The South Bend Executive MBA Program at the University of Notre Dame was ranked 20th in BusinessWeek magazine’s biennial survey of 241 programs worldwide. According to the report, “...students gave the program kudos for its enthusiastic faculty, high-caliber classmates, and special emphasis on corporate governance, ethics and leadership.”
The South Bend Executive MBA program curriculum includes integrated coursework, immersion experiences to international sites such as Brussels and China, and a signature Executive Integral Leadership module. To accom-modate the schedules of working professionals and minimize travel requirements, students attend classes from noon Wednesdays to Saturday afternoons once a month and complete the degree requirements in two years.
“We have a flexible four-day-a-month format that enables current students to join us on campus from as far away as Colorado, Texas, Pennsylvania, Georgia and even Switzerland,” says Leo Burke, associate dean and director of Executive Education at Mendoza.
The South Bend EMBA program also is available via distance learning technology to students in Cincinnati. Notre Dame offers a separate EMBA program in downtown Chicago, which began in 2002 and will be eligible for ranking by BusinessWeek in 2007.
Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management was ranked first in the BusinessWeek survey, followed by the University of Pennyslvania’s Wharton School.