Notre Dame Mendoza Business on the Frontlines students visit Aldeia Martu, an indigenous community in the Amazon River Basin. This year’s BOTFL course, and its sister course Frontlines In America, are campus-bound because of coronavirus-related restrictions in international travel. Photo by Barbara Johnston/University of Notre Dame
MBA classes aren’t remote everywhere in the United States. At the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business, “We’re trying to hold the line, fight the good fight,” says Viva Bartkus, associate professor of management. That means in-person instruction wherever possible.
But coronavirus isn’t being ignored — it can’t be, because it has changed the nature of one of the most important programs in the Mendoza MBA.
Since Martijn Cremers became dean in 2019, the school has expanded its Business on the Frontlines program to become integral to the full-time MBA, working to fulfill Cremers’ vision of a degree that makes experiential learning