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Kellogg School of Management – Northwestern University - Executive MBA

Kellogg Executive MBA Program Structure

The Northwestern University Executive MBA at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management offers four distinct program schedules.  Due to COVID-19, all classes are currently virtual, please check the school’s official site to find out when they will return in-person.

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.

Northwestern Kellogg Executive MBA Rankings

• U.S. News & World Report: 2nd
The Economist: 2nd
The Financial Times: 14nd

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 31  percent women, 42  percent minority, and 14  percent international students. About 29  percent of students came from director or managerial positions while 20  percent came from vice president positions, followed by 17  percent from C-level positions.

Career Statistics

A recent Kellogg Employment Report indicates that the top industries for Kellogg graduates were tech,, healthcare, and financial services with 19  percent, 18  percent, and 12 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 2020  or January 2021  is $108,918 . The two-year cost is $217,836 . 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 letters 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.

2021-2022 Northwestern Kellogg Executive MBA Deadlines

Application Deadline
September 15, 2021
January 5, 2022
April 6, 2022
Decision Released
December 8, 2021
March 23, 2022
May 11, 2022

*MBAi applicants R3 deadline has been extended to May 5, 2021. Decisions will be released on June 9, 2021.

Northwestern Kellogg Executive MBA FAQ

How has the university coped with the pandemic?

All EMBA classes will be virtual.

How big are the cohorts typically?

Approximately 60 students (both at Miami and Evanston campuses or virtually now that the EBMA is online due to Covid-19)

Does the Northwestern Kellogg EMBA have a global focus?

Yes, with campuses all over the world Kellogg EMBA students are connected with a wide network of international students, instructors and potential employers.

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