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A Comprehensive Guide to Applying for an MBA at MIT Sloan School of Management

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management, commonly referred to as MIT Sloan, is renowned for its cutting-edge research, innovative programs, and commitment to nurturing future business leaders. For many aspiring candidates, gaining admission to MIT Sloan is a dream come true. To make this dream a reality, you must successfully navigate the highly competitive application process. In this article, we will provide you with a comprehensive guide on how to apply for an MBA at MIT Sloan School of Management, along with a breakdown of the essential requirements.

Application Requirements

MIT Sloan’s admissions process is designed to select candidates who not only demonstrate academic excellence but also exhibit strong leadership potential, innovation, and a commitment to making a positive impact on the world. To be considered for admission, applicants must submit the following materials:

  1. Cover Letter:
    • Craft a compelling cover letter that introduces yourself and explains your motivations for pursuing an MBA at MIT Sloan. This is an opportunity to demonstrate your unique perspective and alignment with MIT’s mission.
  2. Resume:
    • Prepare a comprehensive resume that highlights your academic and professional background. Emphasize key achievements, work experience, leadership roles, and any notable extracurricular activities.
  3. Video Statement:
    • MIT Sloan requires applicants to submit a video statement. This statement allows you to showcase your communication skills, personality, and passion for business. Follow the guidelines provided on the MIT Sloan MBA admissions website.
  4. One Letter of Recommendation:
    • You must obtain one strong letter of recommendation from someone who can provide valuable insights into your character, achievements, and potential. Choose a recommender who knows you well, preferably from a professional context.
  5. Test Scores:
    • MIT Sloan accepts both GMAT and GRE scores. You must submit one of these standardized test scores to assess your quantitative and analytical abilities.
    • Notably, there is no TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) requirement for non-native English speakers. However, strong English proficiency is essential for success in the program.
  6. Optional Short Question:
    • MIT Sloan offers an optional short question in the application. While this question is not required, it can be an opportunity to provide additional context or address any specific aspects of your application that you believe need clarification or explanation.


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Letter of recommendation questions

The MIT Sloan School of Management’s MBA application requires one recommendation from a professional contact, preferably a manager or supervisor. The recommendation must be submitted electronically. The recommendation form for the 2023-2024 admissions season includes the following sections:

  1. Recommender Information: This section gathers information about the recommender’s relationship with the applicant, the nature of their relationship, the duration of their acquaintance, and their affiliation with MIT Sloan or MIT.
  2. Ratings: Recommenders are asked to rate the applicant on various criteria, including leadership potential, creativity, oral and written communication skills, analytical thinking, and more. Ratings are given on a scale ranging from “Truly Exceptional” to “Unobserved.”
  3. Comparison to Peer Group: Recommenders are asked to compare the applicant to their peer group based on professional experience. Ratings range from “Unable to assess” to “The best encountered in my career.”
  4. Recommendation Letter: Recommenders are required to upload a letter or document that addresses specific questions about the applicant. These questions include the length and nature of the recommender’s relationship with the applicant, the applicant’s standout qualities, examples of the applicant’s impact on individuals or organizations, the applicant’s interpersonal interactions, and constructive feedback provided to the applicant.

In addition to the primary recommendation, MBA applicants must provide contact information for two additional references who can speak to the applicant’s professional and academic background. These references may be contacted by the admissions committee if further information is needed during the evaluation process.


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