Managerial Analytics Certificate Program Prerequisites and Corequisites
Northwestern University undergraduate students* who are interested in applying for the Managerial Analytics must complete a series of prerequisite and corequisite courses.
These advanced courses cover five subject areas:
Prerequisites
 Calculus and Linear Algebra
 Microeconomics
Corequisites
 Probability
 Econometrics/Statistics
 Optimization
Download the complete prerequisite and corequisite list here
Prerequisite courses must be completed by the time applications are due in Winter Quarter. Students are encouraged to complete as many corequisites as possible prior to applying and during the application cycle, but may continue working on the corequisites during their first year in the program.
Important Course Planning Notes for Prospective Students
Please take the following information into consideration when planning your major/elective courses.
 Students cannot earn credit for both ECON 360 Foundations of Corporate Finance Theory and FE 310 Principles of Finance or for both BUS_INST 304 Corporate Finance and KELLG_FE 310: Principles of Finance.
 Students interested in taking Civ_Env 205: Economics and Finance for Engineers must take the course prior to be admitted to the program. Students cannot earn credit for Civ_Env 205 if it is taken concurrently with or after KELLG_FE 310: Principles of Finance.
*The program does not accept applications from high school seniors, students attending other universities or other individuals who are not currently undergraduate students at Northwestern University.
Find out more about undergraduate admission at Northwestern University.
Prerequisites and Corequisites for Managerial Analytics Certificate
Requirement 1:
Calculus and Linear Algebra (Prerequisite)

Option 1: Regular Math 
MATH 2300 or MATH 2301 and

MATH 2340 or MATH 2302 and

MATH 2400 

Option 2: MENU 
MATH 2901 and

MATH 2902 and

MATH 2903 

Option 3: MENU Accelerated 
MATH 2911 and

MATH 2912 and

MATH 2913 

Option 4: ISP

MATH 2811 and

MATH 2812 and

MATH 2813 


Option 5: MMSS 
MATH 2851 and

MATH 2852 and

MATH 2853 

Option 6: McCormick

MATH 2300 or MATH 2281 and

MATH 2340 or MATH 2282 and

GEN_ENG 2051 (EA 1) or GEN_ENG 2061 (Honors EA 1) 











Option 7: McCormick 
Honors Calc. ES APPM 2521 and

Honors Calc. ES APPM 2522 and

GEN_ENG 2051 (EA 1) or GEN_ENG 2061 (Honors EA 1)











Requirement 2:
Microeconomics (Prerequisite)

Requirement 3:
Probability (Corequisite)

Requirement 4:
Econometrics/Statistics (Corequisite)

Option 1: 
ECON 3101


Option 2: MMSS Only

MMSS 2111





Option 1: 
MATH 3140*


Option 2:

MATH 3100* 

Option 3: 
MATH 3111*


Option 4: 
STAT 3201*


Option 5: ISP Only

STAT 3830


Option 6: MMSS Only

MATH 3850


Option 7:

IEMS 2020


Option 8:

ELEC_ENG 3020


Option 9:

EECS 3020


Option 10:

BMD_ENG 2200


Option 11:

CHEM_ENG 3120


*MATH 2260 is a prerequisite for these courses beginning Fall 2020


Option 1: 
ECON3811 

Option 2: MMSS students only 
MATH 3861


Option 3:

IEMS 3030 and

IEMS 3040


Option 4:

STAT 3202 and

IEMS 3040


Option 5:

STAT 3202 and

STAT 3500 

Option 6: 
STAT 3830** and 
STAT 3500 or IEMS 3040 

* Refer to the Economics Department Website for new information about Econ 3811 prerequisites 
** This option is for ISP students only. 

Requirement 5:
Optimization (Corequisite)


Option 1: 
MATH 3680 

Option 2: 
IEMS 3130 

Option 3: 
CHEM_ENG 3450 


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: Do any of the prerequisite courses have their own prerequisites?
A: In most cases, yes  click here to review the prerequisite chain prerequisites for more information, consult the Northwestern Undergraduate Catalog or contact the appropriate academic department.
Q: Do I have to take all honors classes?
A: Equal consideration is given to students who take honors and nonhonors courses. Students may mix and match honors and nonhonors courses.
Q: In what school should I take my prerequisite and corequisite classes?
A: Most prerequisite and corequisite courses are offered in both the Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences and McCormick School of Engineering. Students may choose to take courses in either or both schools.
Q: Do I have to complete all prerequisites before I apply during Winter Quarter?
A: Yes, students must complete the prerequisite courses in Math/Linear Algebra and Microeconomics prior to the Winter Quarter of the year in which they apply to the program. In other words, grades from all of the prerequisite courses must be available for review by the end of Fall quarter and available for review in January.
Q: When do I need to complete the corequisite courses?
A: Students are encouraged to take as many of the corequisite courses as possible prior to applying, but we understand that this is not always possible.
Students applying as sophomores should work on corequisite courses during their sophomore year, including during the Winter quarter in which the application is due and the Spring quarter when they take their first Certificate courses.
Student applying as Juniors are strongly encouraged to begin corequisite courses during their sophomore year and complete them by the end of their Junior year.
All Certificate Program students must complete corequisite courses within one year of starting the program. Students are also responsible with familiarizing themselves with the Certificate course prerequisites, as some of the courses require that students have completed certain corequisite courses prior to beginning the course.
