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Invest in your talent

Sponsoring a Kellogg MBA student is one of the best investments you can make, both for your employee and your organization. Your employee will develop advanced skills and gain new insights that will immediately benefit your organization.

Putting new ideas to work

At Kellogg, academic theories and frameworks are closely linked to practical experience and real-world application. Armed with innovative tools and a fresh perspective, your employee will help your organization address longstanding problems and seize new opportunities.

Preparing for the unpredictable

Today’s complex, global economy demands more from leaders and organizations. Kellogg’s program equips employees with the strength and agility to face unprecedented challenges head-on. It also teaches them how to position your organization for long-term growth in an increasingly competitive environment.

Creating valuable connections

Our Executive MBA Program attracts elite executives from some of the world’s top organizations. Your employee will form relationships with these leaders through informal interactions and formal networking sessions, creating connections and identifying resources that will benefit your organization.

Sponsorship options

Attending the Executive MBA Program requires a significant commitment from your employee, both in terms of time and resources. Your company can support this commitment through various forms of sponsorship.

Company time sponsorship (required)

As part of the application process, your organization must supply a letter indicating its support of your employee’s participation in the Executive MBA Program. The letter, printed on your company’s letterhead, must state that your organization approves of the program’s time commitment and excuses your employee to attend class on designated dates.

Financial sponsorship (optional)

While Kellogg encourages organizations to consider financial sponsorship — and many do — it is not a requirement of the program. If your organization plans to provide full or partial financial sponsorship to your employee, please indicate it in your letter of support.

Maximizing your return on investment (ROI)

To help your company maximize the ROI of its sponsorship, Kellogg encourages supervisors to have regular meetings with their employees to discuss takeaways from the program.

In these meetings, consider discussing:

  • How topics studied in the classroom address current challenges and opportunities faced by your organization
  • Whether your organization has immediate issues that would benefit from the perspective of faculty experts and fellow students
  • How to test or apply tools or frameworks learned in the program
  • Spaces to debrief and educate colleagues

Past corporate sponsors

Many top companies have sponsored their employees to attend the Executive MBA Program at Kellogg.

Prior and/or current sponsors include:

  • Accenture American
  • Express American
  • Red Cross
  • BMO Financial Group
  • Career Builder
  • Discover Financial Services, Inc.
  • IBM
  • John Deere
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Kohler Company
  • Kraft Foods Global, Inc.
  • Nielsen
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • Robert Bosch Tool Corp.
  • U.S. Department of Defense
  • W.W. Grainger, Inc.
  • Whirlpool

Contact us about financial aid for the Executive MBA Program.

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Kellogg Office of Financial Aid
2211 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.