About MIT Sloan
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.
Number of Applicants: 6,350
MBA Class Size: 484
Sector: Consulting 31.1%; Technology 27.6%, Finance 18.5%; Starting Own Business 3.5%
Top Recruiters: Amazon, BCG, McKinsey, Bain, Google, Deloitte, Fidelity Investments, Goldman Sachs
Avg Base Salary: $144,140
Salary Increase: 119%
Employment in 3 months: 95.5%
MIT Sloan Rankings
Avg. Age: 28yrs
Avg. GPA: 3.54
Avg. GMAT: 720
Int’l Students: 33%
Female Students: 38%
Deadlines for 2020-21: R1: Oct 1 2020, R2: Jan 19, 2021, R3: Apr 12, 2021
Sources: MIT Sloan, BusinessWeek, Financial Times, US News, MBA50
MIT Sloan’s application requirements buck the M7 standard by sidestepping traditional written essays. Instead, Sloan asks for:
- Cover letter
- One-minute video introduction
- Uniquely formatted resume
- One letter of recommendation, with contacts for two supporting recommenders
- Organizational chart
- Pre-interview reflection
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