Evanston — Kellogg

The EMBA Evanston campus, located minutes from Chicago

Global education at its finest

A pioneer in management education, the Kellogg School of Management is home to one of the most prestigious MBA programs in the world. Our Executive MBA Program, launched in 1976, has consistently drawn students from an elite pool of management executives from around the world.

Specializing in global leadership, Kellogg is located just 30 minutes from downtown Chicago’s thriving community of international business leaders. Executive MBA classes are held in the James L. Allen Center, a state-of-the-art facility specifically designed to meet the educational needs of executive students while serving as a comfortable home away from home.

Sample global electives offered in Evanston:

FinTech Strategy: Innovations in Financial Services uses economic frameworks that both new entrants and conventional financial institutions can use to differentiate the potential gold from the glitter. In addition, we will assess the viability of partnerships and other win-win strategies conventional financial institutions and new non-financial institutions can employ.

Visualization for Persuasion covers the neuroscience behind the path from understanding to memory, the power of engaging an audience’s visual and motor system, and the importance of leveraging existing brain networks through stories and metaphors. Students will learn to convince clients, customers, and colleagues of the merits of their view, using the latest breakthroughs in cognitive science, computer science, and graphic design.

Recruiting and Retaining Talent in Growth Companies examines in detail the critical importance of developing and aligning an executable human capital strategy as a fundamental driver in the successful scaling of an enterprise. Using the business strategy and operating plan as a launching point, students will gain a practical understanding on how to create an enabling organizational structure that provides clarity of roles and accountabilities (individual and team), recruitment and retention strategies, performance management and incentive systems, and a range of process design tools.

Leading High Impact Teams looks at the design, management and leadership of teams in organizational settings. Students will focus on the interpersonal processes and structural characteristics that influence the effectiveness of teams, the dynamics of intra-team relationships and sharing knowledge and information in teams.

Human Machine Intelligence covers cutting edge research on machine-learning and artificial intelligence and its applications for business leaders. This course shows how to use a critical set of machine learning decision tools, such as natural language processing, sentiment analysis, and pattern recognition to discover new competitive strategies, turn raw numbers into convincing stories, and make less biased judgments — all of which will enable you to apply human+machine thought partnerships to grow businesses.

Innovation Strategy & Management examines real-world issues, products and systems, focusing on understanding innovation strategy and management from the perspective of a senior corporate manager. Students will study innovation as a holistic strategic management imperative in a variety of contexts.

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Kellogg School of Management
Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois