Experiential Learning

A benefit of the JD-MBA program is that you are able to take advantage of several experiential learning opportunities at both Kellogg and the Law School.   Experiential learning classes allow students to take what they have learned in the classroom and apply it to real-world situations. 
Second year JD-MBA students combine their prior work experience with the knowledge acquired in the MBA program to explore the ways in which management theory applies to the business environment. Kellogg provides students with ample opportunities to apply and test their learning in real-world corporate and nonprofit settings. Faculty, students and sponsors work together to maximize these experiences. The list below links to our course catalog and is followed by brief course descriptions. 

Advanced Topics in Marketing
Advanced Studies in Board Governance **
Analytics Consulting Lab
Asset Management Practicum **
Buyout Lab *
Corporate Innovation & New Ventures
Entrepreneurship & New Venture Formulation *
Global Initiatives in Management (GIM)
Global Lab
Leading the Mission Driven Enterprises
Management Lab (formerly LEAP)
Medical Innovation I & II **
Nonprofit Board Governance **
Real Estate Lab
Sustainability Lab
Kellogg TechVenture
Venture Lab *
Independent Study Project *

*Available during fall, winter and spring terms **Course requires 2 or more terms

At the Law School during their third year, JD-MBAs can take part in an International Team Project.  Northwestern has developed the International Team Project (ITP) course to prepare students for both public and private practice in the worldwide legal market. Offering a unique and exciting approach to legal education, students not only study the legal system of another country in a semester-long course, they develop their own research proposals and spend two weeks in the country conducting field research.


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