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Managerial Analytics Certificate Prerequisites

Prerequisite FAQs 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:
  1. Calculus and Linear Algebra
  2. Probability
  3. Econometrics/Statistics
  4. Microeconomics
  5. 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 230-0 plus
MATH 234-0 plus
MATH 240-0
Option 2: MENU 290
MATH 290-1 plus
MATH 290-2 plus
MATH 290-3
Option 3: MENU 291 Accelerated
MATH 291-1 plus
MATH 291-2 plus
MATH 291-3
Option 4: ISP students only
MATH 281-1 plus
MATH 281-2 plus
MATH 281-3
Option 5: MMSS students only
MATH 285-1 plus
MATH 285-2 plus
MATH 285-3
Option 6: For McCormick students
MATH 230-0 plus
MATH 234-0
And one of the following combinations:
1. Honors Engineering Analysis
GEN_ENG 206-1 
2. Non Honors Engineering Analysis
GEN_ENG 205-1 
Option 7: For McCormick students
Honors Calc. ES APPM 252-1 plus
Honors Calc. ES APPM 252-2

And one of the following combinations:
1. Honors Engineering Analysis
GEN_ENG 206-1
2. Non Honors Engineering Analysis
GEN_ENG 205-1 
Requirement 2:
Requirement 3:
Requirement 4:
Option 1:
MATH 314-0
Option 2:
MATH 310-1
Option 3: 
MATH 311-1
Option 4:
STAT 320-1
Option 5: ISP students only
STAT 383-0
Option 6: MMSS students only
MATH 385-0
Option 7:
IEMS 202-0
Option 8:
EECS 302-0
Option 9:
BMD_ENG 220-0
Option 10:
CHEM_ENG 312-0

Option 1:
ECON 381-1*
Option 2: MMSS students only
MATH 386-1
Option 3:
IEMS 303-0 plus
IEMS 304-0**
Option 4:
STAT 320-2 plus    
IEMS 304-0**
Option 5:
STAT 320-2 plus    
STAT 350-0**
 Option 6:
 STAT 383 plus
 STAT 350 or IEMS 304***
* Refer to the Economics Department Website for new information about Econ 381-1 prerequisites
** IEMS 304-0 or STAT 350-0 may be taken concurrently with the certificate courses.
 *** This option is for ISP students only.
Option 1:
ECON 310-1
Option 2: MMSS students only
MMSS 211-1
Requirement 5:

Option 1:
MATH 368-0
Option 2:
IEMS 313-0
Option 3:
CHEM_ENG 345-0


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 non-honors courses. Students may mix and match honors and non-honors 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.

Certificate Program for Undergraduates
Kellogg School of Management
555 Clark Street, Lower Level
Evanston, IL 60208-2800