Application Process


Applicants should be current post-candidacy doctoral students at Northwestern University. We will not accept applications from students attending other universities.

By April 1, 2015, you must have logged into our application system (see link below) to provide your basic personal information and the name of the PI/advisor who will provide a recommendation for you for the program. The deadline for complete applications for the Summer 2015 program is April 30, 2015. By then you will need to upload your current cv in pdf format and answer the following two essay questions:

- Describe a business problem that interests you (300 word max)
- How does the program relate to your career goals? (200 word max)

Applications will be assessed on the following weighted criteria:

Quality of scholar/academic achievements (40%)

Extracurricular/community involvement (5%)

Clarity & quality of writing (10%)

Strength of recommendation letter (20%)

Fit for the KSM Program(25%)


Your PI/advisor will be sent an email with a link for purposes of uploading the recommendation. The PI/Advisor recommendation letter is due by April 30, 2015. Admission decisions will be made by May 22, 2015.



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