With the Master of Finance application date approaching, the Admissions team recently hosted a webinar to answer some commonly-asked questions. You can find the WebEx recording of the webinar here. Our admissions team has also developed the following slides, which describe the evaluation process. Please click on the slide above, or this link, to download the presentation.
We hope you find this information helpful, and look forward to receiving your applications on January 4th!
Now that Round 1 decisions have been made, I’d like to congratulate the new members of the Class of 2018. We can’t wait to meet you on campus for AdMIT Weekend, February 12th-13th.
With the holiday break approaching, I’d also like to wish everyone happy, healthy, and peaceful celebrations on behalf of the Admissions Team. Our office will be closed from December 24th-January 1st, but you can reach us by phone (617-258-5434), or email from 9am-5pm EST with any questions. We will be back to our regular office hours, 9am-5pm EST, on January 4th.
After the new year, we are returning to E-52, the historic, original MIT Sloan building, which has been fully renovated and restored. We will be welcoming the Class of 2018 from our new home.
For those of you applying in Round 2, here are some application tips from current students. We look forward to receiving your application by 3pm EST on January 14th.
See you again in 2016!
The application deadline for our Master of Finance (MFin) Program is on January 4th, just a month away. To help you prepare, MIT Sloan Admissions is hosting an Application Tips Webinar on December 10th, from 10-11am EST, so be sure to register here! Detailed application instructions are available online, as are descriptions of our 12-month and 18-month MFin Program options.
We understand that applicants spend a considerable amount of time pulling together a completed application. During the final stages of preparing your application, thinking clearly and focusing your efforts on all the elements with care can make a big difference. As you are assembling your application materials, we encourage you consider the Optional Question. This section of the application is an opportunity to be creative and distinguish yourself from other applicants. Whether it’s a YouTube video, an essay, or a powerpoint deck, try to keep it short and succinct. If you use a multimedia format, you must host the information on an active website and provide us with the link.
We look forward to receiving your application and learning more about you!
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!
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!
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!