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Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management

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Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management
Average GMAT Score728GMAT Range690-760
Total Applicants

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Acceptance Rate

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Class Size474Average Work Experience62 Months
Applicant DeadlinesR1:21-Sep-2016
R2:04-Jan-2017
R3:05-Apr-2017
Decision DatesR1:14-Dec-2016
R2:22-Mar-2017
R3:10-May-2017
Length of Program22 MonthsPlacement Information

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Kellogg MBA Essay Questions for Year 2016:

Essay 1: Leadership and teamwork are integral parts of the Kellogg experience. Describe a recent and meaningful time you were a leader. What challenges did you face, and what did you learn? (450 words)

Essay 2:Pursuing an MBA is a catalyst for personal and professional growth. How have you grown in the past? How do you intend to grow at Kellogg? (450 words)

Certain applicants will respond to additional questions:

Essay 1:Dual-degree applicants: For applicants to the MMM or JD-MBA dual degree programs, please explain why that program is right for you. (250 words)

Re-applicants: Since your previous application, what steps have you taken to strengthen your candidacy? (250 word limit)

All applicants have the opportunity to provide explanations or clarification in Additional Information:

If needed, use this section to briefly describe any extenuating circumstances (e.g. unexplained gaps in work experience, choice of recommenders, inconsistent or questionable academic performance, etc.) (no word count)

Kellogg MBA Essay Questions for Year 2014:


Kellogg MBA Essay 1
:What's the greatest obstacle you've overcome (personally or professionally)?

How has overcoming this obstacle prepared you to achieve success now and in the future? (350 word limit)

Kellogg MBA Essay 2:What have been your most significant leadership experiences? What challenges did you face, and what impact did you have?

This is your opportunity to explain how you Think Bravely. (500 word limit)

Kellogg MBA Essay 3:

Part 1: What career/role are you looking to pursue and why? (250 word limit)

Part 2: Why are Kellogg and the MBA essential to achieving these career goals? (250 word limit)

(Please answer Part 2 in terms of your program choice: One-Year, Two-Year, MMM, JD-MBA).

Re-Applicants Only

Since your previous application, what steps have you taken to strengthen your candidacy? (400 word limit) Please note: re-applicants are required to answer this question in addition to #1-3.

Additional Information (Optional)

If needed, briefly describe any extenuating circumstances (e.g. unexplained gaps in work experience, choice of recommenders, inconsistent or questionable academic performance, etc.) (No word limit)

Kellogg MBA Essay Questions for Year 2013

Kellogg MBA Essay 1:Discuss moments or influences in your personal life that have defined who you are today. (500 word limit)
Kellogg MBA Essay 2:What have been your most significant leadership experiences? What challenges did you face, and what impact did you have? This is your opportunity to explain how you Think Bravely (personally and/or professionally). (500 word limit)
Kellogg MBA Essay 3:Imagine yourself at your Kellogg graduation. What career will you be preparing to enter, and how have the MBA and Kellogg helped you get there? (Please answer in terms of your program choice: One-Year, Two-Year, MMM, JD-MBA) (500 word limit)
Kellogg MBA Essay 4:What one interesting or fun fact would you want your future Kellogg classmates to know about you? (25 words or less)

MMM Applicants Only
Essay:How have you redefined yourself, your business environment and your community through the pursuit of design and innovation? (400 word limit)

For MMM applicants only: This is an optional essay that will be evaluated for the Rasmussen scholarship.

Re-Applicants Only
Essay:Since your previous application, what steps have you taken to strengthen your candidacy? (400 word limit)

Please note: re-applicants are required to answer this question in addition to #1-4.

Additional Information (Optional)
Essay:If needed, use this section to briefly describe any extenuating circumstances (e.g. unexplained gaps in work experience, choice of recommenders, inconsistent or questionable academic performance, etc.) (No word limit)

Kellogg Essay Analysis 2012-13
Kellogg MBA Essay 1:Discuss moments or influences in your personal life that have defined who you are today.

This essay asks applicants to introspect upon their lives and provide a unique perspective. The admissions panel wants to know whether the applicant learns from life experiences. Does he have the potential to turn an incident into a career defining moment? Make sure you develop the story in a coherent manner. Indicate the incident in brief. Use more words to describe what your learning was of the incident, what actions you took and finally what the result was.
Limit the incidents to a max of two incidents. It is not usual to have applicants to have more than 1 or 2 life changing experiences. You might also want to highlight one area that you feel needs development. It is important because the committee is interested to know how you can benefit from the school's philosophy, so make sure you describe a connection between your growth areas and the school's strengths and also fits with what the school has to offer. It is also important that your response does not contradict what your recommenders write about you. Keep these points in mind while drafting this essay.

Kellogg MBA Essay 2:What have been your most significant leadership experiences? What challenges did you face, and what impact did you have? This is your opportunity to explain how you Think Bravely (personally and/or professionally). (500 word limit)

Almost every B-school looks at applicant's leadership potential and so has at least 1 essay that focuses on leadership. The admission panel wants to understand your approach to leadership and the style that you adopt when the situation demands.
Try and answer this question in three parts. The first part must indicate a situation, the second part must indicate actions that you took and the third part must indicate the results obtained. Make sure you use more words to describe the actions and results. You could describe one or two experience at a max. It is also essential that you bring teamwork related attribute within at least one of your essays. You might want to show how you have the ability to lead in a team environment because showing that you can influence is more important than showing your ability to lead on an individual level. Try to be as creative and come up with something completely unique.

