FAQ - Curriculum

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How does this program differ from a standard MBA?

The EMBA is aimed at experienced professionals, selected by their employers to expand their academic foundation. The schedule is organized in a way that allows participants to continue their work while they study. The participants begin the program in a unified group, study together and typically graduate as a class.

The curriculum elaborates on international topics.

Three modules are conducted abroad: Students spend two consecutive "live-in" weeks at Northwestern University, on the Evanston, IL campus, studying together with participants from Kellogg's other international partnerships. Additional international module / field trip is held during the second year of studies.

During the second year of studies each program of the Kellogg global network offers an international module to which students from all programs are invited. The Kellogg-Recanati program hosts 2 international modules each year.


Participating executives in the International program represent a wide variety of nationalities, and a lot of experience in the global market.

What is the program’s structure?

All participants are required to pass 28 course units to meet graduation requirements. Most courses are one unit. A course includes 10 class meetings of 1.5 hours each.


The program offers about 30 courses in 14 modules of study. Typically, two or three topics are covered in each module

The learning modules are structured in one of two formats:


1. A five-week module in which classes meet on Thursday afternoons and Friday mornings. Typically half of the modules are offered in this format. Some of the courses are conducted over two consecutive weeks.


2. An intensive module is conducted over a five or six consecutive full days within a single week. Typically eight of the modules, evenly spread through the two years, are offered in this format.


Live-in weeks: Some of the intensive weeks are offered in a "live-in" format. They include a residential component to allow participants to engage in further classroom discussions, expand their networks of business contacts, and develop personal friendships. Two live-in weeks are offered at Kellogg, at the beginning of the second year studies and others are offered by the network partners.


International weeks: Each network partner (Kellogg in Miami, Kellogg-Schulich in Toronto, Kellogg-WHU in Germany, Kellogg-HKUST in Hong Kong and Kellogg-Recanati in Israel) offers at least one international module open to students coming from the network partners’ programs. These modules are open to second year students. The exchange option can be exercised according to the worldwide exchange policy guidelines.

The tentative calendar for KR24 (2019-2021) indicates the structure of the upcoming program.

Is there Prerequisite term?


However, we offer some voluntary, pre-enrollment workshops to

"dust off" your mathematics, statistics, accounting and personal computing skills.

Does the program offer Specialization (Majors)?


The program follows a General Management curriculum with an emphasis on international aspects of business conduct.

What is the workload for each course? How much time is expected outside class?

 On average you will spend two hours outside class for every hour in class.

On a typical week of a five-week module participants spend 6 hours in class, and should expect spending about 12 hours in preparations for class or post-class assignments.

In Intensive and Semi-Intensive modules most of the preparations have to take place before the beginning of the module.

What are the teaching methods?

Balancing theory and practice is characteristic of the KR program. Case study method is implemented in many of the courses.

The program puts a strong emphasis on teamwork, which allows participants the opportunity to learn a lot from each other’s experience. In the Speaker Series leaders of the industry, government as well as management experts are invited to speak with the participants.

What is the grading system in the program?

Grades are given for each course. The grading system consists of High Pass, Pass, Low Pass, Unsatisfactory and Incomplete. All participants are required to pass 28 course units to meet graduation requirements.

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