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Northwestern Kellogg MBA Essay Questions and Tips


1. Kellogg’s purpose is to educate, equip & inspire brave leaders who create lasting value.  Tell us about a time you have demonstrated leadership and created lasting value.  What challenges did you face, and what did you learn? (450 words)


Share a leadership experience: where you thought of a better way of doing things, persuaded others to support your efforts, overcame challenges on the way, and delivered a great result. Bring out your ability to work with others, persuade others, explaining how you overcome challenges related to these. 


2. Pursuing an MBA is a catalyst for personal and professional growth. How have you grown in the past? How do you intend to grow at Kellogg? (450 words)


How have you progressed at work so far, what new skills and abilities have you developed on the job? What would be your learning objectives during the program, why, what specific aspects of the program will help you obtain the learning?