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Registration with other Northwestern Schools

Students in the Evening and Weekend MBA program may enroll in up to one credit per quarter of non-Kellogg Northwestern classes (with a maximum total of two credits for students in the accelerated option, and three credits for students in the traditional program), beginning in the second quarter of study. The number of credits earned through Kellogg Independent Study, Field Study courses and Non-Kellogg Northwestern graduate-level courses approved to count toward the MBA degree, cannot exceed 25 percent of the total number of credits required to satisfy your MBA degree requirements.

Non-Kellogg Northwestern classes are not available through the Kellogg bidding and registration system, so to register for them you will need to:

  1. Investigate course availability through the school offering the class (View other Northwestern Schools).
  2. Contact the department offering the class, and request a permission number. *(For Medill classes, you must obtain permission from the department)
  3. Bring or email the permission number/email approval to the Kellogg Registrar to process the enrollment.

Please note that you must adhere to the add/drop dates listed in the University Registrar's Academic Calendar.

GPA, Term Limits, and Degree Hours

Students in the Evening and Weekend program will be charged tuition at the current Kellogg tuition rate per credit of Non-Kellogg Northwestern classes and the grades received will count in your GPA and your 4-credit per-term limit. These non-Kellogg courses will not automatically count towards your degree requirements; to count a non-Kellogg course towards your MBA degree, you must receive approval. The minimum requirements for a course to be considered include the following:
  • graduate-level
  • relevant to your MBA career or academic goals
  • no overlap of content available through any Kellogg course

You may submit a petition to have a non-Kellogg  graduate-level class count towards your degree. You will have to explain how the course is relevant to your career goals, and will have to submit a copy of the course syllabus.