AT WHAT POINT
DO YOU MOVE FORWARD? AT WHAT POINT
DO YOU TAKE CONTROL? AT WHAT POINT
DO YOU DECIDE TO REALIZE YOUR TRUE LEADERSHIP POTENTIAL?
“I’ve been a neurosurgeon in private practice for almost six years, and I couldn’t be more pleased with THE KELLOGG PROGRAM. I can apply class CONCEPTS almost instantly. I’m currently talking with classmates about business ideas that combine technology and medicine. If I were to pursue something entrepreneurial, I’d do it with someone from Kellogg. THEY HAVE the work ethic, skills and TALENTS TO MAKE THINGS HAPPEN.”
investment manager, Northern Trust
“Group work was a huge reason for attending Kellogg. For instance, I never considered tackling stats as a group, but when we got together, solutions would click faster. My strengths in information gathering complemented my teammates strengths in articulation.”
“Prior to Kellogg, I was a successful manager in a private equity firm. I managed 15 people and did a lot of hierarchical thinking. Success was all I saw. This program was exactly the challenge I needed. I had the business basics down, but needed to learn how to work as part of a dynamic team to become ready to take over my family’s business.”
WE BELIEVE BUSINESS CAN BE BRAVELY LED, PASSIONATELY COLLABORATIVE AND WORLD CHANGING. This is the point. Itâ€™s what the Kellogg School of Management stands for. Itâ€™s why we attract students who have the courage to challenge conventional thinking, who have the will to lead positive change. We educate, equip and inspire our students to build and lead strong organizations. To face outward and think forward. To become adaptive, resilient and bold in the face of unprecedented challenges and enormous opportunities. This is our attitude, the way we see the world. Our courageous and collaborative spirit has sustained our school and our graduates for more than 100 years. It inspires how we prepare students today to manage and lead in the 21st century global marketplace. This is the point of a Kellogg MBA.
At what point will you join us?
INTELLECTUALLY VIBRANT, INNOVATIVE AND SOCIALLY ENGAGED Kellogg is a global community. The world knows us for our grounded wisdom that marries the power of analytics and people. For our pioneering spirit that challenges convention and drives change across organizations, markets and communities. For our collaborative culture that embraces and mobilizes the power of the team to create change and move the world forward. This balanced, yet highly dynamic interplay between the study of management and the study of markets materializes throughout our curriculum. We teach the science of management and the art of leadership. We develop insights based on theoretical models and their practical application to the complex challenges leaders must face today. We emphasize the mastery of analytical skills to achieve business success and the social acumen to lead and inspire others. We teach all of this within a culture that is inherently and unmistakably Kellogg, a culture defined by our passion for collaboration and the personal satisfaction we derive from achieving ambitious, impact-driven goals.
GLOBAL PRESENCE OF KELLOGG ALUMNI
BUSINESSES + ORGANIZATIONS WHERE OUR ALUMNI WORK
NOTABLE KELLOGG ALUMNI
Ali Babacan ’92
kathryn hayley ’84
cindi bigelow ’86
john hoeven ’81
deputy prime minister, republic of turkey
executive vice president, united healthcare services
president, bigelow tea
u.s. senator, north dakota
Douglas Conant ’76
Linda johnson rice ’87
former president and ceo, campbell soup
chairman, johnson publishing co.
Joe DePinto ’99
ward klein ’79
ceo and president, 7-eleven
ceo, energizer holdings
Leslie flagg ’91
david kohler ’92
private sector officer, u.s. agency for international development
president and coo, kohler co.
bill mcdermott ’97
thomas c. freyman ’83
cfo and executive vice president, abbott laboratories
james reynolds jr. ’82
mike george ’85
president and ceo, qvc
co-founder, chairman and ceo, loop capital markets
yung-ku ha ’81
gordon segal ’60
president, chairman and ceo, citibank korea
co-founder, crate and barrel
steve hafner ’97
Gregg steinhafel ’79
president, chairman and ceo, target
co-founder and ceo, kayak
welcome to kellogg
Spend time at the Kellogg School of Management and you’ll soon understand what we mean when we say, “Think bravely.” At the highest levels, it means being a leader who will question conventional thinking and challenge the status quo. It means making every team and every organization you touch better because you are there. In very concrete terms, it means learning the architecture of collaboration and how to catalyze people and resources to lead positive change in organizations, communities and the world. It means understanding the demand side of markets to identify consumer wants and human needs, and develop better products, services and solutions to meet them. Brave thinking requires mastering the mindset and mechanisms of innovation, and how to generate bold new ideas and make them happen. It also means developing a broader wisdom and understanding of the public and private interface, and how to sustain organizations in a capitalistic economy firmly grounded in ethics and law. This is what Kellogg believes. This is what we teach. This is what we practice, as we pioneer our own course to shape and evolve management education to address the ever-growing complex challenges of the 21st century global marketplace. This is what “Think Bravely” means. As an alumna and dean, I invite those who share our passion and purpose to join our community of brave thinkers.
sally blount 92, dean
BALANCING THE SCIENCE OF MANAGEMENT WITH THE ART OF LEADERSHIP 6
It takes know-how to build an organization with all the right parts in all the right places.
