What’s Next for MBA Round 1 Applicants?

So you have submitted your application in Round 1 to the MIT Sloan MBA Program – what comes next? The Admissions Team will begin sending out Round 1 interview invitations this Friday, October 25th and will continue periodically through Friday, November 8th. If you are not invited for an interview, you will receive a final decision from us by November 15th.

In addition to holding R1 interviews here in Cambridge, we will also be meeting applicants for interviews in 13 additional cities across North and South America, Europe, and Asia.

Specific dates and locations are TBD, but interviewees will receive at least one week’s notice of your interview date. If you are not living in one of the interview locations, you’ll be given the choice to meet us in the closest location to you, or you are always welcome to join us here on campus.

Now, some interview tips: all interviews are conducted by members of the MIT Sloan Admissions team – not by students or alumni. There are three components to the interview:

  1. During the first part, you may be asked follow-up questions on your application. For example, your interviewer might ask you to elaborate on a specific story you tell in an essay, or to describe a job that is mentioned on your resume.
  2. In the second part we will ask behavioral questions that will give evidence of certain competencies. Our goal is to really get to know you through your unique stories. An example of the type of question we may ask: “Tell me about a time when you had to build motivation in a colleague?”
  3. Finally, the third part of the interview will give you the opportunity to ask us any questions.

The applicant pool is incredibly strong, and we are really enjoying everyone’s responses to the Optional Question. The Admissions Team is looking forward to meeting people one-on-one for their interviews!