The Notre Dame MBA

Interterm intensive

Corporate live cases. Hot topics. Focused skill courses. Interterm Intensive provides lasting impact in a week.

In one week each fall and spring, Interterm Intensive provides MBA students with opportunities to test-drive their new problem-solving skills, enrich their core tracks with electives that dive deep into important niche business topics, learn from some of the business community’s brightest, and immerse themselves in international business.

During Interterm, four types of courses are available:

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Live Cases with Fortune 500 companies where students have a hands-on opportunity to apply, test, and extend their problem-solving skills on actual business problems. Past participants in Interterm Intensive Live Cases have included Adidas, Boeing, Coca-Cola, Dreyer's Ice Cream, Equity International, GE, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, HP, IBM, International Paper, McDonalds, Nestlé, OfficeMax, Pace Global Energy Services, Radio Flyer, Starbucks, Walgreens, Western & Southern Financial, and Whirlpool. All first year students are required to enroll in a case competition, during the Fall Interterm session, that is focused on Corporate Social Responsibility.

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These courses are led by highly experienced practicing professionals and address important current topics. Past courses have examined areas such as competitive intelligence, supply chain management, outsourcing, valuing intellectual property, global risk management, and building credible pro forma financials.

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In these courses, students use their time and talent to help a nonprofit organization address an issue which is critical to its success. Students have a significant social impact as their solutions are often implemented by the organization. Past participants include International Rett Syndrome Foundation and Fig Tree Foundation.

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International Immersions allow students to absorb the business practices and culture of a relevant international market.