You must also understand how people work together and how to influence and inspire them to do it consistently and well. When we talk about passion for collaboration and the power of the team, we’re talking about more than cooperation and consensus. We’re talking about working together to achieve
It takes insight and finesse to keep those parts
well-defined, high-impact goals and then enjoying
aligned and working in sync toward a common
the rewards of success together.
purpose. Success lies in identifying the linkages, understanding the synergies and creating the right
That is why we pursue a carefully balanced approach
to management education: the study of organizations in tandem with the study of the processes — the
First, you must know how business works and master
dynamic push and pull — that drive consumer, business
the fundamentals. That’s why Kellogg emphasizes
and financial markets forward.
a solid academic foundation firmly grounded in core business disciplines. By design, it prepares
It’s this balance of business intelligence and social
highly effective managers to lead highly complex
acumen that distinguishes the Kellogg graduate
from all others.
BASANI maluleke program:
full - time student, two - year program
finance, management + strategy
COURAGE TO ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE OF CHANGE
“With my new skills, I’ll be able to collaborate more effectively within any firm, expand its multinational status and make South Africa more visible on the world stage.” When I traveled to the United States to visit Kellogg,
With assistance from my South African business
I noticed how the students seemed to be such a vital
network and a South African airline, we brought
part of the school. I wanted to be a part of that. I was
His Excellency Thabo Mbeki, the former President
working in South Africa in corporate finance and was
of the Republic of South Africa, to campus as our
an attorney before that. If I truly wanted to know who
keynote speaker. His presence generated a lot of
I was and where I wanted to go, I’d have to rise above
media attention and contributed significantly to the
the ordinary and immerse myself without distractions.
conference’s remarkable success. I’ll continue to work to place South Africa more firmly in global affairs and
Moving to the United States with only my South
to transform how the world sees and does business
African perspective was a massive change. One of
with my country.
Kellogg’s biggest gifts is deep thinking that considers problems from many angles. Understanding where
My prior legal and finance experience will also
people come from really adds value to one’s life.
continue to serve me well when I return home.
Now I’m more patient, less argumentative. I plan to
With my new skills, I’ll be able to collaborate more
stay on that level.
effectively within any firm, expand its multinational status and make South Africa more visible on the
I was overall conference co-chair for the 2011 Kellogg
world stage. And I’ll keep practicing what I’ve learned
Africa Business Conference. We collaborated with
here: the power of self-reflection and the ability to
the planning committee to identify a theme, were
accurately anticipate where I can make meaningful
responsible for panel discussions and speaker topics,
contributions to the world.
engaged U.S. and African corporations for sponsorship, and selected and invited speakers and panelists from the United States and Africa.
global thought leadership across disciplines. At Kellogg, the transfer of knowledge happens in direct engagement with Kellogg faculty — world-class thought leaders and groundbreaking researchers who define and shape the fields in which they practice. Their ability and willingness to collaborate across their areas of expertise underscore one of Kellogg’s firm beliefs: Solving the complex problems of the 21st century will be possible only through cross-disciplinary thinking and cooperation. Like the students they teach, Kellogg faculty members represent an incredible set of diverse intellectual interests, international backgrounds and life experiences. Many are experienced practitioners in their disciplines, grounded in the realities of business and management. They are also highly sought after as advisers to corporations and governments on some of the world’s toughest business and social issues. Kellogg faculty members write many of the textbooks that business students worldwide use in class. The difference? At Kellogg, you’re learning face to face with the authoritative source. Most critical to your future, Kellogg faculty members are passionate teachers and wise mentors committed to sharing knowledge and engaging in vibrant discourse with their students.
Inside the classroom and through personal interaction, Kellogg faculty members bring theory to life so you can apply it in yours. 10
published textbooks and references by Kellogg faculty
learn more about kellogg faculty: kellogg.northwestern.edu/Faculty
marketing; health enterprise management
managerial economics + decision sciences; social enterprise
management + organizations
Janice Eberly managerial economics + decision sciences; operations
finance former assistant secretary for economic policy, u.s. treasury
managerial economics + decision sciences; operations
accounting information + management
management + strategy
accounting information + management
management + organizations
angela y. lee focus:
marketing, international business + markets
mechthild esser nemmers professor of marketing
BOLD RESEARCH ABOUT THE DEMAND SIDE OF MARKETS Angela Y. Lee thinks unconventionally about how
roots,” she says. “We want to have food so we can
consumers’ emotions and goals affect their choices.
grow and multiply, but we also want to avoid being
She also thinks about the impact that marketers
food so we can survive.” Professor Lee then explains
can have on the world beyond products and profits.
how the way people act in accordance with these
Her research and teaching reflect her often non-
needs may help or hinder their goals — while a “fit”
way strengthens people’s resolve, a “nonfit” way weakens it.
