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Focus on business and design innovation

The MMM Program is an immersive dual-degree program that gives students a rigorous business education integrated with a strong foundation in design innovation. MMM graduates receive an MBA from Kellogg and an M.S. in Design Innovation from the Segal Design Institute at the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Our proven success

The first of its kind

New technologies and the unprecedented speed of innovation across all industries have redefined the skill set needed to compete in today’s post-MBA world. The MMM Program goes beyond the traditional MBA and is uniquely positioned to meet this pace with a dynamic curriculum focused on business and design thinking.

Broad career opportunities

MMM students acquire a skill set that prepares them to succeed in various roles and industries upon graduation, including product management, consulting, technology, and healthcare. Whichever path they choose, MMM students and alumni find that their skill set is a strong competitive differentiator in their job search.

In-demand alumni

MMM graduates are in demand globally due to their superior ability to develop desirable, feasible, and viable business solutions. MMM alumni work throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, and North and South America. Notable MMM alumni include:

  • Leah Marcus ’13 - Senior Design Director at IDEO
  • Shriansh Shrivastavan ’16 - Director of Product at American Express 
  • Claire Henderson ’18 - Director, Design Strategy + Service Design at Zillow
  • Paul Chang ’19 - Strategy and Operations Lead at Google
  • Claire Marsh ’20 - X.Venture Product Lead at BCG

Program highlights

Earn two prestigious degrees
With both an MBA from Kellogg and an M.S. in Design Innovation from the Segal Design Institute, students in the MMM Program receive a rigorous education that positions them to drive innovation across industries.
Develop a unique skill set
The MMM Program’s focus on innovation and end-to-end thinking equips students with an integrated skill set at the intersection of business, technology and design. Students will develop key traits of leading cross-functional teams comprising business strategists, engineers and designers; understanding customer needs through ethnographic research; using human-centered design; leveraging analytics; and developing and executing successful and sustainable business models.
Think and do
The MMM Program prepares future business leaders to drive the entire innovation lifecycle of a product, service, or business strategy. Students explore, prototype, and build ideas in a dedicated studio space, and have the opportunity to apply classroom-gained knowledge in the context of real-world organizations in courses such as Business Innovation Lab and Research Design Build.
Build a stellar network
MMM students hold membership in both the Kellogg and McCormick alumni networks. Additionally, the Northwestern MMM alumni network is the largest of its kind — an incredibly diverse yet tight-knit community. MMM alumni provide networking assistance to students seeking internships as well as graduates seeking full-time positions.


The MMM Program is a dual-degree, full-time program that equips students to drive the entire innovation life cycle of a product or service. The MMM Program is comprised of lectures, experiential courses and studio-based classes that take place in both the day and evening. Much of the core coursework in the curriculum requires technical aptitude and the capacity for both analytical and creative thinking. When you graduate from the program, you will find yourself with a new, unique perspective, one that allows you to balance big-picture ideas with the detailed processes that make those ideas come to life.

Sample employers seeking MMM graduates

  • Apple
  • Bain & Company
  • The Boston Consulting Group
  • Cisco Systems
  • Deloitte Consulting
  • EBay
  • Glaxosmithkline
  • Google
  • GoPro
  • IA Collaborative
  • IBM
  • IDEO
  • Intel Corporation
  • John Deere
  • McKinsey & Company
  • Microsoft
  • Nike
  • Nissan
  • Samsung
  • Siemens
  • Unilever
  • United Airlines
  • Zynga
Learn more about MMM career support

Contact us about the Full-Time MBA Program at Kellogg

Full-Time MBA Application Deadlines

Round 1: Sept. 11, 2024
Round 2: Jan. 8, 2025
Round 3: April 2, 2025