Two-Year MBA Program

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Immersive. Flexible. Challenging.

Our Two-Year Full-Time MBA Program is for students who want to gain the confidence to lead boldly and challenge conventional thinking in the global marketplace. With a start date in September, you'll begin to build core management skills and then move on to specialized electives that reflect your areas of interest. Both inside and outside the classroom, you’ll learn to lead by practicing in an environment that gives you an opportunity to try new things.

Our Proven Success

Balanced & Dynamic Skill Set

Kellogg has leading faculty across academics and business representing all business disciplines that not only help you to build a foundation, but also provide the latest in course innovation.  A rich co-curricular experience compliments this foundation through 1,000+ experiential learning opportunities.

Leadership Focus

Through leadership core courses and electives, as well as more than 120 student-led clubs and organizations, our program fosters personal and professional growth and forges connections across people, organizations, communities, sectors and markets. More than 500 companies hire Kellogg graduates each year because of their leadership capabilities.

Global Acuity

Kellogg provides a global perspective built on a deep understanding of market dynamics, customer needs and cross-sector interdependencies. We offer the broadest array of global opportunities, and have over 58,000 responsive and engaged alumni that span the globe to give you the confidence you need to lead in a complex world.

Program Highlights

  • Mastery in multiple disciplines
    Today’s leaders will be asked to confront increasingly complex problems. These problems require them to bring together insights from multiple disciplines. At Kellogg, you will gain firm grounding in the fundamentals through our Growth Core MBA curriculum.

  • Customize your journey
    After you complete required courses, you will be able to explore a wide range of electives and 1,000+ experiential learning opportunities, to learn, test and build your skillset to meet your professional aspirations.

  • Global impact
    A global perspective is increasingly important in today’s interconnected marketplace. Kellogg has an unparalleled offering of global learning opportunities, including 37 exchange programs across 20 countries. Our global breadth means you can participate in multiple experiences to prepare you to lead confidently in a complex world.

  • Top rated career placement
    Kellogg is the only business school whose career management center has been able to land in the top 20th percentile in MBA graduate satisfaction for each of BusinessWeek’s 24-year span. Our Career Management Center is designed to meet your personal and professional goals, no matter what you seek to achieve.
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Otmane El Manser '14

After four years in technology consulting, Otmane needed a change. He also needed core management skills. And the chance to explore different careers. So he turned to Kellogg’s Two-Year Full-Time Program. Its emphasis on general management, he knew, would equip him to lead in any industry and any role.

Build a Strong Foundation in Management

Our Two-Year Full-Time MBA Program gives you the flexibility to explore a range of disciplines while developing management and leadership skills.


If you’ve earned a bachelor’s or equivalent degree from an accredited college or university, you’re eligible to apply.

Our admissions committee evaluates your scholastic ability, personal character, motivation, leadership ability, interpersonal skills, career performance and management potential.

Core & Electives

Kellogg's rigorous core MBA curriculum provides you grounding in the fundamentals of growth and the foundation for advanced, specialized work in academic majors and professional fields. The core curriculum for the Two-Year Program consists of nine courses in fundamental areas, including accounting; management and organizations; marketing; finance; managerial economics; decision sciences; operations; and management and strategy.

In addition, during the Pre-Term orientation sequence of their second year, students are required to complete a half-credit course, Leadership and Crisis Management (PACT-440-5), that encompasses much of the knowledge from the first-year core.

The following core courses are required for graduation:

Course Waivers

If you have previous relevant coursework or work experience, we encourage you to consider waiving specific courses so you can take a greater number of electives.

Available courses to waive:
Regardless of waivers or course load, you’re required to register for six terms of full-time study and complete a minimum of 20.5 credits.

Majors & Pathways

Kellogg’s approach to majors gives our students the flexibility and guidance they need to carve out a unique intellectual experience that is relevant to their specific educational and career goals.

You may opt to choose from eight majors or none at all.

Majors include Accounting, Economics, Finance, Marketing, Operations, StrategyManaging Organizations and Management Science. A major requires that a student complete the core course for the major and a minimum of four electives.

If you choose not to elect a major, “General Management” will be noted on your transcript.

In addition to majors, Kellogg provides “pathways” to our students who are interested in building expertise in emerging areas and evolving industries.

A pathway is an integrated, cross-functional sequence of courses designed to address a particular skill set or industry for which there is active student and recruiter demand. You have the flexibility to pursue any number of pathways and go as deep as you’d like into each one.

Explore pathways for Data Analytics, Diversity, Equity and InclusionEntrepreneurshipGrowth and ScalingHealthcare at KelloggReal EstateSocial ImpactVenture Capital & Private Equit and more.

Applies to Full-Time students who matriculate June 2015 or after.

Work Experience Degree Requirement

All 2Y are required to complete an 8-12 week period of work during the Summer Quarter between the first and second years of the MBA program. This practical experience, directly related to the student’s field of study (MBA degree) and a graduation requirement, is aimed to deepen and broaden the student’s knowledge and skills. International F-1 students will be eligible for F-1 Curricular Practical Training (F-1 CPT; or J-1 academic training for J-1 international students ) starting Summer Quarter 2021.

Student Perspectives

Kate Ruckert

Kate Ruckert

“I’ll never stop being grateful to Kellogg for bringing me into a community that fostered my personal, academic and professional growth. It’s really changed my life.”
Rashaad Jamal

Rashaad Jamal

“A really big value add that Kellogg has is the support for career switchers. That, combined with a nonjudgmental culture, allows people to take risks and switch careers.”
Gino Luci is a distinguished alum of the Kellogg two-year MBA program.

Gino Luci

"I had to break out of my comfort zone. I was happy to discover diversity on many levels at Kellogg. Not just cultural diversity, but diversity in people’s thinking."

Application Deadlines

Round 1

September 15, 2021

Round 2

January 5, 2022

Round 3

April 6, 2022