A consumer psychologist, Professor Lee focuses her research on consumer motivation, cross-cultural
In her teaching, Professor Lee has also taken a
consumer psychology and nonconscious influences
pioneering path. In 2011, she introduced a new
of memory on judgment and choice. She received
Kellogg MBA course on social impact marketing
the 2006 Stanley Reiter Best Paper Award for her
— the application of marketing frameworks and
research on self-regulation and persuasion, which
techniques to leverage institutional or individual
she explains with understated wit.
resources to advance a good cause, such as recruiting volunteers to support cancer patients
The “self-regulatory focus” framework says that
or addressing the global clean water crisis. The
human nature is driven by two motivational factors,
experimental course integrates psychology and
a “duality” — the need to be nurtured and the need to
marketing and includes effectively leveraging social
feel secure — that dictates how we “regulate” our
media, such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
behaviors and attitudes. “Both have evolutionary
AT TOP BUSINESS SCHOOLS WORLDWIDE, BOOKS AND REFERENCE WORKS PENNED BY KELLOGG FACULTY MEMBERS ARE STANDARD TEXTS:
David Austen-Smith + Jeffrey Banks positive political theory ii: strategy and structure
SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
David Besanko + Ronald Braeutigam microeconomics
David Besanko, David Dranove, Mark Shanley + Scott Schaefer economics of strategy
Timothy Calkins + Alice Tybout, Eds.
kellogg on branding
Sunil Chopra + Peter Meindl
supply chain management: strategy, planning and operation
excellence across disciplines
Anne Coughlan, Erin Anderson, Louis Stern + Adel El-Ansary marketing channels
the economic evolution of american health care
Philip Kotler + Kevin Keller marketing management
angela Y. Lee + anuradha dayal-gulati
kellogg on china: strategies for success
INNOVATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP
the mind and heart of the negotiator
advanced mathematical economics
keeping the family business healthy
reputation rules: strategies for building your companyâ€™s most valuable asset
from values to action: the four principles of values-based leadership
reversing the slide: a strategic guide to turnarounds and corporate renewal
daniel diermeier focus:
managerial economics + decision sciences; international business + markets; social enterpriseâ€¨
ibm professor of regulation and competitive practice director of the ford motor company center for global citizenship
uncommon collaboration. extraordinary results.
Many experts have long acknowledged the potential
The result of their vision was Northwestern
for finding solutions to serious economic and social
University’s Global Health Initiative, an alliance
issues through effective partnerships among private-
of private pharmaceutical companies, nonprofit
sector businesses, governments and nonprofits.
supporters, and the Kellogg and McCormick schools
Few proposed models, however, have included a
to develop solutions to critical health issues facing
distinct role for academia within that mix.
underserved communities worldwide.
That changed decisively in 2004, when Professors
It’s working. One product currently under develop-
Daniel Diermeier, from the Kellogg School of
ment is an inexpensive, battery-powered, totally
Management, and David Kelso, from Northwestern
portable device for HIV testing among infants. The
University’s McCormick School of Engineering and
product is currently undergoing clinical tests in South
Applied Science, envisioned a new model for address-
Africa and Mozambique. Once approved, it will reduce
ing complex issues, particularly in healthcare delivery
the time a mother must wait for her infant’s HIV test
and infectious disease treatment. They saw the
results — and for treatment to begin — from several
inclusion of academia in the established paradigm
weeks or months to under an hour.
of public/private partnerships as a more effective approach to addressing the dearth of resources available to treat diseases common to the world’s poorest
learn more about the global health initiative: kellogg.northwestern.edu/research/GHI
people — malaria, tuberculosis, polio and HIV/AIDS.
“My co-workers have noticed big changes in me. Ideas come to me more frequently. I’m able to ask better questions with a deeper level of understanding.” scott PORTER, MD
program: focus: executive mba student, evanston campus
CHALLENGE CONVENTION TO ACCELERATE CHANGE. To confront challenges and capitalize on opportunities, however, we must do more than acknowledge, identify and analyze them. We must challenge the status quo. Put bold ideas on the table. Gather the people who can make a difference. Put a plan in place
We live in an era of economic and social challenges more daunting than ever before. At Kellogg, we believe it is also an era in which the opportunities for meaningful change and innovation are far greater than ever.
and take decisive action.
Each day, individuals, businesses and public institutions rapidly interconnect, learn and adapt to the new ideas and new realities created by an expanding global community. Our MBA curriculum is renowned for the way it balances the study of markets and management to create the pivot point where innovation can happen and tangible progress can emerge.
