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IDDEAS@Kellogg/Booth - Diversity Doctoral Education for Undergraduate Students

Introduction to Diversity in Doctoral Education and Scholarship (IDDEAS)


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

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.


A sample agenda for our virtual event is outlined below.

Day 1

Day 2


We will not be hosting IDDEAS@Kellogg/Booth in 2022. Please check back for our IDDEAS 2023 schedule.

History of IDDEAS

The IDDEAS program originated at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, to support and encourage student and faculty diversity. It is our shared goal that the IDDEAS program will expose students from diverse backgrounds 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.