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Management Studies, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 10 months


The Management Studies program of Northwestern University is designed for ambitious graduates with a background in STEM or the liberal arts, the program features innovative curriculum taught by Kellogg’s top-tier faculty that blends academic rigor with real-world practicality.

The Kellogg MSMS program builds upon your undergraduate education by equipping you with a transformative skill set that will make an impact in the business world. Blending academic rigor with real-world practicality, the MSMS program transforms accomplished students into well-rounded leaders who have the confidence and competitive edge to excel in any industry.

Career Management Center

One-on-one coaching

  • Our experience career coaches work with you in all aspects of your career development. They will help you define your career vision, craft your résumé and cover letters, refine your interview skills and assess job offers.

Professional development workshops

  • You will have the opportunity to attend several career workshops and programs, both on and off campus, to experience a wide range of industries and career options. You’ll also develop critical job-search and networking skills.

Connections and networking

  • Kellogg leverages a vast network of relationships with employers and alumni working across every industry ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies. MSMS students will also enjoy access to the Northwestern Career Advancement team for on-campus recruiting.

Lifelong career support

  • MSMS alumni will benefit from Kellogg career services long after graduation. As part of our alumni network, you will continue to receive individual coaching, career workshops and access to Kellogg Executive Education opportunities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Accounting for Decision Making
  • Business Analytics
  • Leadership in Organizations
  • Finance
  • Management Communications
  • Operations Management

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 10 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • Undergraduate academic record (GPA, transcript, and other universities attended if you have transferred or studied abroad)
  • One-page resume for upload 
  • Information about additional professional, academic and/or artistic achievements (optional)
  • Two Recommendations. One recommender must be an academic reference, preferably a professor. The second recommender must be a non-family member who knows you well.
  • Video Essays
  • Interview by invitation
  • $125 Application Fee
  • English language proficiency (international students)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19112 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19112 USD per year and a duration of 10 months.
  • National

    19112 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19112 USD per year and a duration of 10 months.
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Per quarter:

  • $19,112

Living costs for Evanston

  • 1100 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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