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Kellogg School of Management Welcomes Class of 2009

9/24/2007 - The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University today welcomed more than 570 new students to its Full-Time MBA program. The Class of 2009 was chosen from over 4,100 applicants worldwide.

Upon their arrival, Dipak C, Jain, dean of the Kellogg School, presented students with the platforms of the Kellogg brand: intellectual depth, experiential learning, global perspective, and leadership and social responsibility. “These are bound together by the Kellogg School’s most distinctive feature, a culture of innovation and collaboration,” said Jain.

The Kellogg School’s Class of 2009 roughly consists of 34 percent women, 22 percent minorities and 35 percent who are non-U.S. citizens. Incoming students represent 48 different countries including the United States. On average, they are 28 years old and share more than 3,000 years of collective work experience.

“Members of the Class of 2009 include numerous accomplished entrepreneurs, business professionals, athletes and philanthropists,” said Beth Flye, assistant dean and director of admissions and financial aid. “Included among the mix is a student who completed multiple tours in Iraq and received two gold stars; the co-founder of a nonprofit organization that helps grant the wishes of dying children; a Peace Corps volunteer formerly based in Romania; and a professional mountain biker who represented Mexico in both national and international competitions.”

The Kellogg School has long been regarded as one of the top MBA programs in the world and is renowned for producing talented, well-rounded graduates who are socially responsible leaders. The Class of 2009 marks the school’s 99th class since its founding in 1908.

About the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University
The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University was founded in 1908 and is widely recognized as a global leader in management education. The school, located just outside of Chicago, is home to a renowned, research-based faculty and MBA students from around the globe. The Kellogg School’s academic portfolio includes the Full-Time, Part-Time and Executive MBA Programs and the nondegree Executive Education Program. The school offers three joint-degree programs: the JD-MBA, MD-MBA and the Master of Management and Manufacturing (MBA-MEM). Additionally, the Kellogg School of Management offers an Executive MBA Program in Miami and has alliances with business schools in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Canada. To learn more, visit

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