Northwestern University Masters in Management Update

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The Northwestern University Masters in Management program finally opened up their program to students outside of their undergraduate program. I was excited when I first posted about their new program and I am even happier now that everyone can apply. And those applying this year can do so without taking or submitting the GMAT. This will change next year so make sure to take advantage if you so desire.

Liberal Arts graduates are encouraged to apply as this program will provide a foundational business education. Core classes include the following:

  • Accounting for Decision Making
  • Business Analytics
  • Leadership in Organizations
  • Finance I
  • Management Communications
  • Operations Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Business Strategy
  • Global Initiatives in Management

In addition to this students are able to take electives that include Finance II, Quantitative Methods, Negotiations and Research Methods. This gives you the opportunity to bolster your education to suit whatever career you plan to focus on.


Those applying should be non-business graduates with liberal arts degrees who have taken both microeconomics and Quantitative Reasoning. A GMAT score is not necessary for this year, but will be required starting in 2016. Below is the class profile of for the current class:

  • GPA – 3.54
  • Domestic/International – 76%/24%
  • Male/Female – 52% / 48%


Not a lot of placement information right now. The website mentions a handful of select employers (Google, Wells Fargo, DropBox, Deloitte, etc). I have no doubt that the amount and quality of those hiring Northwestern graduates will increase as the program matures. To help this along, all Masters in Management students have dedicated career resources.


The first round has already past, but you still have time for round two (due February 13th). I have been hearing of a lot of interest students so demand will be high. When USC had their first year program they received a shocking number of applicants. So I encourage you to get your paperwork in ASAP if you want to apply for this years class.

I’ll see if I can find more information on this program in the next couple months. Stay tuned.

Here is a link to the Northwestern University MS in Management Studies


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