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Kellogg School Welcomes MBA Class of 2008


10/1/2006 - Evanston, Ill. USA  – The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University recently welcomed 625 new students to its MBA program. The Class of 2008 was chosen from over 4,500 applicants worldwide.

In early September, the Class of 2008 began their tenure at the Kellogg School by taking the required pre-term “Leadership in Organizations” course. The intensive Management and Organizations course focuses on ethical decision making and effective team building, and immediately provides the MBA students with a common language about leadership.

The Class of 2008 consists of 31 percent women, 26 percent minorities and 28 percent who are non-U.S. citizens. On average, the incoming students are 28 years old with 5.2 years of professional experience. More than 250 undergraduate institutions worldwide are represented.

The new students bring a diverse array of professional, educational and personal experiences to the Kellogg community. Several students have worked to proactively make a difference in the lives of others – from rebuilding efforts following Hurricane Katrina to teaching in impoverished schools in third world countries to founding numerous community service groups and non-profit organizations around the globe.

Members of the Class of 2008 include numerous accomplished entrepreneurs, business professionals, actors, athletes, culinary experts, dancers, musicians, triathletes as well as:

Founder of a humanitarian non-profit organization that aided North Korean refugees
Former nuclear submarine officer
Test-driver of vehicles on race tracks, deserts and ice fields
Provider of malaria-preventing mosquito nets for villagers in Northern Thailand
Founder of a Chicago-based rock band
Social services provider at refugee camps in Bosnia, Croatia and Yugoslavia
Member of the Peace Corps stationed in Niger
Former Major League Soccer player

With 472 students in the two-year MBA program, the Class of 2008 is also comprised of students in the Kellogg School’s One-Year MBA and various dual-degree programs.

Seventy-two students are enrolled in the Kellogg School’s One-Year MBA program. The One-Year MBA program, established in the late 1960s, is an accelerated program designed for students with a bachelor’s degree in business, extensive professional experience and clear and consistent career goals.

Sixty students are enrolled in the Master of Management and Manufacturing (MMM) program. The MMM program is a two year dual-degree program offered in conjunction with Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering in which students earn a Master of Engineering Management-Master of Business Administration degree (MEM-MBA).

An additional 22 students are enrolled in the dual-degree JD-MBA program offered in conjunction with Northwestern University School of Law. The three year JD-MBA program gives students a thorough grounding in both management and law.

Finally, there are two students enrolled in the Medicine-Management (MD-MBA) dual-degree program in association with Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.

Combined with the full-time Class of 2007, Kellogg School students represent 43 countries of the world and 43 of the United States.

About the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University
The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University was founded in 1908 and is home to a renowned research-based faculty and MBA students from around the globe. The Kellogg School includes the Full-time, Part-time and Executive MBA programs and the non-degreed Executive Education Program. The school offers three joint degree programs: the JD-MBA, MD-MBA and MEM-MBA. Additionally, the Kellogg School of Management has alliances with business schools in Europe, Asia and Canada.