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IDDEAS@Kellogg/Booth is co-hosted by Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. IDDEAS@Kellogg/Booth is a two-day program for undergraduate students who are interested in business research and academia at the doctoral level. The goal of this program is to support and encourage careers in research and academia.

Participants will have the opportunity to:
• Learn about doctoral-level research
• Gain advice about graduate school opportunities
• Ask questions about the application process
• Discuss academic careers in research and teaching

Ideal candidates for our IDDEAS program are current college undergraduates with strong quantitative skills and academic records. Candidates must complete an online application which includes two essay questions, college/university transcripts and one letter of recommendation completed by a faculty member or advisor.

The Kellogg School of Management's PhD Program and
The Stevens Doctoral Program at Chicago Booth will provide reasonable expenses for travel and lodging, limited to domestic travel within the United States.
Travel is subject to applicable policies.


A sample agenda for our in-person event is outlined below.

Day 1

Day 2


Our next IDDEAS@Kellogg/Booth
program will be held Autumn 2025.

Information about the application
for our Autumn 2025 program
will be posted Summer 2025.  
History of IDDEAS

The IDDEAS program originated at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. It is our shared goal that the IDDEAS program will expose students to the rich possibilities of careers in research and academia. To learn more about what past participants have said about IDDEAS, please visit the
Wharton IDDEAS website

Consider IDDEAS

Hear from Kellogg Professor, Nicholas Pearce, on why you should apply for our IDDEAS@Kellogg/Booth program.