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 February 26, 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 a class or change a section for Spring is Monday, April 9, 2018. The last day to drop a class for Spring is Friday, May 11, 2018. (No tuition adjustment after April 9.) 

Registration Form 

Spring Quarter Calendar Update

MEM 420: Organizing for Innovation, taught by Professor Peggy Matson, and MEM 437 Strategic Management for Engineers, taught by Professor Don McNeely, will both begin on Monday, April 2, 2018. This is one day earlier than indicated on the University Calendar. 


MEM 419: Technical Entrepreneurship, taught by Professor Michael Marasco, will be offered on Thursday evening from 6:30pm-9:30pm in the Summer 2018 quarter. Location is TBD.

Non-MEM Elective Courses

**NOTE: Starting in Spring 2018  and going forward, 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 Spring 2018 will begin on Monday, March 19, and end on Thursday, March 22 at 5:00 PM.

  • 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. 

Kellogg Google Form 


Applications for NUvention courses are currently open. Please check the Farley Center NUvention webpage to apply and for information on available courses.

Segal Design

No Spring 2018 courses available to MEM students.

MS in Learning & Organizational Change

MSLOC is offering one course.

  • MSLOC 430HY: Creating and Sharing Knowledge, instructor TBD, taught in a hybrid format with weekly virtual sessions on Tuesday evenings from 7:15pm-8:45pm. There are mandatory onsites on campus on May 6 from 6-9pm, May 7 from 9am-9pm, and May 8 from 9am-3pm.
    • There is an additional $400 hybrid fee for the class to cover the costs of staffing the onsite and all meals are covered as well.

MS in Analytics

No Spring 2018 courses available to MEM students.

MS Information Technology

MSIT is offering four courses.
Note: Spring 2018 MSIT Courses begin Saturday, March 31, 2018.

  • MSIT 423: Data Mining and Business Intelligence, taught by Edward Malthouse, on Saturdays from 2pm-5pm. Class begins Saturday, March 31, 2018.
  • MSIT 432: Communications Networks, taught by Randall Berry, on Saturdays from 9:30am-12:30pm. Class begins Saturday, March 31, 2018. 
  • MSIT 490: Information Security - Risk Management, taught by Tina Hauri, on Saturdays from 2pm-5pm. This course is a first five-week course that can be taken before MSIT 445. Class begins Saturday, March 31, 2018.
    • LDRSHP 410: Leadership by Design, taught by Todd Murphy, on Saturdays from 2pm-5pm, is cross-listed with MSIT 490 and can be taken in its place as a first five-week course before taking MSIT 445. Class begins Saturday, March 31, 2018. If you are interested in taking LDRSHP 410, please email MEM immediately, we must have a list of interested students by February 19, 2018.
  • MSIT 445: Managing Technology Development & Innovation, taught by Wayne Montague, on Saturdays from 2pm-5pm. This course is a second five-week course that can be taken after either MSIT 490 or LDRSHP 410. Class begins Saturday, May 5, 2018.

Master of Project Management

MPM is offering nine courses.

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 March 11, 2018 and students will receive an electronic tuition invoice in mid-April with a May 1 due date. If a student would like to be registered earlier and receive a April 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.

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