Where Kellogg MBAs Work & What They Do

Where do Kellogg MBAs work and in what industries?

With its wealth of membership data, LinkedIn is now providing a glimpse into this answer. Of course, not all Kellogg MBAs are registered with the professional networking site so it’s an obviously incomplete list. Even so, the data provides an interesting window into the most likely employers of Kellogg MBAs as well as the most likely industries that attract its graduates.

Source: LinkedIn membership data

Of the top MBA employers, Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management grads are the only ones where the number employed by McKinsey happen to be equal to the number employed by another major corporation. In this case, Microsoft. Both firms have 324 LinkedIn members with Kellogg MBAs who currently work for them.

As you might expect, marketing looms large among the alumni base at Kellogg. After finance, it’s the biggest area of professional work, with 3,422 Kellogg MBAs. Next comes business development, which claims 2,569 Kellogg grads who are LinkedIn members, and consulting, with 2,255 LinkedIn members.
The school’s top 12 employers, according to LinkedIn data, are significantly different than many mainstream MBA schools, with such companies as Abbott, Motorola, and PepsiCo in the mix. Consulting, which has taken the lion’s share of recent graduates out of Kellogg, also looms large. After McKinsey, Boston Consulting Group and Deloitte are the No. three and four employers. Bain & Co. enters the list as the eighth largest employer of Kellogg grads.

And then there are some 138 Kellogg MBAs employed by  Mondelez International, the new name for Kraft Foods global snack business.

Kellogg MBAs: Whey They Work & What They Do

CompanyLinkedIn MembersIndustryLinkedIn Members
Microsoft324Finance3,86
McKinsey324Marketing3,422
Boston Consulting Group237Business Development2,560
Deloitte193Consulting2,255
Accenture190Sales2,017
IBM174Entrepreneur1,718
Abbott156Administrative1,609
Bain & Co.146Operations1,475
Mondelez International138Product1,165
Motorola Mobility125Information Technology971
PepsiCo125Engineering736
J.P. Morgan122Public Relations529
Google122Human Resources508
JPMorgan Chase120Creative415
Hewlett-Packard118Accounting367
Northwestern Univ.115Support329
Citicorp114Legal301
BP103Medical255
Merrill Lynch99Buyer149
Cisco Systems95Real Estate127
Baxter Healthcare94
Ernst & Young88
Amazon87

Source: December 2012 LinkedIn membership data

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