Individuals admitted to the MSMS Russell Fellows Program must have completed two prerequisite courses, Microeconomics and a Quantitative Reasoning course, before entering Kellogg. The concepts introduced in the two prerequisite classes are essential foundational knowledge for success in MSMS. We do not grant exceptions for fulfilling the prerequisite courses.
Do I have to complete the prerequisites by the time I apply?
Prerequisites do not need to be completed at time of application, but do have to be completed in June prior to the beginning of the MSMS program in July.
Can I take the prerequisite(s) online or at a community college?
Prerequisites may not be taken at a community college. Prerequisites must be taken at an accredited four-year institution which grants a letter grade or numerical score. While it is preferred for students to enroll in these courses at their undergraduate institution or in-person at another four-year university, applicants have the option to fulfill the microeconomics prerequisite online through UCLA Extension or UC-Berkeley Extension.
Is there a minimum grade requirement for prerequisite courses?
Applicants must achieve a passing grade in both prerequisite courses. Courses must be taken for a letter grade, and cannot be taken pass/fail.
Does my high school AP or IB class fulfill the prerequisite(s)?
AP or IB test scores that have been granted college credit by your undergraduate institution are honored for fulfilling a prerequisite if the college credit appears on your transcript.
My college does not offer such a course, or I cannot fit it into my schedule. Can I take these courses at Kellogg before I start MSMS in July?
Kellogg does not currently offer or promote any options to complete these courses in advance of the program. You are welcome to research your own opportunities to take these classes at accredited four-year institutions that provide a letter grade. Should you find a suitable course, you can describe your plans to fulfill that requirement in the Eligibility section under the Program of Interest tab within the application. Please contact MSMSadmissions@kellogg.northwestern.edu should you have questions about completing the prerequisites.
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