Kellogg Certificates

kellogg.northwestern.edu/certificate

Overview

The Kellogg School of Management administers a program leading to an undergraduate certificate in either Financial Economics or Managerial Analytics. Each certificate requires completion of four courses taught at an advanced level by Kellogg faculty members. Building on students’ existing analytical skills, the certificate curriculum serves as excellent preparation for careers in consulting, financial services, and other data-driven professions and/or for doctoral or professional school programs.

Certificate students also benefit from one-on-one counseling from a dedicated career development specialist to help them secure summer internships and full-time employment.

Application and Program Requirements

About 100 students each year are accepted into the certificate program through a competitive application process. Any Northwestern undergraduate who meets the program’s rigorous selection criteria may apply. Program prerequisites include advanced calculus and microeconomics. Additional program corequisites include intermediate probability & statistics and advanced econometrics & statistics.

Certificate Prerequisites

The program prerequisites should be completed prior to applying to the program.  One prerequisite course may be taken during the Winter Quarter of the year you apply.  All other program prerequisites should be completed no later than the fall of the year you apply.

Course Title
Calculus Prerequisite
Option 1: Regular Math
Multivariable Differential Calculus
Multivariable Integral Calculus
Option 2: MENU
MENU: Linear Algebra and Multivariable Calculus
MENU: Linear Algebra and Multivariable Calculus
Option 3: MENU Accelerated
MENU: Intensive Linear Algebra and Multivariable Calculus
MENU: Intensive Linear Algebra and Multivariable Calculus
Option 4: ISP
Accelerated Mathematics for ISP: First Year
Accelerated Mathematics for ISP: First Year
Option 5: MMSS
Accelerated Mathematics for MMSS: First Year
Accelerated Mathematics for MMSS: First Year
Option 6: McCormick
Multivariable Differential Calculus for Engineering
Multivariable Integral Calculus for Engineering
Option 7: McCormick Honors
Honors Calculus for Engineers
Honors Calculus for Engineers
Microeconomics Prerequisite
Complete one of the following courses:
Option 1
Microeconomics *
Option 2: MMSS
Social Science Theories & Meth-First Yr
*Please note that ECON 201-0 and ECON 202-0 are prerequisites

Certificate Corequisites

Program corequisites must be completed within a year of entering the program.  Please note that program corequisites may be prerequisites for individual certificate courses.  Take this into account when planning your course schedule.

Course Title
Probability Corequisite
Option 1
Probability and Statistics for Econometrics *
Option 2
Probability and Stochastic Processes *
Option 3: MENU
MENU: Probability and Stochastic Processes *
Option 4
Statistical Theory & Methods 1 *
Option 5: ISP
Probability and Statistics for ISP
Option 6: MMSS
Probability and Statistics for MMSS
Option 7: McCormick
Probability
Option 8: McCormick
Probabilistic Systems
Option 9: McCormick
Introduction to Biomedical Statistics
Option 10: McCormick
Probability and Statistics for Chemical Engineering
*MATH 226-0 is a prerequisite or corequisite for these courses. Review prerequisites when planning your schedule
Econometrics/Statistics Corequisite
Option 1
Econometrics
Option 2: MMSS
Econometrics for MMSS
Option 3: McCormick
Statistics
Statistical Learning for Data Analysis
Option 4
Statistical Theory & Methods 2
Probability and Statistics for ISP
Regression Analysis
Option 4: Data Science Major or Minor with R**
Data Science 1 with R
Data Science 2 with R
Data Science 3 with R
Option 5: Data Science Major or Minor with Python**
Data Science 1 with Python
Data Science 2 with Python
Data Science 3 with Python
**Students should not plan to take these courses unless they have been admitted to the major or minor

See kellogg.northwestern.edu/certificate for a complete explanation of the program prerequisites and corequisites.