Managerial Analytics Certificate Prerequisites
Northwestern University undergraduate students* who are interested in applying for the Managerial Analytics must complete a series of prerequisite courses.
These advanced courses cover five subject areas:
 Calculus and Linear Algebra
 Probability
 Econometrics/Statistics
 Microeconomics
 Optimization
Download a list of prerequisite courses. (.pdf)
Courses do not have to be completed by the time applications are due in Winter Quarter, but they must be finished by the end of Spring Quarter.
Students who are accepted to the program and are still taking prerequisite courses must receive a "B" or better in those courses in order to enter the program in the Spring.
*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 for Managerial Analytics Certificate
Requirement 1:
Calculus and Linear Algebra 
Option 1: Regular Math 
MATH 2300 plus 
MATH 2340 plus 
MATH 2400 

Option 2: MENU 290 
MATH 2901 plus 
MATH 2902 plus 
MATH 2903 

Option 3: MENU 291 Accelerated 
MATH 2911 plus 
MATH 2912 plus 
MATH 2913 

Option 4: ISP students only 
MATH 2811 plus 
MATH 2812 plus 
MATH 2813 


Option 5: MMSS students only 
MATH 2851 plus 
MATH 2852 plus 
MATH 2853 

Option 6: For McCormick students 
MATH 2300 plus 
MATH 2340 

And one of the following combinations: 

1. Honors Engineering Analysis 
GEN_ENG 2061 

or 

2. Non Honors Engineering Analysis 
GEN_ENG 2051 


Option 7: For McCormick students 
Honors Calc. ES APPM 2521 plus 
Honors Calc. ES APPM 2522 

And one of the following combinations: 

1. Honors Engineering Analysis 
GEN_ENG 2061 

or 

2. Non Honors Engineering Analysis 
GEN_ENG 2051 

Requirement 2:
Probability 
Requirement 3:
Econometrics/Statistics 
Requirement 4:
Microeconomics 
Option 1: 
MATH 3140 

Option 2: 
MATH 3101 

Option 3: 
MATH 3111 

Option 4: 
STAT 3201 

Option 5: ISP students only 
STAT 3830 

Option 6: MMSS students only 
MATH 3850 

Option 7: 
IEMS 2020 

Option 8: 
EECS 3020 

Option 9: 
BMD_ENG 2200 

Option 10: 
CHEM_ENG 3120 



Option 1: 
ECON 3811* 

Option 2: MMSS students only 
MATH 3861 

Option 3: 
IEMS 3030 plus 
IEMS 3040** 

Option 4: 
STAT 3202 plus 
IEMS 3040** 

Option 5: 
STAT 3202 plus 
STAT 3500** 

Option 6:

STAT 383 plus 
STAT 350 or IEMS 304***


* Refer to the Economics Department Website for new information about Econ 3811 prerequisites 
** IEMS 3040 or STAT 3500 may be taken concurrently with the certificate courses. 
*** This option is for ISP students only. 

Option 1: 
ECON 3101 

Option 2: MMSS students only 
MMSS 2111 

Requirement 5:
Optimization 

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 classes?
A: Most prerequisite 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: No, but you will be asked for how you plan to complete all of the prerequisite courses. If you are taking any prerequisites during Winter Quarter, your admission to CPU will be contingent on completing those classes. All prerequisites must be completed by the end of your first year in the program. Any exceptions to this must be approved by the Academic Director.
