MS in Management Studies | Russell Fellows Program

Graduate from the Status Quo

College graduates face unprecedented competition when looking for full-time employment. The Kellogg MS in Management Studies (MSMS), known as the Russell Fellows Program, will help you develop, in less than one year, the critical qualities to make you stand out.

The management program will prepare you to solve complex business problems, evaluate and sell ideas, lead teams and succeed across a wide variety of industries and functions. What you will learn will empower you for a lifetime – not just in your first job but throughout your entire professional career.

Experience the Kellogg Difference

Kellogg's top-tier education

The Kellogg Master of Science in Management Studies builds upon a liberal arts or science education and gives students strong business and management fundamentals. Students learn to read case studies with a critical eye, motivate a team in group projects and take intelligent risks in experiential learning opportunities. All classes are taught by leading Kellogg faculty.

Best in-class career development

Kellogg’s Career Management Center offers a personalized approach to your career and is consistently top-rated among business school career centers. Working with your career coach, you will create a professional development plan, develop a targeted job search strategy and connect with Kellogg recruiting partners.

Powerful global alumni network

MSMS graduates are members of the global Kellogg alumni network, a responsive community of more than 60,000 alumni who share a common bond: their passion for Kellogg and willingness to help one another.

Program Highlights

  • Who is eligible
    If you are an undergraduate completing your liberal arts or science degree in the current academic year and are interested in learning about management and business, the Kellogg MSMS will equip you with specialized business skills. Students completing their bachelor’s degrees between May 2015 and June 2016 are encouraged to apply for the 2016-17 school year.

  • Complete your degree in less than one year
    Classes start in mid-July and students graduate in mid-May.

  • Stand out from the competition
    Employers are seeking well-rounded leaders with strong business and management fundamentals as well as deep critical-thinking skills. The Kellogg MSMS builds upon your undergraduate studies, giving you a thorough grounding in business principles, strategies and tools. This multifaceted training prepares you to navigate new challenges throughout your career and position you for success across any number of industries, functions and roles.

  • Learning environment
    Engage in challenging, fast-paced coursework that prepares you to successfully deal with on-the-job demands in a wide range of organizations. Both inside and outside the classroom, you will learn to collaborate effectively in teams — a hallmark of the Kellogg School. Your interaction with Kellogg professors and accomplished peers from diverse backgrounds will expand your perspectives and challenge you in new ways.

Dean Blount: Why MSMS

Dean Sally Blount discusses the Masters in Management Program

Program Overview with Dean Ziegler

Student Perspectives

Danielle David '14 Kellogg MS in Management Alumni

Danielle David

"You will come out smarter, more confident in your skills and totally prepared to stand out in any industry you choose."
Corey Moss: Kellogg MS in Management Alumni

Corey Moss

"Kellogg has excellent career services, and my coach was very invested in my future."
Elizabeth Velazquez '14: Kellogg MS in Management Alumni

Elizabeth Velazquez

"The Kellogg faculty gave me a new perspective on solving complex problems."

Application Dates

Round 1

Oct 30, 2015

Round 2

Feb 5, 2016