MIT Sloan Students and Alumni Making a Difference

Case Team winners NBMBAA 2015

The MIT Sloan team at NBMBAA

One of my favorite things to do is talk about the successes of our students and alumni. Recently Blendoor, a startup co-founded by Stephanie Lampkin, MBA’13, won Tech.Co’s 2015 Startup of the Year, among many other accolades. Blendoor seeks to increase diversity by helping tech companies connect with qualified job candidates. We’re proud to see our alumni putting the MIT Sloan mission into practice by improving the world. You can learn more about our network of more than 23,500 MIT Sloan alumni here.

Also recently, the MIT Sloan team placed third at the National Black MBA Association Conference Case Competition. The team was comprised of members of the Black Business Students Association, one of our many cultural student clubs. Milton Jones, MBA’16 (left, in the picture above) wrote in a recent blog post, “I’ve had the pleasure to connect with a diverse group of knowledgeable, passionate and humble young business leaders who care about making an impact in the world.” We are so proud of what our students accomplish!

Tips for the MIT Sloan MBA Interview

MIT Sloan Whiteboards

Messages our students wrote for applicants interviewing on campus

Now that interviews for Round One are underway, I have a few final tips for our applicants. As we shared in the powerpoint in this post, this year we are asking interview invitees to submit a short essay before their interview takes place. The essay asks about how your past aligns with our mission statement, and is a great place to highlight your experiences and strengths.

During the interview, be prepared to talk about any updates you might have since you pressed submit on your application. A current student, Valerie Russell MBA’16, offers this advice: “As you go through the application process, my greatest advice is to be yourself. Take the questions, think about them, and tell your story. I know that you’ll hear this a lot, but I just find that to be so true. I reflected on my life and where I wanted to go.”

This video featuring Jen Barba, our Associate Director of Admissions, has some further tips.

Best of luck to everyone interviewing. We look forward to learning more about you!

What’s Next After Submitting the MIT Sloan MBA Application?


Our Admissions Committee is busy reviewing Round 1 applications. We will begin sending out interview invitations in mid-October and continue until the week of November 9th, at which point each applicant will receive an updated status.

The interview period will last approximately six weeks, from October 26th through December 4th. We will give applicants as much notice as possible when scheduling interviews, with the choice of interviewing on campus, or in a city near their current location. We plan to visit approximately 15 cities, both within the US and abroad.  The location of the interview will not be a decision factor, but for those who can make it, we host a special program for on-campus interviewees, including lunch with current students and a class visit.

Final decisions for candidates who had an interview will be released by December 16. Please contact us if you have any further questions!

MBA Class of 2017 Profile

After a busy summer traveling to meet prospectives and alumni, we were happy to welcome students back to campus a few weeks ago! Here’s the profile for the MIT Sloan MBA Class of 2017.

MIT Sloan MBA Class of 2017

Now that the Round 1 deadline has passed, stay tuned for more information about what comes next in the application process. In the meantime, check out our Ambassadors Program which runs Monday–Thursday throughout the fall!

How Does MIT Sloan Evaluate MBA Applicants?

Candidates often ask us, “What does it take to get into MIT Sloan?” While there is no magic formula, it is helpful to understand how we evaluate applicants. Our team developed these slides to help applicants better understand the evaluation process. Click here to download these slides to your computer.


We are all excited to start reviewing the Round I applications in a few weeks!

MFin. Application and Fall Events Calendar Launched!

The application for the Master of Finance class of 2017 is now live! Apply here. The deadline is Monday, January 4th at 3 p.m. Eastern Time. We also have detailed application instructions here.

In the meantime, we’re gearing up for our fall recruiting season and coming to a city near you. Check out our event schedule.

For those of you who are in New England this fall, we would love to see you at our on-campus Open House on October 15th!  I hope you can join us.

MIT Sloan Chats with Poets & Quants

My colleagues Jeff Carbone and Shauna LaFauci Barry sat down with Poets & Quants Editor John Byrne. They talked about what makes MIT Sloan unique, our Action Learning Labs, and the best piece of advice we have for prospective applicants. Take a look!