When we do that well, the world will notice. That’s when the world will begin to change.
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gino luci program:
full - time student, two - year program
operations management director of prospective students, hispanic business student association co - president of the gay and lesbian management association
THE POWER TO INFLUENCE MARKETPLACE THINKING
I know we have the power to influence people and change how they think. It’s all about innovation — that’s what drives me. I want to change the world with the products I launch. I knew my corporate experience and marketing interests would be challenged and expanded at Kellogg. I wanted to improve my cross-functional skills because everything I’d done to that point had been on a consumer level. I also wanted to understand the entire operational process, consumer-focused psychology, and the creativity involved with bringing a product to market successfully. I had to break out of my comfort zone. I was happy to discover diversity on many levels at Kellogg. Not just cultural diversity, but diversity in people’s thinking. It didn’t take long for me to realize that if I wanted to be a true leader, I needed to become a stronger team member as well.
This isn’t a school where you take classes and just go home. The students and the faculty are a community, and I’ve had the opportunity to work with them to enhance the Kellogg experience. I’ve seen so many students do great things here. It pushes me to ask more of myself.
student clubs AND organizations Representing the rich diversity of Kellogg students’ academic, cultural, professional, social and athletic interests
“I had to break out of my comfort zone. I was happy to discover diversity on many levels at kellogg. Not just cultural diversity, but diversity in people’s thinking.”
the art of interconnection. the impact of collaboration. Impact in the global marketplace will be driven by mastering the art of interconnection. The big problems that business and society face today are far too complex for any single entity, organization or discipline to solve alone. Properly led and clearly focused, collaboration is the surest route to innovation and positive change. This is a concept that we at Kellogg have long understood. It is the model Kellogg pioneered. The kind of collaboration we practice here has little to do with compromise or simple cooperation. Rather, it’s about groups of people focused on excellence, connected by common purpose, willing to put egos aside and even risk failure to discover a new and better path. It demands dedication, intensity and keen social insight. Collaboration at Kellogg calls for humility — to admit there may be others who can do something better than you — and the accompanying wisdom to let them. It takes knowing when to lead and when to listen. Collaboration of this kind demands diverse thinkers and doers who want to learn from one another, put themselves on the line and achieve more together.
“My classmates come from 23 countries and countless industries. Our review sessions have become 0ptimal times for discussing real-world applications.” Njideka Harry
We believe that collaboration as we teach it fuels the fire of true business success. You can find no better place than here to learn, practice and master it.
program: focus: executive mba student, miami campus
social enterprise/ nonprofit
IVI KOLASI program:
full - time student, two - year program
corporate innovation, new business development, business model development co-president, emerging markets club; student leadership team, kellogg innovation network 2012 global summit
MANAGING COMPLEXITY IS NOT A SOLO ACT
“We face incredibly complex challenges today that cannot be tackled in isolation. We’re challenged to find ways to influence decisions without taking over and to communicate the right idea effectively so the team can work toward the right goal.” After five years at a successful nonprofit, I realized
to influence decisions without taking over and to
I had minimal exposure to the corporate sector.
communicate the right idea effectively so the team
Initially, I chose Kellogg to help balance out my
can work toward the right goal.
quantitative, qualitative and entrepreneurial sides.
I’ve learned how valuable it is to get people excited
I quickly discovered how much more is available here,
about an idea and sustain it throughout the project.
in and out of the classroom — access to emerging
Now I recognize when it’s right to step forward to
domestic and international market trends, exposure
lead, and when to step back and help with the team’s
to different business cultures, industries and
management levels, as well as the chance to explore solutions across many disciplines.
Kellogg has given me the confidence to use my
As a member of the Emerging Markets Club, I’m
problems. I can’t imagine how this personal
working to bring even more global cases to the
and professional evolution could’ve happened
classroom and to network with other clubs. We face
intuition and leadership skills to tackle real business
incredibly complex challenges today that cannot be tackled in isolation. We’re challenged to find ways 23
equipped to lead in the global marketplace. the netherlands
kellogg chicago ( part - time )
kellogg miami ( emba ) germany mexico germany
Kelloggâ€™s global academic
partnerships offer opportunities worldwide for direct engagement and immersive experiences
with international economies, management structures and business models. exchange programs
switzerland EXECUTIVE MBA joint programs
kellogg main campus
As Kellogg’s global footprint expands, so do opportunities for our students to greatly expand their view of the world — the who, what and why of businesses, economies and cultures. Our international presence — realized through our global partnerships and our joint degree and international exchange programs — creates an ideal educational ecosystem for acquiring the skills, insights and thinking styles required for success in the global economy.
