The Notre Dame Executive MBA

Chicago executive mba

chicago emba landingThe Notre Dame Executive MBA program in Chicago is a Friday/Saturday program that meets biweekly for 17 months. Established in 2001, the executive-format program is the third largest in the Chicago area, and is ranked 15th by The Economist and 15th by Businessweek in recent surveys of the world’s top Executive MBA programs. Classes are held in the Notre Dame Chicago Commons, our executive education facility located at the corner of Michigan Avenue and Jackson Drive in downtown Chicago. This full-service facility provides our students with a state-of-the-art learning environment. Senior Notre Dame faculty experienced in executive-level education travel to teach our Chicago classroom. 

The Notre Dame Executive MBA begins with our signature leadership program, Executive Integral Leadership (EIL), developing your capacity to consider challenges and opportunities from a values-based approach. We build on that foundation through our Strategic Thinking course to develop an executive's perspective in our graduates.  This approach brings the functional courses to life, teaching you how evaluate information and make decisions with an executive’s perspective. 

Our faculty members enjoy teaching in our program because they appreciate engaging students who are working on the front lines of business – they create a classroom dialogue where their knowledge and experiences mingle with those of our students, creating a dynamic learning environment.

The students come from a variety of industries across the country. In addition to our four-state region—Illinois, Michigan, Ohio and Indiana—students join us from across the US,and Canada. The diversity of perspectives enhances the classroom experience.

Several other signature components distinguish the Notre Dame Executive MBA program, including:

Three Weeklong Immersions at Notre Dame: Executive MBA students enjoy the convenience of a downtown Chicago campus, while also experiencing the traditions and culture of the Notre Dame campus during three weeklong immersions spread throughout the program.

Customized Studies: Electives Week provides an opportunity for each student to tailor their educational experience across a number of current business topics.

Optional International Immersion: An optional post-graduate International Immersion held in conjunction with our MBA program allows participants to explore global business issues, as well as dialogue with prominent executives, politicians, journalists and policymakers.

The Notre Dame Family: Notre Dame’s worldwide network offers unparalleled career and personal support to graduates of all programs.