Notre Dame ranked in Bloomberg Businessweek top 25 U.S. business schools

Author: Carol Elliott


The Mendoza College of Business MBA Program at the University of Notre Dame is ranked 24th among U.S. business schools in the Bloomberg Businessweek magazine’s biennial survey, “The Best U.S. Business Schools 2010,” released Thursday.

“The Mendoza College holds the point of view that business is a necessary good. However, to achieve this potential, we need to develop leaders with a strong sense of integrity and dedication to the greater good,” said Carolyn Y. Woo, Martin J. Gillen Dean. “This is the mission of our program. Many individuals have supported us in our work on this mission and we view this ranking as a means to advance our purpose.”

The Mendoza College earned an “A” for its career services and an “A+” for faculty teaching.

“At Notre Dame, the MBA program enjoys a remarkable community that shares a steadfast commitment to positively impact the world by way of the accomplishments of our faculty, staff, students and alumni,” said Edward J. Conlon, associate dean of Graduate Programs at the Mendoza College. “It is gratifying to receive rankings recognition for the collective efforts of this community.”

Alumni comments included with the survey mentioned the Notre Dame MBA program’s reputation for ethics, strong reputational recognition, its collaborative environment, and committed alumni network.

“In addition to vastly expanding and refining my prior knowledge of business principles, the Notre Dame MBA challenged me to open my mind to new frames of thought, new ways to view problems, and the world of possibilities surrounding my personal future as a professional,” said one.

“Notre Dame is a special place and is more than an MBA factory,” said another graduate. “The faculty and administration value the dignity of individuals and foster a collaborative environment.”

The top three ranked schools were the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Harvard Business School and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

The rankings’ methodology involved surveying MBA graduates and corporate recruiters as well as evaluating the intellectual capital produced by business school faculty. For a full explanation of the methodology, visit “How We Rank Business Schools.”

The Notre Dame MBA, which offers one-year and two-year programs, is noted for its innovative teaching in the area of problem solving and for its emphasis on personal and corporate ethics as well as social responsibility. The program features action-learning and immersions in Asia and Latin America. The Mendoza MBA Program was ranked No. 5 on the Aspen Institute’s Beyond Grey Pinstripes, a biennial ranking and survey of top U.S. business schools’ incorporation of social and environmental stewardship into their curricula and research. For more information, visit