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MBA Program Review
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August 05 | 2017
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     By sarasjain20 5 3
This review is for: Kellogg
Program:

Kellogg Executive MBA

Class of:

2018

Experience during the program

I haven't started the program yet. But When i came in contact with students looking for Kellogg's, i got very positive reviews. Kellogg's provides ample scope in carrier enhancement during 1 year MBA program. Brainstormed freaky idea and other competitions flourish a student personality. I have heard that faculty make you feel very homely environment, along with that intellectually stimulated and challenged.
Throughout the educational experience, students can take advantage of Kellogg’s world-renowned Career Management center. Kellogg teaches you how to work in a team with diverse and highly talented individuals and how to achieve great results through collaboration.New building (Global Hub) is an amazing environment to work in. The architecture and technology is impressive; and the people are nice and have good work ethic.

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Schools contribution
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Strengths of the program:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors

Career opportunities provided by school

Culture & Student Support

Best fit at this program:

Consulting

Management

Can be improved:

Location


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1 Commented by dubey3315 on August 09, 2017
Are you referring to E-MBA course in your post ? I am currently working towards my GMAT and very keen on applying to Kellogg. However, living in Texas may cause some challenges to pursue the program.
MBA Program Review
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     By pancaketown 28 4
This review is for: Kellogg
Program:

Full Time MBA

Class of:

2015

Experience during the program

I truly believe that the quality of education is pretty comparable at any of the top schools. Given that, I chose Kellogg over other schools due to its collaborative atmosphere, student leadership opportunities, and collegial nature. I'm happy to say that I wasn't wrong about any of these. Even in recruiting, when two of us were going for the same positions at the same office locations, we helped each other, connecting each other with recruiters we might have missed or people we weren't able to network with. And when it came to student leadership, it was unparalleled. The amount of responsibility and leverage you have as a club leader, a student government leader, an event leader, or any other position is truly insane. My only complaint about that is that at times I wish the administration and other Kellogg staff helped the student leaders more and were more proactive instead of reactive (waiting for students to ask them to do something) — it was sometimes like having a full-time job in addition to your studies. If you're an extrovert, Kellogg is for you. Especially the social scene. If you're in introvert, it'll be tougher; I won't lie. But it can still be a very enjoyable experience, especially when people are friendly and willing to help.

Also, Kellogg LOVES diversity, including people from non-business/non-traditional career backgrounds. However, if you are one of these people, you will probably have a little more trouble in your classes and in recruiting. It's frustrating, especially, in recruiting because companies will be very interested in talking to you (because you're not the 15th ex-consultant they've met) but they'll test you harder in interviews and often choose a candidate with a more traditional background over you, all things being relatively equal. This is probably true of any business school you go to, though.

About professors, classes and curriculum

There's a ton of group work. And although this isn't everyone's cup of tea, I think it's an important skill to have. You're going to have to deal with it when you go back into your career — this lets you improve your leadership skills, your coping mechanisms, and your communication.

About job placement process

If you're going for a traditional avenue — consulting, CPG marketing, finance — Kellogg is very supportive, both from the student club side and the career office side. If you're going for something less traditional — media, sports, start-ups, net impact — it's going to be a little tougher. I know Kellogg continues making strides to help these non-traditional folks, but you will have to do a lot of your own legwork.

Overall BSchool experience
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Schools contribution
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Classmates rating
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Strengths of the program:

Student body, diversity

Brand/Ranking

Culture & Student Support

Best fit at this program:

Consulting

Finance

Marketing

Investment Banking

Entrepreneurship

Can be improved:

Alumni Network

Career opportunities provided by school


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Kellogg Review
May 31 | 2017
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     By kelvinyctsai 3 4
This review is for: Kellogg
Program:

Full Time MBA

Class of:

2017

Experience during the program

Very strong collaborative culture and student body. You can always learn from peers, and they are happy to share. Career-wise, regardless of the industry that you are interested in or passionate for, you can always get supports from the career management center, student clubs, alumni network, and curriculum. In addition to technical skills, such as data analytics and finance, thoughtful leadership and effective communication are also the highlights of my learnings at Kellogg. Moreover, current students and faculty just moved to the new building, which has improved facilities and much more open spaces and flexibilities for student to work ttogether. I would suggest applicants to explore Kellogg's culture and think about how to contribute to this community.

