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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.

Incoming Class

Number of Applicants: 6,350

MBA Class Size: 484

Tuition: $154,336

Post-MBA Careers

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

Essays 2020-2021

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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