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Executive Education

Northwestern University has a wide array of professional and executive education options for your employees, including graduate programs, executive education classes, as well as on-site and online learning options in a variety of fields and disciplines. Opportunities also exist to create customizable education programs and classes, including those hosted at your company site. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, current options will be conducted virtually. To discuss options for your employees and executives, contact Corporate Engagement, or connect directly with one of the school-based programs listed below.

Professional Education Programs


School of Communication

Northwestern's School of Communication offers non-degree executive education programs rooted in communication theory to provide practical application takeaways in short, accessible workshops.

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McCormick School of Engineering

Northwestern Engineering's Segal Design Institute offers a dynamic program for mid- to senior-level executives created to catalyze innovation through design thinking.


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Northwestern Pritzker Law School

The Professional Education Program at Northwestern Law has a strong history of developing and educating attorneys and counsel in the practical aspects of the law.

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Kellogg School of Management

Kellogg Executive Education offers pathways for professional growth and functional development for individuals and teams as well as broader strategies for enterprise-wide executive development efforts.

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Medical Education

Feinberg School of Medicine

The Office of Continuing Medical Education produces a number of lectures, conferences, and educational programs designed to build on physicians’ knowledge, skills, and professional performance.

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Professional Studies

School of Professional Studies

Working professionals can choose certificate and degree programs in a wide range of areas. Courses are organized around experiential activities, case studies and other projects to help develop new skills. 

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Transportation and Logistics

Northwestern University Transportation Center (NUTC)

The NUTC offers a regular series of non-degree, executive courses for professionals in the transportation and logistics industries.

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Online Courses

Northwestern Online Education Offerings

Northwestern provides access to a number of boot camps, short courses, as well as a degree program through a partnership with "Leading Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion" is a popular short course for companies developed in 2020.

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