A dual master’s degree program in global affairs and business administration is now possible at the University of Notre Dame. The university says the program, a partnership between the Keough School of Global Affairs and Mendoza College of Business, allows students the opportunity to finish two two-year degree programs within three years.
“Knowing how to engage with the private sector can be an important tool for becoming an effective and ethical changemaker,” said Becca Méndez, associate director of the master of global affairs program. “In an increasingly global workforce, having skills and knowledge in these complementary fields provides a real benefit.”
Notre Dame MBA program director Kelli Kilpatrick says a master’s degree in global affairs paired with a master of business administration complement each other well.
“The combination of the two creates an intersection of business and global affairs and would be an attractive course of study for students seeking a truly international approach to growing the good in business.”
A student enrolled in the program, Timothy Derr, says he appreciates having diverse sets of classmates.
“Through the master of global affairs program I have classmates from all over the world, giving me a truly global perspective, and in the MBA program I have peers with knowledge of finance, accounting, real estate, and marketing,” said Derr, a former Peace Corps volunteer and marketing and communications specialist. “Having learned from the exchange of perspectives will provide a real advantage when applying for jobs in sustainable development.”
Notre Dame says students may simultaneously apply to both programs.