Start of Main Content

Student life

Can students work or enroll in another degree program while they are earning their MiM at Kellogg?

Due to the demanding nature of the program, we strongly discourage students from doing so.

What are the housing options for students?

There are limited on-campus housing options on the Evanston campus, however, most students choose to live off-campus in downtown Chicago closer to their MiM courses.


What do you look for in applicants?

We are looking for well-rounded, high-impact candidates with strong leadership potential who are excited about augmenting their education with the core business fundamentals. We will look at all parts of the application process to understand applicants as a whole person. We encourage you to share with us as much about you as you wish.

Is there a GPA/GRE/GMAT requirement?

The GMAT/GRE is a required part of your MiM application. If you are a Northwestern University student applying to MiM or you have an undergraduate GPA of 3.4 or above, we will waive the GMAT/GRE requirement. There is no GPA requirement to apply or be admitted to MiM. 

May I defer my admission until next year if I am accepted this year?

We do not defer start dates except in unusual circumstances.

If I don't get admitted in the round I apply, can I reapply in a later round?

All applicants will receive a decision of either admit, deny, or waitlist. Students on the waitlist do not need to reapply, although they are welcome to submit any additional information that may enhance their application at any time by emailing us. If a student is denied admission, they may not reapply.

Can I obtain a refund for my application fee for any reason?

No. Kellogg’s policy is that application fees are non-refundable.

International students

Are international students eligible to apply to the MiM Program?

Yes. As an international candidate applying from Northwestern University, you are welcome to apply for admission. To leave ample time to receive a student visa, we recommend applying in Rounds 1 or 2. 

The name on your application must match the name on your passport. Any discrepancy will delay our ability to process the I-20 form, which is required to obtain a visa.

Additional information for international students can be found by contacting the NU International Office at 847.491.5613 or

Do all international students have to take the Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL)?

If you have attended a school where the primary language of instruction is English, you do not need to take the TOEFL. If you attended a school where the primary language of instruction is not English, you will be required to take the TOEFL.

Is the Kellogg MiM degree STEM-designated?

Yes, all of Kellogg's degree programs are STEM-designated degree programs. Therefore, Kellogg graduates on F1 student visas and approved F-1 12-month post-completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) may be eligible to apply for the F-1 24-month STEM-OPT extension for possibly up to three years of U.S. work authorization before requiring employer sponsorship for employment-based nonimmigrant or immigrant visas. For more information on eligibility and process, please visit the Northwestern Office of International Student and Scholar Services (OISS).

Contact us about the Master in Management

MiM application deadlines
Round 1: Oct. 30, 2023
Round 2: Jan. 16, 2024
Round 3: April 22, 2024