We have unveiled a new application system for full-time prospective students that streamlines the process and provides the Kellogg Admissions team with more opportunities to get to know our prospective students.
Among the enhancements:
- We are moving from a two-part to a one-part application.
- Fewer written essays and decreased word counts enable our applicants to hone in on what we most want to learn about them.
- A new video essay section that allows the entire admissions team to “meet” applicants – wherever they are in the world.
At Kellogg, we continuously review and refine our application process. These enhancements will help us understand both what our applicants will get out of the Kellogg MBA experience and how they will contribute to the Kellogg community.
2014 Entry Kellogg Application Essay Questions
What’s the greatest obstacle you’ve overcome (personally or professionally)?
How has overcoming this obstacle prepared you to achieve success now and in the future? (350 word limit)
What have been your most significant leadership experiences? What challenges did you face, and what impact did you have?
This is your opportunity to explain how you Think Bravely. (500 word limit)
Part 1: What career/role are you looking to pursue and why? (250 word limit)
Part 2: Why are Kellogg and the MBA essential to achieving these career goals? (250 word limit)
(Please answer Part 2 in terms of your program choice: One-Year, Two-Year, MMM, JD-MBA).
Since your previous application, what steps have you taken to strengthen your candidacy? (400 word limit) Please note: re-applicants are required to answer this question in addition to #1-3.
Additional Information (Optional)
If needed, briefly describe any extenuating circumstances (e.g. unexplained gaps in work experience, choice of recommenders, inconsistent or questionable academic performance, etc.) (No word limit)
2014 Entry Kellogg Recommender Questions
• Please comment on the candidate’s career performance and impact on the organization. Cite specific examples (e.g., ranking relative to others in the industry, progression within the organization, evidence of initiative and goal orientation).
• Evaluate the candidate’s demonstrated leadership and potential (e.g., developing others, ability to influence others and advocate for his/her ideas, smart risks he/she has taken, ability to deal with ambiguity).
• What are the three areas you perceive as the candidate’s weaknesses? Provide an example of how the candidate has dealt with constructive feedback and made efforts to address these weaknesses.
• What observations do you have about the candidate's interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate with and support others (e.g., maturity, self-awareness, integrity, listening skills, sense of humor, respect for different viewpoints, resilience, sense of others)?
• Please comment on the candidate’s intellectual and problem-solving abilities (e.g., analytical and quantitative skills, critical-thinking abilities, creativity, curiosity).