MMM Program

Focus on Business & Design Innovation

Our dual-degree MMM Program is an immersive and integrative program that gives students a rigorous business education and a solid foundation in design innovation. When you graduate, you’ll receive an MBA from Kellogg and an MS in Design Innovation from the Segal Design Institute at the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Our Proven Success

The First of its Kind

Going beyond the traditional MBA, we designed the MMM Program to be for those who want to be involved in product development from the beginning to the end, while focusing on positive user experience outcomes.

Driving Innovation in a Variety of Roles

Our graduates leave ready to design and manage end-to-end solutions. They understand how to strike a balance between big-picture approaches and detail-oriented processes. This uniquely positions them for a variety of roles that drive innovation, particularly as product managers in technology.

In-Demand Alumni

MMM graduates are in demand around the world due to their superior skills in design and operations management. Our alumni work throughout Europe, Asian and North and South America. In the U.S., they manage teams at East Coast financial firms, West Coast technology companies and organizations everywhere in between. Our notable alumni include:
  • Murray Brozinsky ‘94, CEO, Cambrian Technologies LLC
  • Jeff Galagher ’99, VP & CFO, Walmart US eCommerce , Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
  • Matt Levatich ’94, President & COO, Harley-Davidson
  • Ajit Ramachandran ’08, Vice President, Innovation & Strategic Development, Barclaycard
  • Richard Rennert ’92, Vice President, Design Engineering, American Express
  • Caleb Tower ’93, CEO, P3 Software

Program Highlights

  • Become an innovation expert
    The program equips future business leaders to drive the entire innovation lifecycle of a product or service.You’ll think holistically and strike a balance between the analytical and the intuitive.You’ll be able to see and tackle problems differently which will position you for a variety of roles that create, develop and deliver innovation.
  • Earn two prestigious degrees
    Balance a rigorous education in business with a solid grounding in design innovation, earning both an MBA from Kellogg and MS in Design Innovation from the Segal Design Institute at the McCormick School.
  • Think and do
    After you complete required courses in business and design innovation, you can pursue advanced electives that best serve your career interests. Throughout the program, you’ll both think and do. Dedicated studio space allows you to explore, prototype and build your ideas. You’ll have the opportunity to apply knowledge gained in the classroom to real-world organizations, including through the Capstone Integration Project.
  • Build a stellar network
    As a MMM student, you hold membership in both the Kellogg and McCormick alumni networks. And the Northwestern MMM alumni network is the largest of its kind in the nation. Alumni provide networking assistance to students seeking internships, and many hire MMM graduates for full-time positions.

Westin Hatch '14

Westin spent many years developing technical and leadership skills as a product manager. To take his career to the next level, though, he wanted to learn design innovation. Kellogg’s MMM Program was the perfect fit, offering a balanced approach to management and design innovation while emphasizing technology in product and service development.

Curriculum

Our dual-degree MMM Program equips you to drive the entire innovation life cycle of a product or service. The MMM curriculum is made up of a combination of business and design innovation courses. Much of the core coursework in the curriculum requires technical aptitude and the capacity for both analytical and creative thinking. When you graduate from the program, you will find yourself with a new, unique perspective, one that allows you to balance big-picture ideas with the detailed processes that make those ideas come to life.

Student Perspectives

MMM Student Lexie Smith

Lexie Smith

“As a MMM, I create and deliver value at the intersection of business, design innovation, and technology”
MMM Student Vikram Raju

Vikram Raju

“The MMM program challenges me to be more dynamic: in thought, in understanding and in action”
MMM Student Kathryn McKinley

Kathryn McKinley

“MMM provides personalized education right for me with academic expertise, robust training, and community support”

Sample Employers Seek MMM Graduates

Amazon.com
Apple                                         
Bain & Company                     
The Boston Consulting Group
Cisco Systems
Deloitte Consulting
EBay
Glaxosmithkline
Google
GoPro
gravitytank
IBM
IDEO
Intel Corporation
John Deere
McKinsey & Company
Microsoft
Nike
Nissan
Samsung
Siemens
Unilever
United Airlines
Zynga

Application Dates

Round 1

Closed

Round 2

Jan. 7, 2015

Round 3

April 1, 2015