Organization Behavior: Business Leadership

Acceptance Critera

Admission to the Business Leadership program requires prospective students to complete an online application. You will be prompted to create a user account to begin an application with Northwestern University School of Professional Studies. Additional requirements and information are outlined below.

Admission Requirements

In addition to meeting the general admission requirements, the school recommends that Business Leadership program applicants have completed:

  • One to two years of college coursework (30-60 semester hours or 45-90 quarter hours)
  • 5-7 years of professional experience
  • One English composition course

Application Checklist

The following materials are required to apply to the program:

  • A completed online application
  • $50 application fee
  • High school transcripts
  • College/university transcripts
  • A current resume or CV
  • A statement of purpose

Supplemental materials can be uploaded to the online application, or submitted via mail to our Admissions Office in Chicago.

Northwestern University School of Professional Studies
Wieboldt Hall, 6th floor
339 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60611-3008
Phone: 312-503-2579
Fax: 312-503-4942
Email: spsadmissions@northwestern.edu

Applicants will be notified once all materials have been received and the application is complete.

Cohort Program Details

While applications are accepted year-round, only students admitted for the fall quarter may join that academic year's cohort. Depending on individual needs, students admitted to the Business Leadership program in the winter, spring or summer quarters may enroll in non-cohort courses in the interim period before the following fall quarter, when a new cohort is formed. In that way, students may make progress towards their degree during their first quarters of admission prior to beginning the cohort. All course decisions should be made in collaboration with an  academic adviser after admission.

Transfer Credit Policy for the Major

Students who have taken comparable courses at previous institutions before enrolling in the Business Leadership program may transfer up to four courses toward fulfilling major requirements. Additional transfer credit, up to one-half of the coursework required for the degree, may be applied to distribution and elective degree requirements.