Holiday Greetings from the MIT Sloan School of Management Admissions Team!


I would like to begin by congratulating the recently admitted members of the MIT Sloan MBA Class of 2019. We cannot wait to meet you on campus for AdMIT Weekend on February 17 & 18, 2017.

With winter break approaching, on behalf of the entire Admissions Team, I would also like to wish everyone a happy, healthy, and peaceful holiday season. Our office will be closed from December 23 through January 2. If you have any questions during that time, you can reach us by phone and email from December 27-29 and on January 2. We will be back to our regular office hours, 9am-5pm EST, on January 3.

I would also like to mention that during the winter break, our MBA students are hosting a number of informal meet-ups with prospective students around the world. Please register for one in your area!

For those of you still in the process of applying to one of our MIT Sloan programs, here’s a quick reminder of the upcoming deadlines:

Master of Finance Application Deadline: January 5, 2017 by 3:00pm EST

Master of Business Analytics Application Deadline: January 9, 2017 by 3:00pm EST

MBA Round 2 Application Deadline: January 17, 2017 by 3:00pm EST

Happy holidays and see you in 2017!

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!

MIT Sloan Application Tips Video and Holiday Updates

Now that Round 1 decisions have been made, I’d like to congratulate the new members of the Class of 2018. We can’t wait to meet you on campus for AdMIT Weekend, February 12th-13th.

With the holiday break approaching, I’d also like to wish everyone happy, healthy, and peaceful celebrations on behalf of the Admissions Team. Our office will be closed from December 24th-January 1st, but you can reach us by phone (617-258-5434), or email from 9am-5pm EST with any questions. We will be back to our regular office hours, 9am-5pm EST, on January 4th.

After the new year, we are returning to E-52, the historic, original MIT Sloan building, which has been fully renovated and restored. We will be welcoming the Class of 2018 from our new home.

For those of you applying in Round 2, here are some application tips from current students. We look forward to receiving your application by 3pm EST on January 14th.

See you again in 2016!

MIT Sloan Students and Alumni Making a Difference

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One of my favorite things to do is talk about the successes of our students and alumni. Recently Blendoor, a startup co-founded by Stephanie Lampkin, MBA’13, won Tech.Co’s 2015 Startup of the Year, among many other accolades. Blendoor seeks to increase diversity by helping tech companies connect with qualified job candidates. We’re proud to see our alumni putting the MIT Sloan mission into practice by improving the world. You can learn more about our network of more than 23,500 MIT Sloan alumni here.

Also recently, the MIT Sloan team placed third at the National Black MBA Association Conference Case Competition. The team was comprised of members of the Black Business Students Association, one of our many cultural student clubs. Milton Jones, MBA’16 (left, in the picture above) wrote in a recent blog post, “I’ve had the pleasure to connect with a diverse group of knowledgeable, passionate and humble young business leaders who care about making an impact in the world.” We are so proud of what our students accomplish!

Happy Holidays from MIT Sloan

On behalf of the MIT Sloan Admissions Team, I would like to wish you a very happy and healthy holiday season. Thank you for following this blog and your interest in our school!

I wanted to mention a few things before the holiday break:

  • Deadlines are approaching. We look forward to receiving your applications and learning more about you!
    • MFin Deadline: January 5th, 2015. Decisions will be announced March 9th, 2015
    • MBA Round 2 Deadline: January 8th, 2015. Decisions will be announced April 6th, 2015.
    • MSMS Deadline: January 15th, 2015. Decisions will be announced April 13th, 2015.
  • Our office will be closed from December 24th—January 2nd, but you can reach us by phone (617-258-5434) or email ( from 9am-5pm EST with any questions. We will be back to our regular office hours, 9am-5pm EST on January 5th.
  • Be sure to check out our events page! New offerings have been added, including meet-ups hosted by current students in cities all over the world. Registration for our Spring 2015 Ambassadors Program will begin in January, but you can view our dates here. We’d love to see you on campus!

