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Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management Executive MBA

The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University is a premier institution for management education. Founded in 1908 and based just outside of Chicago, Kellogg is home to a renowned, research-based faculty and the best and brightest MBA students from around the world. Global business education is different today because of the teamwork and collaboration models that Kellogg pioneered 40 years ago. And, in the 21st century, Kellogg is truly a different voice in management education: We believe business can be bravely led, passionately collaborative and world changing. The Kellogg School’s academic portfolio includes the Full-Time, Part-Time and Executive MBA Programs, the Ph.D. Program, and the non-degree Executive Education Program. The school offers two joint-degree programs: the JD-MBA and the MMM (MBA-MEM). Additionally, the Kellogg School offers an Executive MBA Program in Miami and has alliances with business schools in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Canada. To learn more, visit www.kellogg.northwestern.edu.

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Program Type Executive
Tuition (Total) $173,160

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The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University is a premier institution for management education. Founded in 1908 and based just outside of Chicago, Kellogg is home to a renowned, research-based faculty and the best and brightest MBA students from around the world. Global business education is different today because of the teamwork and collaboration models that Kellogg pioneered 40 years ago. And, in the 21st century, Kellogg is truly a different voice in management education: We believe business can be bravely led, passionately collaborative and world changing. The Kellogg School’s academic portfolio includes the Full-Time, Part-Time and Executive MBA Programs, the Ph.D. Program, and the non-degree Executive Education Program. The school offers two joint-degree programs: the JD-MBA and the MMM (MBA-MEM). Additionally, the Kellogg School offers an Executive MBA Program in Miami and has alliances with business schools in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Canada. To learn more, visit www.kellogg.northwestern.edu.

Specializations Offered: General Management
Degrees Awarded: Executive MBA.

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#1 Businessweek Executive MBA Programs

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LinkedIn

#3 Best Graduate Universities for Management Consultants
#7 Best Graduate Universities for Marketers
#9 Best Graduate Universities for Sales Professionals
#15 Best Graduate Universities for Investment Bankers

The Princeton Review

N/A Best Business Schools (Midwest)
#9 Best Career Prospects
#10 Toughest To Get Into

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

  • Acceptance Rate: 23% accepted out of 4930 applicants
  • Average Age Admitted: 28
  • Average Years Work Experience: 5
  • Application Fee: $250

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Recommendations, Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay, Standardized Test Scores

Admission Requirements

Required: Work Experience, Recommendations, Extracurricular Activities, Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay, Standardized Test Scores

Admission Information

Admissions Officers at Kellogg have the unenviable job of whittling a pile of approximately 5,000 applications down to an admitted class of about 600. During this process, they look for work experience, academic excellence, and personality. The school's Admissions Board conducts thousands of interviews each fall. For the entering class of 2009, the...Admissions Officers at Kellogg have the unenviable job of whittling a pile of approximately 5,000 applications down to an admitted class of about 600. During this process, they look for work experience, academic excellence, and personality. The school's Admissions Board conducts thousands of interviews each fall. For the entering class of 2009, the average GMAT score was 707. In addition, 34 percent of Kellogg students hail from outside of the United States, and for those applicants, TOEFL scores are required. The average TOEFL score for enrolled students is 110 on the internet-based exam.

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Important Dates

Round 1
January

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School Information

The following section features data representative of the entire business school, and numbers here are not necessarily reflective of the specific program.

Students and Faculty

Total Graduate Students 1,973
Total Full-Time Faculty 260
Full-Time Faculty 78%

Student Life

Kellogg is situated in Evanston, Illinois, along the shores of Lake Michigan, with only a short commute on the El (elevated train) to downtown Chicago. While most here appre­ciate the city’s proximity to campus “There is [also] a lot going on [at] school.” One stu­dent explains, “There are dozens, maybe hundreds of clubs at school—special interest, sports, academic, career, spouse/children, politics and government, nonprofit, gay and lesbian, etc.” The student body on the whole is “alive and energetic.”In addition, the Kellogg School plans to build a new facility on its Evanston campus. It will be the first educational building of its kind for the 21st century – a one-of-a-kind lakeside structure designed to maximize flexibility in teaching, leverage the use of tech­nology, foster creativity and community building, convene conversations that matter and inspire global interconnections.

