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Certificate Completion Requirements

All students must enter the program in the Fall Quarter.  Once enrolled, students must fulfill the following requirements to earn the Financial Economics Certificate or Managerial Analytics Certificate:

  1. Graduate from Northwestern University.
    To earn the certificate, students must complete all graduation requirements for Northwestern University.
  2. Complete all four courses in the certificate.
    Please note that both certificates require students to start the program in the fall before enrolling in other courses. Students pursuing the Financial Economics Certificate must take KELLG_FE 310-0: Principles of Finance first; similarly, students pursuing the Managerial Analytics Certificate must take KELLG_MA 324-0 Operations and Supply Chain Strategy first. These classes are offered only during Fall Quarter. We recommend that students start the program during their junior year; this provides the greatest amount of flexibility for scheduling both Certificate Program and other required courses.
  3. Maintain grade requirement.
    Students must earn a “B” or better average in their four certificate courses.
  4. Complete outstanding prerequisite courses.
    In special cases, the admissions committee will allow students to enter the program before they have completed all prerequisite courses. These students must complete all outstanding prerequisite courses before they graduate from Northwestern University.
Taking courses in other certificates
Students must choose between pursuing the Financial Economics Certificate or Managerial Analytics Certificate; they cannot earn both certificates. However, if a student has completed all four courses in the chosen certificate and maintained a “B” average or better, he/she may take classes in the other certificate, space permitting.

Satisfying requirements in academic major
In general, courses taken through the Certificate Program for Undergraduates can be used as unrestricted elective courses. Some academic departments may allow students to count courses towards meeting major or degree requirements. Students should contact their academic advisor and appropriate departments to determine how these courses may satisfy major or degree requirements.
Certificate Program for Undergraduates
Kellogg School of Management
555 Clark Street, Lower Level
Evanston, IL 60208-2800
847.467.4600