Two-Year MBA Program

Immersive. Flexible. Challenging.

Our Two-Year Full-Time MBA Program is for students who want to gain the confidence to lead boldly and challenge conventional thinking in the global marketplace. With a start date in September, you'll begin to build core management skills and then move on to specialized electives that reflect your areas of interest. Both inside and outside the classroom, you’ll learn to lead by practicing in an environment that gives you an opportunity to try new things.

Our Proven Success

Balanced & Dynamic Skill Set

Kellogg has leading faculty across academics and business representing all business disciplines that not only help you to build a foundation, but also provide the latest in course innovation.  A rich co-curricular experience compliments this foundation through 1,000+ experiential learning opportunities.

Growth-Minded Leadership Focus

Through leadership core courses and electives, as well as more than 120 student-led clubs and organizations, our program fosters personal and professional growth and forges connections across people, organizations, communities, sectors and markets. More than 500 companies hire Kellogg graduates each year because of their leadership capabilities.

Global Acuity

Kellogg provides a global perspective built on a deep understanding of market dynamics, customer needs and cross-sector interdependencies. We offer the broadest array of global opportunities, and have over 58,000 responsive and engaged alumni that span the globe to give you the confidence you need to lead in a complex world.

Program Highlights

  • Mastery in multiple disciplines
    Today’s leaders will be asked to confront increasingly complex problems. These problems require them to bring together insights from multiple disciplines. At Kellogg, you will gain firm grounding in the fundamentals through our Growth Core MBA curriculum.

  • Customize your journey
    After you complete required courses, you will be able to explore a wide range of electives and 1,000+ experiential learning opportunities, to learn, test and build your skillset to meet your professional aspirations.

  • Global impact
    A global perspective is increasingly important in today’s interconnected marketplace. Kellogg has an unparalleled offering of global learning opportunities, including 37 exchange programs across 20 countries. Our global breadth means you can participate in multiple experiences to prepare you to lead confidently in a complex world.

  • Top rated career placement
    Kellogg is the only business school whose career management center has been able to land in the top 20th percentile in MBA graduate satisfaction for each of BusinessWeek’s 24-year span. Our Career Management Center is designed to meet your personal and professional goals, no matter what seek to achieve.

Otmane El Manser '14

After four years in technology consulting, Otmane needed a change. He also needed core management skills. And the chance to explore different careers. So he turned to Kellogg’s Two-Year Full-Time Program. Its emphasis on general management, he knew, would equip him to lead in any industry and any role.

Build a Strong Foundation in Management

Our Two-Year Full-Time MBA Program gives you the flexibility to explore a range of disciplines while developing management and leadership skills.

Eligibility

If you’ve earned a bachelor’s or equivalent degree from an accredited college or university, you’re eligible to apply.

Our admissions committee evaluates your scholastic ability, personal character, motivation, leadership ability, interpersonal skills, career performance and management potential.

Growth Core & Electives

A rigorous core curriculum provides the foundation for advanced, specialized work in academic majors and professional fields. The core curriculum for the Two-Year Program consists of nine courses in fundamental areas, including accounting; management and organizations; marketing; finance; managerial economics; decision sciences; operations; and management and strategy.

In addition, during the Pre-Term orientation sequence of their second year, students are required to complete a half-credit course, Leadership and Crisis Management (KPPI-440-A), that encompasses much of the knowledge from the first-year core.

The following core courses are required for graduation:

Course Waivers

If you have previous relevant coursework or work experience, we encourage you to consider waiving specific courses so you can take a greater number of electives.

Available courses to waive:
Regardless of waivers or course load, you’re required to register for six terms of full-time study and complete a minimum of 20.5 credits.

Majors

We offer Full-Time MBA Program students a choice of 18 majors. As a Two-Year student, you’ll become firmly grounded in the fundamentals of management through our core curriculum.

Once you’ve mastered the core disciplines, you’ll be able to take advanced courses tailored to your professional goals.

Student Perspectives

Feyisayo Oshinkanlu is a distinguished alum of the Kellogg two-year MBA program.

Feyisayo Oshinkanlu

“I know what it takes to ask the right questions, and I have the confidence and technical skills to lead effectively.”
Tatiana Cordoba is a distinguished alumnae of the two-year program at Kellogg School of Management.

Tatiana Cordoba

"That feeling of ‘anything’s possible’ is why Kellogg really appealed to me. You arrive on campus and can immediately contribute."
Gino Luci is a distinguished alum of the Kellogg two-year MBA program.

Gino Luci

"I had to break out of my comfort zone. I was happy to discover diversity on many levels at Kellogg. Not just cultural diversity, but diversity in people’s thinking."

Application Dates

Round 1

Closed

Round 2

Jan. 7, 2015

Round 3

April 1, 2015