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Roads to Business

Northwestern attracts a terrific and extremely diverse group of students, and for this reason we offer a range of paths for students to prepare for their future careers in business.  These opportunities run from the ability to get deep quantitative training in finance and operations to a range of applied majors that can be combined with classes on important business tools including accounting, marketing, and business communications. 

Just as students do not know what jobs they will be offered when they graduate, similarly they do not know as first year students coming in to Northwestern which of the educational programs here will best suit them.  Strongly quantitative students will likely be drawn to programs like Industrial Engineering and Management Science (IEMS) or Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences (MMSS).  Students who are fascinated by organizations will want to consider Learning and Organizational Change (LOC).  Graduates from the School of Communication and the Medill School of Journalism find work with employers who need to reach people and deliver complex information.  Students who love studying social sciences head to business through majors like economics and psychology.  Furthermore, no matter what major a student chooses, further useful understanding and skills can be learned through Business Institutions or the highly quantitative Kellogg Certificates in Financial Economics and Managerial Analytics.  Finally, students of all backgrounds may find that Kellogg’s Russell Fellows Masters of Science in Management Studies (MSMS) program the right step for right after graduation.

Northwestern matches its pre-business academic options with opportunities for students to apply and practice what they have learned.  This includes in serious business settings through for-credit internships and practica, but also the wide array of student organizations where we expect our undergraduates to take leadership roles in which they make decisions, implement innovations, and to respond to the choices they’ve made. 

Northwestern has many opportunities to learn and grow in the business world.

Learn more. Visit our Roads to Business website.

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