Overall BSchool experience
     (5.0)
Schools contribution
     (5.0)
Classmates rating
     (5.0)

Strengths of the program:

Student body, diversity

Alumni Network

Best fit at this program:

Consulting

Finance

Marketing

Investment Banking

Tech

Entrepreneurship

Management

Can be improved:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors


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     By nancy751122 1 0
This review is for: Kellogg
Program:

MMM

Class of:

2016

Experience during the program

The school is famous for its collaborative culture. As an international student, I was still able to make many good friends at Kellogg. It really helped a lot on my career advancement, I got the job I wanted and received lots of helps from Kellogg alumni network along the way. The two years at Kellogg, I had some really great memories during my two years at Kellogg. There were many fun student-initiated activities, such as international travels, formals, weekly parties and gatherings. Highly recommend the school, especially if you are looking for consulting or tech career, Kellogg will be the right place for you.

Overall BSchool experience
     (4.0)
Schools contribution
     (4.0)
Classmates rating
     (5.0)

Strengths of the program:

Student body, diversity

Alumni Network

Brand/Ranking

Best fit at this program:

Consulting

Marketing

Tech

Can be improved:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors

Location


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     By cofre 11 2
This review is for: Kellogg
Program:

Full Time MBA

Class of:

2015

Experience during the program

Coming from a non traditional background, before Kellogg I could barely use Excel. My previous leadership experiences were very real world and high pressure. The one thing I knew I had to focus on during my MBA was my quantitative skills.

At Kellogg, I took several classes on statistics, analytical decision making, and even coding. For someone who couldn't do a vlookup, I left Kellogg knowing how to code in Stata and R. The best classes for that were Marketing Research, Customer Analytics, and Analytical decision modeling.

Professors were great and extremely helpful in helping me figure out what languages to study and what I could do with the newly-acquired skills.

I work today at a large techfin company doing product management with a focus on data science in the Bay Area. If you think Kellogg is a "soft" school, think again. You can earn all the hard skills needed to succeed in the age of big data.

About job placement process

Recruiting is the hardest part. It's really stressful. But everyone makes it, and I can say that almost everyone I know got the jobs they wanted and are doing really well in the their careers. Be laser-focused on the industry and companies you're interested in, but allow about 20% of your time to search for other options always. Recruiting might not turn out the way you expected and having a plan B really pays.

Overall BSchool experience
     (5.0)
Schools contribution
     (5.0)
Classmates rating
     (5.0)

Strengths of the program:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors

Career opportunities provided by school

Brand/Ranking

Best fit at this program:

Consulting

Tech

Management

Can be improved:

Alumni Network


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MBA Program Review
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     By vandanasathpathy 68 59
This review is for: Kellogg
Program:

MMM

Class of:

2017

Experience during the program

The MMM program is a great differentiator (MS in Design Innovation in addition to MBA) and has some really unique courses that can provide interesting talking points during your pitch to prospective employers and during interviews - especially if you are interested in consulting, tech or business development.

The smaller class size (60 students) also makes for an amazing bonding experience with your MMM classmates, while still being a part of the larger Kellogg community and taking classes with everyone else.

This is a niche program, and applicants must make sure they research the program and demonstrate an understanding of how this program fits with their personal and career goals.

About job placement process

I recruited primarily for big tech companies (and had a tech background) so I had a great, hassle-free recruiting experience. If you're interested in smaller firms or startups, you'll have to do a lot of the work on your own with limited support from career services. This is because most students recruiting for startups have niche interests that the careers team has limited knowledge about - they do the best they can, but it's definitely not a strong suit at Kellogg.

In terms of the volume of firms that come to Kellogg for recruitment, it is absolutely on par with any other business school and there are tons of opportunities.

Overall BSchool experience
     (4.0)
Schools contribution
     (5.0)
Classmates rating
     (4.0)

Strengths of the program:

Career opportunities provided by school

Brand/Ranking

Facilities

Best fit at this program:

Consulting

Tech

Management

Can be improved:

Specialization in a particular area (e.g. Finance, Consulting, Healthcare, etc)


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MBA Program Review
Great
May 27 | 2017
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     By tjdeluca 22 7
This review is for: Kellogg
Program:

Full Time MBA

Class of:

2014

Experience during the program

Truly a Great program - I was transitioning from the military and Kellogg gave me the tools I needed for a career change. The veterans network was a huge asset as well. The classes were mostly top notch and the students were all very friendly and worked well together. I wish I could have gone after the construction of the new building as the old one was, well, due for an upgrade. I would recommend the program for most fields as my classmates took on a variety of careers after graduation. Kellogg is a top ranked schools for good reason.

