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About MIT Sloan

MIT Sloan, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts essentially “across the hall” from HBS, is different from other ivy league schools in its hyper-focus on building leaders that are fully equipped to bring what they learned into practice. It offers seven certificates so you can focus your studies and specialize. Whether you’re passionate about entrepreneurship, enterprise management, business analytics or other disciplines, MIT Sloan has a curated program for you.

Unique hands-on experiences such as the 100K competition, the Silicon Valley tour or a guided independent study engaging with the start-up ecosystem will grant you critical experiential learning to bridge the gap between academic concepts and their implementation in the real world.

Taking classes across campus with students and faculty from non-business disciplines is one of the most exciting opportunities at MIT Sloan.

The MIT Sloan cohort size is smaller and allows tighter connections with like-minded students. The urban campus features an eclectic mix of architectures ranging from the classic majestic Dome building to the funky, abstract Stata building.

Strengths and Specializations

Entrepreneurship and innovation, technology and analytics, production and operations.

Graduating Class of 2025

Number of Applicants: 5317

MBA Class Size: 409

Avg. Work Experience: 5 years

Avg. GPA: 3.61

Avg. GMAT: 730

International Students: 40%

Female Students: 46%

Tuition: $84,200/year

Post-MBA Careers (class of 2023)

Sector: Consulting 33.7%; Technology 24.1%, Finance 19.9%; Healthcare/Pharma/Biotech 5.8%; Starting Own Business 8.3%

Top Recruiters: McKinsey & Company (26), Bain & Company (25), The Boston Consulting Group (23), Amazon (20), Verizon (9), Deloitte Consulting (6), Goldman Sachs (6), NextEra Energy (6), Re:Build Manufacturing (6), Apple (4), Analysis Group (3), Caterpillar (3), Evercore (3) EY-Parthenon, (3) Morgan Stanley (3), NVIDIA Corporation (3), Samsung (3), Verkada (3)

Avg. Base Salary: $168,095; Salary Increase: 130% (source: FT Rankings 2024)

Employment offered within 3 months of graduation: 90.2%

MIT Sloan Rankings


Deadlines for 2024-25: R1: Sept. 30 2024, R2: Jan 14, 2025, R3: Apr 7, 2025


MIT Sloan’s application requirements buck the M7 standard by sidestepping traditional written essays. Instead, Sloan asks for: 

  • Cover Letter
  • Video Essay 1: One-minute video introduction to your classmates
  • Video Essay 2: (NEW in 2024-2025) All MBA applicants will be prompted to respond to a randomly generated, open-ended question. The question is designed to help MIT get to know you better; to see how you express yourself and to assess fit with the MIT Sloan culture.  Applicants are given 5 seconds to prepare for a 60-second response.
  • Uniquely Formatted Resume
  • One Letter of Recommendation, with contacts for two supporting recommenders
  • Organizational Chart
  • Optional Short Answer Essay: How has the world you come from shaped who you are today? For example, your family, culture, community, all help to shape aspects of your identity, please use this opportunity if you would like to share more about your background. (250 word limit)
  • Pre-interview reflection, for those invited to interview

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