MIT Sloan MBA Application Tips

We are busy putting the final touches on our application. We plan to have it go live by July 15! We have already shared our deadlines and new essay question with you. In this video, Jeff Carbone, Associate Director of Admissions, gives some tips for completing the application.

I would also like to note that the Admissions Office will be closed July 3rd in observance of Independence Day.

I hope you find these tips helpful.

We look forward to seeing you at one of our events this summer!

MIT Sloan’s Master of Finance Program (MFin) advances in global rankings of the Financial Times

I am happy to see tSloan MBA Master of Financehe growth of the Master of Finance Program (MFin), which hosted its first five-year reunion this month. For the second year in a row, we have been ranked the top U.S. masters program for early-stage finance professionals by the Financial Times and have improved our overall ranking to #5 in the world.

I am also excited to announce some new opportunities in our MFin Program. We now offer two concentrations, Capital Markets and Corporate Finance, which are optional but allow for specialized, focused study. In addition, the MFin experience is now being delivered in both a 12-month and an 18-month format, which begins this fall. While the degree requirements are the same for both, the 18-month pilot allows students to complete a summer internship and take additional electives.

We look forward to meeting you on the road
this summer!

Just released: MIT Sloan 2015 Recruiting Schedule

BlogSloanOntheRoad[2] copyCome meet the MIT Sloan admissions team and alumni this summer! We are hitting the road to meet prospective students from around the globe. We will be hosting MIT Sloan on the Road (SOTR) presentations, as well as attending various fairs and panels such as the Forte’ Forums and the MBA Tour. We also host on-campus information sessions throughout the summer.  We will share exciting stories about MIT Sloan, introduce you to our alumni, and give you strategies and tips for the application process. Please see our admissions events page for event details and registration!

We look forward to meeting you this summer!

MBA Application Next Steps

Our application goes live in early July, and these next few months are the perfect time to get prepared. The Admissions office is open throughout the summer M-F from 9-5PM if you want to stop by, attend an on-campus info session, or take a self-guided tour.

One of our graduating students and co-president of the Sloan Senate, John Mahler MBA’15, was kind enough to share some advice for prospective applicants:

J.Mahler

How did you research MBA Programs? Did you attend an event beforehand?

“It’s valuable to go beyond what you read online. I went to quite a few
admissions events in Seattle, where I was living at the time, to get a feel for what differentiated the schools. The alumni panels were particularly informative to get a window into the culture and community. Hearing about first-hand experiences is really important to see what is a good fit for you. I would highly recommend attending any and all events that you can. The culture and the community of the top schools is really their differentiator, and you can only understand that as you interface with people that have lived and thrived within that community.”

What advice would you give a prospective applicant?

“You have a limited amount of space in the application so put forth your best accomplishments. It’s a challenge to be convincing and concise at the same time. In the interview, don’t try the affect of someone you are not. Go in and be true to yourself. Be honest about what you are looking for and the environments you thrive in.”

Other great sources of information that will help you with your MIT Sloan research are our student blogs or our Ask an MBA Student page.

Check back soon for more application and event information!

New MBA Application Dates and Essays Revealed

By popular demand, I am happy to announce that we will have 3 application rounds this year!

Round 1:
Application deadline: September 17, 2015MBA-LGO 2015 (4 of 5)[2] copy
Decisions released: December 16, 2015

Round 2:
Application deadline: January 14, 2016
Decisions released: April 4, 2016

Round 3:
Application Deadline: April 11, 2016
Decisions released: May 18, 2016.

We have one required essay at the time of submission (that is right, just one question this year!): Tell us about a recent success you had: How did you accomplish this? Who else was involved? What hurdles did you encounter? What type of impact did this have? (500 words or fewer).

A second (short-answer) question will be asked of those invited to interview: The mission of the MIT Sloan School of Management is to develop principled, innovative leaders who improve the world and to generate ideas that advance management practice. Please share with us something about your past that aligns with this mission. (250 words or fewer).

We will also continue to ask an open-ended, optional question.

The application will go live in early July.

Stay tuned for more application tips and our summer event schedule!

Finance Symposium and MBA Application Fee Waiver

I invite anyone interested in pursuing an MBA or a career in finance to register for our Focus on Finance Symposium held on the campus of the MIT Sloan School of Management, Saturday, May 9th. Attendees will participate in MBA-level courses and round-table discussions, and interact with current MBA students and faculty. Registration is $100, and attendees will have their application fee waived when they apply to the MIT Sloan MBA Program in the future.

FT---300-x-250_banner2 copyThis special workshop will introduce you to the cutting-edge financial research at MIT Sloan. Learn more about finance opportunities at MIT Sloan, including the MBA Finance Track, as well as finance-focused clubs, conferences, electives, and career opportunities. As one of our Finance Track students wrote,

“No other institution on this planet can give one such a heightened sense of awareness and robust financial arsenal to analyze vigorously and complete the task at hand with confidence and precision.”

You can also hear more about our legacy of innovative financial research in this video featuring Antoinette Schoar, head of the MIT Sloan Finance group.

I look forward to meeting you here on campus on May 9th!

April Ambassadors Days!

The Ambassadors Program:  is a great way to experience MIT Sloan’s culture and community firsthand. Register now for the spring semester. I would also like to highlight two special Ambassadors opportunities.

Veteran’s Ambassadors Day:  on April 16 – Participants will attend multiple panel discussions and meet our current student veterans. Brian, a Veterans Club officer wrote about the many levels of support he received from the MIT community. Our Ambassadors Day is a great way to experience what MIT Sloan has to offer veterans.

LGBT Ambassadors Day:  on April 30 – In addition to the Ambassadors class visit and lunch, attendees will meet with the MBA Program Office and LGBT Club members to learn more about the open and honest community at MIT Sloan.

We hope to see you at one of our April events!