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.

Class Profile

The average age of students in the most recent Kellogg Executive MBA program is 37.5 with 13.8 average years of work experience. There are 23.6 percent of women enrolled, 22.1 percent minority and 31.3 percent international. Twenty-seven percent of students came from director or managerial positions while 18 percent came from vice president positions, followed by 17 percent from C-level positions.


The Kellogg Career Management Center offers career development workshops for students and alumni on a range of topics including interviewing, salary negotiation, and on-ramping throughout the year. The Kellogg Career Network provides students and alumni with password-protected access to an online job board with more than 3,000 job postings. Free professional career counseling and professional development are available to Kellogg alumni beyond graduation. Kellogg graduates are currently employed at more than 1000 companies worldwide and 96 percent of students are employed within three months of earning their Kellogg MBA.

The 2016 Kellogg Employment Report indicated 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 & Financial Aid

Tuition and fees for the Kellogg Executive MBA Program cohorts starting September 2017 or January 2018 is set at $100,560 per year. The two-year cost is $201,120. 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.

Admissions Procedures

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 GMAT scores, 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.

TOEFL scores are also necessary for applicants whose native language is not English.

Application Deadlines

Kellogg EMBA deadlines for its Evanston and Miami campuses are as follows:

September 2018 Deadlines

Round One – April 18, 2018
Round Two – May 30, 2018

January 2019 Deadlines

Round One – August 22, 2018
Round Two – October 10, 2018