Northwestern University’s Academic Calendar – Northwestern’s Registrar’s Office provides the current and upcoming academic calendars for your reference.
CAESAR Registration – Northwestern has an online registration system called CAESAR. Students use CAESAR to register for Kellogg PhD classes and other graduate classes at Northwestern, such as Economics, Psychology, Sociology, Math, etc. CAESAR cannot be used for Kellogg MBA registrations. Students can access Northwestern's schedule and course information on the Web and then register through CAESAR. CAESAR should also be used to double-check your registration and your student account status. Additionally CAESAR allows you to print an unofficial transcript.
Kellogg Course Catalog/Schedule – This is a list of all Kellogg’s graduate classes (MBA and PhD), course descriptions, and quarters offered.
The Graduate School’s Academic Programs List – This is a great resource for students looking for graduate-level classes in other programs. There are links to program and department websites with information about courses they offer.
Northwestern University’s Departments List – Most non-Kellogg required and elective classes for Kellogg PhD students are offered under the Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences (WCAS) such as Economics, Mathematics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Statistics, etc. Students should visit the individual programs for more course information, such as course descriptions, syllabi, scheduling information, etc.
Operations students may be interested in the Engineering classes offered at the McCormick School of Engineering.
Independent Studies – When appropriate, PhD students register for independent study (499) projects with one or more professors. Usually an independent study project is undertaken in the student’s second year of study. Here’s what you need to do:
- Contact Jo
Falk with the name of the instructor and department. These
requests will be forwarded to Student Affairs so the sections
are created in CAESAR.
- Once the section is created, you will be informed and then you will register for the independent study through CAESAR. When you register, remember to include the number of credits!
for an MBA Class – If a student wants to register for an
MBA class, he/she should discuss this registration with the PhD
coordinator. Permission is required for this type of registration.
Once permission is granted, the registration request should be sent
to Jo Falk
do not have access to the MBA course bidding system; therefore,
PhD registration must be entered by hand by Kellogg’s Student Affairs
Office. To register, students should send Jo an e-mail with your
registration request. PhD students must register BEFORE
MBA bidding begins or they cannot be guaranteed a spot in the class.
Jo will prompt you when to do this each quarter.
Here’s the information needed:
- Your name
- Quarter of registration (fall, winter, spring)
- Department number, course number, & section number
- Course title
- Instructor's name
cannot add or drop MBA classes through CAESAR. This has to be
done through Jo
Falk by e-mail. Student Affairs must process the add/drop.