MFin Application Tips

The MFin application deadline is 3 weeks away! Many of you are in the process of completing your application. In addition to the application instructions provided on our website, we wanted to share a few tips and answers to some commonly asked questions:

  • There is only one essay question this year that includes three distinct points.  Please touch upon each point; your entire response should be 750 words or less.
  • Selfreport your GMAT or GRE score in your application and request that the official scores be sent to MIT Sloan before the deadline of January 2, 2014. It is okay if we receive the official scores later in the admissions process.
  • The résumé template is a suggested guideline for format and content. We encourage you to use it.
  • For your 3 recommendation letters, please provide: one professional, one academic, and the third is up to you. Please choose recommenders who will speak strongly on your behalf and can give detailed examples in their responses.  If you are still in school, we strongly suggest that the third recommendation be academic.  If you are currently working full time, we suggest that the third recommendation be from a professional contact.
  • The year-long MFin program begins with a summer term, followed by fall and spring semesters. All students are required to attend Orientation the first week of July.  If you are an MIT undergraduate who has already taken courses 15.401 and 15.402, then you may be exempt from taking the comparable classes during the summer.
  • We encourage you to take advantage of the Optional Information section as a chance to distinguish yourself from other applicants. If you choose to use a multimedia format, you must host the information on an active website and provide us with the link. We cannot open files with Flash, from Dropbox, or anything that is password protected.

Best of luck to all applicants. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our Admissions Team with any questions. We look forward to receiving your applications.