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Executive Education custom programs ranked No. 15 by BusinessWeek

by Mary Hamann, Director of Communications

November 2, 2007


The custom programs offered by Executive Education at the University of Notre Dame have been ranked 15th in BusinessWeek magazine’s biennial survey of such programs worldwide.

Notre Dame was among six programs that entered the rankings for the first time in 2007 and was the highest ranked school in the Midwest.

Through custom programs, Notre Dame Executive Education provides individualized developmental opportunities for corporations, non-profit organizations and government entities. Current clients for custom programs include Bayer, OfficeMax, the U.S. Navy, LANXESS and Bon Secours Health System.

“Our custom programs broaden the outreach of Notre Dame,” said Carolyn Woo, Martin J. Gillen Dean of the Mendoza College of Business. “They make a substantive contribution to the effectiveness of organizations through the development of leadership and implementation skills. They also provide fertile opportunities for faculty research and learning through interaction with practitioners.”

“At OfficeMax we are thrilled with our involvement with the University of Notre Dame,” said Sam Duncan, the company’s chairman and chief executive officer. “The quality of the professors, staff, materials and the desire to excel has exceeded our expectations. The programs we are involved in with Notre Dame will continue to contribute to the improvement in our company performance.”

Duke Corporate Education was ranked first in the BusinessWeek survey of custom programs, followed by IMD (Switzerland), INSEAD (France/Singapore), Harvard and the London Business School.

The BusinessWeek survey also ranked Executive MBA and open enrollment programs; Notre Dame was not ranked in either category.

The Mendoza College of Business has offered Executive Education programs since 1982.  In addition to custom programs, Notre Dame’s Executive Education department offers Executive MBA programs in Chicago and South Bend and open enrollment courses for executives, managers and supervisors.

Contact: Mary Hamann, director of communications, Mendoza College of Business, 574-631-4652

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