The world of Kellogg is a globally connected community of academic partners, idea generators and pragmatic thinkers. Our diversity of perspectives and experiences engages your intellect at levels most students have never explored, enriching learning, encouraging innovation and energizing leadership. This is the power of the global Kellogg community: to simultaneously ground you in the moment and inspire you for the future.
people ’ s republic of china
people ’ s republic of china: hong kong
israel india thailand
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STUDENTS WHO PARTICIPATE IN INTERNATIONAL LEARNING
Thereâ€™s no such thing as a domestic agenda anymore. The world is one marketplace. Leadership in it demands a broad understanding of international business issues and the ability to communicate effectively across geographic boundaries and cultural divides. This essential, expanded worldview is infused
businesses abroad to provide real-world consultation
throughout the Kellogg curriculum, embodied in the
on issues such as international expansion, new
diversity of our faculty and student body, and brought
marketing opportunities, customer relations and
to life through global initiatives, experiential learning
marketplace analysis. During the final weeks of the
and international academic partnerships.
course, students travel to the client companyâ€™s home country to complete their research and present their recommendations to company executives.
Global Initiatives in Management In this intensive global business leadership course for Full-Time and Part-Time students, teams of classmates
Global Electives Week
with a faculty adviser create a challenging 10-week
Our Executive MBA Program offers many
curriculum that culminates in a two-week interna-
opportunities to build a global network. Students
tional field experience. Participation builds valuable
can complete electives at our international partner
leadership skills and a keener awareness of the global
schools, where local faculty share rare, on-the-ground
insights into national and regional business practices, culture and politics. All program students also participate in our intensive Global Electives Week on the
Evanston campus, a gathering of students from across
To provide practical experience in international
all our global partner Executive MBA programs.
business, Global Lab pairs students in the Full-Time and Part-Time programs with
Executive MBA Program
Miami is a leader — and hub to the Americas — in several areas, including finance, commerce, media, culture, international trade, entertainment and art.
A cosmopolitan city and thriving economic
international locations Executive MBA Partners
hong kong, china
kellogg - hkust
tel aviv, Israel
kellogg - recanati
powerhouse that’s home to
some of the nation’s largest banks, brokerage houses, and consulting and commodity firms.
kellogg - schulich
vallendar/düsseldorf, germany kellogg - whu
Kellogg is the incubator where you will be pushed by others and, in turn, push yourself. This is the school that encourages you to see further. It’s equally energetic and grounded, allowing for both engagement and quiet introspection.
Your learning experience isn’t limited to faculty expertise. Kellogg students come from every sector of business and every curve of the globe. Our team-based approach ensures you will build an enduring professional network and develop lifelong friendships from among their ranks.
Energized, driven and ready to lead
general management as a CEO. Of course I know
“I’m more energized, driven and ready to see what happens next. You don’t get many opportunities to directly shape your life. Here, you have two years. It’s a gift to be able to do that.”
accounting, but I’m looking at cases now and learning what others have done in their environments. I’m obviously older now, but I know I’m in a great school with exceptional classmates and professors. I’m getting a different kind of “more” out of my MBA program. It’s definitely focused on management and leadership, but still touches on everything. In acquisitions today, you rarely work on your own.
I fly in every weekend from Montreal for class at
You have to learn to lead and motivate groups. I listen
Kellogg. As CFO for a major defense industry contrac-
first, understand the challenges, then offer an opinion
tor, I’ve been working internationally for years, so I’m
or suggestions. If you don’t listen, you’ll never get
accustomed to travel. I enjoy the challenge of taking
on a job and going with it. I always meet great people, and my career is going well.
I’m more energized, driven and ready to see what happens next. You don’t get many opportunities to
I was 30 when I began heading up General Dynamics’
directly shape your life. Here, you have two years. It’s
financial offices in Madrid, Zurich and Montreal. I am
a gift to be able to do that.
currently the Chief Financial Officer of the Montrealbased unit.
Since this article was originally published, Firat was named CFO of General Dynamics—Ordnance and
Now I’m looking at the next 10 years, and want to
Tactical Systems (OTS), a multibillion-dollar division
grow more. I want to become CFO of a multinational,
headquartered in Tampa, Fla. He is excited to see
multibillion-dollar corporation, and then move into
where his Kellogg degree will take him next. 30
FIRAT GEZEN program:
executive mba student, evanston campus
management cfo of general dynamics, canada speaks four languages â€” turkish, english, french, spanish
LEADERS OF CONVICTION TAKE WISE AND BOLD RISKS. Kellogg alumni venture forth — and achieve great success — in careers and industries as diverse as the world of business itself. At Kellogg, success means pursuing a passion, fulfilling a vision and making a difference wherever you decide to go.
Others apply their knowledge and skills to the world’s most pressing social issues through organizations such as Room to Read, One Acre Fund and Ethos Water; in government and policy making; and through their leadership of organizations like the NAACP.
