MBAi Program

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The Kellogg & McCormick MBAi Program

Business Intelligence for Tomorrow’s Technology

MBAi allows you to unlock innovative business solutions through complex disciplines like machine learning, data science, artificial intelligence and computational thinking for business.

We've taken the idea of a tech MBA and pushed it to the next level. Our MBAi Program, a joint degree between Kellogg and the McCormick School of Engineering, offers a unique, blended approach to the teaching of business innovation and the complex technologies that drive it forward.

Our world-class professors at Kellogg and McCormick have also collaborated to develop a new catalog of courses that is specifically designed for leaders operating at the nexus of business and AI-driven technology. Unlike other programs, MBAi integrates both business strategy and analytic technologies throughout the curriculum to deepen your understanding of the interdependent relationship and dialogue that exists between these disciplines.

Earn a joint MBA from Kellogg and the McCormick School of Engineering

Participate in a summer internship with leading tech and business firms

Discover course curriculum specifically designed for managers and leaders

Explore the MBAi Program

As the latest in a long line of innovative programming from both Kellogg and McCormick, MBAi is designed to prepare ambitious and forward-thinking professionals like you with the knowledge and experience to lead high-impact teams. You will drive strategic business innovation while understanding the complex nuances of the technology that enables it. Our unique, blended approach to curriculum will include machine learning, robotics, computational thinking for business, introduction to the frontiers of science and technology, and how data science and artificial intelligence are driving innovation.

This fast-paced program lasts five quarters from start to graduation and includes a full-time summer internship. You will also participate in a Bay Area industry immersion. Northwestern’s San Francisco campus is the headquarters for this week-long experience, allowing you to engage in company visits, industry and alumni networking events, case competitions and an academic short course in the nation’s tech hub.

Who’s eligible?

You should consider applying if you have some combination of these requirements:

  • 4-6 years of work experience
  • Technical work experience as a product owner, project manager, data scientist, software engineer, R&D associate, etc.
  • Undergraduate STEM degree or major
How long is the program?
  • 5 quarters from September start date to December graduation the following year
  • Includes a full-time summer internship and a San Francisco industry immersion experience
What type of careers will MBAi prepare me for?
  • MBAi graduates will be prepared for careers across industries in tech operations, analytics and innovation leadership roles
  • Sample roles include machine learning engineer, technical product management, business intelligence developer, data analytics, product/digital marketing, tech entrepreneurship, consulting


Apply for MBAi

Application deadlines:

  • Round 1: October 21, 2020
  • Round 2: January 6, 2021
  • Round 3: April 7, 2021

Application decisions released:

  • Round 1: December 9, 2020
  • Round 2: March 24, 2021
  • Round 3: May 12, 2021
Please Note: Northwestern has not yet received approval from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to offer visas to international students enrolling in the MBAi program. We anticipate approval sometime during mid- to late-spring, so please continue to watch our website for additional details. We still encourage international students to apply now.

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