Students Say

At the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, you can almost feel the cooperation in the air. “It’s the kind of atmosphere that even if you don’t know people, you will say ‘hi’ in the halls,” reports one student. This “collaborative,” “collegial,” and “student-led environment” at Kellogg means that students’ input is always sought, and their voices and desires have a huge impact on the course the school takes both academically and socially. Students agree that this crash-course in democracy is “the best way to train tomorrow’s business leaders” and note that it also lends the school “a certain energy around the campus that brings excitement to each and every day.”

Overview

Applicants
6,535
Acceptance Rate
28%

Test Scores

GMAT
-
GPA
-

Deadlines


Round 1
October 16

Round 2
January 9

Round 3
April 2

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Letters of Recommendation
Essay / Personal Statement
Non-Academic

Overall

Students Say

At the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, you can almost feel the cooperation in the air. “It’s the kind of atmosphere that even if you don’t know people, you will say ‘hi’ in the halls,” reports one student. This “collaborative,” “collegial,” and “student-led environment” at Kellogg means that students’ input is always sought, and their voices and desires have a huge impact on the course the school takes both academically and socially. Students agree that this crash-course in democracy is “the best way to train tomorrow’s business leaders” and note that it also lends the school “a certain energy around the campus that brings excitement to each and every day.”

One facet of the collaborative spirit is that professors receive regular performance evaluations. However, it seems the results are rarely negative as the majority of students here praise them as “bright, accomplished, fair, and engaging.”

Another major draw to the program is the school’s One-Year MBA Program that allows students to earn their MBAs in just 12 months. “Kellogg’s One-Year Program is one-of-a-kind,” one student says. “It’s the best return on investment and offers great flexibility combined with small classes and highest quality students.” There is, of course, the traditional Two-Year Program available as well. In addition to the One-Year MBA Program, another unique facet at Kellogg is the MMM Program, a dual-degree in conjunction with the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University and designed to aid students who wish to pursue “management roles in product and/or service driven companies.” In addition, the MMM program integrates management, operations, and design.

Kellogg offers a lengthy list of majors in which students can specialize, from biotechnology management to social enterprise. Conversely, students single out the “breadth of the marketing, strategy, and finance departments.”

Overridingly, students feel confident in regards to their prospective futures thanks to the Kellogg School’s “overall atmosphere, solid reputation and ranking, [and] strength across academic disciplines.”


Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
8:1
Total Faculty
315

67
Full-time
33
Part-time
23
Female

Specialities of faculty


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Recommended

Description
http://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/departments/seek/curriculum/s_lab.aspx

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description
Various research opportunities within Global Initiatives in Management (GIM) program http://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/academic/international/gim/index.htm

School's environmental commitment 1:
Sustainability Lab http://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/departments/seek/curriculum/s_lab.aspx

School's environmental commitment 2:
International Impact Investing Challenge http://www.impactinvestingchallenge.org/

School's environmental commitment 3:
Green Week http://kellogg.campusgroups.com/sbc/green-week-2013/ Sponsored by the Sustainable Business Club http://kellogg.campusgroups.com/sbc/home/

Career overview

Career Rating
99
Average Starting Salary
$119,394

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
68%
School Facilitiated
27%
Graduate Facilitated
5%
Unknown

Source Of Internship Acceptances
68%
School Facilitiated
27%
Graduate Facilitated
5%
Unknown

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

42%
Consulting
20%
Finance/Accounting
19%
Marketing
10%
General Management
8%
Other
1%
Operations/Logistics

Graduates Employed by Region

32%
Midwest
20%
West
19%
International
16%
Northeast
6%
Southwest
5%
South
2%
Mid-Atlantic

Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Consulting 42% $135,000 $125,915 $24,000 $225,000
Finance / Accounting 20% $115,000 $121,624 $50,000 $350,000
Marketing / Sales 19% $100,000 $104,663 $75,000 $140,000
General Management 10% $110,250 $111,077 $20,000 $206,000
Other 8% $120,000 $125,187 $50,000 $300,000
Operations / Logistics 1% $120,000 $116,200 $89,000 $127,000
Human Resources 1%

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Consulting 36% $135,000 $128,863 $50,000 $150,490
Financial Services 20% $115,000 $125,258 $24,000 $350,000
Technology 12% $117,000 $116,089 $141,000 $75,000
Consumer Products 10% $100,000 $101,635 $80,000 $125,000
Manufacturing 4% $110,000 $107,194 $20,000 $120,000
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 4% $110,000 $110,294 $80,000 $120,000
Media / Entertainment 2% $90,000 $98,111 $75,000 $135,000
Petroleum / Energy 2% $130,000 $139,571 $95,000 $225,000
Real Estate 2% $108,485 $102,641 $50,000 $125,000
Non-profit 1%

Prominent Alumni

Ellen Kullman
CEO, DuPont

Gloria Guevara
Secretary of Tourism, Country of Mexico

Joe De Pinto
President and CEO, 7-Eleven

Gregg Steinhafel
Chairman, President, and CEO, Target

Roslyn Brock
Chairman of the Board, NAACP

Dates


Financial Aid Statistics


Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$59,085
Tuition (Out-State)
$59,085
Fees (In-State)
$225
Fees (Out-State)
$225

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$5,739
Tuition (Out-State)
$5,739

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$15,711
Academic Expenses
$2,247

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
2,436


Demographics

36% female
64% male

Campus Life

Students Say

Kellogg is situated in Evanston, Illinois, along the shores of Lake Michigan, with only a short commute on the El (elevated train) to downtown Chicago. While most here appreciate the city’s proximity to campus “There is [also] a lot going on [at] school.” One student explains, “There are dozens, maybe hundreds of clubs at school—special interest, sports, academic, career, spouse/children, politics and government, nonprofit, gay and lesbian, etc.” The student body on the whole is “alive and energetic.”

In addition, the Kellogg School plans to build a new facility on its Evanston campus. It will be the first educational building of its kind for the 21st century – a one-of-a-kind lakeside structure designed to maximize flexibility in teaching, leverage the use of technology, foster creativity and community building, convene conversations that matter and inspire global interconnections.


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Address
Donald P. Jacobs Center
2001 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208

Phone
847-491-3308

Email
MBAadmissions@kellogg.northwestern.edu
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Key Stats

6,535
Applicants
2,436
Size
28%
Acceptance Rate

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