The Notre Dame MBA

Military at Notre Dame



In the military there are established procedures for advancing rank or achieving specialty certification. In the business world, things are seldom so clear. More…

The Notre Dame MBA program provides personal coaching to outline these differences to simplify your transition and our systematic Career Catalyst Program that helps you identify and secure the job of your dreams.


Some people exiting the services for a business career wonder whether they need advanced education in management. Aren't businesses supposed to value the skills one gains in the military, such as discipline, organization and the ability to make good decisions under pressure? More…

Unfortunately, experience shows that many veterans find themselves stereotyped as project managers, the equivalent of a platoon leader. They are trusted to lead teams and accomplish assignments, but to advance to the level of strategic planning and decision making often requires an advanced degree.


People who have served in the armed forces typically feel at home in the Notre Dame MBA program. That's because the two organizations share so many of the same values and expectations. More…

As in the military, the Notre Dame MBA program places emphasis on ethics, honor, teamwork and dedication to achieving a greater good.

Instead of competing against your fellow students, you'll team with them to complete complex assignments and find new uses for the leadership and decision-making skills you already possess.

Faculty and staff provide training and support on your mission to establish a new career.


The University was named a 2012 Military Friendly School by G.I., an honor accorded the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools identified by G.I. Jobs as "doing the most to embrace America's veterans as students." More…

Notre Dame also sponsors the quarterly Service Academy Career Conferences and

Notre Dame's association with the military reaches back more than 150 years. During World War II, the Naval ROTC program kept the all-male school financially afloat as an estimated 12,000 officers completed their training here between 1942 and 1946.

Signs of this continuing friendship are everywhere.

The seals of the U.S. Military Academy and the U.S. Naval Academy flank the main entrance to the Rockne Memorial Gymnasium. Around the corner at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, the church's Memorial Entrance is inscribed with the words "God, Country, Notre Dame" to honor Notre Dame men who died in World War I.  The light fixture in the entry way is fashioned from the helmet of Rev. Charles O'Donnell, CSC, 12th president of the University. He was one of eight priests from the local Holy Cross community who served as chaplains during the war.

Today at Notre Dame, the Marine Corps, Navy, Army and Air Force ROTC programs continue to enjoy substantial enrollment and are housed in an impressive facility not far from the business college.

For more information: 2012 Military Friendly School by G.I.,


Notre Dame participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program, which offers significant benefits to eligible veterans. Here's a current list of our additional military benefits and other fellowships you may be eligible to receive. More…

Here's how all current military benefits break down:

Notre Dame participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program, which offers significant benefits to eligible veterans with honorable discharges who served on active duty for at least 36 months after September 11, 2001.

Yellow Ribbon Program

  • GI Bill:
  • $18,077.50 for 100% GI Bill Private School reimbursement
    (Veterans are 100% eligible if they served 36 months of active duty after 9/11)
    $15,000 University of Notre Dame Yellow Ribbon contribution
    $15,000 Veterans Administration Match
  • TOTAL:
  • $48,077.50

Other benefits:

  • Books and supplies
  • $1,000 per year for two years
  • Tutoring Stipend
  • $1,200 per year for two years
  • Certifications or licensing
  • $2,000 (CFA, CPA, etc.)
  • Housing
  • $1,080 per month
  • Learning Credit
  • $4,000 Lifetime Learning Credit


More than 60% of MBA students receive some type of fellowship,ranging from $10,000 a year to full tuition plus additional assistance. More…

Men and women who have served in the armed forces are often leaders in our MBA program and contribute immensely to the culture of the program based on the shared beliefs of honor, respect and integrity. Freedom Fellowships are provided to recognize those contributions.

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.


Contact our Military Recruiting Liaison More…

Military Recruiting Admissions Office Liaison Mauri Slater is here to assist prospects with any questions, concerns or to provide insight that may help prospects in their decision-making process.

Additionally, we encourage you to take advantage of a military-specific waiver code for the Notre Dame MBA application fee (a value of $175). To receive your code or for questions with the application process, please contact our military admissions representative, Neil Mangus.