(The Master of Business Analytics application deadline is January 9, 2018. Apply here.)
It’s December, which means one thing for us here in the MIT Sloan Admissions office: application season is in full swing.
One of the highlights for me? The day AFTER the January 9th Master of Business Analytics (MBAn) application deadline, when we start reading applications. We look forward to building the next class of data-enthusiasts who will bring their talents to our Sloan community, and to organizations around the world.
When we review your application, we want to learn about you – your academic knowledge, your analytics experiences, and your goals for a career in data science.
If you have already started your MBAn application, you might have some questions about how our Admissions team will review the application components. In our latest application tips video, Jennifer Barba, Senior Associate Director of Admissions, explains and offers some insight:
A few takeaways and additional tips:
- Essay questions: We want to know about a project that best represents your abilities. This can be from either work or school. In addition to knowing WHAT you did, we also want to know HOW you did it. Focus on process.
- Video question: This part of the application is not about technical knowledge. We use this to get to know you in a different way. A question might be, “What do you do for fun?” Relax and show your personality!
- Optional Question: Consider whether or not there is anything else we should know about you, and if so, use the Optional Question space to share it with us. Some applicants might use this space to add additional context to their undergraduate performance. Others might use it as a different outlet to introduce themselves. That being said, it is truly optional. If you feel like the other components of the application show off your talents, you do not need to submit anything.
Happy and Healthy New Year!