Our Career Management Center is widely acknowledged as best in class at providing professional development services to our students and our alumni throughout their careers.
In today’s business landscape, Kellogg Dean Sally Blount says, “Leaders must be courageous, willing to stand for their convictions and confident enough to take wise and bold risks.”
You’ll find many of those Kellogg alumni in top corporate positions at some of the world’s most successful and respected companies: DuPont, Target, SAP, QVC, Unilever, McKinsey & Company, Goldman Sachs, Booz & Company and KKR.
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COMPANIES WORLDWIDE THAT HIRE KELLOGG GRADUATES:
MCKINSEY & COMPANY
BOOZ & COMPANY
PROCTER & GAMBLE
Courtney Haynes program:
part - time student, evening program
finance, marketing, management & organizations senior vice president of private equity firm
TRANSFERRING KNOWLEDGE WITH IMMEDIATE IMPACT
“I was an investment professional when I started, and will be after I graduate. The difference is how much value the breadth of my Kellogg education has added to my skill set.” I always wanted to get my MBA, but I didn’t want to
understanding of different businesses. To me, teams
interrupt my career to go to school. Kellogg’s Part-
are a microcosm of the real world. You can manage
Time Evening Program enabled me to keep moving
time when you work alone, but team-focused skills
up in my company while I pursued my MBA goal.
have infinite benefits.
I only applied to Kellogg. I immediately sensed the
In the past, my focus was on finance and investment
energy and dynamism of interesting, smart, driven
management. Today, my role has expanded to include
people. I also felt that I fit in well with classmates
business development and strategic marketing.
and alumni. My professors applied their real-world
Kellogg provided me with a unique opportunity at the
experience to every lecture, which helped me transfer
right time to pursue new challenges. My newfound
a lot of what I learned in class to my job almost
marketing knowledge has dovetailed with my current
job requirements. I was an investment professional when I started, and will be after I graduate. The
I always understood that collaboration is important,
difference is how much value the breadth of my
but I appreciate it even more now. I knew I could
Kellogg education has added to my skill set.
contribute from the finance side, but was motivated by other students from diverse industries to expand my
THE POWER OF A GLOBALLY CONNECTED COMMUNITY From the moment you arrive at Kellogg, you become
in and day out is immeasurable. They and your
a part of our global network, a loyal and committed
fellow students represent an undeniable and enduring
community of entrepreneurs, innovators, experts
advantage of the Kellogg experience â€” close connec-
and leaders. Kellogg alumni exemplify excellence
tions and friendships that will enrich and enlighten
in management. The positive impact they have on
you throughout your lifetime.
their organizations, communities and the world day
COUNTRIES WHERE ALUMNI LIVE AND WORK
ALUMNI CLUBS ACROSS SIX CONTINENTS
KELLOGG ALUMNI ON
Njideka Harry program:
executive mba student, miami campus
focus: social enterprise, management + innovation founder, youth for technology foundation (ytf)
REALIZING POSSIBILITIES I COULD HARDLY HAVE IMAGINED I spent 12 years in corporate finance and banking,
A decade ago, I founded an international nonprofit
and completed a postgraduate fellowship at a premier
that uses technology to create enriched learning
university. I wanted to get an MBA and researched
environments for marginalized people in the devel-
executive programs for more than four years. After I
oping world. Before moving to the U.S. several years
sat in on a class and interacted with several students
ago, I lived in a developing country, where I witnessed
and alumni, Kellogg became my first choice. Everyone
firsthand how technology can help address a variety
was so receptive and supportive, and I wasn’t even a
of social issues. I’ve leveraged that experience by
donating my time to mission-based organizations at Kellogg. Post-Kellogg, my goal is to launch a commer-
Kellogg fosters that kind of supportive environment.
cial enterprise that has social impact.
My classmates are extremely talented mid- and senior-level managers who bring experiences from dif-
Juggling work, school and life is about balance. I have
ferent cultures, countries and industries. Classroom
three young daughters and travel from Louisville, Ky.,
and study group sessions stimulate in-depth discus-
to attend class at Kellogg. One of my favorite quotes is
sions of real-world applications. We look at cases from
from Eleanor Roosevelt: “You must do the thing you
widely varied and often entirely new perspectives.
think you cannot do.” I’m a better time manager as a
We have the freedom to ask how circumstances play
result of this experience.
out in different scenarios. How would we address the issues? What tools would we use to solve the problem?
INSPIRING INFLUENCING OTHERS BY EXAMPLE Whether leadership can actually be taught is
thoughtfully. When to lead with an answer and when
often debated. At Kellogg, we know for certain that
to lead with nothing more than a question.
leadership potential can be honed, strengthened
The diverse, gifted alumni on these pages came to
and inspired in the right kind of environment — one that encourages bold thinking and risk taking.
