M.S. in Management Studies
The Russell Fellows Program
Introducing the M.S. in Management Studies (MSMS) degree through the new Russell Fellows Program at the Kellogg School of Management. The new M.S. program is named in memory of Jim Russell, a 1935 alumnus of Northwestern's School of Commerce, now the Kellogg School.
If you're a Northwestern undergraduate completing your degree in the current academic year and interested in learning about management and business, there is now a Master of Science program that will equip you with specialized business skills in just one year.
This program is designed to complement and build upon Northwestern University's world-class liberal arts education and highly regarded science curriculum. Graduates who complete this degree will have a strong grounding in liberal arts and management fundamentals.
The curriculum will expose you to a variety of managerial topics, from accounting and marketing to strategy and leadership. Developing broad-based business acumen and skills, in combination with your undergraduate degree, will position you for success across any number of industries, functions and roles. It will empower you to solve problems, evaluate and sell your ideas, lead teams effectively, and take control of your career.
Whether you’ve studied economics, history, music, engineering, philosophy, or any of the 100-plus majors at NU, the Russell Fellows Program will offer you a thorough grounding in business principles, strategies and tools. This multifaceted training will make you more attractive to firms and organizations and better prepared to navigate new challenges throughout your career.
The Learning Environment
Russell Fellows engage in challenging, fast-paced coursework that prepares you to successfully deal with on-the-job demands in a wide range of organizations, including business, government and non-profits. Both inside and outside the classroom, students are encouraged to collaborate as a team — a hallmark of the Kellogg School's programs.
Students develop advanced skills in qualitative and quantitative reasoning; gain exposure to real-world corporate scenarios; understand the nuances of solving challenging business problems; and receive training from some of the world's most highly regarded academics. The program produces highly skilled graduates who stand out from their peers in the marketplace.
Dedicated Career Support
Helping students make that leap into the workforce is another critical component of the program. A career adviser, dedicated exclusively to Russell Fellows, will help students launch their careers upon graduation.
Support includes developing a targeted job search strategy, arranging career treks to top companies to learn about various industries, and connecting students to unique recruiting opportunities.
And throughout their careers, Russell Fellows can leverage the power and connections of the Kellogg alumni network.
This 12-credit program begins mid-July 2013 and runs through mid-May 2014. Application for Summer 2013 admission is now closed. Admission decisions will be made by April 1, 2013.
Dean Sally Blount on the
MSMS advantage »
"In developing the M.S. program, we talked to business leaders and corporate recruiters across many industries. The consensus?
Russell Fellows will be in high demand for their business acumen, critical thinking and that distinctive, collaborative approach to leadership as only Kellogg can teach it"
— Betsy Ziegler, Associate dean of MBA programs and dean of students