Experiential Learning

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Make an Impact Beyond Four Walls

Experiential learning exposes you to the same challenges business leaders face every day. Working alongside faculty members, fellow students, alumni and corporate partners, you’ll use strategic management concepts to solve critical business issues through special projects, labs and courses. Choose from more than 1,000 experiential learning opportunities to find the one that speaks to you.

Courses & Labs


Asset Management Practicum

This highly specialized course sequence allows students to manage a portfolio, including the school's endowment. Students rotate across roles, such as industry analysts, traders and portfolio managers and take guidance directly from prominent alumni on Wall Street.

Private Equity & Venture Labs

Private Equity Lab and Venture Lab help place students at quarter-long internships with leading organizations. Private Equity Lab provides hands-on experience with private equity firms, while Venture Lab offers exposure to venture capital firms.


NUvention Courses

These interdisciplinary courses foster collaboration among students across Northwestern, including the medical and law schools. Students explore entrepreneurial business concepts in areas such as social impact, medical innovations, energy, web, analytics and nanotechnology.

New Venture Course Series

The New Venture course series allows students with pre-articulated business concepts to design and develop a launch plan.

Kellogg Board Fellows Program

This student-led program pairs participants with Chicago-area nonprofits to serve on their board of directors, actively contributing to the organizations for 14 months.

Analytical Consulting Lab

Analytical Consulting Lab (ACL) offers students the chance to work with actual company data, developing meaningful analytical models for managerial decision-making, and presenting results and recommendations to company executives. Projects focus on developing economic models for decision-making, developing analytical processes, and using big data and analytics for improved enterprise decisions.

Global Lab

Kellogg’s Global Lab (G-Lab) offers students a unique opportunity to work one-on-one with an international company to help solve a pressing business or management challenge. This twelve-week experiential learning course blends traditional classroom learning with real-world problem solving, teamwork, and client service. Working closely with the faculty advisor, teams of four students spend the first ten weeks on-campus conducting research, analysis, and interviews in line with the work plan they develop with their clients. After a mid-term progress review and completing their on-campus activities, the teams travel to the client sites to spend the final two weeks completing their research, presenting final recommendations, and working with management on implementation plans.

Risk Lab

In Risk Lab, students work on real-world projects the provide an excellent opportunity to exercise many of the concepts that are part of an MBA curriculum. Projects in this course are full of real-world complexity, which will require integration of concepts from various disciplines. The projects in Risk Lab are not strictly about risk management or risk reduction, but rather risk identification, projecting, planning, and risk acceptance.
2015 Super Bowl Ad Review

2015 Super Bowl Ad Review

Go behind the scenes as Kellogg students describe their experience participating in Kellogg's annual Super Bowl Ad Review.