Quick Stats

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  • Program Cost
    $118,620
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Selectivity
    20%
  • Job Offers
    95%
  • Average Salary
    $117,989
  • Top Industry
    Consulting
Contact Information
Donald P. Jacobs Center
2001 Sheridan Rd
Evanston, Illinois 60208, United States
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Best B-School Road Trip: Kellogg School of Management

Bloomberg Businessweek's Jeniece Pettitt and Rachel Crane visit Northwestern University to check out what makes Kellogg unique.

About Kellogg School of Management

The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University is a premier institution for management education. Founded in 1908 and based just outside of Chicago, Kellogg is home to a renowned, research-based faculty and the best and brightest MBA students from around the world. Global business education is different today because of the teamwork and collaboration models that Kellogg pioneered 40 years ago. And, in the 21st century, Kellogg is truly a different voice in management education: We believe business can be bravely led, passionately collaborative and world changing. The Kellogg School’s academic portfolio includes the Full-Time, Part-Time and Executive MBA Programs, the Ph.D. Program, and the non-degree Executive Education Program. The school offers two joint-degree programs: the JD-MBA and the MMM (MBA-MEM). Additionally, the Kellogg School offers an Executive MBA Program in Miami and has alliances with business schools in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Canada. To learn more, visit www.kellogg.northwestern.edu.

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Admissions: Can I get in?

Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average
  • Median
  • Middle 80%
Admissions Selectivity
20% Kellogg School of Management 46% Average Across All Schools

Average GMAT Score
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 4,964
20% 20.0
0% 0.0
Female
0%
International
0%
Re-Applicants
0%
0%
Top Undergrad Majors
Top 5 Feeder Colleges for Accepted
Importance of Application Elements
  • GMAT Scores Very Important
  • Resume / Work Experience Very Important
  • Application Essay Very Important
  • Interviews Very Important
  • Recommendations Very Important
  • GPA / Undergrad Transcripts Very Important
$72,467 Applicant Average Base Salary
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
0%
0%
740 to 769
0%
0%
710 to 739
0%
0%
680 to 709
0%
0%
650 to 679
0%
0%
620 to 649
0%
0%
590 to 619
0%
0%
560 to 589
0%
0%
530 to 559
0%
0%
500 to 529
0%
0%
Under 500
0%
0%
English Language Requirements
English Proficiency Required: Yes
Minimum English Proficiency Score: No
Accepted Tests
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test

Careers: Will I find a job?

Consulting 39%
Top Industry
  • Financial Services 18%
  • Technology 12%
  • Consumer Products 10%
McKinsey & Company 32
Top Employer
  • The Boston Consulting Group 26
  • Bain & Company 23
  • Deloitte Consulting LLP 19
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
95% Kellogg School of Management 85% Average Across All Schools

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
84% 84
64% 63.699022556390986
84% Receive Offers
81% 80.8
58% 57.85206896551723
81% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
11% 10.7
21% 21.110859375
11% Receive Offers
11% 11.0
25% 24.93132867132867
11% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
0% 0
5% 5.492558139534883
0% Receive Offers
0% 0
7% 7.091818181818181
0% Accept Offers
83% Graduates seeking full-time employment
16% Graduates not seeking employment
Top Employers / Number Hired
  • McKinsey & Company 32
  • The Boston Consulting Group 26
  • Bain & Company 23
  • Deloitte Consulting LLP 19
  • Accenture 8
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
44% 44.4
$126,357.00
24K 225K
Finance/Accounting
17% 17
$115,504.00
50K 275K
General Management
10% 10.2
$110,956.00
75K 135K
Human Resources
0% 0
Data not provided
Marketing/Sales
19% 19
$104,824.00
75K 127K
Information Technology
2% 2.1
$115,571.00
95K 135K
Operations/Logistics
0% 0
Data not provided
Other
6% 6
$125,035.00
80K 175K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
39% 39.1
$129,291.00
50K 151K
Consumer Products
10% 10.2
$101,413.00
80K 125K
Financial Services
18% 17.5
$117,615.00
24K 275K
Government
0% 0
Data not provided
Manufacturing
4% 3.9
$111,792.00
100K 120K
Media/Entertainment
2% 1.8
$99,000.00
75K 135K
Non-profit
2% 1.6
$80,500.00
57K 97K
Petroleum/Energy
2% 1.8
$131,714.00
75K 225K
Pharma/Biotech/Health Care
5% 4.7
$110,294.00
80K 120K
Real Estate
2% 1.6
$111,414.00
95K 125K
Technology
12% 11.5
$114,852.00
89K 141K
Other
6% 6.3
$104,613.00
80K 130K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Asia
8% 7.8
$107,255.00
53K 163K
Australia & Oceania
0% 0
Data not provided
Central America & the Caribbean
2% 1.6
$116,801.00
100K 137K
European Free Trade Zone
2% 1.6
$119,571.00
103K 135K
Non-European Free Trade Zone
0% 0
Data not provided
Middle East & North Africa
1% 1.3
$148,600.00
115K 220K
North America
84% 83.8
$118,810.00
50K 275K
South America
3% 2.9
$120,598.00
105K 140K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
16% 16.4
$118,080.00
57K 175K
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
2% 2.4
$110,855.00
75K 135K
U.S. South
5% 5.2
$116,800.00
90K 136K
U.S. Southwest
6% 6
$130,608.00
95K 275K
U.S. Midwest
32% 32.4
$117,933.00
50K 165K
U.S. West
20% 20.1
$117,541.00
80K 160K
U.S. Possessions/Territories
0% 0
Data not provided
Canada
1% 1.3
$140,120.00
135K 151K
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Average Signing Bonus for Most Recent Graduates

