Certificates of Professional Achievement

There is no separate fee required to become an Executive Scholar - you are automatically enrolled when you take your first qualifying program. However, anyone interested in the program is encouraged to complete a formal application. The application serves to inform the school of your intention to become an Executive Scholar, it helps the school monitor your progress through your track, and also serves as a tool to be used by you and the Executive Scholars Advisor in order to ensure that all programs in your track will qualify for a Certificate. The application is non-binding and does not obligate you to attend any programs. Your program choices can certainly change over time, as long as they still fit within the curriculum guidelines. Upon completion of the required programs, you will be awarded a Certificate of Professional Achievement.

Click here to download the Executive Scholars Curriculum Guide.


Core Course Options

One of the following core programs is required for completion of the Finance Certificate:

Elective Course Options

3-4 of the following elective programs are required for completion of the Finance Certificate:

General Management

Option One

This option requires completion of one program from four functional areas.

1. Choose one of the Marketing & Sales track programs:
2. Choose one of these Finance programs:

3. Choose one of the Leadership track programs:

4. Choose one of these Operations & Technology programs:

Option Two:

Combine one of the Advanced Management Programs, the Executive Development Program, or the Women's Senior Leadership Program with any 2-5-day program. Note: If the formally offered Advanced Executive Program was completed prior to 2015, it may count towards the General Management track.

Option Three:

It is also possible to custom design a Certificate in General Management to meet the professional and executive education needs of an individual or the particular needs of an organization, based upon approval of the Kellogg Executive Scholar Advisor.



Marketing & Sales

Nonprofit Management

This certificate requires the completion of five executive programs within a five year period. Your first four courses taken must be completed at the Center for Nonprofit Management, and your fifth and final course must be completed at the Allen Center.

To apply for the Nonprofit Scholars track or for general questions, please contact us at 847-491-3415 or nonprofit@kellogg.northwestern.edu.

Choose your first four courses from the following list of executive programs offered at the Center for Nonprofit Management:

Choose one of the following programs offered at the Allen Center for your fifth and final program to complete the Scholars Program:

Operations & Technology

Core Course Options

Operations Management Week, which includes both:

Elective Course Options

3-4 of the following elective programs are required for completion of the Operations & Technology Certificate:

Personal Consultation

Please email or call us if you would like a personal consultation

Kellogg School of Management

James L. Allen Center
2169 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208