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Kellogg School of Management – Northwestern University

Kellogg Executive MBA Program Structure

The Northwestern University Executive MBA at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management offers four distinct program schedules.

September in Evanston – classes meet every other week Friday-Sunday, beginning in September.

January in Evanston – classes meet every other week Friday-Sunday, beginning in January.

January in Miami – classes meet once per month Thursday-Sunday beginning in January.

September in Miami – classes meet once per month from Thursday-Sunday beginning in September.


Northwestern Kellogg Executive MBA students must complete 28 units of credit to earn their degrees, of which 18.5 of these are required core courses and four to six electives allow students to customize their course of study in the second year of the program.

Executive MBA Rankings

• U.S. News & World Report: 3
• The Economist: 9

Class Profile

The average age of students in the most recent Kellogg Executive MBA program is 38 with 14 average years of work experience. The class is 26 percent women, 38 percent minority, and 18 percent international students. About 35 percent of students came from director or managerial positions while 16 percent came from vice president positions, followed by 15 percent from C-level positions.

Career Statistics

A recent Kellogg Employment Report indicates that the top industries for Kellogg graduates were consulting, tech, and consumer products, with 33 percent, 22 percent, and 14 percent of the graduating class entering those fields respectively.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

Tuition and fees for the Kellogg Executive MBA Program cohorts starting September 2018 or January 2019 is $104,076. The two-year cost is $208,152. This fee includes tuition, books and supplies, as well as room and board during class weekends.

Although there are no explicit institutional scholarships for Kellogg Executive MBA students, the financial aid office provides personalized guidance and assistance to students in the program who wish to apply for available alternative private or federal loans.

For Post-9/11 GI Bill eligible students, Kellogg awards up to 50 students with up to $15,000 on a first come, first served basis. Through the Yellow Ribbon program, the VA may match this award for military veterans.


Criteria for admission are identical for all of the Kellogg schedule options. All candidates for the Executive MBA Program must have eight years of work experience to apply to the program.

Applicants to the Kellogg Executive MBA must submit the online application, a resume and application essay. Additionally, two letter of recommendation, a letter of organizational support, official transcripts from all universities and colleges attended, and the $150 application fee are necessary. Finally, applicants must read the online Honor Code form and submit it with their application. Applicants must also complete a personal interview to complete the process.

GMAT scores are not required for all Kellogg EMBA applicants.

TOEFL scores are also necessary for applicants whose native language is not English, or have not earned a BA from an English speaking undergraduate university.

Application deadlines are as follows:

September 2019 Start:

Round One – April 24, 2019
Round Two – June 5, 2019

January 2020 Start:

Round One – August 21, 2019
Round Two – October 9, 2019

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