Kellogg School of Management

Kellogg MBA Application Deadlines for 2018-19 has been announced.
                                                                        Round 1             Round 2             Round 3
MBA Application Deadlines                                Sep. 19, 2018     Jan. 09, 2019      Apr. 10, 2019
On-Campus Interview                                         Sep 21, 2018      Jan 11,...

kellogg essay adviceKellogg School of Management has two essays for all Full-time MBA applicants. One essay measures the applicant’s leadership & teamwork skills while the second measures the ability for career progression and growth.

Kellogg MBA Essay 1: Leadership and teamwork are integral parts of the Kellogg experience. Describe a recent and meaningful time you were a leader. What challenges did you face, and what did you learn? (450 words)

Leadership might have become a clichéd essay topic but not for Kellogg. Even their core curriculum has a mandatory course in Leadership (Leadership in Organizations). Since leadership has several contexts: personal responsibility, overcoming a personal setback, domain expertise, overcoming a team setback, motivating the team, and leading the team towards a goal, pick the most relevant context.

If you are not sure about the context, Beth Tidmarsh - Director of Admissions for Kellogg’s Full-Time program has shared what the admission team means by leadership in Essay 1.

“What challenges did you face? Oh yes, we want to understand the challenges for your team. (You had a team, right? Because you were a leader, there must have been...

Kellogg MBA Essay 2 Tips: 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)

MBA Applicants who complete the essay just for the sake of meeting the deadlines do not see MBA as a tool for personal and professional growth. The MBA Admission team believes that the curriculum is structured to transform your personality and would prefer candidates who ‘truly’ believe in the power of Kellogg MBA. Would you invest your time, money, and energy into joining a prestigious MBA program like Kellogg just for the sake of increasing your salary by 100 or 150% without experiencing the transformative learning experiences?

Applicants with monetary goals are easy to spot. Their narration about professional growth is focused exclusively on hierarchical growth within the organization or the performance bonuses they earned. It is never about the experience of helping a colleague, pushing oneself, or learning about one’s true strengths.

Before you start rationing the words for Essay 2, follow a 3-step structure.

Awareness -> Reflection -> Future with Kellogg MBA


Applicants with monetary goals are easy to spot. The narration about professional aspirations is limited by the post-MBA title, and...

Writing about Leadership, the challenges you faced and the lessons learned can be tricky. You might not know where to start.

F1GMAT’s Kellogg MBA Essay Guide shares four leadership examples that you can use in your Essay #1 and a Sample Essay that you should read for inspiration.

For Essay 2, we demonstrate how to cite Kellogg MBA Curriculum as a growth tool. For creating an essay on how you have grown till now, use the 3-step structure and the Sample Essay as a template.

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Kellogg MBA candidates chose consulting over technology by a big margin (11%). Financial Services is at a distant fourth, just below consumer products. Health Care, Real Estate, Petroleum/Energy, and Retail complete the lower end of the spectrum.

Kellogg MBA Salary by Industry
Kellogg MBA program is a favorite for candidates interested in switching careers to Consulting with a third joining the job function while 20% found Marketing/Sales as the preferred vocation. Like industry, financial services were at a distant third. In terms of compensation - Consulting, Finance, and Technology were neck and neck – all hovering around the $145k to $160k range. General Management, Operations, Strategic Planning and Information Technology found single digit representation in the latest Kellogg MBA Class.

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Kellogg MBA in MarketingIn 1909, North Western University taught the world's first ever courses in advertising, sales, and marketing. The head start has ensured that Kellogg School of Management now hosts the best MBA course for marketing. It offers world-renowned faculty, unique curriculum, fresh teaching methodologies, two Marketing majors and a host of facilities to make it the world's ultimate marketing degree. While most schools focus on leadership skills, the Kellogg MBA program nurtures team playing skills and provides an environment that requires collaborating with people from diverse social, cultural and economic backgrounds.


The learning environment for marketing is built around world-class faculty. The Marketing Department is the leading contributor of textbooks on the three pillars of marketing — Management, Distribution, and Promotions. Kellogg faculty has already published 52 books on marketing. Marketing's most respected names Philip Kotler and Louis Stern are among the well-known faculty. Kotler's Marketing Management: Analysis, Planning, Implementation and Control, is a recommended textbook for marketing in most management schools in the world.

The Teaching...

Kellogg School of Management has cut the number of required essays from three to two. Although the questions are different, it is along the same theme – “Learning from Challenge” and “Leadership – Collaborating and motivating others”. The team has also included two video essays, for which you will have 20 seconds to think, and one minute to respond. There are 10 questions to practice for the video essay.

2014-15 Kellogg MBA Essay Questions+

1) Resilience. Perseverance. Grit. Call it what you will…. Challenges can build character. Describe a challenging experience you’ve had. How were you tested? What did you learn? (450 words)

2) Leadership requires an ability to collaborate with and motivate others. Describe a professional experience that required you to influence people. What did this experience teach you about working with others, and how will it make you a better leader? (450 words)

Dual-degree applicants: For applicants to the MMM or JD-MBA dual degree programs, please explain why that program is right for you. (250 words)

Re-applicants: Since your previous application, what steps have you taken to strengthen your candidacy? (250 word limit)


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