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Current Applicant Thread: Fall 2012 - Calling All Kellogg Applicants

Fall 2012 Application Instructions

Round 1 Deadline: 10/18/2011 | Decision Date: 12/19/2011
Round 2 Deadline: 1/10/2012 | Decision Date: 3/26/2012
Round 3 Deadline: 4/5/2012 | Decision Date: 5/14/2012
Click here for more details on deadlines (Part 1 vs. Part 2, Tuition Deposits, etc.)

Essays – 2Y MBA
Essay 1: Briefly assess your career progress to date. Elaborate on your future career plans and your motivation for pursuing an MBA. (600 word limit)

Essay 2: Describe your key leadership experiences and evaluate what leadership areas you hope to develop through your MBA experiences. (600 word limit)

Essay 3: Assume you are evaluating your application from the perspective of a student member of the Kellogg Admissions Committee. Why would you and your peers select you for admission, and what impact would you make as a member of the Kellogg community? (600 word limit)

Essay 4: Complete one of the following three questions or statements. (400 word limit)
Re-applicants have the option to answer a question from this grouping, but this is not required.
  • a) Describe a time you had to inspire a reluctant individual or group
  • b) People may be surprised to learn that I…
  • c) The riskiest personal or professional decision I ever made was…

Recommendation Questions (2 recommenders)
  • Please comment on the candidate's career performance. Cite specific examples where possible. (e.g. ranking relative to others in the industry, overall progression within the organization, impact on organization)
  • Please evaluate the candidate's demonstrated leadership and leadership potential (e.g. ability to influence others, initiative, contribution beyond expected responsibilities)
  • What do you perceive to be the candidate's weaknesses? What effort has he or she made to address these weaknesses?
  • What observations do you have about the candidate's interpersonal skills? (e.g. maturity, listening skills, team skills, sense of humor, respect for different viewpoints.)
  • Please comment on the candidate's intellectual ability (e.g. analytical and quantitative skills, communication skills, creativity, curiosity)

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Class Profile and Program Statistics
Full Time MBA Stats
Length of Program (2Y/MMM) 2 Years
Length of Program (1Y) 1 Year
Length of Program (JD-MBA) 3 Years
Campus Location Evanston, IL
Average Class Size 655 (All FT Programs)
Median Work Experience 5 Years
Average Age 28
Average GMAT 713
Average GPA3.5
Female33%
International 36%
Endowment $617M (Wikipedia)
GMAT/GRE Both
Total Tuition (2Y/MMM) $108,000
Total Est. Expenses (2Y/MMM) $162,458
Total Tuition (1Y) $72,000
Total Est. Expenses (1Y) $106,536
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Employment Statistics
Median Base Salary: $110,000
Top Industries: Consulting (35%), Financial Services (19%), Consumer Products (11%)
Top Locations: Midwest (39%), Northeast (26%), West (21%)
Number of students starting their own business: Unknown

Top Employers of 2011
# of Hires Company Name
53 McKinsey & Co.
38 Boston Consulting Group
37 Bain & Co.
23 Deloitte Consulting
12 Citi
12 PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
11 Accenture
9 Booz & Company
9 JPepsico, Inc.
7 Amazon
7 Apple, Inc.
7 Danaher Corporation
7 Google, Inc
7 IBM

Source: Kellogg CMC


Curriculum – Notable Features

Alternatives to the Traditional 2-Year MBA
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One-Year (1Y) Program
If you have clear academic goals and you're confident about where you want your degree to take you, you can earn a Kellogg MBA in just 12 months. Each year, 80-90 1Y students enter the MBA program in June and complete the 15.5 courses necessary to earn their degrees. They may choose any major available to students in the Two-Year MBA Program. During the summer quarter, 1Y students take courses designed to complement their undergraduate business studies. In September, they join the second-year class and complete at least 11 additional courses chosen to meet their interests and career goals. During the summer quarter, 1Y students take three to five courses (including 1.5 required credit hours — see the sample schedule below). Students must complete one credit to satisfy the global elective requirement.

The MMM Program
MMM = MBA + MEM (Engineering Management)

The MMM Program is a dual-degree program that integrates management, operations and design, from concept to execution. MMM students learn a systems approach to managing a company: “design thinking” to develop products and services that are innovative and customer-focused, and “process thinking” to eliminate operational waste in production and delivery. This unique combination of skills permits MMM graduates to take a total view of a company’s products and services.

