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Mendoza College of Business Deans Report 2009-11

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MBA Program MBA Student Profile Fall 2011 Total enrollment 328 Average age 27 Female 23.4% Minority (U.S. only) 18.6% International 16.5% Average work experience 4.7 years partnerships the gift of DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES, COMMON GOAL "Business on the Frontlines" launched in spring 2008 with a unique mission as an MBA course: to send teams of students to study how a country restarts its economy after a violent conflict. In Bosnia-Herzegovina, this involved recovering from years of war and genocide. In Lebanon, the competing interests of the multitude of religious and political sects meant halting development. In Uganda and other African countries, the continued threat of violence and the plight of women were ever-present challenges. By visiting these countries, students have had the opportunity to hear firsthand from political and civic leaders, entrepreneurs and citizens about the challenges of economic development and how business impacts society. In turn, they share their knowledge and skills in areas such as microfinance, resource management, marketing and supply chains. The course now has more than 100 Notre Dame MBA students and 20 students from the master's program offered by the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies vying for the 18 spots available. The most recent group traveled to Uganda and Rwanda in eastern Africa and Mindanao in the Philippines. The students work on peace- and business-related projects in-country with Catholic Relief Services staff. They also meet with local GE executives to gain their perspective on the challenges facing a major multinational corporation in managing risk and building businesses in post-conflict societies. Ranked #4 globally in Beyond Grey Pinstripes 2011 for integration of social and environmental stewardship —Aspen Institute and World Resources Institute 10

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