Enhance your skill set. Customize your education.

The Kellogg curriculum is designed to shape you into a well-rounded leader, ready to drive growth, engage teams and tackle complex problems in your organization. It deepens your understanding of how each part of an organization contributes to the success of the whole. It equips you to approach problems differently, ask better questions and lead with confidence.

Depending on your pace, Traditional or Accelerated, you’ll complete the appropriate number of required core courses. Next, you’ll dive into advanced electives to deepen your knowledge in specific areas.

Core Courses

Our core courses are designed to equip students with fundamental business knowledge, analytical skills and the social acumen to succeed in today’s business landscape. All students in the Part-Time MBA Program, regardless of pace, are required to take the following two courses, which are cornerstones of the Part-Time MBA Program, dedicated to the science of management and the art of leadership: 

If you’re pursuing the Traditional Pace, you are also required to take the seven core courses listed below. These classes will prepare you for advanced study at Kellogg and round out your business knowledge across functions, priming you for success:
If you’re pursuing the Accelerated Option, you may either take or waive Finance I and Accounting for Decision Making. In order to waive a course, you must take finance and accounting waiver exams. To sign up for an exam, email kellogg-PTadvisor@kellogg.northwestern.edu

Elective Courses

Build higher-level knowledge and skills through our elective courses, which cover a broad spectrum and provide a deep focus in a variety of topics and industries. Leverage these courses to achieve your personal and professional goals — whether that means gaining expertise in your chosen industry, taking advantage of our experiential learning courses, filling skill gaps or exploring new areas of business.

As a Part-Time MBA student, you are not required to select a major. However, many of our students choose a major or pathway to structure their coursework.


Kellogg School of Management

Northwestern University
Wieboldt Hall
340 East Superior Street, Chicago, IL 60611
312.503.8385 | Contact