State of the School

Five years ago, Kellogg mapped out an ambitious 7-year plan to transform business education and set its trajectory for the 21st century. In five years, the work of transformation is largely complete and the school has achieved nearly every milestone.

  • Established a distinctive, matrixed approach to thought leadership, faculty research, and curriculum with four cross-disciplinary strategic initiatives and six foundational academic departments, creating a platform for addressing emerging business problems in novel ways
  • Raised more than $280 million in the first-ever major capital campaign and doubled contributions to the annual fund
  • “Topped off” its 410,000-square-foot, one-of-a-kind, lakefront global hub, which has reached a final height of 103 feet
  • Rebalanced and strengthened its dynamic degree portfolio to meet market demands, including the growth of the One-Year MBA Program, redesign of the MMM Program, and launch of the new MS in Management Studies Program
  • Expanded its unparalleled Executive MBA Global Network — integrating students on four continents and seven campuses

“It is an exciting moment at Kellogg. Our progress is palpable, the teams that we’ve built across our community are incredible and the path to 2020 is clear,” says Dean Sally Blount '92.


This March more than 500 faculty, students, staff and alumni gathered in Evanston to mark the school’s progress at the State of the School event — Kellogg’s first gathering of this kind. See event highlights below.


Kellogg has made tremendous progress but the work is not completed. The school continues to drive toward its $350 million fundraising goal and completion of its new building, scheduled to open in 2017.

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