Academics


There are a number of Majors (goes on degree, required courses), Pathways (not on degree, more like a minor), and courses at Kellogg that can prepare you for a career in human capital. Please find some of our favorite below, but always check Kellogg's academics site for up-to-date information: https://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/programs/full-time-mba/academics.aspx

Major: Managing Organizations

The Managing Organizations major focuses on the science and practice of leading and managing people, teams, and organizations. Courses emphasize leveraging human and social capital to drive organizational growth and change. Skill sets include leadership, building teams and networks, negotiating effectively, developing power and influence, fostering organizational culture, and designing high-performance organizations within a global context.

Top Classes Include:

Leading the Strategic Change Process

Power in Organizations: Sources, Strategies and Skills

Social DynamicLeading and Managing Teams

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work

Science and Strategy of Bias Reduction

Negotiations

Major: Strategy

Courses in Strategy improve students’ understanding of how the decisions of managers influence the economic performance of their firms. These courses combine rigorous, analytical thinking with careful attention to institutional detail in order to illuminate aspects of firm behavior, market structure and organizational design.

Top Classes Include:

People Analytics and Strategy

Strategy & Organization

Strategies for Growth

Pathway: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Understanding how to manage diversity, equity and inclusion in organizations is not only a business advantage, but also a moral imperative. Now more than ever before, being an effective and successful leader requires gaining the tools to have difficult conversations about diversity, to build a diverse workforce, and to foster an equitable and inclusive experience for all employees from different backgrounds. The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Pathway offers students a map to curricular resources for understanding how to integrate empirical research and DEI best practices into their managerial/leadership activities. The selected courses build on the core MBA curriculum as a foundation and offer extensions that allow students to develop deep expertise in the application of varied functional and multi-disciplinary approaches. The pathway combines different learning approaches, including conceptual frameworks in academic courses, experiential learning and interdisciplinary collaboration opportunities. It is also supported by a rich set of co-curricular activities. The DEI pathway prepares students for careers in any industry where diverse talent and perspectives reside.

Top Classes Include:

Leadership in Organizations

Ethics and Leadership

Advanced Board Governance