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Experiential Learning Courses and Labs

Experiential Learning Course Types


The mission of Experiential Learning at Kellogg is to provide students with a real-life experience that explores the uncertainty, challenges, and opportunities embedded in a particular industry or subject area; influences and informs students’ career and life paths; reflects what students tell us they need and want; and develops the unique blend of creative, collaborative, analytical and social intelligence that defines a Kellogg leader.

We do this by providing students with a wide range of high-quality experiential courses across many topical areas taught by scholars, industry professionals, and leading experts. Kellogg’s Experiential Learning courses tie project-oriented learning back to academic frameworks and foster high-level analytical thinking and engagement through real-life observation and application.

Kellogg Experiential Learning courses are offered 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

Private Equity Deep Dive
FINC 947

Forging and Funding Healthcare Startups
HCAK 627

Digital Health for Entrepreneur

Personal Leadership Insights
LDEV 461-5

Leader as Coach
LDEV 462
Leading with Empathy
LDEV 965-5

Early Stage Impact Investing
SSIM 940

The Business of Social Change
SSIM 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:
New Venture Discovery
ENTR 462

New Venture Development
ENTR 464

New Venture Launch
ENTR 466

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

Independent Studies

Global Initiatives in Management (GIM)
INTL 473

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: 
Commercializing Innovations
ENTR 958

Startup Branding
ENTR 973-5

Medical Technology Financing and Commercialization
HCAK 611

Marketing Research and Analytics
MKTG 450

Ethnographic Customer Insights
MKTG 949

Think Like a Behavioral Scientist: Improving Thinking, Motivation, and Action at Work

Social Innovation Practicum
SSIM 452
Board Governance for Nonprofit Organizations
SSIM 453-5

Advanced Board Governance
SSIM 471-5
Medical Technologies in Global Public Health
SSIM 673-5

Health and Human Rights
SSIM 933
Strategic Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector
SSIM 950
Venture Equity
SSIM 962

Growth Strategy Practicum
STRT 615
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, FINC 457 & FINC 458

Venture Lab
FINC 615

Private Equity Lab
FINC 639

Asset Management Lab
FINC 910

Healthcare Entrepreneurship Lab
HCAK 937
Global Lab
INTL 615

Analytical Consulting Lab
MECN 615

Marketing Consulting Laboratory
MKTG 650

Real Estate Lab
REAL 616
Sustainability Lab
SSIM 636
Healthcare Strategy Consulting Lab
STRT 947


Further Information

Course Catalog – Search by Experiential Learning+

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

  1. From within the Course Catalog application, make sure the "Course Schedule" tab is selected
  2. Filter by the Term, Academic Year, or other criteria available
  3. Make sure the “Experiential Learning” check box is selected
  4. Click “Search”

Spring 2024 Application Courses

Application Dates


Sustainability Lab (SSIM-636-0)

 rolling acceptance through April 1

Project Descriptions and Additional Course Information

How to Apply 
Fall 2024 Application Courses Application Dates Application
Venture Lab (FINC-615-0) April 2 - April 7 Apply Here
Private Equity Lab (FINC-639-0) April 2 - April 7 Apply Here

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 Catalog. See the “Course Catalog” 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.