the opportunity!”

Applicants have two deadlines to apply, much later in the year. The priority deadline is July 15, 2018, with the final deadline coming three months later, on October 15, 2018. Eligibility is based on the following:

  • Active employment
  • A minimum of two years of professional work experience
  • Demonstrated employer support
  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university
  • US citizenship, permanent resident (green card) status, or other visas that allow for full-time employment in the United States

Those who are considering applying to this program also benefit from the fact that the GMAT is not mandatory. Admissions reserves the right to require it, but if you have an appropriate profile and work experience, it will most likely not be required. Ideal for anyone with work and family responsibilities.

Tuition for the 2018 year is $61,405. This includes meals during class, costs associated with the immersion week, etc. Applications are eligible for a fellowship award as well. While the tuition for this program isn’t cheap, the opportunity cost is lower than many other programs. Something to definitely consider when weighing your options.

For those interested, there are two upcoming events where potential students can ask questions directly to admissions and meet fellow classmates. The first event is an online information session in April and the other is an in person event in May. Sign-ups and links are below.

I will make sure to keep everyone posted if anything changes. Until then, keep checking back and for more information.

Here is a link to the Notre Dame Masters in Finance – Chicago Campus