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About The School

MIT Sloan has a very different feel from its neighbor across the Charles River – the campus is more urban and industrial, with an informal mish-mash of architectural styles and a few green spaces. The Sloan School, unlike Harvard, does not have its own library, but rather shares it with the university. So there are more opportunities to mix with students from the rest of MIT.

Several well-known financial and managerial theories were developed through MIT Sloan. There is a strong analytical and data-driven focus here, especially in the core classes, and this is combined with an emphasis on innovation. Students only take one semester of core classes so there is a lot of flexibility to focus on electives. The smaller size of the student body means that the collaborative and energetic culture of innovation counts for a lot.

MIT Sloan is a place where ideas matter.

Strengths And Specializations

The MBA program is known for its emphasis on innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship. The school is also very strong in production/operations and information systems.

Incoming Class

Number of Applicants:4,254

MBA Class Size:409


Post-MBA Careers

Sector: Consulting 32.1%; Technology 30.6%, Finance 15.5%, Project Management 15%

Top Recruiters: McKinsey, Amazon, BCG, Google, Deloitte, Bain, Apple, Microsoft

Avg Base Salary: $125,036

Salary Increase: 88%

Employment in 3 months: 92%

MBA Rankings 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
BusinessWeek 10 9 14 4 7 3
Financial Times 8 9 5 8 8 8 9 13
Forbes 10 12 9 8
The Economist 13 11 7 12 12 15 17 19
 US News  3  3  4  4  5  5  5 4


Avg. Work Exp.: 4.8yrs

Avg. GPA: 3.49

Avg. GMAT: 722

Int’l Students: 33%

Female Students: 42%

Deadlines for Sept 2017: R1: Sep 25, 2017, R2: Jan 17, 2018, R3: Apr 09, 2018

Sources: MIT Sloan, BusinessWeek, Financial Times, US News, MBA50


1. Please submit a cover letter seeking a place in the MIT Sloan MBA Program. Your letter should conform to a standard business correspondence, include one or more examples that illustrate why you meet MIT’s desired criteria, and be addressed to Mr. Rod Garcia, Senior Director of Admissions (300 words or fewer).

2. VIDEO STATEMENT: Please introduce yourself to your future classmates via a brief video statement. You will need to use an internet-connected computer, with a webcam and microphone.  As part of the application review, the Admission Committee will evaluate your response to see how you express yourself and to assess fit with the MIT Sloan culture. The simple, open-ended question is designed to help us get to know you better. Once the video statement question is viewed you will have 60 seconds to prepare, and then 60 seconds to record your answer. You will only have one attempt to record your response.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (OPTIONAL) Please provide any additional information you would like the Admissions Committee to know that may be helpful in evaluating your candidacy (i.e. choice of recommenders, areas of concern in your academic record, other extenuating circumstances, etc.). This information should be provided in a written format (200 words or less)

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