Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University
is one of the nation's oldest and most distinguished
schools of business and management. Organized in 1908
primarily to meet the needs of Midwestern business,
Kellogg has grown into one of the world's leading
centers of management education and research.
Kellogg's earliest days, its faculty members have
been among the most highly respected in their fields.
Many faculty members serve as consultants to organizations
in industry, government, finance, healthcare, education
and transportation. They use this real-world knowledge
of management problems and solutions to augment their
academic training. Today the faculty includes numerous
distinguished professors as well as promising younger
scholars headed for distinction.
was involved in a number of events key to the development
of business and management education as it exists
today. In 1916 it was one of the founding members
of the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of
Business, the organization that sets accreditation
standards for business schools. Kellogg was one of
the group of schools that established the Graduate
Management Admission Test (GMAT). Kellogg was among
the first schools to offer the MBA degree.
a name like Kellogg, questions about a connection
with the Kellogg Company of Battle Creek, Mich., are
inevitable. John L. Kellogg was the son of the Kellogg
Company's founder and worked for the family firm for
many years, ultimately becoming its president. He
subsequently left the firm and settled in Chicago,
where he became a successful entrepreneur in the food
industry. He died in 1950 at the age of 67. In 1979,
the John L. and Helen Kellogg Foundation gave $10
million to Northwestern, and the school was named
the Kellogg Graduate School of Management.