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Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management hosted an admissions webinar earlier today. The audio wasn’t working for the first part of the seminar. (Please note the admissions team worked for diligently to address this technical issue that appeared to be beyond their control.) Nonetheless, as a result, here are the highlights as best we can provide them…

They introduced their new dean.

Kellogg explained its unique team-based learning approach.

They explained their curriculum is constantly evolving and they have added 64 new classes in the last 5 years. Furthermore, curricular changes have been made to make the program more welcoming to female students.

The business school discussed its San Francisco campus and how it is set up for internships and networking.

Kellogg also emphasized its one-year MBA program is the oldest in the US.

The MMM degree and its role in fostering innovation was explained.

Northwestern’s JD/MBA program is three years long and includes a summer internship. The LSAT is not required. Therefore, applicants take the GRE or GMAT. In the end, about half pursue careers in business and half pursue careers in law.

Since most of our readers care about the GMAT, the average GMAT for the two-year program’s Class of 2020 is 732. The GMAT score range is 590-790.

Kellogg increased the number of employers who hire its graduates by approximately 14%. Two years ago, about 200 employers hired its MBA graduates. This past year, it grew to 228.

Not surprisingly, the school wants to “bust a myth” and make sure MBA applicants know they place graduates in finance. Please let this urban legend die already!

Here are the top three traits Kellogg seeks in its applicants:

  1. Motivate a team to drive change
  2. Question the status quo
  3. Possess creativity and talent

Two changes will be made to next year’s application:
First, the second essay question will be changed to learn more about their personal values.
Second, the first video question will be changed from the icebreaker variety to an “introduce yourself” type.