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  • Predictive Analytics Faculty Director Talks the Next Generation of Data Scientists

    Certificates of Advanced Graduate Study are designed to give professionals with one or more advanced degrees the opportunity to gain new skills, build expertise in new areas, stay current with technology and industry advances, and earn a new credential by completing a targeted four-course sequence.... Read More

  • Three Instructors Receive Distinguished Teaching Award

    Each year since 1988, Northwestern University School of Professional Studies has honored excellence in teaching with its Distinguished Teaching Award. Three teachers — one each from the undergraduate, graduate and professional development faculty — are selected from a pool of instructors nominated b... Read More

  • Information Science the Next Chapter in a Diverse Professional Life

    Many people count themselves lucky if they meet one or two life goals. Darrell Swanson has managed to do more: he has earned three degrees, raised a family, lived 10 years in Tanzania — learning Swahili and climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro — and has a scheduled a date night every Friday with his wife. ... Read More

  • Will Big Data Get Fans Off the Couch and Into the Stadium?

    It’s no secret that analytics are everywhere. We can now measure everything, from exabytes of organizational “big data” to smaller, personal information like your heart rate during a run. And when this data is collected, deciphered, and used to create actionable items, the possibilities, both for bu... Read More

  • Completing Undergraduate Degree Fuels Business Owner’s Success

    Why would the founder of a multi-million dollar company pursue an undergraduate degree in business leadership and organization behavior? “I needed to know what I didn’t know,” says Jim Becker, founder and CEO of Becker Logistics, Inc.... Read More

  • Pre-Medicine Student Reflects on SPS Experience on Blog

    Professional actors often find themselves in unexpected circumstances to supplement their income, and Maura Clement was no different. Just a few years after graduating from a prestigious acting program she was spending her days working in a mock exam room at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School... Read More

  • Why Do Athletes Risk Using PEDs?

    We see it all too often these days: the meteoric rise of an athletic superstar, with fans that marvel at his strength, quickness, and agility — and then, in an instant, the accusations of drug abuse and the subsequent investigations, probations, suspensions, and even permanent bans from the sport br... Read More

  • SPS Celebrates 2015 Graduates

    On Friday, June 19, a crowd of professionals in purple graduation gowns gathered in front of the famed Chicago Theatre in downtown Chicago to celebrate the culmination of their education at Northwestern University School of Professional Studies (SPS). It was SPS’s first convocation ceremony as... Read More

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