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Experiential Learning Courses and Labs

Experiential Learning Course Types


Kellogg Experiential Learning courses provide opportunities to practice hands-on skill building with varying levels of project immersion.

Choose the type of Experiential Learning that's right for you:

1 Simulation/Exercise
An extension of traditional classroom lectures and case studies, some of the classes below feature simulations that mirror the competitive landscape using actual market forces and conditions. Others use real-world exercises to encourage growth through mentorship and self-discovery.

Kellogg courses that feature a Simulation/Exercise:
Impact Investing and Sustainable Finance
FINC 946

Forging and Funding Healthcare Startups
HCAK 927

Personal Leadership Insights
KACI 461-5
Leader as Coach
KACI 462

Early Stage Impact Investing
KPPI 940

The Business of Social Change
KPPI 957-5
2 Self-Defined Project
Students have the opportunity to work on self-defined projects which help them put course learnings into practice.

Kellogg courses that feature a Self-Defined Project:
Global Initiatives in Management (GIM)
INTL 473

New Venture Discovery
KIEI 462

Field Studies
New Venture Development
KIEI 464

New Venture Launch
KPPI 466

Independent Studies
3 Client Project
Students will partner with a real company to solve critical industry problems. In these courses, the client project is just one part of a traditional course – one that comprises other elements like exams, lectures, and assignments. The client project will help students put course learnings into practice and gives exposure to different functions, industries and companies.

Kellogg courses that feature a Client Project:
Medical Technology Financing and Commercialization
KIEI 611

Corporate Innovation and New Ventures
KIEI 903

Growth Strategy Practicum
KIEI 915

Commercializing Innovations
KIEI 958

Startup Branding
KIEI 973-5

Social Innovation: Designing for Change
KPPI 452
Board Governance for Nonprofit Organizations
KPPI 453-5

Medical Technologies in Developing Countries
KPPI 673-5

Health and Human Rights
KPPI 933

Sustainability Across the Enterprise
KPPI 936

Marketing Research and Analytics
MKTG 450

Ethnographic Customer Insights
MKTG 949
4 Lab Course
Students will be fully-immersed in a client project, which may include on-site visits with clients and stakeholders. The course is entirely based around the client project where students will receive exposure to different functions, industries, and companies.

Kellogg courses that feature a Lab:
Asset Management Practicum
FINC 456

Venture Lab
FINC 615

Private Equity Lab
FINC 639

Asset Management Lab
FINC 910

NUVention: Medical Innovation I & II
HCAK 615 & HCAK 616

Global Lab
INTL 615
Advanced Board Governance
KPPI 471-5

Education Consulting Lab
KPPI 618

Analytical Consulting Lab
MECN 615

Marketing Consulting Laboratory
MKTG 650

Real Estate Lab
REAL 616

Healthcare Strategy Consulting Lab
STRT 947


Further Information

Course Planning Tool – Sort by Experiential Learning+

To find all of the Experiential Learning courses that are available, you can now use the Course Planning Tool to search for these courses by year, by quarter or by academic department.

  1. From within the Course Planning Tool application, go to “Tag Courses” section
  2. Select “Filter Course List”
  3. Make sure the “Experiential Learning” check box is selected
  4. Filter by the Term, Academic Year, or other criteria available
  5. Click “Go”

2021 Fall Application Courses

Application Dates


Asset Management Practicum (FINC-457-0)


Online Portal

Venture Lab (FINC-615-0)

Application closed

Online Portal

NuVention Medical Innovation (HCAK 615-0)   Online Portal 
Analytical Consulting Lab (MECN-615-0)   Website

Private Equity Lab (FINC-639-0)

Application closed

Online Portal

Forging and Funding Healthcare Startups (HCAK-627)   Online Portal
New Venture Development (KIEI-464-0)   Qualtrics Application

Experiential Learning courses

1. What are Experiential Learning courses?

Experiential Learning courses give students an opportunity to apply what they have learned in their core and elective courses on real-world projects for sponsoring organizations within the low-risk environment of an academic endeavor.

2. How can I find Experiential Learning courses?

You can find Experiential Learning courses through the Course Planning Tool. See the “Course Planning Tool” section above.

3. What skills will I develop in Experiential Learning courses?

There are many skills you will have the opportunity to develop through an Experiential Learning project, depending on the project/course, including but not limited to:

  • Project Management
  • Client Management
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Skills specific to the project you undertake – analytics, financial modeling, marketing (identifying a target market, primary and secondary research, etc.), strategic planning, and more
4. Can I list my Experiential Learning project on my resume?

You should discuss confidentiality with your project sponsor. If it is determined that the project is not confidential, then it can be listed on your resume in the education section.
Corporate Involvement+

Our corporate partners develop and enhance relationships with Kellogg faculty and students while playing a key role in student educational and career opportunities. Here are some of the ways that an organization can get involved with Kellogg students and faculty:

  • Submit a project for an Experiential Learning Course or Independent Study
  • Support Student Activities by providing speakers for club events and conferences, working on case development, and offering recruiting opportunities.