Master of Finance Applicants: What Now?

Thank you for submitting your application to the MIT Sloan MFin Program.

The Admissions Team will begin sending MFin interview invitations on Friday, January 23rd. If you are not invited for an interview, you will receive a final decision from us by February 16th. We appreciate your patience as you wait for your decisions!

MFin interviews will be conducted in person by members of the MIT Sloan Admissions team. In addition to interviewing on campus in Cambridge, we will conduct interviews in Beijing, London, Mumbai, Shanghai, and Singapore. Interviewees will receive an invitation one week prior to your interview date. You will have the choice to meet us in the closest location to where you are currently living, or join us on campus in Cambridge. If you are invited to interview, you will receive an additional Interview Preparation Guide.

Our interviews have three components:

The interviewer may ask you follow-up questions from your application. For example, you might be asked to elaborate on your academic and/or professional experiences, or provide more detail on a specific example.
The interviewer will ask you behavioral questions. For example: “Describe a situation where you had a conflict with another individual, and how did you deal with it?”
Finally, you will have the opportunity to ask the interviewer questions.
We look forward to learning more about you!

MIT Sloan Admissions To Host Virtual Office Hours

I’m excited to announce the MIT Sloan Admissions Office will be offering Virtual Office Hours, held every Monday and Wednesday starting February 2nd. Admissions officers will be live to answer your questions during these interactive sessions. It is a great opportunity to learn more about our MIT Sloan programs and the application process.

As part of this new online offering, we are upgrading our chat system to a more visual, user-friendly design. You can expect some changes when signing up for an event. In our new system, you must first register online. You will then receive an email confirming your registration, with a link to log into the chat. Registration remains open until the event has concluded, though we encourage you to sign up early.

We are excited about the new technology and the new format. We look forward to answering your questions!

Happy Holidays from MIT Sloan

On behalf of the MIT Sloan Admissions Team, I would like to wish you a very happy and healthy holiday season. Thank you for following this blog and your interest in our school!

I wanted to mention a few things before the holiday break:

  • Deadlines are approaching. We look forward to receiving your applications and learning more about you!
    • MFin Deadline: January 5th, 2015. Decisions will be announced March 9th, 2015
    • MBA Round 2 Deadline: January 8th, 2015. Decisions will be announced April 6th, 2015.
    • MSMS Deadline: January 15th, 2015. Decisions will be announced April 13th, 2015.
  • Our office will be closed from December 24th—January 2nd, but you can reach us by phone (617-258-5434) or email (mbaadmissions@sloan.mit.edu) from 9am-5pm EST with any questions. We will be back to our regular office hours, 9am-5pm EST on January 5th.
  • Be sure to check out our events page! New offerings have been added, including meet-ups hosted by current students in cities all over the world. Registration for our Spring 2015 Ambassadors Program will begin in January, but you can view our dates here. We’d love to see you on campus!

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The Reaching Out LGBT MBA Fellowship

I am excited to announce that MIT Sloan is a partner in the new Reaching Out LGBT MBA Fellowship. In addition to a minimum $10,000 scholarship, recipients will take part in Reaching Out events, mentoring, and leadership opportunities. MIT Sloan is proud to be involved in this opportunity for our LGBT students.LGBTPhoto

MIT is committed to fostering a diverse, supportive, and collaborative environment. One of our students wrote about life at MIT Sloan as an LGBT student, describing how “Sloanies I barely knew wrote to me ‘coming out’ as allies” when she shared her story during a class. The co-presidents of the MIT Sloan LGBT Club also wrote a post detailing the support offered by the LGBT community here, from social gatherings to recruiting events. Students can also tap into a vibrant LGBT presence in Cambridge and Boston. Please feel free to contact the club if you have any questions or are visiting campus. You can also register for our LGBT Ambassadors Day on April 30th, 2015, which is a great way to connect with our community. We look forward to welcoming you on campus!

 

MIT Sloan Alumni Live Out Mission to Improve the World

I often hear from our students that though their time at MIT Sloan goes by quickly, they make long-lasting friendships and connections. Our alumni remain a key part of our MIT Sloan community after they graduate, and join an active network of more than 23,500 MIT Sloan alumni, and over 128,000 MIT alumni worldwide. Our alumni become principled industry leaders, living out the MIT Sloan mission and improving the world.

Our alumnus Javier Lozano, MBA ’10 and winner of the MIT Legatum Fellowship (among other awards) is an example of the scope and strength of our alumni network. Lozano is combatting the leading cause of death in Mexico: diabetes. He founded a network of for-profit, sustainable ‘Sugar Clinics’, which provide specialized and affordable healthcare to communities in need. The company continues to expand throughout Mexico, transforming medical care in its wake.

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To learn more about our MIT Sloan alumni, and their work to make the world a better place, please visit our alumni blog and homepage.

Happy Thanksgiving

We are nearing the end of our MBA Round I interviews, and as Thanksgiving approaches, I would like to thank all of the interviewees who have prepared and travelled to meet with us. We have met many accomplished and interesting people, and I am thankful to get the chance to get to know our applicants better. Meanwhile, one of our favorite MIT Sloan traditions took place last week. Every year, we host a Thanksgiving meal for each class; you can read about one of our students’ experiences here.

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In celebration of the holiday, our offices will be closed from 3pm EST Wednesday, November 26th, through Friday, November 28th. We’ll be back to our regular office hours on Monday, December 1st.

On behalf of our entire staff, I want to wish everyone who is celebrating Thanksgiving a very happy holiday.

Action Learning at the Boston Capital Market Series | MIT Sloan School of Management.

As part of MIT Sloan’s Innovation Period, a group of Master of Finance students participated inTrading_Room_Aug_2008_08[2] copy the Boston Capital Markets Series (BCMS). An intensive action learning experience, BCMS allowed students to put capital market theory into practice in the real world. Over three days, students visited a variety of leading financial institutions; participated in intimate chats with high ranking, experienced professionals; and toured trading floors and technology resource centers.

I wanted to let you know about this exciting feature of MIT Sloan’s curriculum, because it exemplifies a key aspect of our programs: learning by doing. A student who attended wrote that the series “ultimately shed light on where all of my coursework fits within the real world. As we pass the halfway mark of the program, any exposure to the professional sphere becomes extremely valuable.”

Learn more about MIT Sloan’s innovative action learning programs. And as always, we’d love to have you visit us on campus!

-Dawna Levenson, Director of Admissions, MIT Sloan