The Notre Dame MBA

concentration trackS

MBA students are required to select a concentration track based on career interests. One-Year MBA students choose a track at the end of their summer session. Two-Year MBA students choose a track at the end of Mod 2. MBA Student Services uses the tracks to recommend elective course selections, and MBA Career Development assigns an industry coach to best assist each student in his or her job search.

To complete a track, a student must take track required and elective courses.

Business Analytics

Description:  

 Business Analytics is the study of how quantitative techniques and computer software help businesses make better decisions.  Applications come from all business disciplines.  Examples of important techniques include data mining, statistical modeling, optimization, and project management.  This track provides a structured program for students who want to signal a strong background in cutting-edge quantitative methods.
 Frequently Sought Positions:
Associate Marketing Manager, Data Analytics Engineer, Manager - Business Analytics, Senior Business Analyst, Senior Financial Analyst – Brand, Marketing Analyst, Market Research Analyst, Business/Process Analyst, Internal Consultant
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Business Leadership

Description: This track is designed for students who wish to pursue careers in various management areas. This track develops value-based leaders that have the ability to improve organizations with a broad set of skills including finance, marketing, sales, and operations. Many companies offer Leadership Development Programs that allow MBAs to rotate through various functional areas over a two to three year period. At the end of the program, they are considered for mid to senior level executive positions.

 Frequently Sought Positions:

Project Manager, Leadership Development, Program Management Trainee, Business Program Manager, Fleet Manager

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Consulting

Description: This track is designed for students who wish to formally report to a client, direct client personnel, prepare work plans, facilitate client teams to implement recommendations, organize and write proposals, and participate in new business development.

Frequently Sought Positions:
Consultant, Analyst, Senior Consultant, Staff Consultant, Technical Consultant
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corporate finance

Description: This track is designed for students who wish to help a company find money to run the business, grow the business, make acquisitions, plan for its financial future, and manage cash on hand. You might work for a large multinational company or a smaller company with high growth prospects. Responsibility can come quickly and your problem-solving skills will be put to work in corporate finance. Many corporations also have leadership development programs in finance as well as programs focused on building future Chief Financial Officers.

Frequently Sought Positions:
Financial Analyst, Business Analyst, Commercial Banker, Strategist, Risk Management Leadership Program, Entrepreneurship, CFO, Executive
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entrepreneurship

Description: This track is designed for students who wish to  create/run their own companies, join a start-up company as an executive, or excel in entrepreneurial-focused work places.  Successful entrepreneurs have a keen ability to identify business opportunities or process improvements that benefit customers and drive the bottom line.

Frequently Sought Positions:
CFO, Executive
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investments

Description: This track is designed for students that want to go into investment banking or investment management. Investment banking helps companies and governments issue securities, and helps investors purchase securities, manage financial assets, trade securities, and provide financial advice. Investment management looks behind the numbers and analyzes market trends. Investment managers hold stocks and bonds for institutional clients and are on the buy side of Wall Street. Some investment managers use the latest sophisticated quantitative techniques while others do very well using simple intuition. Both investment banking and investment management are highly quantitative, but the importance of the ability to communicate effectively cannot be understated.

Frequently Sought Positions:
Assistant Portfolio Manager, Associate Research Analyst,
Senior Associate / Associate, Investments Consultant
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marketing

Description:This track is designed for students who wish to pursue careers in brand management, B2B marketing, market research, technology marketing, product marketing, or other leadership roles in sales or management. Successful marketing executives have strong leadership skills, the ability to manage cross functional teams, strong analytical skills, and a passion for understanding the consumer/customer. Companies across most industries hire for marketing positions.

Frequently Sought Positions:
Assistant Brand Manager, Product Marketing Manager, Brand Portfolio, Leadership Development Program, Category Manager, Associate Product Director
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