Departments & Strategic Initiatives

A Unique Thought Leadership Model

Leaders today constantly confront highly complex issues that require a new approach to problem solving, one that cuts across disciplines. Neither the problems nor the solutions of today's business issues reside in the silos of the past. That's why we have introduced a one-of-a-kind model of research and teaching that draws on the strengths of our academic departments.

Cross Disciplinary Approach to Teaching

We've launched four strategic initiatives that focus on the key issues that senior business leaders confront today. Through this interdisciplinary approach, we give our graduates the ideal skill set to tackle the toughest questions, solve complex problems, excel in their careers and lead positive, meaningful change. Our strategic initiatives include:

As our graduates rise through their organizations, they will be asked to confront increasingly complex problems. These problems will require them to bring together insights from different disciplines. The initiatives give Kellogg students a head start in training to do so.

THOMAS HUBBARD, senior associate dean: strategic initiatives; Elinor and H. Wendell Hobbs professor of management

Our Academic Departments

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Marketing

Become an expert in behavioral concepts and quantitative methods in marketing.


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Finance

Choose from a range of specialty areas, from technical asset pricing to corporate financial policies and capital market dynamics.
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Strategy

Learn how to shape the economic performance of firms through market strategy and organizational design.

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Accounting Information & Managment

Prepare to be a strategic interpreter of accounting reports and a clear communicator of financial performance information.
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Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences

Expand your knowledge of managerial economics, decision sciences and operations management — all in one department.

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Management & Organizations

Master essential management skills while studying the latest developments in management practice.