Current Students

To start the registration process, please visit the MEM Curriculum website to view the course schedule, course descriptions and dates to determine your course selections for Spring 2018.

After finalizing your schedule, please enter your course selections in the Google Form and the MEM program will confirm your registration by e-mail. The Google Form must be completed by May 4, 2018. If a student completes the form and then requires a registration add/drop, email directly to communicate the registration change. The last day to add, drop or change a class for Summer is June 29, 2018. There is no tuition adjustment after this date.

Registration Form 

Summer classes begin the week of Monday, June 25.


MEM 419: Technical Entrepreneurship, taught by Professor Michael Marasco, will be offered on Tuesday evenings from 6:30pm-9:30pm in the Summer 2018 quarter. This is a ten-week session course. Location is TBD.

Statistics Requirement

A calculus-based statistics background is a prerequisite for many of the MEM courses. During Summer 2018 MEM is requiring all incoming students to complete a free, no credit, on-line, calculus-based statistics course. This course will run from late June to mid-August. Exact dates are TBD. 

Important Dates

  • Monday, May 21 - Registration for Fall 2018 begins
  • Monday, June 25 - Summer Quarter Begins
  • Friday, June 29 - Last day to add, drop, or change a course with full tuition adjustment
  • Wednesday, July 4 - Independence Day (holiday, no classes)
  • Saturday, September 1 - End of ten-week session courses
  • September 6 & 7 - International Student Orientation, hosted by the International Office
  • Saturday, Septemeber 8 - Tailgate and football game (NU vs Duke)
  • Friday, September 21 - Student Orientation

Non-MEM Elective Courses

**NOTE: MEM students will be responsible for registering themselves for any electives outside of those listed below. Electives must still be listed on the Registration Google Form and MEM staff will notify those whose elective choices do not meet program criteria.

IEMS courses

IEMS has a “Waitlist” website that students should utilize to request a permission number for available IEMS courses. Please note that IEMS-300 level courses are reserved for IEMS undergrad students first, then undergrads in general, and finally to grad students. The website is geared more towards IEMS undergrads, so not all information is applicable to MEM students. 


Please visit the Non-Kellogg Student Registration page for information on how Non-Kellogg students can register for Kellogg courses. Non-Kellogg registration for Summer2018 is TBD.

  • The process to register for Kellogg courses has changed and now requires a McCormick Administration signature, instead of a MEM department signature. 
  • Students must fill out this Google Form to collect information on their choice for Kellogg courses.
  • MEM will review the Google Form and obtain the proper signatures on the students’ behalf.
  • MEM will then send each student the signed Kellogg Registration Approval Form for the student to upload to the Kellogg Registration System.  


Any potential NUvention courses offered in summer are not yet listed. Please check the Farley Center NUvention webpage to see when they list information on available courses.

Segal Design

No Summer 2018 courses available to MEM students.

MS in Learning & Organizational Change

MSLOC is offering three courses with limited availability. All courses require an additional $400 hybrid class fee, which covers all meals and staffing during the on-sites.

