Introduction

The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University’s innovative portfolio of MBA programs helps  students find the ideal balance between professional, educational and personal goals. Wherever they are in their career and personal life,  there’s a Kellogg MBA program that will help them grow professionally and personally. The three main types of MBA programs Kellogg offers are; Full Time MBA, Part Time MBA and Executive MBA. Within the full time MBA program, students can choose to pursue a 1 year MBA, 2 year MBA, MMM program or JD-MBA program.

Kellogg offers these departments and concentrations: accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, general management, health care administration, human resources management, international business, marketing, not-for-profit management, production/operations management, organizational behavior, public policy, real estate, and quantitative analysis/statistics and operations research.

Tuition costs are as follows;  US$73,404 per year for full time MBA, US$$7,131 per credit for part time MBA and US$106,782 per year for executive MBA. Upon graduation, 88.5% of MBA graduates received job offers with an average base salary of US$148,817.

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Application Deadlines

Deadlines: 

Round 1: September 18 2019

Round 2: January 8 2020

Round 3: April 8 2020

Application Fee: $250

Admissions Facts

 Acceptance rate (full-time): 20%

Average age of new entrants: 27

 Requiring standardized test: GMAT

 Average GMAT score: 730

Require work experience: Yes

 Average work experience: 5

Application Essays

Season: 2020

1. Essay 1

Kellogg’s purpose is to educate, equip & inspire brave leaders who create lasting value. Tell us about a time you have demonstrated leadership and created lasting value. What challenges did you face, and what did you learn? (450 words)

2. Essay 2

Values are what guide you in your life and work. What values are important to you and how have they influenced you? (450 words)

Additional Information (Optional)

All applicants have the opportunity to provide explanations or clarification in Additional Information: If needed, use this section to briefly describe any extenuating circumstances (e.g. unexplained gaps in work experience, choice of recommenders, inconsistent or questionable academic performance, etc.) (No Word Count)

Letter of Recommendation

Season: 2018

You must submit two letters of recommendation through the online application.

  • Ideally, one letter should come from a current supervisor or manager.
  • The second should come from someone who can evaluate your professional performance and your managerial/leadership potential (e.g., former supervisor, previous employer, client).
  • If you are unable to ask a current supervisor or manager for a letter of recommendation, you should include a brief explanation in the “Additional Information” section of the application.

The application is not considered complete until we have received both recommendations. Additional letters of support are neither required nor encouraged.

Admissions Verdict

   

Competitive

“Kellogg has a very supportive, strong community and is one of the top MBA programs in the US, so you will graduate with a great network. To get in, show that you have a clear idea of what you want from the experience and highlight how you can contribute to its collaborative culture. It is especially good for consulting and general management.”

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