MMMs receive two degrees with one set of curricular requirements in just two years: the Master of Business Administration from Kellogg and the Master of Engineering Management from McCormick. (A sample two year schedule can be found below) They enjoy all the advantages of a Kellogg MBA and a mastery of key topics in operations and design from McCormick, one of the country’s leading engineering schools. Within the MBA curriculum, students can choose business majors including finance, marketing and strategy. The MEM curriculum offers a major in Design and Operations.

Beyond the Classroom – Experiential Learning Opportunities at Kellogg
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Global Health Initiative (GHI)
GHI (thinkglobalhealth.org) is a partnership between private industry, non-profit donors and academia to develop products that address health issues facing underserved communities around the world. Northwestern University received a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to research and develop affordable HIV diagnostics for resource-limited settings. Scientists and engineers from the McCormick School of Engineering work with existing intellectual property to develop platform diagnostics. Kellogg students gather and research user requirements, market dynamics, government procedures, and distribution channels for the developing world. In addition to valuable insight into the product innovation process, GHI gives students the experience of working in a medical device environment from cradle to grave. In three years, more than 200 Kellogg students participated in GHI through coursework or field research.

Kellogg Board Fellow Program
This student-led program has become highly competitive with 45 - 48 Fellows selected each year. Each Fellow is matched with a Chicago-area nonprofit Board of Directors and serves ex officio on the Board from spring of the first year at Kellogg through June of the second year. The Fellow serves as a non-voting member of the Board, actively contributing in a mutually agreed upon way – usually through completion of a project that supports the work of the Board. In addition to gaining real-world experience on a Board of Directors, the Fellow also completes two courses: Board Governance and Advanced Board Governance, which offer the opportunity to study best practices, examine trends in nonprofit governance, exchange insights, and learn how to be an effective board member.

Levy Kellogg Entrepreneurial Internship Program (KEIP)
First year students can experience entrepreneurship first-hand through a summer internship with a small business in the area. Host companies provide real world projects and environments that allow students to make a real contribution to the company while having an invaluable learning experience.

Kellogg Cup Business Plan Competitions
The Kellogg Cup is designed to expand each student’s understanding of the dedication, skill and work required in today's new venture process. Students organize this competition and faculty select the judges -- successful entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, most often alumni from Kellogg or other top business schools. In addition, occasionally, the Levy Institute sponsors teams that compete in business plan contests in other locations.

Levy Entrepreneur Associate Program
The Institute selects students who demonstrate significant interest and achievement in entrepreneurship to serve as Associates who participate in Kellogg’s many entrepreneurship activities, including research projects, the NFL Executive Education program, the Entrepreneur –In-Residence program, Tour de KAE, Kellogg Cup Competition, the Alumni Entrepreneurship Conference, and Kellogg Entrepreneur Internship Program.

Entrepreneur-In-Residence
The Levy Institute developed a program for Kellogg students sincerely interested in entrepreneurship to learn from experienced entrepreneurs in a personable one-on-one session. For five to eight weeks each quarter, an entrepreneur will be invited to meet with students to answer questions and provide advice.

Private Equity Internship Program (PEIP)
In this summer internship program, students gain an understanding of a firm in the private equity industry. Typically, PEIP is most beneficial for those students who have non-traditional backgrounds and lack private equity experience.

Kellogg Venture Capital Competition
Kellogg’s VC competition, held in the fall quarter, brings in real companies with real funding requirements. Student teams act as venture capitalists: conduct due diligence on the company and present an investment recommendation, including an investment thesis, to the judges. Judges comprise industry experts such as venture capitalists and entrepreneurs.

Social Enterprise at Kellogg (SEEK)
Social Enterprise at Kellogg (SEEK) helps to develop more socially responsible global leaders through leadership and decision-making activities. Leadership opportunities are available through student organizations and SEEK’s affiliation with Kellogg research centers (including the Center for Nonprofit Management and the Ford Motor Company Center for Global Citizenship). The Kellogg School supports a several summer internships in public and nonprofit organizations with matching stipends, while SEEK and the Career Management Center help graduates obtain positions in the public and nonprofit sectors through loan assistance and fellowships. For example, the Beacon Capital Fellows Program supports graduating Kellogg School students who work with nonprofit and public organizations through one-year fellowships.

