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Kellogg MBA Admissions

Begin your journey to business school by considering what you want to get out of an MBA. Maybe you want to immerse yourself in a full-time program. Or maybe the flexibility to work and take classes is the better choice. No matter what you choose, you’ll come away a Kellogg leader, ready to drive the next evolution in business.

Admissions events

Curious about life at Kellogg? Come experience it for yourself. Choose from campus visits, student and alumni chats, or one of our in-person or virtual events.

July 10, 2024
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. ET
Evening & Weekend
June 26, 2024
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. CT
Executive MBA

Applying to a Kellogg MBA program

Our variety of programs to help you achieve your goals in the format that works best for you. 

Take our quiz to see which one is right for you.

Typical career experience 

No professional work experience at time of application 

Ideal if you are... 
  • An undergraduate in your last year of school 
  • Looking to secure your spot in a top MBA program while you get a few years of professional work experience 

Upcoming deadlines

April 24, 2024

Decision dates

June 28, 2023

Typical career experience 

3-7 years of full-time work or military service 

Ideal if you are... 

  • Looking for an immersive, full-time experience while switching or accelerating your career 

View the Full-Time class profile

Upcoming deadlines

Round 1: Sept. 11, 2024

Round 2: Jan. 8, 2025

Round 3: April 2, 2025

Decision dates

Round 1: Dec. 11, 2024

Round 2: March 26, 2025

Round 3: May 7, 2025

Typical career experience 

3-10 years* of full-time work or military service
*represents mid-80% range

Ideal if you are...

  • Looking to advance your current career path, launch a new business or pivot careers all while working and taking courses at your own pace

View the Evening & Weekend class profile

Upcoming deadlines 

Summer: March 27, 2024
Fall: June 5, 2024

Decision dates

Most applicants can expect to receive a decision within 6-8 weeks after applying.

Typical career experience

10-23 years* of full-time work or military service with the ability to demonstrate career growth
*represents mid-80% range

Ideal if you are... 

  • An experienced professional looking to deepen your strategic thinking while amplifying, shifting or launching the next phase of your career

View the Executive MBA class profile

Upcoming deadlines

April 3, 2024
June 5, 2024*
Aug. 14, 2024
Oct. 2, 2024**

* Last deadline to apply for Fall 2024 start

** Last deadline to apply for Winter 2025 start

Decision dates

Candidates are admitted on a rolling basis and will be notified once a decision has been made.

Qualities we value in Kellogg candidates

Work experience, test scores and GPA are important parts of every application, but they aren’t everything. We take many more things into account, including your values, goals, interpersonal skills, leadership qualities and the impact you’ve had on your organization.

High IQ, high EQ
Business is always changing, and over time hard skills can become a commodity. This is why we value those who approach business challenges with a mix of technical skills and emotional intelligence.
Willingness to grow and adapt
Nothing in business stays the same. Kellogg leaders evolve as the business world shifts by staying curious and innovative.
The power of teams
No one can do it alone. We believe the best leaders rely on compassionate collaboration as a way to strengthen work, perspectives and outcomes.
A different perspective
Understanding the power of varying perspectives is a key part of being a Kellogg leader. We believe diversity in thought and lived-experience leads to the best ideas, solutions and opportunities. 

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PhD degree

Doctoral admissions

Become an expert in your field and apply that mastery to global, real-world problems.

Master in Management

Business fundamentals for recent grads with little to no work experience.
Certificate program

Undergraduate Certificate Admissions

For current Northwestern undergrads looking for early career business preparation.
Non-degree offerings

Executive Education

Transform your career, team or organization with targeted executive programs across general management and leadership to accounting and digital analysis.

Maximizing your financial aid options

There’s more than one way to finance your MBA. In fact, did you know that more than 60% of students* have benefited from some form of financial aid? Our team of experts are here to help you navigate a range of options and processes.

Financial aid experts

You can connect with specialists in every program to help you find and understand how to apply for the best finance options for your education.

*Full-Time Program only