Overall BSchool experience
     (5.0)
Schools contribution
     (5.0)
Classmates rating
     (5.0)

Strengths of the program:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors

Student body, diversity

Brand/Ranking

Best fit at this program:

Consulting

Finance

Marketing

Entrepreneurship

Can be improved:

Location


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     By TranslationLost 43 16
This review is for: Kellogg
Program:

Full Time MBA

Class of:

2018

Experience during the program

When I applied to business schools, I knew I was looking for a few key things (not necessarily in order):

-- Success with placing students into good consulting careers
-- Supportive/friendly environment
-- Strong brand recognition
-- International opportunities

Kellogg has met my expectations on these criteria and exceeded it in others. Several of the above are things that you can pick up from reading the internet, but to experience it is an entirely different thing.

Sure, Kellogg has great stats when it comes to placing folks into good consulting jobs. However, I didn't realize HOW this happened before coming. The school does a great job of offering equal opportunities for success (particularly through the "bid" system, whereby you can bid "points" to get an interview with a company even if they didn't choose you). Further, the student body is incredibly supportive -- numerous people have gone out of their way to help me prepare for my interviews. Thanks to this system and environment, I was able to get a job with one of my most desired consulting firms!

The international opportunities have been numerous and incredible. At a certain point there happens to be TOO MANY (if you can believe it) opportunities to travel -- you have to be selective about how you spend your time/money!

But beyond these things, its simply a wonderful community. I've learned a ton from my classes and peers. I've met an incredible number of friendly people who are extraordinarily accomplished already. We had a terrible building (the Jake), but now we're in a wonderful new building (the Global Hub) which is a great environment for working and collaborating.

For future applicants, I would advise you to visit campus and get to understand what the school is alike. Reach out to current students who share your interests and get an idea of what they're getting (or not getting) out of their Kellogg experience. Make sure you understand the unique value proposition of a Kellogg MBA.

Overall BSchool experience
     (5.0)
Schools contribution
     (4.0)
Classmates rating
     (5.0)

Strengths of the program:

Career opportunities provided by school

Brand/Ranking

Culture & Student Support

Best fit at this program:

Consulting

Marketing

Tech

Management

Can be improved:

Student body, diversity


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     By grassyboy 4 8
This review is for: Kellogg
Program:

MMM

Class of:

2015

Experience during the program

The most unique aspect of Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern University) is it's social and collaborative spirit. Most classwork is done in groups - including Finance and Accounting assignments - that teaches you to not only work in a group setting but to pull your own weight. This is an essential trait for corporate success, and IMHO all business schools should focus more on this. The collaborative spirit also shines during the placement season, when students are more than willing to help each other out with mock interviews and study sessions - surprisingly even when competing for the same job. Furthermore, the social aspect is also evident in the in numerous party events that keep happening throughout the school tenure. Kellogg will teach you to be a good team-player.

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     (5.0)
Schools contribution
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Classmates rating
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Strengths of the program:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors

Student body, diversity

Brand/Ranking

Culture & Student Support

Best fit at this program:

Consulting

Finance

Marketing

Investment Banking

Tech

Entrepreneurship

Can be improved:

Brand/Ranking


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MBA Program Review
Best two years
May 26 | 2017
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     By ricardocamare 2 0
This review is for: Kellogg
Program:

Full Time MBA

Class of:

2016

Experience during the program

Kellogg was definitely a great experience. The school offered a huge variety of opportunities and everyone I met was able to find a job in the field they were looking for.

It did not disappoint on the social component either. I made great friends from a variety of nationalities and backgrounds that have also helped me in my professional life. Additionally, Kellogg's location is both great to creating this small college-town tight atmosphere and provide the benefits of a big city.

The worst aspect during my time at Kellogg were the facilities. The Jacobs center did not feel as inviting as other top MBA program campuses. This however has now been fixed and after seeing the new Global Hub I'm certain it is probably the best MBA campus.

Overall BSchool experience
     (5.0)
Schools contribution
     (5.0)
Classmates rating
     (4.0)

Strengths of the program:

Career opportunities provided by school

Brand/Ranking

Culture & Student Support

Best fit at this program:

Consulting

Marketing

Management

Can be improved:

Financial aid


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