Kellogg School of Management

Last updated on November 26th, 2018

Kellogg School of Management is the business school of Northwestern University, situated in Illinois, U.S.A.

As an MBA aspirant, when you hear ‘Kellogg’, you would probably think, “Marketing!’

Yes, Kellogg is one of the most renowned B-schools in the world, and is most known for Marketing. But it has a similarly stellar focus on all other MBA specializations too, and you must not rule it out because your post-MBA goal is to enter finance or operations.

Kellogg has both a 1-year and a 2-year program, unlike most US B-schools which have only 2-year programs. So, whether you have 3 years of experience or 9, Kellogg could be on your target school list!

  • Facts and Figures

An Overview

Rank 3
Program Duration 1 & 2 Years
Class Size 474
Average GMAT Score 728
Average Work Experience 5.2 Years
Program Cost $128,194


  • Recruitment at Kellogg School of Management

The Services domain is one of the highest paying domains for Kellogg Alumni. Here is the industry based list along with their respective annual salaries:

Industry Average Salary (USD)
Consulting 132,256
Financial Services 125,361
General Management 113,517
Information Technology 122,525
Marketing/Sales 107,208
Operations/Logistics 115,833

Some of the top companies that recruit from the Kellogg School of Management are:

Samsung Global Strategy Group
Lincoln International LLC
Baxter International
Adobe Systems Incorporated, Inc.
Apple Inc.
Cisco Systems
The Kraft Heinz Company
Google Inc.
  • Apply to Kellogg School of Management

The deadlines for the 2020 admissions at Kellogg Business School have been announced. Mark your calendars for these 3 dates:

Round 1 – September 18th, 2019

Round 2 – January 8th, 2020

Round 3 – April 8th, 2020

  • Essay Topics

For this year, the following two essays are required of all applicants:

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)

  • How to Tackle This Essay

Watch this space for the comprehensive essay analysis coming to you shortly. Till then, here are some tips:

  • Sit down and introspect on what are the key messages about yourself you want Kellogg to know
  • Note them down, mull over them and discuss them with friends or family who know you very well
  • Examine your other submissions—resume, recommendations, transcripts etc.—and identify what is missing in these
  • Pick those points that you cannot convey well enough through these and write the essay using them
  • Before submitting, make sure that no ideas are repeated

VIDEO ESSAY ( all 3 to be taken):

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: Each of you will receive a randomly selected prompt, all of which have the same objective. We want you to show us how you handled a challenging situation in your career or personal life. For example, we might ask you to tell us about a time you failed to achieve a goal you had set for yourself.”

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