Admissions Criteria


MMM students collaborate to design solutions. Prospective students holding a bachelor's or equivalent degree from an accredited college or university are eligible to apply. The curriculum itself is based on a holistic foundation of leadership, which is rooted in the differentiated integration of business, design innovation, and technological skills.

The MMM student will emerge from the program with a comprehensive knowledge that enables them to use their core analytical background in conjunction with the ability to experience the world through an empathetic design thinking framework.

Application Requirements

The Admissions Committee evaluates each applicant's scholastic ability, personal character, motivation, leadership ability, interpersonal skills, career performance, and management potential.

The following materials are required for application to the program:

  • Academic transcripts
  • GMAT/GRE score
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Résumé
  • Evaluative interview report
  • TOEFL/IELTS scores (if applicable)
  • Details of work experience (if applicable)
  • Two core essays (topics change each year)
  • Essay on interest in MMM Program
  • Video essay

The required application materials above will be reviewed to assess each applicant's candidacy compared to the pool of applicants. The committee places high value in full-time professional experience and accomplishments gained in a variety of work settings, including military service and extracurricular activities. Work experience demonstrates maturity and fosters career- and self-awareness, which contribute to a student's success.

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Applicants are required to submit only one application and should follow the instructions for applying to the MMM Program as outlined in the Kellogg School’s application materials. Separate applications to the McCormick School of Engineering are not required.

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The GMAT code for Kellogg’s Full-Time MBA is 6WZ-3J-89; the GRE code for Kellogg Full Time Programs is 7921.

Applicants should self-report GMAT or GRE scores in the application. The Kellogg School will record the highest score but encourages applicants to report additional scores if the test is taken more than once. Official score reports can be e-mailed to