New Deadlines and Application Updates for MIT Sloan

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Happy first Friday of Summer!

I’m excited to announce that the schedule of our 2016-2017 MBA deadlines and decisions is now available.

  • Our application goes live on July 11, 2016.
  • Round 1 Deadline: September 15, 2016. Decisions will be released December 19, 2016.
  • Round 2 Deadline: January 17, 2017. Decisions will be released April 3, 2017.
  • Round 3 Deadline: April 10, 2017. Decisions will be released May 17, 2017.

Our website has further details and directions

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!

New Master of Business Analytics Program

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I am excited to share with you the launch of MIT Sloan’s new, specialized masters program: Master of Business Analytics. This rigorous one-year program, developed in response to industry demand, is designed for early-stage professionals or current students who are passionate about analytics and interested in careers in the data science industry. Combining a core curriculum, focused electives, and Action Learning opportunities, this program reflects MIT Sloan’s commitment to staying on the cutting edge of research.

Admission to the inaugural year of this program is available for a limited number of students. The application deadline is April 15th, 2016, and decisions will be released on May 16th, 2016. You can learn more about the admissions process and requirements here. We look forward to welcoming the first class of this innovative program to the MIT Sloan community!

MFin. Application and Fall Events Calendar Launched!

The application for the Master of Finance class of 2017 is now live! Apply here. The deadline is Monday, January 4th at 3 p.m. Eastern Time. We also have detailed application instructions here.

In the meantime, we’re gearing up for our fall recruiting season and coming to a city near you. Check out our event schedule.

For those of you who are in New England this fall, we would love to see you at our on-campus Open House on October 15th!  I hope you can join us.

Application Launched for MIT Sloan MBA!

We are excited to announce that our MBA application for the class of 2018 is now live. This year we have three rounds. There are detailed instructions to help you through the process.

Stay tuned for more information on our evaluation process. In the meantime, be sure to check out our application tips and summer event schedule.

Please contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to receiving your applications!

Finance Symposium and MBA Application Fee Waiver

I invite anyone interested in pursuing an MBA or a career in finance to register for our Focus on Finance Symposium held on the campus of the MIT Sloan School of Management, Saturday, May 9th. Attendees will participate in MBA-level courses and round-table discussions, and interact with current MBA students and faculty. Registration is $100, and attendees will have their application fee waived when they apply to the MIT Sloan MBA Program in the future.

FT---300-x-250_banner2 copyThis special workshop will introduce you to the cutting-edge financial research at MIT Sloan. Learn more about finance opportunities at MIT Sloan, including the MBA Finance Track, as well as finance-focused clubs, conferences, electives, and career opportunities. As one of our Finance Track students wrote,

“No other institution on this planet can give one such a heightened sense of awareness and robust financial arsenal to analyze vigorously and complete the task at hand with confidence and precision.”

You can also hear more about our legacy of innovative financial research in this video featuring Antoinette Schoar, head of the MIT Sloan Finance group.

I look forward to meeting you here on campus on May 9th!

The MIT Sloan Admissions staff is busy reviewing MBA Round 2 applications.

We will send Round 2 interview invitations beginning the week of February 16th.

Interviews will take place on campus in Cambridge, as well as in 15 additional cities in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. Specific dates and locations are forthcoming, and interviewees will receive at least one week notice before their interview. You will have the option to either meet us in the location closest to your current address, or join us on campus in Cambridge. Interviews are conducted by the MIT Sloan Admissions staff—not by students or alumni. The email invitation will include more detailed information about the interview process.

The behavioral-based interview will have three components:

You may be asked follow-up questions from your application. For example, your interviewer might ask you to elaborate on your academic and/or professional experiences, or provide more detail on a specific example.
You will be asked behavioral questions that will give evidence of certain competencies. For example: “Describe a situation where you had a conflict with another individual, and how did you deal with it?”
Finally, we will give you the opportunity to ask us any questions.

If you are not invited for an interview, you will receive a final decision from us by March 6th. We appreciate your patience as you wait for your decision.