The Notre Dame Masters in Management is one of the best of a relatively small subset of specialized masters programs. I’ve featured it a number of times in the past, including two different student reviews (both glowing), but I realized a long while has gone since I last wrote about the program. I checked the site and notices a lot has changed so I thought it would be a good idea to write a refreshed overall summary of this program. Enjoy.
This is a full time, 11 month long program, taught on Notre Dame’s campus in Indiana. Classes start every year in June and continue until May the next year. Students also have a two-week immersion in China, South America, or South Africa to provide a global perspective to their studies.
This is a 38-credit hour degree, with a varied and comprehensive curriculum. Beginning in June, students take classes in analytics, statistics, management and accounting. In the fall, the material is focused on writing, marking and financial principals with an interim intensive. Wrapping up in the spring, there are classes on economic analysis, corporate finance, ethics and international studies. Very well rounded and comprehensive.
The class profile below is based on a 3 year average. I love the fact they include the percentage of students who are non-Notre Dame undergrads as well. This program is open to everyone regardless of their background.
- Class Size – 50 Students
- GMAT Middle 80% Range – 560-710
- GRE Middle 80% Range – 296-324
- GPA Average – 3.38
- Female – 45%
- International – 8%
- Non-ND Undergrads – 66%
The Notre Dame Masters in Management program has had a lot of success with placing their students and it shows in the salary for recent graduates as well as where they go to work. The full 2019 report can be downloaded here, but below are some of the highlights.
- 100% received full-time offers within six months of graduation
- $65,000 Median Salary
- Consulting – 25% – $65,000 Median Salary
- Financial Services – 15.6% – $70,000 Median Salary
- Technology – 12.5% – $52,700 Median Salary
- Uber Freight
Pretty standard admissions package. I pulled this right from their webpage to ensure accuracy.
- Official academic transcripts from all previous undergraduate or graduate education (unofficial copies are accepted for admission, but official copies must be submitted prior to starting the program)
- Two recommendations
- Official GMAT or GRE test score report
- GRE/GMAT Waivers: Applicants who received an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or higher, or those who will have their degree conferred from the University of Notre Dame, will have the requirement to take the GRE/GMAT waived. They are still welcome to take the exam but a lack of score will not have a negative impact on their admissibility.
- Official TOEFL, PTE, IELTS academic score report (international candidates who do not have degrees from English-speaking undergraduate programs)
- One slide presentation (up to four slides)
- One essay (maximum of two pages) – Choose ONE of the essay topics below.
- Essay Option #1:
MSM alumni often refer to the cohort structure of the program as a highlight of their experience at Notre Dame. MSM students take classes, tackle group projects, and overcome challenges together as a small, tight-knit group. They gain perspective from one another’s diverse academic backgrounds and learn the language of business together. Tell us about a time when you achieved a goal or took on a challenge as a member of a team.
- Essay Option #2:
The University of Notre Dame was founded in 1842, by Father Edward Sorin, C.S.C, with a mission to become “one of the most powerful means for doing good in this country.” In 1879, Father Sorin’s vision for Notre Dame appeared to be at a sudden, abrupt end. A massive fire destroyed the building that housed virtually the entire University. Instead of giving up, Father Sorin interpreted the fire as a sign that he had dreamed too small, and decided to rebuild, bigger and better than ever. That Main Building still stands today, topped by the gleaming Golden Dome, not only as an iconic campus building, but as an ongoing symbol of perseverance and vision. Tell us the story of a time in your own life or career when you had to overcome an obstacle, start over, or rebuild.
- Essay Option #1:
- After an initial screening, candidates may be invited to interview. If you plan on visiting Notre Dame, you are encouraged to schedule an interview, even if you have not yet submitted an application or received an invitation.
Tuition for the 2021-2022 M.S. in Management program is $45,800. There are merit based scholarships as well. This is rather affordable tuition when compared to other programs.
This has always been one of my favorite masters in management programs and it looks like the program continues to grow and produce quality graduates. I will work on trying to get an updated student review for everyone. Stay tuned.
Here is a link to the Notre Dame Masters in Management Program