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!
We also have made some changes to our application. This year, instead of responding to an essay question, we are asking applicants to submit a cover letter along with their resume. Your cover letter is an opportunity to introduce yourself, describe your past successes, and explain why MIT Sloan’s MBA Program is the right place for you. The optional essay remains available, and you can share additional information about yourself in any format.
We’ll be sharing more tips and information in the months to come. We hope to see you at one of our events this summer!
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!
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!
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!
We are busy putting the final touches on our application. We plan to have it go live by July 15! We have already shared our deadlines and new essay question with you. In this video, Jeff Carbone, Associate Director of Admissions, gives some tips for completing the application.
I would also like to note that the Admissions Office will be closed July 3rd in observance of Independence Day.
I hope you find these tips helpful.
We look forward to seeing you at one of our events this summer!