Happy Summer! We’re excited to announce our 2017-2018 MBA application deadlines and decision dates:
MBA Decisions Released
September 25, 2017
December 19, 2017
January 17, 2018
April 3, 2018
April 9, 2018
May 14, 2018
Our application will be going live later this summer (think mid to late July) and we’ll be sharing additional tips and information in the months to come. We have made some changes to our application, so please check our website for further details and directions!
For those applying to our dual-degree LGO Program, we are excited to announce two separate application deadlines for this year. For more information on the LGO application process, please visit the LGO website.
LGO Decisions Released
September 25, 2017
By December 19, 2017
December 4, 2017
March 2, 2018
Our admissions team is hitting the road soon with a busy summer recruiting calendar. We hope to see you at one of our events this summer!
It’s hard to believe that the 2016 – 2017 admissions season is nearing its end. We recently sent out MBA Round 2 decisions and we welcomed both MBAn and MFin AdMITs at our admitted student events. Our MBA R2 adMIT Weekend is also around the corner from April 20 – 22.
We do have one final upcoming application deadline for Round 3 MBA Admissions. Applications for this round must be submitted by April 10, 2017 by 3:00p.m. EST. All interviews for this round will take place on-campus, and candidates who apply during Round 3 will receive final decision notifications on or by May 17, 2017. Given the strength of the applicant pool in Round 1 and Round 2, we do anticipate a very competitive process with limited seats in Round 3. However, we do look forward to receiving your applications. Feel free to email us with any questions throughout the application process.
Our Admissions Committee is busy reviewing Round 2 applications for the Class of 2019! The interview is an important next step in our admissions process as we interview everyone who is admitted into our community. The goal of the interview is to personally get to know you better and to hear more about your professional stories and background.
Here are some key interview invitation dates to be aware of:
Tuesday, February 21st – First batch of interview invitations will be sent
Friday, February 24th – Second batch of interview invitations will be sent
Wednesday, March 1st – Third batch of interview invitations will be sent
Friday, March 3rd – Fourth and final batch of interview invitations will be sent
By March 3rd, all Round 2 applicants will receive either an interview invitation or updated decision status by the end of the business day.
Round 2 interviews kick-off Monday, February 27th and will continue through Monday, March 27th. We expect to interview approximately 20% of the Round 2 applicant pool. Please keep in mind that interview invitations are sent based on our interviewers’ travel schedules, and not in any preferential order.
For Round 2 we plan to conduct interviews in 13 cities including Cambridge, Bangkok, Dallas, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Paris, San Francisco, Santiago, São Paulo, Seoul, Shanghai, and Tokyo. The location of the interview will not be a decision factor, but for those who can make it to campus, we host special programming for interviewees, including lunch with current students and a class visit. Please note that all applicants invited to interview have the option to come to Cambridge for their interview.
If invited for an interview, you will receive an MIT Sloan Interview Guide with details on how to best prepare for the Behavioral Event Interview (BEI).
Please contact us if you have any further questions!
Congratulations to those of you who have submitted an application for our Master of Finance (MFin) program! Our admissions team is busy reading your applications, and we are excited to learn more about you!
A critical part of our evaluation process is the interview. It is an opportunity to bring your application to life and for us to get to know you a little better. In addition, the interview is an important time for us (and you!) to assess your fit with the MIT Sloan community. I encourage you to look at the attached interview guide with information to help you prepare. Since many of you are asking, here is what to expect:
Interviews are by invitation only and are a requirement for admission.
Interview invitations will begin going out on Monday, January 23rd and will continue to be sent on a rolling basis. We make every effort to send interview invitations at least 1 week prior to your interview date. The timing of your interview invitation is not a reflection of the strength of your candidacy. It’s about ensuring the quality and consistency of reviews and to ensure things go smoothly with interview sign-ups.
Interviews will be held from January 30 – February 22.
Interviews will be conducted in person in several key locations around the globe including Cambridge MA, London, Mumbai, Santiago, Singapore, Beijing, and Shanghai.
Candidates who are invited to interview will sign up for a 45-minute to 1-hour time block and will meet with 1-2 interviewers.
The interview will consist of both a behavioral assessment and a career assessment.
For more information, please join Kim Ebeling, Assistant Director of Admissions, for a series of admissions interview tip videos. Upcoming videos will be posted on our MIT Sloan Admissions Facebook page and will highlight some important interview tips!
The application deadline for the Master of Finance (MFin) program is quickly approaching. We hope this blog will provide some insights and tips on navigating our application process.
As you know, we have ONE deadline, so it is important that ALL materials be submitted online by the application deadline – January 5, 2017 3:00 pm ET. Specific instructions and a list of required application materials can be found on our website.
When reviewing candidates for the Master of Finance program we are assessing academic abilities, a passion for finance, and personal attributes such as leadership skills, relationship building skills, and personal presence.
Here are a few tips about the application materials:
Ensure that application materials demonstrate key competencies such as your academic achievements, internship/work success, and test scores as this information provides a comprehensive perspective of your abilities.
GMAT/GRE test results—timing may not always be convenient but you should SELF REPORT your test scores by the deadline even if the official scores will not arrive in time. We will verify the scores when you are admitted.
Letters of Recommendation—get to your recommenders early to give them time to write the letter; make certain they know what is expected of them and remind them of the importance of our deadline—they are busy people!
IELTS and TOEFL scores—you should SELF REPORT your test scores by the deadline.
The bottom line is this is your story—be authentic!
What happens next? A subset of applicants will be invited to interview. Interviews are conducted in person and will take place at our campus in Cambridge, MA and in several hub cities in Asia, Latin America and Europe. If you are invited to interview, you are always welcome to come to campus!
If you’re interested in learning more, admissions representatives will be hosting an informational online webinar on Thursday, December 8 at 10:00 am ET. Please join us to gather more tips for creating a successful MFin application. Should you have additional questions, please send them to email@example.com.
We look forward to receiving your application to the MFin program!
For those of you preparing for interviews, our goal is to meet you and get to know you better. We are looking to collect as much information as possible to supplement your application and to help support your candidacy for MIT Sloan.
We use a Behavioral Event Interview (BEI) model to assess candidates for the MBA program. Our interviewer will spend 30-45 minutes asking questions about your past experiences to better learn how you think, act, and reflect. It’s important to come prepared with stories and examples that you did not discuss within your written application. Keep in mind your interviewer will have reviewed your application prior to meeting with you.
Check out this video of Jen Barba, Associate Director of Admissions, with tips on what to expect during the interview.
This Round we are travelling to 20 different cities to meet with you. If you are visiting campus for your interview, we encourage you to take advantage of the programming we’ve put together to help you learn more about us – you’ll have a chance to visit class and/or join current students for lunch.
Here’s a quick recap with some important tips on the interview:
Ask important & thoughtful questions that are meaningful to you!
Do your research prior to the interview!…We are not only assessing your past experiences but also your fit with, and enthusiasm for MIT Sloan.
Be professional. Dress in business attire.
As a reminder, we will continue to send interview invitations until November 1st. By that date, every R1 applicant will receive an updated decision status.
The application for our newest program, the Master of Business Analytics, is online. This innovative one-year program prepares students for careers in the rapidly growing data analytics industry. Applications are due Monday, January 9th, 3pm EST.
Details about the program and the application process can be found here, including the class profile of the inaugural class starting this September! We also have several events coming up, including online chats, where you can learn more. Feel free to contact us with any questions!