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

Company LinkedIn Members Industry LinkedIn Members
Microsoft 324 Finance 3,86
McKinsey 324 Marketing 3,422
Boston Consulting Group 237 Business Development 2,560
Deloitte 193 Consulting 2,255
Accenture 190 Sales 2,017
IBM 174 Entrepreneur 1,718
Abbott 156 Administrative 1,609
Bain & Co. 146 Operations 1,475
Mondelez International 138 Product 1,165
Motorola Mobility 125 Information Technology 971
PepsiCo 125 Engineering 736
J.P. Morgan 122 Public Relations 529
Google 122 Human Resources 508
JPMorgan Chase 120 Creative 415
Hewlett-Packard 118 Accounting 367
Northwestern Univ. 115 Support 329
Citicorp 114 Legal 301
BP 103 Medical 255
Merrill Lynch 99 Buyer 149
Cisco Systems 95 Real Estate 127
Baxter Healthcare 94
Ernst & Young 88
Amazon 87

Source: December 2012 LinkedIn membership data

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