Kellogg School of Management – Northwestern University

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Kellogg School of Management Northwestern University 2211 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208
Detailed Information

The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University (Kellogg) offers these departments and concentrations: accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, general management, health care administration, leadership, marketing, not-for-profit management, production/operations management, organizational behavior, portfolio management, public administration, public policy, real estate, quantitative analysis/statistics and operations research, and technology. Its tuition is full-time: $74,871 per year; part-time: $7,273 per credit; and executive: $108,918 per year. At graduation, 80.60 percent of graduates of the full-time program are employed.

Students at the Kellogg School of Management can choose from a variety of graduate degree programs, including a traditional full-time MBA program and a part-time MBA program with classes in the evenings and on Saturdays. MBA students who want to earn additional credentials can also pursue a master’s degree in design innovation through the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science or a J.D. through Northwestern Law School. Several different Ph.D. programs are also available, including one in management, organizations and sociology with the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences. Courses at Kellogg focus on teamwork and experiential learning, and students can study abroad or participate in international field research.

Outside of classes, students can get involved in more than a dozen research centers, such as the General Motors Research Center for Strategy in Management and the Center for Executive Women. Guest speakers give talks regularly. There are also more than 100 student organizations to join, which include academic and social clubs. Full-time MBA students take classes on Northwestern’s campus in Evanston, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. Some graduate students are able to live in on-campus housing.

There are more than 50,000 Kellogg graduates, including Ted Phillips, president and CEO of the Chicago Bears, and Ellen Kullman, chair and CEO of DuPont.

Application Deadlines
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Program Details
Program Fees
$74,871per year
Average Starting Salary
Program Duration
Median GMAT Score
Average GRE Score
Average Incoming Class GPA
3.70out of 4
Class Size
International Cohort
Average Work Experience
Minimum Work Experience
FT Global MBA Ranking 2021-22
Application Essays
Essay Topics

Essay 1: Kellogg’s purpose is to educate, equip & inspire brave leaders who create lasting value. Provide a recent example where you have demonstrated leadership and created lasting value. What challenges did you face, and what did you learn? (450 words)

Essay 2: Values are what guide you in your life and work. What values are important to you, and how have they influenced you?

Letter of Recommendation

1. Kellogg has a diverse student body and values students who are inclusive and encouraging of others with differing perspectives and backgrounds. Please tell us about a time when you witnessed the candidate living these values. (300 words)
2. How does the candidate’s performance compare to those of other well-qualified individuals in similar roles? Please provide specific examples. (300 words)
3. Describe the most important piece of constructive feedback you have given the candidate. Please detail the circumstances and the applicant’s response. (250 words)
(Optional) Is there anything else you would like us to know?

Application Procedure

Applicants can elect to apply to Kellogg during one of three admissions rounds that usually occur in September, January and early April. The application solicits data on an applicant’s personal background, academic honors, and work history. It also calls for applicants to submit Kellogg’s essays, a résumé, GRE/GMAT and TOEFL scores, transcripts from all collegiate and post-collegiate institutions attended, and two letters of recommendation from supervisors. Finally, the program requires applicants to submit an application fee of $250. In the application, applicants may either request an on-campus or off-campus interview. The Kellogg Admissions Committee notifies applicants of their interview assignment via email.

Application Checklist

Data Form
Interview request on/off-campus
Application Fee
Scanned transcripts
Test score updates