Kellogg School of Management

About Kellogg

The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University is one of the nation's oldest and most distinguished schools of business and management. Organized in 1908 primarily to meet the needs of Midwestern business, Kellogg has grown into one of the world's leading centers of management education and research.

From Kellogg's earliest days, its faculty members have been among the most highly respected in their fields. Many faculty members serve as consultants to organizations in industry, government, finance, healthcare, education and transportation. They use this real-world knowledge of management problems and solutions to augment their academic training. Today the faculty includes numerous distinguished professors as well as promising younger scholars headed for distinction.

Kellogg was involved in a number of events key to the development of business and management education as it exists today. In 1916 it was one of the founding members of the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business, the organization that sets accreditation standards for business schools. Kellogg was one of the group of schools that established the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). Kellogg was among the first schools to offer the MBA degree.

With a name like Kellogg, questions about a connection with the Kellogg Company of Battle Creek, Mich., are inevitable. John L. Kellogg was the son of the Kellogg Company's founder and worked for the family firm for many years, ultimately becoming its president. He subsequently left the firm and settled in Chicago, where he became a successful entrepreneur in the food industry. He died in 1950 at the age of 67. In 1979, the John L. and Helen Kellogg Foundation gave $10 million to Northwestern, and the school was named the Kellogg Graduate School of Management.