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Admissions Director Q&A: Steve Thompson of Northwestern Kellogg

In this edition of our Admissions Director Q&A series, Steve Thompson, Senior Director of Admissions at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, digs into the many offerings at the school as well as insights and tips about the Kellogg application. As the leader of Full-Time admissions, Steve is focused on... Read more »

Weekly Refresh: Latest MBA Essay Questions, Analyzed – Plus Deadlines & Rec Forms

Welcome to Weekly Refresh, a roundup of admissions advice and updates on the Clear Admit site. In this edition, we’re catching up with essay tips and deadlines released the week of June 20th. Essay Tips Drafting your application essays? See the latest of our experts’ advice in our Essay Topic Analysis.... Read more »

Key Takeaways from The Economist 2022 Best Full-time MBA Ranking

Harvard Business School tops The Economist’s 2022 full-time MBA ranking, as more business schools elected to participate again. As many may recall, most of the top U.S. MBA programs abstained from last year’s Economist ranking due to the pandemic. This resulted in a top-10 that was half European MBA programs... Read more »

Real Numbers of MBA Admissions: Average GMAT Scores at Top U.S. MBA Programs

See where your GMAT score lands among the top U.S. MBA programs, as we report the average GMAT scores in the chart below. If you have yet to take the GMAT, you can also get a sense of what score you need to target. Business school admissions use the GMAT... Read more »

Northwestern Kellogg Receives $2M Gift for Sustainable Finance

A joint $2 million gift establishes the Thomas K. Montag Sustainable Finance Fellowship Fund in Sustainable Finance at Northwestern Kellogg. In addition to programming such as conferences, panels and research, the fellowship is designed to bring sustainable finance leaders to engage with Kellogg students and faculty. The field of sustainable finance... Read more »

Weekly Refresh: Latest MBA Essay Questions, Analyzed – Plus Deadlines

Welcome to Weekly Refresh, a roundup of admissions advice and updates on the Clear Admit site. In this edition, we’re catching up with essay tips and deadlines released the week of June 6th. Essay Tips Drafting your application essays? See the latest of our experts’ advice in our Essay Topic Analysis.... Read more »

Real Humans of BCG: Matt Leung, Northwestern Kellogg MBA ’21, Consultant

Looking to expand his horizons beyond healthcare, Matt Leung, Northwestern Kellogg MBA ’21, set his sights on b-school to cover more industry ground as a consultant. Read on for his story about what he learned at Kellogg, the process of joining BCG and more in this Real Humans: Alumni. Matt... Read more »

What Are M7 Business Schools?

In U.S. graduate management education, the M7 business schools are considered to be the seven best in the space. They offer elite MBA programs and are known for their highly selective admissions processes—it’s no wonder the “M” stands for “magnificent.” Which Business Schools Comprise the M7? The schools that make... Read more »

Real Humans of McKinsey & Company: Mansoor Safi, Northwestern Kellogg MBA ’21, Associate

Many factors can combine to make the perfect place–location, values, fit, ROI, culture and more. In this edition of Real Humans: Alumni, Mansoor Safi, Northwestern Kellogg MBA ’21, digs into the culture and other features that drew him to join Kellogg and then McKinsey on his professional path. Read on... Read more »

The Week Ahead: MBA Decisions, May 9-13, 2022

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead, in which we provide a brief rundown of what is happening in MBA admissions this week and every week! Round 3 final decisions are now rolling out. Tuesday, May 10, UPenn / Wharton is scheduled to release its Round 3 decisions. Wednesday,... Read more »

Real Humans of Amazon: Chidinma ‘Chi’ Esinaulo, Kellogg 1Y MBA ’21, Sr. Product Manager

In this edition of Real Humans: Alumni, Chidinma ‘Chi’ Esinaulo, Northwestern Kellogg 1Y MBA ’21, shares the motivation behind her goals and how her desire for meaningful impact led her to Amazon. Chi also talks about how the team structure and more at Kellogg prepared her for her role as... Read more »

Real Humans of Apollo: Maria Fernanda Yglesias, Northwestern Kellogg MBA ’21, Healthcare Credit Associate

Founded in 1990, Apollo is one of the largest asset managers serving many of the world’s most prominent investors. Having worked in banking previously, joining the company was an easy decision for Maria Fernanda Yglesias, Northwestern Kellogg MBA ’21, when she was offered a full-time position. In this edition of... Read more »

The Week Ahead: MBA Admissions Decisions & Deadlines, April 4-8, 2022

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead, in which we provide a brief rundown of what is happening in MBA admissions this week and every week! Round 2 results are here. Round 3 continues! Round 2 decisions are now slowing down, as Round 3 deadlines continue. Monday, April 4,... Read more »

U.S. News 2023 Full-Time MBA Ranking: Wharton & Chicago Booth Share Top Spot

The 2023 U.S. News Best Graduate Programs Rankings rolled out today and we’re taking a closer look at the full-time MBA program list. Chicago Booth and The Wharton School share the top spot, surpassing last year’s #1, Stanford GSB, which now ranks third along with Northwestern Kellogg. On Wharton and... Read more »

The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines & Decisions, March 21-25, 2022

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead, in which we provide a brief rundown of what is happening in MBA admissions this week and every week! Big Week for Round 2 Results as Round 3/4 Deadlines Pop Up. Round 2 decisions continue to roll out in earnest, this week.... Read more »

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