Each quarter the MEM Program admits a diverse class of high-achieving individuals interested in advancing their careers in technical management. Prospective students can apply online.
The MEM curriculum is designed for experienced, working engineers. The MEM Admissions Committee requires at least three years of technical work experience after having received a technical undergraduate degree.
The Admission Committee is looking for:
- Bachelor's degree in engineering or science discipline;
- 3.0 Grade Point Average on a 4.0 scale in undergraduate work;
- We are required to see original transcripts. Your transcripts must come directly from you university or college. The transcript should not come directly from the student unless they are in original envelopes sealed with university stamp. Your transcripts should be sent to: MEM, Northwestern University, 2145 Sheridan Rd., Evanston, IL 60201.
- $50 application fee payable in US funds. This may be paid by credit card in our payment system. Please note that this payment system is at a site external to this application system. Alternatively, you may pay your application fee by a check drawn on a U.S. bank and made payable to Northwestern University.
- Three letters of recommendation that attest to the candidate's work performance and management potential. At least two should be business related and one must be a current supervisor. If an email address is supplied, we will send an email to thank them and outline our request. These letters will remain confidential.
- A calculus based Statistics course is a prerequisite for some of the MEM course work. It is not required before applying, but must be taken sometime in the first year. Test your knowledge of statistics here with a review by MEM Director Bruce Ankenman (Part 1) and (Part 2). Here is Ankenman's Statistics Lecure powerpoint slides: Statistics Powerpoints Here is a list of schools that offer calculus based courses: Statistics Courses Here is a sample exam with answers of the MEM in-house statistics exam: Sample Exam Sample Exam Key
- The case-based instruction used in many MEM courses necessitates an excellent command of English. We require a TOEFL score of 250 (600 paper based or 100 internet based) for international applicants who have not had English as their primary language of instruction.
- GMAT or GRE scores are desirable, but not required.
An Admission Committee of IEMS faculty along with the Director of the MEM program make all admission decisions.
* ALL application materials (including letters of recommendations, transcripts, current resume and application fee) must be in the MEM office by the following dates:
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* Note: Because of visa requirements and housing issues, International students should start in the Fall quarter. The deadline for international applications and all supporting documents is June 1st.
The MEM Program recognizes that unexpected job transfers or career changes often necessitate terminating degree programs prior to the granting of a degree. For this reason, MEM allows limited transfer credit for up to 3 courses taken in a graduate program where a degree was not obtained. Applicants who think they may be eligible for transfer credit or course waiver should submit their request along with course description or syllabus at the time they submit their application.