Practice your skills in real-world scenarios

To prepare for real-world challenges, you need to learn through real-world experiences. That’s the intent behind experiential learning courses — to take the skills you’ve learned in the classroom and practice them in the business world. These courses are also ideal for exploring new industries or functions that pique your interest.

You have the flexibility to choose the classes that best speak to your personal and professional goals.

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.

Private Equity & Venture Labs

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


NUvention Courses

These interdisciplinary courses foster 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.

Hands-on learning

Kellogg KIEI Entrepreneurship

Learn about Kellogg's game-changing approach to innovation and entrepreneurship.

Past projects & clients:

Abbvie Hyatt Hotel Group
Audi Microsoft
Baxter Pritzker Group
Chicago Bulls Uber
Discover Capital United Airlines
Google Wal-Mart

I wanted to practice all the skills I learned at Kellogg in as many experiential opportunities as possible. Labs gave me the opportunity to do exactly that.

Ann Gallo '14

Kellogg School of Management

Northwestern University
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