Experiential Learning

Make an Impact Beyond Four Walls

Experiential learning exposes you to the same challenges business leaders face every day. Working alongside faculty members, fellow students, alumni and corporate partners, you’ll use strategic management concepts to solve critical business issues through special projects, labs and courses. Choose from more than 1,000 experiential learning opportunities to find the one that speaks to you.

Read more about Kellogg courses and labs, or take a look at a sampling of our experiential learning opportunities below.

Courses & Labs

 

Asset Management Practicum

This highly specialized course sequence allows students to manage a portfolio, including the school's endowment. Students rotate across roles, such as industry analysts, traders and portfolio managers and take guidance directly from prominent alumni on Wall Street.

Buyout Lab & Venture Labs

Buyout Lab and Venture Lab help place students at quarter-long internships with leading organizations. Buyout Lab provides hands-on experience with private equity firms, while Venture Lab offers exposure to venture capital firms.

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NUvention Course

This interdisciplinary course fosters collaboration among students across Northwestern, including the medical and law schools. Students explore entrepreneurial business concepts in areas such as social impact, medical innovations, energy, web, analytics and nanotechnology.

Digital Marketing & Commerce Course

In this course, students create online stores with enterprise ecommerce software, sell real products and cull hard data from actual customers. Faculty and senior practitioners from firms such as Target, OfficeMax, Google, IBM, Walgreens and Sears guide students throughout the process.

New Venture Course Series

The New Venture course series allows students with pre-articulated business concepts to design and develop a launch plan.

NEW VENTURE DISCOVERY
NEW VENTURE DEVELOPMENT
NEW VENTURE LAUNCH

Kellogg Board Fellows Program

This student-led program pairs participants with Chicago-area nonprofits to serve on their board of directors, actively contributing to the organizations for 14 months.

The Inside Perspective

Southeast Asia GIM Trip: Part 1

MMM student Robin Ayers Lackey reflects on her experiences meeting business leaders in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore during the Global Initiatives in Management (GIM) trip.