CERTIFICATE PROGRAM FOR UNDERGRADUATES
- an undergraduate student at Northwestern University?
- a high school student thinking about where to go to college?
- interested and strong in mathematics and data analysis?
- thinking about a career — or a graduate program — in business, law or economics?
Northwestern University and the Kellogg School of Management have partnered to create the Certificate Program for Undergraduates, an elite, four-course academic program for undergraduate students that offers early exposure to — and preparation for — careers in consulting, financial services and other data-driven professions.
Students enrolled in the program may choose between two four-course certificates: the Financial Economics Certificate or the Managerial Analytics Certificate. Both tracks help students improve their critical thinking skills, business acumen and understanding of strategic models that are used in a wide range of industries and occupations. Certificate Program students remain in the Northwestern University school in which they are enrolled (e.g., Weinberg School of Arts and Sciences, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science), taking the four Certificate courses in addition to those required by their schools and majors.
True to the Kellogg School’s academic model, the Certificate Program teaches students how to turn business theory into practice. Through cases studies and exposure to topical business scenarios, Kellogg's esteemed faculty members show students how to use academic models to solve real-world problems. These lessons build upon students’ solid educational grounding at Northwestern University.