Requirements and benefits of sponsorship

As a rigorous program for advanced professionals, the Executive MBA Program requires a significant commitment from students and the organizations they work for. To help position students for success, Kellogg requires all applicants to obtain sponsorship from their companies for the time involved in attending the program. Financial sponsorship, while encouraged, is not required.

Whether you’re an employee looking for more information on sponsorship or an employer interested in the benefits of sponsoring an employee, here’s what you need to know.

Sponsorship FAQs

What is time sponsorship?
While the Executive MBA Program is specifically designed to meet the schedule of a busy executive, the average student misses two or more workdays per month. Time sponsorship is an agreement between an employee and employer that acknowledges and approves of this time commitment without the employee needing to use personal time off.

Is time sponsorship required?
Yes. Employees are required to secure time sponsorship from their employers as part of the application process. Time sponsorship must be documented in a sponsorship letter.

Is financial sponsorship required?
No. While a Kellogg MBA is a worthwhile investment for an organization, we do not require financial sponsorship as part of the application process.

What percent of students receive financial sponsorship?
Recent class data indicates that approximately one-third of all applicants are fully sponsored, partially sponsored and non-sponsored (self-funded), respectively.

For Applicants

When you apply to Kellogg, you must supply a sponsorship letter from your company indicating that you will be sponsored for your time away from work. You are not required to obtain financial sponsorship from your company, although many applicants receive some form of support.

For Employers

Sponsoring an employee for the Kellogg Executive MBA Program is a worthwhile investment for your company. Learn more about program benefits, sponsorship requirements and how to reap the greatest rewards from your employee’s education.