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Northwestern / Kellogg MBA Deadlines and Essay Questions 2018-2019

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The Northwestern / Kellogg deadlines and essay questions for the 2018-2019 admissions season have been shared by the admissions committee.

2018-2019 Northwestern / Kellogg MBA Deadlines

Round 1
Application Deadline: September 19, 2018
On-campus Interview Scheduled by: September 21, 2018
Decision Notification: December 12, 2018

Round 2
Application Deadline: January 9, 2019
On-campus Interview Scheduled by: January 11, 2019
Decision Notification: March 27, 2019

Round 3
Application Deadline: April 10, 2019
On-campus Interview Scheduled by: April 12, 2019
Decision Notification: May 15, 2019

2018-2019 Northwestern / Kellogg MBA Essay Questions

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)

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)

Additional Essays

Certain applicants will respond to additional questions:

  • 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)

Video Essay

This becomes available after applicants submit their application and application fee.

The Video Essay is one component of the application and provides you with an additional opportunity to demonstrate what you will bring to our vibrant Kellogg community – in an interactive way. You will respond to several short video essay questions. The questions are designed to bring to life the person we have learned about on paper.

  • After submitting an application and payment, you will be able to access the video essay through the your application status page. One question will be a “get to know you” icebreaker type of question. The second question will be an opportunity to describe your plans for the future and how Kellogg will help you on that journey. The other questions will be randomly generated questions that will be similar to interview questions.
  • There are practice questions that you may complete as many times as you like to get comfortable with the format and technology. The practice questions and experience will simulate the actual video essay experience, so this is meant to be a useful tool to help you feel prepared.
  • We encourage you to practice so you are comfortable with the format once it is time to complete the official questions. There is not an opportunity to re-do the answer to the official video essay questions.
  • You will have 20 seconds to think about the question and up to one minute to give your response.
  • We estimate the video essays will take 20-25 minutes to complete – which includes time for set-up and answering all the practice questions.  You will need an internet connected computer with a webcam, microphone and an updated version of Adobe Flash in order to complete the video essay.

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Schools: Northwestern / Kellogg

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