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Kellogg School of Management

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Guide to Kellogg School of Management

Kellogg surely host the most close-knit MBA communities in the world, but restricting Kellogg to this aspect only would not be fair. Kellogg is first and foremost the best faculty in Marketing and a school that is known to constantly place its graduate among top firms.

About Kellogg School of Management

The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University’s innovative portfolio of MBA programs helps  students find the ideal balance between professional, educational and personal goals. Wherever they are in their career and personal life,  there’s a Kellogg MBA program that will help them grow professionally and personally. The three main types of MBA programs Kellogg offers are; Full Time MBA, Part Time MBA and Executive MBA. Within the full time MBA program, students can choose to pursue a 1 year MBA, 2 year MBA, MMM program or JD-MBA program.

Kellogg offers these departments and concentrations: accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, general management, health care administration, human resources management, international business, marketing, not-for-profit management, production/operations management, organizational behavior, public policy, real estate, and quantitative analysis/statistics and operations research.

Tuition costs are as follows;  US$73,404 per year for full time MBA, US$$7,131 per credit for part time MBA and US$106,782 per year for executive MBA. Upon graduation, 88.5% of MBA graduates received job offers with an average base salary of US$148,817.

Kellogg's Specialty

Kellogg is best known for

  • Marketing
  • Executive MBA
  • Management
  • Nonprofit

Application Deadlines

 Round 1: September 14, 2022 Round 2: January 10, 2023 | Round 3: April 5, 2023
Application Fee: $250

Admissions Facts

Acceptance rate (full-time): 20%
Average age of new entrants: 27
Required standardised test: GMAT
Average GMAT score: 727 | Average Undergraduate GPA: 3.6
Require work experience: Yes | Average work experience: 5 years

Application Essays

  • Season: 2021
  • Requirements: 2 Written essays, 3 Video essays – 3 questions you need to answer
  • Submission Deadline: Same as application deadline for written essays. Video essays will be assigned to you post application and payment. You must submit your video essays within 96 hours (4 days).

Essay 1: Kellogg’s purpose is to educate, equip & inspire brave leaders who create lasting value. Tell us about a time 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? (450 words)

Video essay 1: Please introduce yourself to the admissions committee. Consider this your opportunity to share what you would want your future Kellogg classmates and our admissions committee to know about you. What makes you, you?

Video essay 2: What path are you interested in pursuing, how will you get there, and why is this program right for you? This is an intentionally broad question so you can answer honestly and meaningfully. We want to know why you’re pursuing an MBA and why you’re choosing a particular Kellogg Full-Time Program.

Video essay 3: This question will be based on a challenge you’ve faced and what you’ve learned from it.

Letters of Recommendation

Season: 2021
Number of Recommendations: 2
Submission Deadline: Same as application deadline
Recommendation Questions: The recommender is required to answer three questions.

  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)

Our Verdict


“Kellogg has a very supportive, strong community and is one of the top MBA programs in the US, so you will graduate with a great network. To get in, show that you have a clear idea of what you want from the experience and highlight how you can contribute to its collaborative culture. It is especially good for consulting and general management.”