Kellogg as students with an inspired idea of what
Our graduates leave here ready to lead fearlessly, to
to be more effective in a family-owned business or
build strong organizations and, in very real ways, to
to transform an entrepreneurial idea into a global
inspire and influence change in the world. The wide-
enterprise, they made the most of the opportunities
eyed inquirer becomes the sage innovator. The
they wanted to do next in life. Whether they came
ambitious manager the skilled team builder. The
The result? They’ve seen and done what’s possible.
influencer the confident pacesetter. The academic
They also know that the future holds even greater
achiever the world-renowned authority.
How does it happen? How do Kellogg graduates
They’re ready for what comes next. The question is: Are you?
continue to excel generation after generation? It’s an intuitive understanding of authentic leadership and the learned ability to know when to step up and when to step back. When to speak out and when to listen
Matt Levatich ’94
David Chen ’84
president and coo, Harley-Davidson
founder and ceo, Equilibrium Capital Group
Ellen Kullman ’83
John Vlahakis ’85
ceo and board chair, DuPont
founder and president, Earth Friendly Products
Gloria Guevara ’09
Roslyn Brock ’99 chairman, NAACP
minister of tourism, Mexico
Cheryl Hyman ’06
Ana Dutra ’94
chancellor, City Colleges of Chicago
ceo of leadership and talent consulting, Korn/Ferry
Pete Peterson ’47 founder, Peter G. Peterson Foundation
John Wood ’89
co - founder, The Blackstone Group
founder and board co - chair, Room to Read
Eddie George ’09 principal, George Enterprises
Jeff Ubben ’87
former heisman winner and tennessee titans running back
founder, ceo and cio, ValueAct Capital
Daniela Belmont â€™07 executive mba, miami campus corporate sales director, belcorp
Andrew Youn â€™06 full - time mba, evanston campus founder, one acre fund
EMPOWERED TO ACT. MOTIVATED TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE. Daniela Belmont had mixed feelings about joining the
Daniela’s last name didn’t automatically land her a
family business. Belcorp, headquartered in Peru, is the
corner office. She was expected to work her way up
parent company of three cosmetic and fragrance lines
the ladder. Kellogg’s Executive MBA Program in Miami
sold and distributed in 15 countries in Latin America.
offered the perfect path to achieving her goals of
Daniela relished the excitement of the corporate world,
leading the company to regional leadership and
but also wanted to make a meaningful contribution
She says she graduated with an enhanced skill set and
She realized that Belcorp offered her both. The
an international network of Kellogg alumni from whom
company has a network of almost 650,000 independent
she continues to seek advice and draw support. “Now
salespeople, many of them women living in reduced
if I need something in any of the countries in which
economic circumstances. As beauty consultants, they
we do business, I can call someone I know and trust,”
can earn an income and, at the same time, develop
their self-esteem — qualities that can contribute to a brighter future for them, their families and the communities in which they work and live.
PURSUING A PASSION. CHANGING LIVES. For Andrew Youn and his entrepreneurship class
harvests and double their income per acre. In 2010,
teammates, the idea behind their business plan
the team expanded into Rwanda with a pilot program,
project was relatively simple. With the right tools
and achieved comparable results. Andrew’s goal over
and supplies, the team hypothesized, Kenya’s poorest
the next 10 years is to serve one million families
residents — many of them farmers trying to support
and make life better for as many as five million
their families on an acre or less of land — could lift
themselves permanently out of poverty. Andrew’s
Andrew says such results and growth would not have
team proposed that with high-grade seed and
happened without the Kellogg network. One of the
fertilizer and basic land-management training, the
most rewarding aspects of working with a Kellogg
farmers could increase annual crop yield by 400
team, he maintains, is the ability to share a unity of
percent and ensure adequate food and better living conditions for their children.
purpose and have fun pushing toward a goal together.
The team created the One Acre Fund and persuaded
for so many families, Andrew says, “I couldn’t dream
board members of Kellogg’s Levy Institute for
of working on anything else.”
Thrilled at the opportunity to help alleviate hunger
Entrepreneurial Practice to invest. Initially, they
In 2011, Forbes Magazine named Andrew in its “Impact 30” list of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs — individuals who “use business to solve social issues.”
drew on Kellogg alumni volunteers to run all the U.S. operations, from tax filings and external audit to budgeting and a website. In the first four years, One Acre Fund helped more than 22,000 subsistence farm families triple their
SET YOUR SIGHTS. choose your COURSE OF ACTION.
