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MBA + MSDI = Hybrid Business Innovators


New technologies and the unprecedented speed of innovation across all industries have redefined the skillset needed to compete in today's post-MBA world. The MMM Program is uniquely positioned to keep up with this pace of innovation by offering an MS in Design Innovation featuring a dynamic curriculum focused on design thinking, innovation, analytics, and product management skills that build on the world-class Kellogg MBA.


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Earn two degrees

MMM ensures students receive a rigorous business education integrated with the human-centered methodologies of design innovation. Graduates receive an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and an MS in Design Innovation from Northwestern Engineering.

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Innovate in Your Career

Our graduates see and tackle problems differently, which prepares them for careers across industries that drive impact through innovation of products, services, and experiences.

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Think Strategically

Design innovation creates new value using design-centric tools and frameworks such as empathy, visualization, prototyping, and iteration. This process of creative thinking and doing is a strategic complement to the analytical approach traditionally taught in business management.

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Who hires MMM graduates?

MMM graduates are in demand around the world thanks to their ability to develop desirable, feasible, and viable business solutions. When you join the MMM program, you benefit from the vast network of alumni from both Kellogg and McCormick.

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Chad KartchnerMMM ALUMNUS

Director of Marketing and Product Management at Honeywell Aerospace

Technology and design are transformative forces. MMM teaches leaders how to leverage technology and design to transform the world.


Product Manager at Google

The intersection of social, mobile, marketing, and product is at a tipping point, and many are trying to find the perfect combination of the four to optimize their businesses. As a MMM, I am prepared to propose a recommendation.

Jennifer RobinsonMMM ALUMNUS

Associate Director of Business Strategy at IA Collaborative

The MMM Program provided me with fluency in the languages of both design thinking and business, which allows me to guide my clients through an unfamiliar, ambiguous innovation process by grounding it in the business world they know. As more corporations seek to create design-led cultures, this fluency becomes increasingly valuable.


Senior Product Marketing Manager at Slack

The intellectual and creative curiosity of my friends in the MMM program continues to fuel my growth, both personally and professionally.


Senior Manager, Japan Analytics at Nike

I've enjoyed being at the intersection of creativity and analytics. The MMM Program helped me learn how to always frame a problem through both lenses, which is critical in my role now as a data analytics lead in a company built on powerful storytelling.

Matthew LevatichMMM ALUMNUS

President and CEO at Harley-Davidson Motor Company

My integrity is core to who I am and how I want to be, and it was reinforced, refined, and anchored in my 18 months in the MMM Program.


Vice President for Global Marketing & Communications at Northwestern

The MMM Program offered me the perfect balance of challenge, flexibility, and inspiration needed for me to reset my career trajectory in an entirely new direction.

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MMM: A Pathway to Whole-Brain Thinking

Dean Julio M. Ottino welcomed the new MMM cohort this summer. Read an adaptation of his remarks.

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MMM Students Win AbbVie Innovation Challenge

MMM Students Win AbbVie Innovation Challenge

Northwestern students competed in the AbbVie Innovation Challenge, with a team consisting of three MMM students and a Kellogg MBA student placing first.

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MMM Students Journey to Design Solutions

MMM students spent the winter term collaborating with Discover Global Network and Half Acre Beer Company as part of Business Innovation Lab.

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Orlando Liles
Orlando Liles

Orlando Liles

MMM '17, McKinsey & Company

“Companies across all industries will need to understand how to leverage technology and innovation in their core activities to maintain a competitive advantage. MMM helps to reinforce this forward-thinking mindset.”
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Umang Shukla
Umang Shukla

Umang Shukla

MMM '18, Bain & Company

“I chose MMM because I wanted to round out my consulting skill set with creative problem skills and a focus on consumer desirability, but within days of starting the program, I knew that, beyond two new degrees, I was getting fifty-nine new best friends.”
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Grace Babula
Grace Babula

Grace Babula

MMM '19

“While I was working at Optum, I noticed a need for integrating business and design thinking with science to improve the patient experience in healthcare. The MMM Program seemed like the best way to do that!”
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Rene Peters
Rene Peters

Rene Peters

MMM '18, Microsoft

As a technical engineering manager at Procter & Gamble, Rene wanted to get closer to the decisions that change products. MMM has afforded him more experience in innovation, which he hopes to use to help people by developing social impact technologies.
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Manogna Lekkalapudi
Manogna Lekkalapudi

Manogna Lekkalapudi

MMM '19

“What stands out the most to me is the experiential learning aspect of the curriculum. The work is very hands-on, making it extremely easy to internalize and re-apply in other MBA projects.”
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Segal Design Institute

Our mission is to educate the next generation of synthetic thinkers and leaders — people who are able to move across domains and industries, identify convergences, and create impact through the lens of human-centered design. These thinkers are not generalists, but specialists of a different sort. They take a unified approach to solving problems, drawing on skills from engineering, social sciences, design, and management theory.
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