Kellogg Future Leaders

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KFL - Deferred Enrollment Program

The Future is Yours. What Will You Do With It?

Carve your own path to success with Kellogg Future Leaders, our deferred MBA program.

We know you're hungry for something bold, dynamic and impactful. The Kellogg Future Leaders program is a road map to life after undergrad so you can graduate with the confidence that incredible things are ahead.

Secure your spot in a future Kellogg class

Choose from our portfolio of MBA programs

Gain access to premiere Kellogg resources

What's it all about?

Getting accepted as a Kellogg Future Leader secures your place in our MBA program before you graduate. Then, we'll hold your spot for 2-5 years while you gain experience in the professional world. Once you're ready to step back on campus, you'll be fully integrated into one of our top-tier MBA programs. Another perk? As a part of your deferred enrollment, you’ll have access to premiere Kellogg resources and receive support from a dedicated admissions officer.

Who’s eligible?
  • Students who graduate between October 2022 and September 2023 can apply this year
  • Undergraduates in the last year of school, majoring in any discipline
  • Master's students who went directly into a graduate program from undergrad
  • Domestic and international students
*Ph.D., medical and law students should apply through the standard Kellogg admissions process
What do I need to know to apply?
  • No application fees
  • GMAT or GRE required*
  • TOEFL required for English-as-a-second language speakers, unless university school was conducted entirely in English
  • Application includes brief essays, letter of recommendation, and interview by invitation
*GMAT/GRE optional for Northwestern University undergraduates
What do I need to know about deferring my enrollment?
  • Deferment lasts 2-5 years
  • Admissions deposit is $500, then $500 every year of deferment

Become a Kellogg Future Leader

This is the start of an amazing journey — both personally and professionally.

The application is designed to give us a sense of who you are, what drives you and why you think Kellogg is the right place for you.


Application deadline: April 26, 2023

Decision released: June 28, 2023

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