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Undergraduate certificate program builds on strong launch

Collaborative Kellogg-Northwestern initiative continues with new managerial economics focus

7/9/2008 - The Kellogg School of Management and Northwestern University’s undergraduate schools continue their joint efforts to bring an exceptional analytical curriculum to an elite group of undergraduate students. Kellogg announced the selection of the second class to participate in the recently created undergraduate certificate programs.

The programs are designed to enhance the analytical strengths and technical skills of Northwestern juniors and seniors who meet the rigorous admissions criteria. In delivering the curriculum, Kellogg is partnering with Northwestern’s Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (WCAS) and the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Eighty-one Northwestern University juniors and seniors have been accepted this year to the program — which was created in February 2007 and now features two tracks: Financial Economics (FE) and Managerial Analytics (MA) . The financial track began last September and will continue this fall, when the managerial offering will be presented for the first time. Forty-five students will participate in the FE Certificate, while 36 students will pursue the MA Certificate. 

All of these students have met the prerequisites in advanced calculus and linear algebra, probability and statistics, advanced econometrics and microeconomics. The students have diverse academic backgrounds, as shown in this descriptive snapshot:

Financial Economics
  • Thirty-seven incoming students are from the Weinberg College and eight are from the McCormick School. Among them they have 96 majors and double majors including economics, electrical, industrial, material science and mechanical engineering, mathematics, applied mathematics, German, gender studies, ISP, legal studies, social policy and statistics.
  • Twelve will be seniors and 33 will be juniors.
Managerial Analytics

  • Twelve incoming students are from WCAS, 23 from McCormick and one from the School of Communication. Among them they have 65 majors and double majors in the areas of biomedical, chemical, computer, electrical, industrial, materials science and mechanical engineering. Other majors include economics, English, ISP, international studies, mathematics, MMSS, political science, radio/TV/film and statistics.
  • Twelve of the MA students will be seniors, while 24 will be juniors. One student will be a sophomore.
Northwestern and Kellogg congratulate these students and welcome them to the Certificate Program for Undergraduates.