Career

Recent recruiters with a presence at Kellogg include Abbott, McKinsey & Company; Microsoft Corporation, Google and Target; most students are confident that their school has a “sterling reputation among corporate recruiters.” It helps, too, that professors are “student-focused” and fellow students are “willing to go out on a limb to help . . . with recruiting, career advice, and schoolwork.” Students agree that the team-focused envi­ronment ensures that “networking at Kellogg is tremendous.”

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Students Say

At the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, you can almost feel the cooperation in the air. “It’s the kind of atmosphere that even if you don’t know peo­ple, you will say ‘hi’ in the halls,” reports one student. This “collaborative,” “collegial,” and “student-led environment” at Kellogg means that students’ input is always sought, and their voices and desires have a huge impact on the course the school takes both aca­demically and socially. Students agree that this crash-course in democracy is “the best way to train tomorrow’s business leaders” and note that it also lends the school “a cer­tain energy around the campus that brings excitement to each and every day.”One facet of the collaborative spirit is that professors receive regular performance evalu­ations. However, it seems the results are rarely negative as the majority of students here praise them as “bright, accomplished, fair, and engaging.”Another major draw to the program is the school’s One-Year MBA Program that allows students to earn their MBAs in just 12 months. “Kellogg’s One-Year Program is one-of-a­kind,” one student says. “It’s the best return on investment and offers great flexibility combined with small classes and highest quality students.” There is, of course, the tradi­tional Two-Year Program available as well. In addition to the One-Year MBA Program, another unique facet at Kellogg is the MMM Program, a dual-degree in conjunction with the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University and designed to aid students who wish to pursue “management roles in product and/or service driven com­panies.” In addition, the MMM program integrates management, operations, and design.Kellogg offers a lengthy list of majors in which students can specialize, from biotechnol­ogy management to social enterprise. Conversely, students single out the “breadth of the marketing, strategy, and finance departments.” Overridingly, students feel confident in regards to their prospective futures thanks to the Kellogg School’s “overall atmosphere, solid reputation and ranking, [and] strength across academic disciplines.”

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Student Services

  • Campus Wide Network
  • Centers Of Research:

    http://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/Faculty/Research_Centers.aspx

  • International Student Support Groups:

    The American Culture and English for International Business Students Program (ACE) is designed to give international students a chance to acclimate themselves to American culture before classes begin. Over the course of four weeks, students gain experience and knowledge in areas that are key to successful MBA studies: working in teams, participating in case method class sessions, and developing cultural resources to help connect with fellow students in areas beyond academics.

  • Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Support Groups:

    http://kellogg.campusgroups.com/glma/about/

  • Minority Support Groups:

    http://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/About/diversity-inclusion.aspx

  • Peer Tutoring Programs:

    http://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/stu_aff/tutor.htm

  • Research Facilities:

    http://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/Faculty/Research_Centers.aspx

  • Study Abroad:

    For a list of all countries which Kellogg study abroad opportunities are offered, visit: http://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/academic/international/exchange/participating.htm

  • Women Support Groups:

    Women's Business Association https://kellogg-wba.campusgroups.com/web_page.aspx?order=1&id=4300

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management include:

Roslyn Brock - Chairman of the Board, NAACP

Gregg Steinhafel - Chairman, President, and CEO, Target

Joe De Pinto - President and CEO, 7-Eleven

Gloria Guevara - Secretary of Tourism, Country of Mexico

Ellen Kullman - CEO, DuPont

School Employment Information

Graduation Employment 77%
Three Month Employment 92%
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