The Kellogg School of Management (The Kellogg School or Kellogg) is the business School of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, with additional campuses in downtown Chicago, Illinois and Miami, Florida. Kellogg offers full-time, part-time, and executive programs, and partners with schools in China, France/Singapore, India, Spain, Hong Kong, Israel, Germany, Canada, and Thailand. Degrees granted include the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Ph.D., an MBA-JD, and Master of Management and Manufacturing (MMM), a MBA + MEM dual degree. The school was founded back in 1908 in downtown Chicago as a part-time evening program. The school was chartered to educate business leaders with "good moral character. Kellogg has historically been ranked as one of the top business schools in the world by Business Week, U.S. News & World Report, The Economist Intelligence Unit, and other business news outlets.
The school, originally founded in 1908 as Northwestern University's School of Commerce, a part-time evening program, was one of 16 founding members of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the organization that sets accreditation standards for business schools. Due to one of the organization’s original members, the school later played a major role in helping to establish the Graduate management Admission Test. Faculties associated with the school have made contributions to fields such as marketing and decisions sciences.
In 1919, Ralph E. Heilman, a Northwestern graduate with a doctorate from Harvard, was appointed dean of the school. And in the next year, the school launched a graduate program leading toward the Master of Business Administration degree, drawing nearly 400 students in its first two years. In 1951, Kellogg began offering executive education courses. In 1956, the school was renamed as the School of Business; little more than a decade later, in 1969, the school once again changed its name, this time to the Graduate School of Management, a designation that reflected the demand among the business community for sophisticated managers trained in both analytical and behavioral skills.
In 1979, in honor of a $10 million gift made to the school on behalf of John L. Kellogg. The funds allowed the school to significantly expand its research and teaching mission by establishing three endowed professorships; two major centers of interdisciplinary research; four research professorships; and a large student rooming facility designed as a living-learning center. Even prior to the Kellogg gift, the school had been bolstering its research-based faculty: In 1978 alone the school added six additional "named" professorships and two new research professorships. In 2001, in an effort to solidify the school's brand, the name was shortened to the Kellogg School of Management." The story on the Kellogg Centennial site highlights the Kellogg School's journey over the last 100 years.
In June 2009, Kellogg announced that Dipak C. Jain would step down as dean after eight years of leadership and return to teaching. After continuous change of deans of the University, finally on february 6, 2012 Blount unveiled a seven-year plan, Envision Kellogg, aimed at reformatting the business school and launching Kellogg to the top of global rankings.
The Kellogg School's Full-Time and Executive MBA facilities are situated along the picturesque shores of Lake Michigan in Evanston, Illinois on Chicago's North Shore, while the school's Part-Time MBA program is housed on North-western's Downtown Chicago campus in Wieboldt Hall (339 E. Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60611). Full-time and Executive students of the Kellogg School enjoy access to a private beach, extensive sports and aquatic facilities, bike paths, playing fields and a sailing and windsurfing center. Kellogg School EMBA programs deliver the exemplary content and traditional leadership and teamwork approach that had kept Kellogg consistently in the No. 1 position within EMBA rankings.
Kellogg offers Full-Time MBA, Executive MBA, MMM (MBA + MEM), JD-MBA, and Part-Time MBA (PTMBA), programs, as well as non-degree Executive Education programs. Kellogg is one of the only top American business schools to offer a one year MBA program for students who have already completed a specified list of prerequisite courses.
For the 2012 Winter quarter, tuition was $18,000 for full-time students and $5,332 per credit hour for part-time students (one credit hour = 1 class). The 2012–2013 tuition rate is $5,519 per 1 unit course and $2,759.50 per 1/2 credit course.
In the most recent rankings of US business schools, Kellogg is ranked #4 by U.S. News & World Report, #5 by Bloomberg Businessweek, and #5 with the highly regarded rankings aggregator Poets & Quants, which is a composite of six major MBA rankings published by Bloomberg BusinessWeek, The Economist, The Financial Times, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, and U.S. News & World Report which is meant to eliminate anomalies and other statistical distortions that are often present in any single ranking.
Kellogg is the first business school in the world to insist that all applicants to be interviewed to assess their leadership potential and suitability for the Kellogg School's cooperative environment. When students graduate from the Kellogg School, they join a vibrant and inclusive alumni network that spans the globe and every conceivable industry and endeavor.
Kellogg is also known for its amazing entirely student-led performing arts groups. "Special K!" is a student-created musical comedy sketch show performed annually, consisting of live skits and digital shorts, to poke fun as well as celebrate life at business school.
Kellogg is known for its collaborative culture as opposed to a more competitive environment in most of the other top business schools. Most of the classes require several group works during classes or outside which require acute interpersonal skills from the students.