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How to Approach the 2022 Kellogg EMBA Essays

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If you are considering an Executive MBA, Kellogg’s EMBA program is one of the top choices for working professionals.

Students can begin the two-year program in either September or January, and they have the choice between the Miami, FL and Evanston, IL campuses.

Those at the Miami campus attend classes once a month from Thursday to Sunday, while students at the Evanston campus attend classes every other week from Friday through Saturday, and the occasional Sunday.

Want to know if the Kellogg Executive MBA program is the right fit for you? Take a look at the school’s latest class profile. On average, EMBA students are around 38 years old and have 14 years of work experience. That said, those who are earlier or later in their careers also achieve great success in the Kellogg Executive MBA program.

Below, please find this year’s 2022 application deadlines and Personal MBA Coach’s advice on how to tackle the Kellogg EMBA essays. Additionally, we have shared details regarding our Executive MBA Packages for those ready to set themselves up for EMBA application success.

Upcoming Kellogg EMBA Application Deadlines:

September 2022 Start Date: April 20, 2022

January 2023 Start Date: August 17, 2022

The 2022 Kellogg EMBA Essays:

Essay 1: What do you want to achieve in your professional life? What have you already done to get there and how do you think Kellogg can help you? (approximately 450 words)

Essay 2: Values are what guide you in your life and work. What values are important to you and how have they influenced you? (approximately 450 words)

Personal MBA Coach’s Kellogg EMBA Essay Tips:

Essay 1: What do you want to achieve in your professional life? What have you already done to get there and how do you think Kellogg can help you? (approximately 450 words)

This first Kellogg EMBA essay is a very direct goals and why MBA question, and we recommend a straightforward response.

Begin by establishing where you are in your career today. This question does not require you to walk through your entire resume. Instead, focus on your past just enough to establish your key skills as well as how and why you will succeed in the future.

Next, share both your short-term and long-term goals. A strong answer here will be very specific and go beyond sharing your target company and role. Instead, tell the reader what specifically you hope to accomplish in these roles. Adding a brief perspective on how you arrived at these aspirations may also be relevant and helpful here, particularly if your goals are not obvious.

Finally, ask yourself what skill gaps you have that might prevent you from succeeding in these goals and how a Kellogg EMBA will help you close these gaps. Close this essay by sharing this detail with Kellogg. You should discuss not only the skill you are hoping to gain but also specifically how Kellogg will help you. To answer this question, take the time to research all that Kellogg has to offer. Then, detail the opportunities you plan to take advantage of on campus. Avoid vague statements or discussing offerings that would be available at any school. Do not include a laundry list here. Instead, focus on a few key items. Think about classes you are particularly interested in or perhaps professors you are looking to study with. Be sure to show your understanding of Kellogg’s culture here as well.

Essay 2: Values are what guide you in your life and work. What values are important to you and how have they influenced you? (approximately 450 words)

This second and challenging essay question is the same one asked of full-time Kellogg MBA applicants. For the most part, our advice for EMBA applicants is similar to our advice for full-time applicants. Check out Personal MBA Coach’s tips for addressing this question here.

Keep in mind that EMBA applicants are expected to have more leadership experience than full-time applicants. Plus, unlike the full-time MBA application, the EMBA application does not have a specific leadership question. This means it would be ideal for applicants to think about how their values affect their leadership style as they answer this question.

How Personal MBA Coach Can Help

Are you looking for help with your EMBA applications? Personal MBA Coach is here to guide you via our Executive MBA Admissions Consulting! We are proud to have placed applicants into all the top global EMBA programs with a near perfect success rate. Plus, we have a former Kellogg admissions interviewer on our team to help you nail your interview.

About Personal MBA Coach:

Founded by a Wharton MBA and MIT Sloan graduate who sits on the Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants Board of Directors, Personal MBA Coach has been guiding clients for 15 years and is consistently ranked #1 or #2 by leading sources including Poets&Quants.

We help clients with all aspects of the MBA application process including early planning, GMAT/GRE/EA tutoring, application strategy, school selection, essay editing, and mock interviews. Our team includes former M7 admissions directors and former M7 admissions interviewers.

Last cycle, our clients earned more than $6.5M in scholarships!

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