M.S. in Management Studies
The Russell Fellows Program
Introducing the M.S. in Management Studies (MSMS) degree through the Russell Fellows Program at the Kellogg School of Management.
If you’re an undergraduate completing your liberal arts degree in the current academic year and interested in learning about management and business, there is now a Master of Science program that will equip you with specialized business skills in less than one year. Students who have graduated between June 2014 and March 2015 are also eligible to apply to for this exciting program.
This program is designed to complement and build upon a liberal arts education and/or highly regarded science curriculum. Graduates who complete this degree will have a strong grounding in liberal arts and management fundamentals.
The curriculum will expose you to a variety of managerial topics, from accounting and marketing to strategy and leadership. Developing broad-based business acumen and skills, in combination with your undergraduate degree, will position you for success across any number of industries, functions and roles. It will empower you to solve problems, evaluate and sell your ideas, lead teams effectively, and take control of your career.
Whether you’ve studied economics, history, music, or engineering, philosophy, the Russell Fellows Program will offer you a thorough grounding in business principles, strategies and tools. This multifaceted training will make you more attractive to firms and organizations and better prepared to navigate new challenges throughout your career.
The Learning Environment
Russell Fellows engage in challenging, fast-paced coursework that prepares you to successfully deal with on-the-job demands in a wide range of organizations, including business, government and non-profits. Both inside and outside the classroom, students are encouraged to collaborate as a team — a hallmark of the Kellogg School's programs.
Students develop advanced skills in qualitative and quantitative reasoning; gain exposure to real-world corporate scenarios; understand the nuances of solving challenging business problems; and receive training from some of the world's most highly regarded academics. The program produces highly skilled graduates who stand out from their peers in the marketplace.
Dedicated Career Support
Helping students make that leap into the workforce is another critical component of the program. Career coaches, dedicated exclusively to Russell Fellows, will help students launch their careers upon graduation.
Support includes developing a targeted job search strategy, attending special career-oriented programs, arranging career treks to top companies to learn about various industries, and connecting students to unique recruiting opportunities.
Throughout their careers, Russell Fellows can leverage the power and connections of the Kellogg alumni network.
This 12-credit program begins in mid-July and runs through mid-May of the following year. There are two rounds of admission for the 2015-2016 academic year. Separate admission decisions will be made for each round.
Financial Aid is available in the form of scholarships and federal and private education loans.
Dean Sally Blount on the
MSMS advantage »
"In developing the M.S. program, we talked to business leaders and corporate recruiters across many industries. The consensus?
Russell Fellows are in high demand for their business acumen, critical thinking and that distinctive, collaborative approach to leadership as only Kellogg can teach it"
— Betsy Ziegler, Associate Dean of MBA Programs and Dean of Students
The new M.S. program is named in memory of Jim Russell, a 1935 alumnus of Northwestern's School of Commerce, now the Kellogg School.