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University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business named lead academic sponsor by NSHMBA

Publication: The Business Journal Phoenix

September 6, 2008


The National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) has selected the University of Notre Dame as lead academic sponsor for the 2010 Conference & Career Expo. The conference will take place in Chicago on October 21 - 23, 2010 and expects to draw over 8,000 Hispanic MBA professionals, students and academics, and more than 300 companies who embrace diversity and seek the best talent.

Although the competition was close, the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame was chosen based on its long-standing commitment to the Hispanic community and tradition of supporting diversity.

'It is inspiring when two great organizations can come together to support a common goal,' said Lourdes M. Hassler, NSHMBA CEO. 'The Mendoza College and NSHMBA have similar goals to develop diverse business leaders that will make a positive difference in their professional and civic lives, while inspiring others to pursue their dreams of higher education.'

'We have matching missions,' said Carolyn Woo, Martin J. Gillen Dean of the Mendoza College of Business. 'Both the Mendoza College and NSHMBA seek to develop business leaders who have a concern for the greater good of society as well as their organizations. The conference is an exciting opportunity for us to support their vision.'

As lead academic sponsor, the Mendoza College will host NSHMBA's corporate Advisory Board meeting, provide conference speakers and organize clinics in job-seeking skills during the conference. NSHMBA planners have already seen an increased demand in corporate participation in anticipation of this strong partnering.

For more information on corporate and academic sponsorship, please contact the National Society of Hispanic MBAs at 1-877-467-4622.

About theNotre Dame MBA:

The Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame offers one-year and two-year MBA programs. Both programs feature immersions in Asia, Latin America and Europe. Through 'live case' classroom experiences, students analyze, investigate and offer solutions for real-life problems presented by executives from some of the largest global organizations, including Coca-Cola, GE, Hewlett-Packard and OfficeMax.

The program ranked No. 5 on the Aspen Institute's Beyond Grey Pinstripes, a biennial ranking and survey of top U.S. business schools' incorporation of social and environmental stewardship into their curricula and research. BusinessWeek's 'The Best B-Schools MBA Programs (2006)' rated the Notre Dame MBA as No. 26 among the top 30 programs and No. 6 in fastest return on investment.

About NSHMBA

The National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) was created in 1988 as a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization. Widely known as the 'Premier Hispanic Organization,' NSHMBA serves 32 chapters and 8,000 members in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. It exists to foster Hispanic leadership through graduate management education and professional development. NSHMBA works to prepare Hispanics for leadership positions throughout the U.S., so that they can provide the cultural awareness and sensitivity vital in the management of the nation's diverse workforce.

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