The Notre Dame MBA

Women at Notre Dame

 

Networking

The Notre Dame alumni family is legendary, and nowhere is that spirit of mutual support greater than among women graduates of the University of "Our Lady" or, in French, Notre Dame.More…

Notre Dame alumni call themselves Domers because of the famous Golden Dome atop the main administration building. Domers love and take great pride in their university, and Notre Dame has the largest alumni structure of any U.S. university – 276 alumni clubs.

You'll find the overwhelming majority of Domers eager to help Notre Dame students and alumni with career advice, internships, and employment and business opportunities.

And nowhere is that spirit of mutual support greater than among women graduates of the University of "Our Lady" or, in French, Notre Dame. (The University was founded in 1842 by a French missionary priest who named his humble boarding school after the Blessed Virgin Mary.

ND Women Connect is an alumni group with more than 20 chapters throughout the United States and in Europe. More are being added on a regular basis. The organization provides opportunities to create personal and professional relationships, share in spiritual and professional growth, and make valuable contributions to one's community and causes that inspire you.

Forté Foundation member

Notre Dame, Chicago Booth, Harvard and Wharton are all members of the prestigious Forté Foundation consortium dedicated to significantly increasing the number of women business leaders. More…

Notre Dame is a member of the prestigious Forté Foundation consortium dedicated to significantly increasing the number of women business leaders.

A partnership of leading multinational corporations interested in recruiting top female talent, the Graduate Management Admission Council, and elite global business schools, Forté is the leading organization providing women business students access to real-world information, scholarship opportunities and essential networking connections.

Fellowships

Mendoza awarded nearly $1.4 million in fellowships to women in the classes of 2012 and 2013. More…

  • Mendoza awarded nearly $1.4 million in fellowships to women in the classes of 2012 and 2013. This year we will have nearly 60 Forté Fellows.
  • As part its Forté Foundation partnership, the college offers a minimum of $60,000 in fellowship dollars each year to fund no fewer than four Forté Fellows. These prestigious fellowships will be awarded to the top female admitted MBA students and include an array of benefits such as exclusive access to Foundation events.
  • More than 60% of MBA students receive some type of fellowship, ranging from $10,000 a year to full tuition plus additional assistance.
  • The new Kenneth R. Meyer Fellowships, established with a $10 million gift from the Notre Dame alumnus of the same name, supports 16 fellowships annually – eight for admitted applicants in each two-year MBA class.
 

Spiritual Life

Widely regarded as the world's preeminent Roman Catholic research university, Notre Dame welcomes and enrolls outstanding, thoughtful students of all faiths. More…

Notre Dame features chapels in all 31 residence halls and graduate housing areas, the 19th century Basilica of the Sacred Heart, and a full-time Campus Ministry staff of 28. The University welcomes and enrolls outstanding, thoughtful students of all faiths and has Jewish and Muslim student groups and a weekly Zen meditation practice. South Bend is home to many churches as well as synagogues, Buddhist groups, a mosque and a Hindu temple.

Diversity statement

The University of Notre Dame is committed to diversity in our University community because it is a moral and intellectual necessity.

As a Catholic university, we at Notre Dame believe every human being possesses the dignity of being made in God's image, and every culture reflects God's grandeur. Diversity enriches our social interactions and intellectual lives by exposing all of us to approaches and frames of reference that challenge our unexamined assumptions.

Yet our coming together on campus is only the start; we must cultivate community among us if we are to harvest the benefits of diversity. By working together, we come to appreciate how the gifts of each individual enrich the lives of every individual and the community as a whole. At Notre Dame, we believe that promoting diversity among students, faculty, and staff is an essential part of being a Catholic institution that is one of the preeminent universities in the world.