Doing business would be much easier if the world were linear, unilateral and homogenous. It isn’t. The world is multidimensional,
typical age range of kellogg students:
multinational and multicultural. The professional and personal lives of Kellogg students are correspondingly complex and varied. That’s why we offer options that help our students find the ideal balance among professional, educational and personal goals. Wherever you are in your career — and your life — and whatever your academic goals and professional priorities, you can tailor a Kellogg MBA program to fit.
full - time 20
part - time 20
Some students choose to immerse themselves in our Full-Time MBA Program, earning the degree in two years. Other students decide to continue their careers while studying toward their degree in our Part-Time and Executive MBA programs. Students whose undergraduate or graduate business education fulfills core prerequisites may choose an accelerated option in our immersive One-Year Full-Time Program or our flexible Part-Time
years of work experience: 2.5+
Program. Regardless of the path you choose to follow, your destination remains the same:
the Kellogg MBA. irrefutably one of the most respected and valuable academic credentials in the world of business and beyond. 42
0 YEARS full - time executive part - time
FULL-TIME, TWO-YEAR MBA PROGRAM basani maluleke
“To truly know who I was and where I wanted to go, I knew I had to pull myself away from the ordinary and immerse myself in the extraordinary at Kellogg.” kellogg ’ s full - time program is geared toward professionals who want the opportunity to immerse themselves in an mba program.
part-time, saturday mba program anita gutwein
“I’d reached a career pinnacle, but couldn’t advance without an MBA. This was a complete and intensive program on a part-time schedule. I could actually bring back what I learned on the weekend and apply it on Monday.” the part - time program is ideal for working professionals who want to advance their careers by earning the kellogg mba.
executive mba program wendy longwood
“I researched other schools, but only applied to Kellogg. I sought a combination of high quality, reputation, general management emphasis, teamwork and networking expertise. I found it here.” the executive mba program is designed for mid - career professionals who have functional expertise in their chosen fields and seek to advance professionally.
FIND YOUR FIT AT KELLOGG. Whether you choose our Full-Time, Part-Time or Executive MBA Program, YOU’LL ENJOY the same unparalleled leadership education, taught by the same exceptional faculty, enriched by lasting relationships and grounded in the distinctive kellogg culture. full-time mba
years of work experience
evening program + Monday – Thursday 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. + 2 – 5 years
September start, evanston + Twice monthly + Friday – Sunday + 2 years
saturday program + Every Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. + 2 – 5 years
September start, Miami + Once monthly + Thursday – Sunday + 2 years
accelerated option + Students with core prerequisites + Saturday or Evening program + 1.25 – 4 years
January start, evanston + Twice monthly + Friday – Saturday + 2 years
For working professionals seeking to advance their careers with a Kellogg MBA while remaining actively employed.The part-time program’s flexibility offers multiple options: Saturday or evening program, up to three courses per quarter, an accelerated option for those enrolling with core prerequisites, broad range of majors and courses, and other ways to tailor the program of study to individual career goals and lifestyles.
For senior and midcareer executives desiring to hone their leadership skills and broaden their business knowledge across multiple disciplines. The general management curriculum promotes direct interaction with worldclass faculty members and close collaboration with fellow students, each an experienced, highly motivated professional focused on maximizing the learning experience.
typical age range
program, schedule options and time to complete degree
1-year program mmm (mba+mem), 2 years jd-mba, 3 years
A full-time program of study with multiple program options: 2-year: Strong business core, multiple majors, wideranging courses 1-year: Accelerated completion, core prerequisites, wide-open choice of electives mmm: Dual degree, MBA and Master of Engineering Management jd-mba: Dual degree from Kellogg and Northwestern School of Law
january start, miami + Once monthly + Thursday – Sunday + 2 years
Adam ginsburgh program status:
part - time, evening program
economics and mathematical methods in the social sciences
WHERE LEARNING AND LEADING CONVERGE I’ve always enjoyed my work in private wealth
I was writing reviews for my team. What I learned in class
management at Goldman Sachs. Over the past several
absolutely changed my approach.
years, I’ve assumed greater responsibility, and now I serve as the business unit manager of our Midwest business. Previously, I only managed analysts. Today, I help manage larger, more complex teams, which requires a markedly
My Kellogg training has helped me take on new challenges and responsibilities at work. I’ve also learned how to manage better through crises and the importance
different skill set.
of keeping people motivated and focused. I’m no longer
Kellogg’s Part-Time MBA Program was the ideal fit for
become a natural extension of my talents.
limited to analyzing our business; developing people has
my schedule. I could continue my career growth and advance my education at the same time. Obviously, I’ve made choices — there are only 168 hours in the week — but I have learned to successfully prioritize what I need to accomplish on the job and at school. Ironically, many times my two priorities seemed to converge. For instance, I was learning about performance reviews in class while
THE KELLOGG WAY It is an experience so distinctive and encompassing, it can only happen at Kellogg.
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It takes place virtually around the clock, inside and outside the classroom. It imposes no national
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borders, and the opportunities for intellectual development are unlimited.
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organizations, energized by leadership opportunities,
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