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Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University


Contact our general manager with any questions. Profile updated: January 5, 2023.

Contact Information

2211 Campus Drive Evanston
Evanston, IL 60208
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School Data

Annual Tuition: $78,276

Full-Time Enrollment: 503

International: 38%

Average Age: 27

Female: 48%

Male: 52%

Application Deadlines: Round 1 - September 14, 2022 | Round 2 - January 10, 2023 | Round 3 - April 5, 2023

The Kellogg MBA: What You Need To Know

Founded in 1908, Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management is a global business school with a mission to educate, equip, and inspire leaders to wisely leverage the power of markets to create lasting value. Kellogg offers a top-notch business education setting, where students in cohorts of 493 on average will grow personally and professionally, in expected and unexpected ways.

The traditional two-year program offers students the flexibility to explore a variety of interests and disciplines while developing strong management and leadership skills. In addition to majors such as Accounting, Finance, and Marketing, Kellogg provides “pathways” designed to help students focus on a particular skill set or industry. Recently added pathways include Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Technology Management, and Energy and Sustainability.

Kellogg values experiential learning and has many opportunities for students to gain hands-on real-world experience working with real clients. Experiential learning opportunities include the Private Equity Lab which offers internships with firms, the Growth Strategy Practicum which allows students to explore the challenges that growth-stage companies encounter, and the NUvention program and NUvention Medical program gives students innovation and entrepreneurial experience.

Throughout their educational experience, students can take advantage of Kellogg’s world-renowned Career Management Center with one-on-one coaching, workshops, a job board with more than 5,000 annual listings, as well as extensive alumni connections.

Kellogg values students who are fully engaged and “all in” with their student experience: specifically, people who will be high impact, low ego leaders who always look to elevate everyone in the room.  Along with GRE/GMAT scores, prospective students applying are expected to complete an interview, and video essays designed to get to know the personalities, values, and qualities of students that don’t come across on paper.

There are a number of global opportunities for students to immerse themselves in a culture outside of the U.S. and broaden their network significantly. Kellogg boasts one of the largest exchange programs, with 25 partner schools. Kellogg Worldwide Exploration Student Trips is one of the most popular global opportunities where incoming students, prior to beginning classes, travel abroad under the leadership of second-year students. There are also more than 120 student-led clubs and sends graduates to more than 500 companies worldwide.

21% of Kellogg’s grad students accept tech jobs after graduating, and graduates of the MBA have a good shot at working with the three largest employers of the program; Boston Consulting Group, McKinsey & Company, and Bain & Company.

Kellogg MBA Rankings Data

Kellogg MBA Employment Stats

B-School SmackDown:

Kellogg vs. Chicago’s Booth School of Business

Student Perspectives:

Kellogg Chronicles: What I Discovered During My Internship

MBA Program Consideration Set:

Stretch Schools: Harvard, Stanford, Chicago, Wharton

Match Schools: ColumbiaDartmouthMIT SloanBerkeley

Safety Schools: DukeVirginia, New York University, Michigan, Yale

Watch our video: A Conversation With Legendary Kellogg Dean Don Jacobs

Note: MBA Program Consideration Set: If you believe you’re a close match to this school–based on your GMAT and GPA scores,  your age and work experience, you should look at these other competitive full-time MBA programs as well. We list them by stretch, match, and safety. These options are presented on the basis of brand image and ranking status as a general guideline.

Relevant Features:

Meet Northwestern Kellogg’s MBA Class Of 2020

2019 Best & Brightest MBAs: Allison Howard, Northwestern University (Kellogg)

2019 MBAs To Watch: Tristan Loiselle, Northwestern University (Kellogg)

2019 Best & Brightest MBAs: Megha Kosaraju, Northwestern University (Kellogg)

2019 Best 40 Under 40 Professors: Dashun Wang, Northwestern University (Kellogg)

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