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Kellogg Admissions

Share your story with us. Our Kellogg admissions team wants to get to know you, what drives you and why you think Kellogg is the right place for you to grow and thrive. Are you ready to grab ahold of all the special opportunities that come with joining Kellogg?

Applying to an MBA program

Looking to immerse yourself in a business program? Or maybe the flexibility to work and take classes at the same time is the right choice for you? Either way, you’ll come away with the same education and training that make all our graduates ready to lead the next evolution of business.

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 

Application deadlines
April 26, 2023

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

Application deadlines

Round 1: Sept. 13, 2023

Round 2: Jan. 10, 2024

Round 3: April 3, 2024

Decision dates

Round 1: Dec. 13, 2023

Round 2: March 27, 2024

Round 3: May 8, 2024

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 

View the Evening & Weekend class profile

Application deadlines

Winter: Sept. 27, 2023
Spring: Jan. 3, 2024
Summer: Mar. 27, 2024
Fall: June 5, 2024

Decision dates
Most applicants can expect to receive a decision 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

Application deadlines

January 24, 2024
April 3, 2024
June 5, 2024*
August 14, 2024
October 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

While test scores and work experience are an important part of the application, your candidacy isn’t based on those elements alone. We take everything into account, including your values, goals and the impact you’ve had on your organization.

What we look for:

Intellectual ability, work experience, professional goals, leadership, impact, interpersonal skills.

We value individuals who:

  • Approach business challenges with a mix of technical skills and emotional intelligence
  • Seek to adapt to the evolving business world with open curiosity and innovation
  • Believe in strong, empathetic collaboration as a way to strengthen work, perspectives and outcomes
  • Embrace the power of diversity in your teams and networks

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Non-degree program

Executive Education

Transform individuals and organizations with targeted executive programs from general management to accounting to technology.

Invest in your future

Did you know 62% of Kellogg students* have benefited from some form of financial aid, be it a loan or scholarship? We’re here to help you navigate financing options and processes so you can invest in your future with a Kellogg MBA.

Merit scholarships to many of our programs are awarded when students are admitted. Other scholarships may require you to apply before you are admitted. You can also choose to apply for financial aid, including loans, once you have been admitted.

For specific details, please refer to each MBA program's financial aid process for important information, tips and deadlines.

*Full-Time MBA statistic