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Notre Dame / Mendoza MBA Essay Questions 2017-2018

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The University of Notre Dame adcom has posted the Mendoza MBA essay questions. For the essay portion of the application, applicants will choose one essay to respond to (out of three possible options).

2017-2018 Mendoza MBA Essay Questions

Essay Option 1

Cardinal O’Hara established the Mendoza College of Business at Notre Dame in 1921, recognizing that “the primary function of commerce is service to mankind.” As the world economy continues to grow and change, how do you see business positively impacting the world?

Essay Option 2

The University of Notre Dame was founded in 1842, by Father Edward Sorin, C.S.C, with a mission to become “one of the most powerful means for doing good in this country”. In 1879, Father Sorin’s vision for Notre Dame appeared to be at a sudden, abrupt end. A massive fire destroyed the building that housed virtually the entire University. Instead of giving up, Father Sorin interpreted the fire as a sign that he had dreamed too small, and decided to rebuild, bigger and better than ever. That Main Building still stands today, topped by the gleaming Golden Dome, not only as an iconic campus building, but as an ongoing symbol of perseverance and vision.

Tell us the story of a time in your own life or career when you had to overcome an obstacle, start over, or rebuild.

Essay Option 3

We seek students who will become active, engaged members of our student body. Tell us about how you were able to make an impact at your alma mater, in your workplace, or in your community.

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