This year I worked with several applicants to Northwestern Kellogg who all faced a similar conundrum: which amazing Kellogg program should they apply to?!
Kellogg offers a range of Master’s level business education: its traditional 2-year MBA program, a 1-year MBA program for professionals with a management or business undergraduate degree, the MMM joint degree between Kellogg and Northwestern’s Segal Design Institute, and the new MBAi joint degree between Kellogg and Northwestern’s McCormick School of Engineering for aspiring technology leaders. In addition, Kellogg offers part-time options including an Evening & Weekend program and an Executive MBA program that offers the option of meeting once or twice a month in Miami (Florida) or Evanston (Illinois), respectively.
Until now, applicants who wanted to lead innovation had to decide whether they should apply to Kellogg alone or to the MMM joint degree. Those who specifically anticipated utilizing technology innovations to lead had to decide whether to apply to the MBA or the MBAi. What about those applicants who have an undergraduate education in business but were not sure a one-year MBA experience would be as fulfilling for them as the two-year program? And applicants who lived in the United States but had a GMAT score or GPA below Kellogg’s full-time MBA student average had to decide whether to take a risk on applying to the full-time MBA or apply instead to the Evening & Weekend program, where their stats were less of a statistical deviation.
Thankfully, Kellogg has now eliminated the need when applying to make a decision that bars other options. Starting this year, applicants will have the opportunity to apply to more than one Kellogg program all in one application. When applying, applicants will select the program that is their first choice but will also have the option to be considered for additional full and part-time programs. If their first choice is unsuccessful, the Admissions Committee will then consider the applicant for their second, third and fourth choices, in the order of their preference.
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