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The MMM core curriculum is broken down into three parts: business courses, design innovation courses and joint business and design innovation courses. This structure leverages the strengths of the Kellogg, McCormick and Segal Design Institute faculty, and ultimately gives you a perspective that differentiates you from your competition. These classes are all MMM-exclusive courses.

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MMM Curriculum

MMM skills and focus areas

MMM offerings

User-Centered Design
Developing customer insights, personas, and journey maps through ethnographic research. Leading with empathy for customers and users, and gaining a deep understanding of customer needs.

Innovation & Ideation
Applying principles of innovation to ideas, products, business models, and always “thinking big”.

Functional Teamwork
Fostering communication among engineers and designers.

Mindful Project Management
Business Innovation Labs
Equity-Centered Design Research
Appropriability by Design 
Innovation Strategy
Innovation Growth

Traditional MBA Skills
Honing leadership skills, strategic thinking, and business acumen.

Kellogg MBA core classes

Deeper Dive (MBA+)
Delve deeper into business management than traditional MBA skills with advanced analytics to drive data-driven decisions for your organization.

Applied Advanced Analytics
Finance II (or ACF)
Advanced Operations Course

Visual and Verbal Communication Skills
Practicing effective storytelling and visualization techniques.

Whole Brain Communication 

Basic Programming
Know your products inside and out, and communicate more credibly with the developers on your team by understanding of how software works and how software is built.

Digital Design & Development 

Work Experience Degree Requirement
All MMM are required to complete an 8–12 week period of work during the Summer Quarter between the first and second years of the MBA program. This practical experience, directly related to the student’s field of study (MBA degree) and a graduation requirement, is aimed to deepen and broaden the student’s knowledge and skills. International F-1 students will be eligible for F-1 Curricular Practical Training (F-1 CPT; or J-1 academic training for J-1 international students) starting summer quarter 2021.

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