Kellogg School of Management

Last updated on November 26th, 2018

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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 2018 admissions at Kellogg Business School have been announced. Mark your calendars for these 3 dates:

Round 1 – September 19th, 2018

 2 months, 7 days, 22 hours, 44 minutes ago

Round 2 – January 10th, 2018

 in 1 month, 12 days, 1 hour, 15 minutes

Round 3 – April 11th, 2018

 in 4 months, 13 days, 1 hour, 15 minutes
  • Essay Topics

For 2017-18, the following two essays are required of all applicants:

    1. 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)


  1. Pursuing an MBA is a catalyst for personal and professional growth. How have you grown in the past? How do you intend to grow at Kellogg? (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

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