Other Experiential Learning Opportunities

Global Elective Requirement
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For students in the Full-Time or Part-Time MBA program who matriculated in 2008 or later, one credit must be completed in an internationally oriented activity, either through an academic discipline-based course, participation in an experiential learning course with a broad focus, or a foreign immersion experience. Students may complete this requirement at any point during their time Kellogg, but it must be satisfied prior to graduation. The course used to satisfy the Global Elective Requirement must be taken for a letter grade and cannot be an independent study. The options satisfying the global elective requirement are:

A credit for one of the following:
  • INTL 442 International Healthcare Systems
  • INTL 460 International Business Strategy
  • INTL 466 International Business Strategy in Non-Market Environments
  • INTL 467 Global Marketing
  • INTL 473 Global Initiatives in Management (GIM)
  • INTL 474 Cross-Cultural Negotiation
  • INTL 490 Foreign Study (at approved institution)
  • INTL 915 Global Lab (G-Lab)
  • FINC 470 International Finance
  • FINC 941 Macroeconomic Policy and Global Capital Markets
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Re: Northwestern (Kellogg) [#permalink] New post 25 Dec 2010, 07:04
I think there is a mistake in the essay questions. The essay #2 should be: Describe your key leadership experiences and evaluate what leadership areas you hope to develop through your MBA experiences (600 word limit).
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Re: Northwestern (Kellogg) [#permalink] New post 25 Dec 2010, 14:11
cano wrote:
I think there is a mistake in the essay questions. The essay #2 should be: Describe your key leadership experiences and evaluate what leadership areas you hope to develop through your MBA experiences (600 word limit).

Thanks - Copy/paste fail.
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Re: Northwestern (Kellogg) [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2011, 08:32
why are a different set of recommendation questions on a different website:

MBA Recommendation Letters

Recommendations are to be uploaded online.

1. What are the applicant's most outstanding attributes?
2. What are the three areas of the applicant's professional performance that have improved the most in the time you have known him or her?
3. What do you perceive to be the applicant's weaknesses?
4. Please address the following components of the applicant. Cite specific examples where possible.
A. Intellectual ability (e.g. analytical and quantitative skills, communication skills, creativity, curiosity)
B. Career performance (e.g. responsibilities and progression relative to others in the industry, impact on organization)
C. Career focus (e.g. clarity of post-degree plans, active participation in his or her own career development)
D. Interpersonal skills (e.g. maturity, listening skills, team skills, sense of humor, respect for different viewpoints)
E. Leadership experience and potential (e.g. ability to influence others, initiative, contribution beyond expected responsibilities
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Re: Northwestern (Kellogg) [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2011, 09:48
Infiniti777 wrote:
why are a different set of recommendation questions on a different website:

MBA Recommendation Letters

Recommendations are to be uploaded online.

1. What are the applicant's most outstanding attributes?
2. What are the three areas of the applicant's professional performance that have improved the most in the time you have known him or her?
3. What do you perceive to be the applicant's weaknesses?
4. Please address the following components of the applicant. Cite specific examples where possible.
A. Intellectual ability (e.g. analytical and quantitative skills, communication skills, creativity, curiosity)
B. Career performance (e.g. responsibilities and progression relative to others in the industry, impact on organization)
C. Career focus (e.g. clarity of post-degree plans, active participation in his or her own career development)
D. Interpersonal skills (e.g. maturity, listening skills, team skills, sense of humor, respect for different viewpoints)
E. Leadership experience and potential (e.g. ability to influence others, initiative, contribution beyond expected responsibilities

I can't answer for why another website has listed different recommendation questions, but I suspect those are from a previous year.
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Re: Northwestern (Kellogg) [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2011, 21:27
Would anybody know what Kellogg's criteria is for GMAT retakers? I'm considering a 4th attempt currently, and want to be sure that they will consider only my higherst score if my score drops.
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Re: Northwestern (Kellogg) [#permalink] New post 15 Aug 2011, 19:00
Is Kellogg one of the few schools that requires 4 essays?
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