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Inaugural class announced for Kellogg-Northwestern certificate program

Collaborative effort aims to enhance analytical skills of talented NU undergraduates

8/13/2007 -

The Kellogg School of Management and Northwestern University’s joint efforts continue, with the selection of the inaugural class that is participating in one of two new undergraduate certificate programs.

Announced in February, the collaborative effort between Kellogg and Northwestern is designed to enhance the analytical strengths and technical skills of Northwestern juniors and seniors who meet the program's rigorous criteria. In September, 44 students will begin the Financial Economics Certificate Program, one of two certificates being offered. This program is a partnership between Kellogg and Northwestern's Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences. In September 2008, a managerial economics program, offered in conjunction between Kellogg and Northwestern's McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, also will be launched.

The talented students in the Financial Economics Certificate Program have met the prerequisites in advanced calculus and linear algebra, probability and statistics, advanced econometrics, and microeconomics. The class is comprised of 34 students from the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, majoring in either biological science, economics, mathematics or the Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences Program.

In addition, nine students are enrolled in the McCormick School of Engineering, representing the following departments: Biomedical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences, and Applied Math.

One student is from the School of Communication.

Eleven members of the class will be seniors while the additional 33 students will be juniors. Thirty-two of the students are pursuing two areas of study, either as a major or minor, and four students are pursuing three areas of study. The class includes 13 female students and 31 male students.

All candidates for the certificate program boasted exceptional SAT scores in mathematics.