Long Term Pay of MBA Graduates by Industry

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Long Term Pay of MBA Graduates by Job Function

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Top Companies with Interns / Hired
  • The Boston Consulting Group 21
  • Bain & Company 18
  • McKinsey & Company 16
  • Apple, Inc. 14
  • Amazon 12
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 97
Annual Job Searching Trips by the School
  • New York City - marketing
  • Washington, DC - emerging markets
  • Hong Kong - investment banking
  • Bay Area - entrepreneurship/high tech

Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$292,705
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $118,620
  • Budget $87,190
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$292,705
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $118,620
  • Budget $87,190
$16,475 Average Scholarship Amount 60% of Students Receive Aid
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Financial Aid
  • Apply for Aid
  • Receive Aid
Students applying for financial aid
0%
60% 60
Scholarships
$ $ $ $ $
Total aid distributed for the upcoming year
Basic scholarships awarded
  • Academic Merit
  • A Combination Of Need And Merit
Loans
  • Loan guarantee policy No
  • Max loan guarantee per year
  • Average post-graduation debt $94,724
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Academics: What will I learn?

Students in Core Classes
61 Kellogg School of Management 44 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Case study
30% 30
Lectures
28% 28
Team project
25% 25
Top Areas of Study
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Strategy
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Concentrations and Specializations
  • Accounting
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Health Care Administration
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Media/Entertainment
  • Operations Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Real Estate
  • Statistics and Operations Research
  • Strategy
  • Managerial Analytics: decision models, analytical strategy, empirical methods
Master Degree Programs
  • Management
Joint Degree Programs
  • MBA/JD (Law)
  • MBA/Meng (Engineering - Manufacturing Management)
Requirements for Graduation
  • Students must have attended a minimum number of classes
  • Students must have earned a pre-determined GPA/Letter grade average
  • Other
Program Logistics
  • Program length (in months) 22
  • Distance learning Yes
Technology Improvements
  • Infrastructure - Classrooms: Classroom audio/video capabilities improved; Resident computers added to classrooms; document cameras pool increased. Study rooms: a/v capabilities improved. Public spaces: wireless network capabilities improved; computer kiosks capabilities improved; career services related interview rooms equipped with better virtual interview capabilities; digital signage capabilities improved. Other: Research computing cluster computing, storage and backup capabilities improved; datacenter virtualization percentage increased; desktop image management improved; livestreaming and videoconferencing capabilities improved

Students: Who are my classmates?

36% International Students
36% Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
Student Citizenship
North America
64% 64
Asia
20% 20
South America
7% 7
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Activities
Active Professional Clubs
  • Biotech/Health care
  • Consulting
  • Corporate Social Responsibility/NetImpact
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental
  • Finance
  • High Tech
  • Investment Banking
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Nonprofit
  • VC/ Private Equity
  • Other
Active Networking Clubs
  • Black MBA Association
  • Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual
  • Hispanic Student Organization
  • International Club
  • Partners/Family
  • Volunteer
  • Wine
  • Women in MBA
  • Other

Alumni: How strong is my network?

45,419 Living MBA Alumni 33 Countries where alumni clubs exist
72 Active alumni clubs
No Individual alumni gift in excess of $10 Million in the last 12 months

Employer data includes graduates and current students.