Kellogg MBA Essay 3:Imagine yourself at your Kellogg graduation. What career will you be preparing to enter, and how have the MBA and Kellogg helped you get there? (Please answer in terms of your program choice: One-Year, Two-Year, MMM, JD-MBA) (500 word limit)

In this question, the college wants to know whether you really feel this is the right time for you to get your MBA. Kellogg wants to know whether that fits with your long term goals. It also wants to whether you have the motivation to make an impact in your career or on society. Obviously it does expect you to be state an accurate position in which you see yourself to be, but rather where you might have influence.
Make sure that your response is not very generic. Also, don't indicate only the end role where you want to get into. Do indicate how you see yourself having an influence and explain how the school fits into that goal of yours.
Highlight your strengths, outline your future goals and then make sure to add how the school and the course that you have opted for will help you build additional strengths in order to achieve your long term goals.

Kellogg MBA Essay4:What one interesting or fun fact would you want your future Kellogg classmates to know about you? (25 words or less)

This essay focuses on your overall perspective on life. Here, the admissions committee is really trying to get to know you and find out what drives you. Once you've identified your message, it is important that you communicate it with passion.

MMM Applicants Only

Kellogg MBA Essay :How have you redefined yourself, your business environment and your community through the pursuit of design and innovation? (400 word limit)

In this essay, the college is interested in knowing about your contributions in your organization. The college wants to know whether you were an over achiever in your profession and how you have the ability to learn from work experiences.
Use this essay to display innovation and teamwork abilities and how your efforts made a huge impact to the organization.
For MMM applicants only: This is an optional essay that will be evaluated for the Rasmussen scholarship.

Re-Applicants Only

Kellogg MBA Essay :Since your previous application, what steps have you taken to strengthen your candidacy? (400 word limit)

In this essay, the admissions committee wants to see if you have continued to take steps to achieve your long term goals. They want to see how your candidature has changed from the previous application and have not been bogged down by interim failure.
It might also be prudent to examine reasons of why you didn't make it last time and make sure that you have addressed those weaknesses.

Please note: re-applicants are required to answer this question in addition to #1-4.

Additional Information (Optional)

Kellogg MBA Essay:If needed, use this section to briefly describe any extenuating circumstances (e.g. unexplained gaps in work experience, choice of recommenders, inconsistent or questionable academic performance, etc.) (No word limit)

This essay is an optional €œcatchall€ essay that wants you to share additional information that you want to share with the college if it has not been covered in your essays.
The purpose of this essay is to allow applicants to discuss any evaluation criteria where they are exceptionally good. Good reasons to use this essay is if there is a glaring weakness in your resume, like if you were laid off or if you had scored very low in your graduation.
If there is nothing exceptional that is not previously addressed, then it is better to skip the essay.

Kellogg MBA Essay Questions for Year 2011

Kellogg MBA Essay 1: MBA Program applicants - Briefly assess your career progress to date. Elaborate on your future career plans and your motivation for pursuing an MBA. (600 word limit)
We would suggest you to structure your answer in the following manner:

  • Describe responsibilities, experience and skills learnt during different phases of your career.
  • Then describe your short-term and long-term career plans. Do keep in mind that your present experience should be in sync with your short term and long term plans.
  • Mention some gaps between your short term goals and your current experience then talk about some courses / programs that will help you achieve your short term and long term goals.

Try to learn as much about Kellogg as possible before attempting this essay and mention some specific programs which might help you fulfill your short-term and long term goals.

Kellogg MBA Essay 2: Describe your key leadership experiences and evaluate what leadership areas you hope to develop through your MBA experiences (600 word limit).
Before attempting this essay, think thoroughly about leadership qualities such as ability to motivate, implement processes in unstructured environments, think out-of-the-box etc. Then pick-out situations from your personal and professional life where you have demonstrated these qualities. Try to be precise in your description, for instance clearly specify your goals, number of people in your team, client expectation etc.
Then mention some leadership qualities that you have not been able to learn / display. Also mention how much you would like to know about other leaders, though different leadership courses, and imbibe those learning to make better decisions. Mention Kellogg's initiatives like '360-Degree Leadership Assessment' and 'Business Leadership Clubs' ,to help students realize their leadership potential, and why you would like to attend them.


Kellogg MBA Essay 3: Assume you are evaluating your application from the perspective of a student member of the Kellogg Admissions Committee. Why would you and your peers select you for admission, and what impact would you make as a member of the Kellogg community? (600 word limit).
This essay requires you to be a little creative and talk about your strengths and skills which would be valuable to your class at Kellogg. First think thoroughly through some of your biggest strengths, for instance €“ perseverance, analytical approach to complicated problems, leadership skills, ability to learn and adopt quickly, in-depth experience in a particular industry etc.
Then select some important examples to substantiate each of your qualities. Please try to be specific about your examples and provide all necessary details.
Finally, it is very important to describe how you would be able to contribute fruitfully to the class at Kellogg. For instance, if you have been an entrepreneur then do mention how you would be able to contribute in entrepreneurship related courses/ programs.


Kellogg MBA Essay 4: Complete one of the following three questions or statements. (400 word limit) Re-applicants have the option to answer a question from this grouping, but this is not required.

  • Describe an instance where you encountered resistance in a professional team setting. How did you address the situation?

You can use this opportunity to showcase one of your leadership or team skills. Structure this essay as follows: * Describe the situation and the target. * Mention the challenges * How did you overcome them * final result and your learning from the same.

  • People may be surprised to learn that I..

Use this space to talk about your additional skills and interests that you might not have mentioned before. For instance you can talk about your extra-curricular activities, awards won, community service, event management and entrepreneurial stints etc. Do not forget to highlight positive traits of your personality through this essay.

  • The best mistake I ever made was..

In this essay you can write about a situation where you decided to act in a way contrary to public opinion. For instance, a situation involving ethical dilemma where your managers / team members wanted to do things differently but you stood for something that you felt was right.

Re-applicant essay Since your previous application, what steps have you taken to strengthen your candidacy? (400 word limit)

     
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