The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University develops brave leaders who inspire growth in people, organizations and markets. Based just outside of Chicago, the school is a global leader in management education, renowned for its distinctive thought leadership and pioneering approach to learning. The School offers an innovative portfolio of programs: five Full-Time MBA programs including the accelerated One-Year MBA and Two-Year MBA options, and joint degree programs with the engineering, medical and law schools; an Evening & Weekend Program; the Executive MBA global network; a Master of Science in Management Studies; and extensive non-degree Executive Education programs. In recent years Kellogg created four new strategic initiatives — Markets and Customers, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Architectures of Collaboration and Public-Private Interface — that cut across academic departments and offer a platform for addressing emerging business problems in novel ways. The School is ranked number four by U.S. News and has made significant progress on a bold seven-year plan focused on strengthening its innovative degree portfolio, investing in path-breaking thought leadership, deepening global connectivity, and leveraging Kellogg's distinctive culture and brand. A transformative piece of the plan was the construction of a 415,000-square-foot lakefront Global Hub that opened in March 2017. Kellogg is led by Sally Blount, the Michael L. Nemmers Professor of Management & Organizations and Dean. Previously, Blount was dean at New York University's Stern School of Business. She is a proud alumna of Kellogg, where she received her Ph.D. in management and organizations in 1992.