2019-2020 Deadlines & Essays:Northwestern/Kellogg

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2019-2020 Deadlines & Essays:Northwestern/Kellogg

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Kellogg School of Management

Northwestern Kellogg MBA Essays

Video essays

Video essay 1: Please introduce yourself to the admissions committee.

Video essay 2: What path are you interested in pursuing, how will you get there, and why is this program right for you? 

Video essay 3: Each of you will receive a randomly selected prompt, all of which have the same objective. We want you to show us how you handled a challenging situation in your career or personal life. For example, we might ask you to tell us about a time you failed to achieve a goal you had set for yourself.

Written essays

Written essay 1: Kellogg’s purpose is to educate, equip & inspire brave leaders who create lasting value. Tell us about a time you have demonstrated leadership and created lasting value. What challenges did you face, and what did you learn?(450 words)

Written essay 2: Values are what guide you in your life and work. What values are important to you, and how have they influenced you?(450 words)


Certain applicants will respond to additional questions:


1Y applicants: Please discuss your post-MBA career goal, the current experience you will leverage to support the transition, and the Kellogg 1Y opportunities that will help you reach this goal. (250 words)


JD-MBA applicants: Please discuss your post-JD-MBA career goals and why the JD-MBA Program is the right program to help you reach those goals. (250 words)


MMM applicants: The five core values of the MMM Program are curiosity, creativity, empathy, open-mindedness and a learning mindset. Describe a situation in which you demonstrated one of these values. Why is this value an important part of the MMM experience for you? (250 words)


Reapplicants: Since your previous application, what steps have you taken to strengthen your candidacy? (250 words)

All applicants have the opportunity to provide explanations or clarification in Additional Information. Use this section if you think the person reviewing your application might have a few questions about one or more of your responses. This could include:

·  Unexplained gaps in work experience

·  Academic, GMAT or GRE performance

·  Extenuating circumstances that we should be aware of when reviewing your application


Round 1 Deadline: October 9, 2018
Round 2 Deadline: January 7, 2019
Round 3 Deadline: April 1, 2019
Round 4 Deadline: May 1, 2019