Mendoza College of Business to launch two additional one-year graduate degree programs

Author: Carol Elliott

Mendoza College of Business

The Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame is launching two new one-year graduate degree programs in January 2015. The Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) and the Master of Science in Finance (MSF), both designed for working professionals, will be offered at Notre Dame’s Chicago campus at 224 S. Michigan Ave.

“The demand for targeted degree programs delivered in a one-year format has surged in recent years, as working professionals seek educational opportunities that suit their lifestyles and career needs,” said Roger Huang, Martin J. Gillen Dean of the Mendoza College. “The programs we offer will fill a strong need for both leaders in finance, as well as those who understand the implications of big data. This trend also speaks to the expanding reach of business, which in turn creates a demand for people who can think strategically within specific disciplines.”

The Master of Science in Business Analytics is an intense 30-credit-hour program for working professionals of all levels. The program’s goal is to provide a rigorous education in applying analytical techniques to massive data sets to solve business problems—knowledge that has become critically important due to revolutionary advances in information technology.

Students will attend classes at Notre Dame’s downtown Chicago campus on alternating weekends, plus three extended sessions at the Stayer Center for Executive Education on the Notre Dame campus in South Bend. The coursework will emphasize business applications, so that students will gain experience in solving real-world problems. The program will follow a blended learning format, with about 25 percent of the material delivered online.

The Master of Science in Finance will offer a comprehensive education in finance to students with diverse backgrounds with the goal of preparing them for advancement in finance positions in the areas of business and government.

The rigorous, 32-credit-hour MSF is suitable for those with little work experience, and for working professionals at any level seeking a graduate education in finance. The program is designed for individuals seeking to advance in their current careers, as well as for those seeking to switch careers. Like the MSBA, they will attend classes on alternating weekends.

For more information about the Master of Science in Finance or the Master of Science in Business Analytics, visit or, or contact Paul Velasco at 574-631-5285 or

The Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame is a premier Catholic business school that fosters academic excellence while promoting values-based education and a concern for the greater good.

The Mendoza College offers an undergraduate degree program, which has been ranked No. 1 by Bloomberg Businessweek for five consecutive years, as well as five graduate degree programs in addition to the Master of Science in Business Analytics and the Master of Science in Finance: the Notre Dame MBA, ranked No. 20 by Bloomberg Businessweek; Executive MBA, ranked No. 15 in the nation by Bloomberg Businessweek and No. 15 in the world by The Economist; Master of Science in Accountancy, ranked No. 4 by Public Accounting Review; Master of Science in Business and Master of Nonprofit Administration. The college also offers non-degree executive education and nonprofit professional development programs.

Contact: Carol Elliott, director of newswriting, Mendoza College of Business, 574-631-2627,