The MSC program includes a robust curriculum designed for current and future leaders to learn and grow using different delivery models.
Propel yourself forward with critical knowledge and skills.
Over the last 40 years, the MSC has evolved to include new formats, enhanced outcomes, and strategic frameworks. But our goal has never changed: to empower new and experienced leaders to communicate effectively and with purpose.
Network With Leaders, Dive deep into thoughtful conversations with your industry’s thought leaders and experts. In the Northwestern MSC, you work with world-class faculty to question the way things are, discover new perspectives, and build a new framework to advance your leadership
“My professional and personal growth has been entirely reshaped by the MSC program. I’m a stronger writer and a better teammate because of our classes. I have a much different perspective on effective leadership. I also built invaluable mentorship relationships – I landed my current job on the Pritzker campaign thanks to the advocacy of one of my closest professors.
Jr. Speechwriter & Press Assistant | JB for Governor
Class of 2022
The MSC Curriculum Framework
Communication is both art and science. Knowledge can be conceptual, applied, or practical. At Northwestern, we help bridge these gaps using a learning framework composed of three fundamental themes.
This dynamic framework provides you the scaffolding for learning new skills and advancing your leadership goals.
MSC Curriculum Paths
Choose from one of two primary paths and connect with world-class faculty, all while gaining a competitive advantage in the workplace as you master new skills and explore new ideas.
Earn the same MSC degree and credits through two unique paths.
The Custom Leadership Program (CLP) offers a unique in-person experience for every student, regardless of where you are in your career.
Focus on one course at a time with the Online Leadership Program (OLP). This online, 5-week session sprint format allows students to explore each topic in-depth.
Build Your Portfolio During Your Coursework
Over the course of the program, you’ll create a three-part cumulative deliverable that integrates academic discoveries, a skills-based project, and the design and implementation of your own personal brand.
The Capstone Project serves as far more than an assessment of your learning. Your Capstone is a deep dive into the experience you take with you as you forge new paths in your career.
Learn new skills and advance your career with Northwestern’s MSC program.