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Kellogg School of Management


Application Deadlines

  • Round 1: October 19, 2007 Decisions released by January 7, 2008
  • Round 2: January 11, 2008 Decisions released by March 31, 2008
  • Round 3: March 7, 2008 Decisions released by May 12, 2008

Essays

All applicants are required to answer questions 1, 2 and 3 in addition to two of the optional essays in question 4.

  1. All applicants must complete 1 OR 2 as appropriate:
    1. Master of Business Administration applicants only: Briefly assess your career progress to date. Elaborate on your future career plans and your motivation for pursuing a graduate degree at Kellogg (one-two pages double spaced).
    2. Master of Management and Manufacturing applicants only: Briefly assess your career progress to date. How does the MMM program meet your educational needs and career goals? (One to two pages double spaced.)
  2. Each of our applicants is unique. Describe how your background, values, academics, activities and/or leadership skills will enhance the experience of other Kellogg students. (One to two pages double spaced.)
  3. How have your past and current leadership experiences prepared you for Kellogg? What leadership areas are you hoping to develop through your MBA experience? (One to two pages double spaced.)
  4. Applicants must answer two of the below essays, two to three double spaced paragraphs for each question. (Re-applicants must answer question 4 and 1 other essay).
    1. - Outside of work I…
    2. - I wish the Admissions Committee had asked me…
    3. - Describe the most challenging professional relationship you have faced and how you handled it.
    4. - (Required essay for re-applicants only)—Since your previous application, what are the steps you’ve taken to strengthen your candidacy?

Admission Statistics (Class of 2009)

  • Total Number of Applicant: 4592 (includes 1 year and 2 year MBAs, MMM, and J/MBA)
  • Total Number of enrollment: 688
    • - Minority: 21%
    • - Women: 34%
    • - International: 34%
  • Average Age at Matriculation: 28
  • Average Work Experience 5.3 years
  • GMAT
    • Average 704
    • Median 710
  • Class entering in 2006 Acceptance Rate: 24%
    • NOTE - 2007 saw significant increase in application so rate would be lower and this trend is continuing

Career Statistics (2007)

  • Acceptance by Function
    • - Consulting: 33%
    • - Finance: 23%
    • - Marketing: 22%
    • - Business Development & Strategic Planning: 7%
    • - General Management: 7%
    • - Other: 6%
    • - Real Estate: 2%
  • Acceptance by Location
    • - Chicago: 25%
    • - East Coast: 19%
    • - West Coast: 17%
    • - International: 15%
    • - Midwest: 10%
    • - Southwest: 6%
    • - Mid-Atlantic: 4%
    • - South: 3%

Salary Range by Function

Range Average Median
Business Development & Strategic Planning 70,000-130,000 100,350 100,000
Consulting 50,000-160,000 114,330 120,000
Finance 50,000-180,000 99,210 95,000
General Management 55,000-120,000 93,900 95,000
Marketing 35,000-140,000 93,035 92,000
Other* 42,500-170,000 104,675 103,000
Real Estate 65,000-132,000 99,750 100,000
*(includes Engineering, HR, MIS-EDP Management, Operations, Production, and Other)

Overview (by Hjort)

The Chicago Economic Area is the fourth largest in the US in terms of personal income.

CEOs: Campbell Soup, Auto Zone, Mattel, Northern Trust, General Dynamics (Law).


Rankings

2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988
BusinessWeek (MBA) 3 3 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1
BusinessWeek (EMBA) 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Economist (MBA) 6 6 2 1 1 1
Financial Times (MBA) 19 17 11 11 13 10 12 10 11 13 11 9 8 11 8
Financial Times (EMBA*) 1 3 8 2 7
Forbes (MBA) 10 9 11 8 8 7 8 9
US News (MBA) 5 4 4 4 4 5 3 3 4 4 3 4 4 4 3 4 3 4 2 4
US News (EMBA) 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
US News (Part-time) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
WSJ (MBA) 12 6 4 7 4 4 5

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