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The Reaching Out LGBT MBA Fellowship

I am excited to announce that MIT Sloan is a partner in the new Reaching Out LGBT MBA Fellowship. In addition to a minimum $10,000 scholarship, recipients will take part in Reaching Out events, mentoring, and leadership opportunities. MIT Sloan is proud to be involved in this opportunity for our LGBT students.LGBTPhoto

MIT is committed to fostering a diverse, supportive, and collaborative environment. One of our students wrote about life at MIT Sloan as an LGBT student, describing how “Sloanies I barely knew wrote to me ‘coming out’ as allies” when she shared her story during a class. The co-presidents of the MIT Sloan LGBT Club also wrote a post detailing the support offered by the LGBT community here, from social gatherings to recruiting events. Students can also tap into a vibrant LGBT presence in Cambridge and Boston. Please feel free to contact the club if you have any questions or are visiting campus. You can also register for our LGBT Ambassadors Day on April 30th, 2015, which is a great way to connect with our community. We look forward to welcoming you on campus!


Happy Thanksgiving

We are nearing the end of our MBA Round I interviews, and as Thanksgiving approaches, I would like to thank all of the interviewees who have prepared and travelled to meet with us. We have met many accomplished and interesting people, and I am thankful to get the chance to get to know our applicants better. Meanwhile, one of our favorite MIT Sloan traditions took place last week. Every year, we host a Thanksgiving meal for each class; you can read about one of our students’ experiences here.

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In celebration of the holiday, our offices will be closed from 3pm EST Wednesday, November 26th, through Friday, November 28th. We’ll be back to our regular office hours on Monday, December 1st.

On behalf of our entire staff, I want to wish everyone who is celebrating Thanksgiving a very happy holiday.

Action Learning at the Boston Capital Market Series | MIT Sloan School of Management.

As part of MIT Sloan’s Innovation Period, a group of Master of Finance students participated inTrading_Room_Aug_2008_08[2] copy the Boston Capital Markets Series (BCMS). An intensive action learning experience, BCMS allowed students to put capital market theory into practice in the real world. Over three days, students visited a variety of leading financial institutions; participated in intimate chats with high ranking, experienced professionals; and toured trading floors and technology resource centers.

I wanted to let you know about this exciting feature of MIT Sloan’s curriculum, because it exemplifies a key aspect of our programs: learning by doing. A student who attended wrote that the series “ultimately shed light on where all of my coursework fits within the real world. As we pass the halfway mark of the program, any exposure to the professional sphere becomes extremely valuable.”

Learn more about MIT Sloan’s innovative action learning programs. And as always, we’d love to have you visit us on campus!

-Dawna Levenson, Director of Admissions, MIT Sloan


Breaking the Mold: The Women of MIT Sloan

On October 27th, Our Admissions Office cohosted Women’s Ambassador Day with the Sloan Women in Management (SWIM) Club as part of their Breaking the Mold Initiative. The initiative was launched by SWIM to discuss the challenges and opportunities for women in business. One of our student bloggers attended several of the Breaking the Mold events on campus. As she explains, these events are “about uncovering implicit biases. I’ll describe it in one word: amazing. No, illuminating.” Read about the rest of her experiences here.

20141027-_MG_0068 copyWomen’s Ambassador Day and the Breaking the Mold Initiative reflect MIT Sloan’s commitment to and engagement with our female students, whose experiences and perspectives strengthen our diverse community. For those who are interested in Breaking the Mold, please consider attending the flagship conference in February. And if you’d like to learn more about our culture and community at MIT Sloan, I hope you will come visit us!

-Dawna Levenson, Director of Admissions, MIT Sloan


Grateful for our Veterans

We had a beautiful fall here in New England, and the holidays are right around the corner! I wanted to take a moment to give special thanks to all Veterans who have served our country, current service members in the armed forces, and their families. The MIT Sloan Admissions Office will be closed on Tuesday, November 11th in observation of Veterans Day.

Pat O’Brien, MBA’15 and co-president of the MIT Sloan Veterans Association, wrote in a recent blog post that “Veterans are part of the leadership in most clubs and activities at MIT Sloan…Any veterans considering a transition from active duty and a career in business should absolutely consider making this their home for a few years.” After everything they’ve done for our country, we’re proud to be a launch pad for the next stage of our veterans’ careers.

Our Veterans Association is comprised of almost 70 veterans across all MIT Sloan programs. They recently hosted a Google Hangout where they dispensed application tips and talked about life at MIT Sloan. Brian Kirk, MBA ’16 said something about his experience here which I thought I’d share: “I expected that the business world was going to be a very independent thing, that I was going to go out on my own and it was going to be every man for themselves. MIT Sloan is exactly the opposite. It is the closest thing to the brotherhood of my submarine that I could ever have imagined I would find.”

Please feel free to contact any of our veterans to learn more about our supportive community.