  • MSLOC 440: Executing Strategic Change – will be offered on Wednesday evenings at 7pm with a mandatory onsite in Evanston on 7/24 6-9pm; 7/25 9am-9pm (dinner out); and 7/26 from 9am-3pm.
    • In this course, you will explore the nature of strategic business change and will discuss what enables strategic change to be successful or fail. We will delve into issues of leadership, sponsorship, organizational culture, change agent roles and key success factors for implementing sustained change. Emphasis will be placed on strategic change from a practitioner’s frame of reference. Several models will be also introduced to frame the discussions.
  • MSLOC 441: Designing Sustainable Strategic Change – will be offered Mondays from 7 - 8.30pm CT (Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4 and 10). Week 3 is optional. There will be a mandatory onsite in Evanston on 7/20 6-9pm, 7/21 9am-9pm (dinner out) and 7/22 9am-3pm.
    • This course will focus on how strategic change gets designed, implemented and sustained. We examine change from the metaphorical perspective of the organization as a living organism and will be exploring the elements of organizational systems using the lenses of design, change, and learning. The course is a participatory exploration of how components of the design process and organizational change practices have been and are being integrated in order to create organizational systems that are more responsive to rapid and complex change. Topics covered will include an overall model of sustainable change, how the design process and design thinking integrate with organizational change principles and methodologies, using qualitative research to design change problems and build a case for change, participatory methods for strategic planning and large-scale systems change, “transition” vs. change, the power of alignment, gaining commitment to change, power/politics and coalition-building in the change process, dynamics of culture and change, and using prototyping in organizational change contexts.
  • MSLOC 452: Cognitive Design – will be offered on Thursdays 7-8pm with a mandatory onsite in Evanston on 7/22 5-9pm, 7/23 9am-9pm, and 7/24 9am-3pm.
    • This course will introduce students to the methods and tools needed to design organizational improvements and generate new product ideas that support and enhance the cognition of employees and customers. Cognitive design is devoted to understanding how people perceive, think, remember, feel and relate in real-world situations and using that understanding to drive innovations in products, processes, HR programs, change initiatives and other organizational improvements. Students will learn how to design organizational artifacts (e.g., new products, improved workflows, behavior change programs) that fit how the human mind works along both the intellectual and emotional dimension. This is a project-based course where students work in teams to model cognition, identify unmet needs and apply leading ideas of applied cognitive science to pressing design challenges in business.

MS in Analytics

No Summer 2018 courses available to MEM students.

MS Information Technology

No Summer 2018 courses available to MEM students.

Master of Project Management

No Summer 2018 courses available to MEM students.

If a student becomes aware of a graduate level elective of interest, put it on the Google Form, and the MEM Program will let you know if it is possible. If you have questions about a certain course, you are encouraged to email MEM for consideration. The Program requests that you do not go to the course faculty/department to ask directly. 

Tuition INformation

Tuition Rates for 2017-18

If you register for one, two or three courses, the tuition fee is $4,997 per course. If you register for four courses you will be charged the quarterly rate of $17,063. 

Tuition Billing Cycle

MEM will begin registering students on May 11, 2018 and students will receive an electronic tuition invoice in mid-June with a July 1 due date. If a student would like to be registered earlier and receive a June 1 tuition invoice due date, please fill out the Google form at your earliest convenience to indicate this preference. Note that some non-MEM course registrations may require an earlier registration (e.g. Kellogg or NUvention courses) that could create an early bill.

Tuition Invoices

Students will receive an email notification at your Northwestern email address when each new bill is available online. Then, to view and optionally print your bill, log-in to CAESAR with a Northwestern NetID and password to locate the bill (CAESAR > For Students > Financial Services > View My E-Bill & E-Payment). The option of making your payments online or by mail will continue to be your choice.  


All MEM full-time students (those who are registered for 3 courses or more) will automatically have $100 “activity fee” added to their tuition bill each quarter. Full-time students will receive a Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) bus/train ID pass that provides unlimited rides on the CTA buses and trains during enrollment as a full-time student.

Student Gym

All full and part-time students have free access to the NU state-of-the-art sports pavilion, which is located in the same building as the MEM classroom space.    

Graduation - June 2018

March and June graduates can choose to attend the all-school Northwestern University Commencement for graduates on Friday, June 22, 2018. This year's speaker will be Renée Fleming.

MEM and the McCormick School of Engineering will have their degree recognition ceremony on Saturday, June 23 at 2pm in the Ryan Auditorium of the Technological Institute. The ceremony will be followed by photos, and finally a MEM celebration reception for graduates and guests at the Merion in downtown Evanston.

Please visit our graduation page for more information regarding the graduation ceremony and reception.

If you plan to complete your degree by June 2018 and have not notified the MEM office, please do so immediately.