Overview

Applicants
5,798
Acceptance Rate
12%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.57
Years Work Experience
5
Average Age
28

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
710 - 740
GPA
-

Deadlines


Round 1
September 25

Round 2
January 17

Round 3
April 9

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Letters of Recommendation
Essay / Personal Statement
Non-Academic

Interviews

School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Private

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
No

Evening
No

Executive
Yes

Online
No


Students Say

The MIT Sloan MBA Program has “both the best entrepreneurial program of any business school in the world and the most fantastic technology available,” students insist. And that’s hardly all the school offers; on the contrary, students tell us that MIT Sloan is “the best all-around program in allowing students to learn about innovative endeavors while still teaching and offering the most academically challenging traditional MBA curriculum of all schools.”

MIT expertly exploits the synergies of its location in a great city and its affiliation with a great university. Students brag about “Sloan’s ties to the real business world. In the last week alone, I listened to three Fortune 500 CEOs speak on campus and had dinner with a partner from a local VC firm and a partner from a local law firm. Many of the professors have incredibly deep experience and connections to industry and bring great insight along those dimensions.” They are especially impressed with “how connected MIT Sloan is with companies in a non-recruiting season,” which they justly see as “a real point of differentiation” for the program. MIT’s Herculean status in the worlds of math, engineering, and science contribute substantially to the MBA program. “There are very low barriers between schools; interdisciplinary work and entrepreneurship are actively encouraged between business and engineering,” one student writes. MIT’s many strengths make possible such programs as the Leaders for Global Operations Program—”an operations and logistics-focused program” that students call “the best dual-degree program in business and engineering in the country.”

Throughout the program, MIT Sloan emphasizes “a strong hands-on approach to learning” and cooperative work. “At MIT Sloan, practically everything is done in teams,” students tell us. The workload “is what you expect of MIT: rigorous and quantitative.” Most don’t mind the challenge; as one explains, “Although the workload is heavy, people actually want to prepare just for the opportunity to participate in discussions in where faculty are posing questions to the most pressing business issues. A place like MIT Sloan is a reason why people want to continue their education.” The cherry on the sundae is global travel; “everyone travels on trips or treks, both foreign and domestic. I am headed to Japan for ten days with 200 of my classmates. These are student-planned trips that are excellent ways to get to see other cultures and get business exposure around the world.”


Concentrations

Entrepreneurship
Finance
MS/MBA - Dual Degree

Center for Research

Entrepeneurship
Information Systems/Information Technology
Leadership/Management
Real Estate


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description
http://mitsloan.mit.edu/sustainability/

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description
http://mitsloan.mit.edu/sustainability/research.php

Career Overview


Students Say

MIT Sloan’s Career Development Office provides MBAs with a range of career manage- ment resources, including seminars, self-assessment tools, library materials, and online databases and services. Students tell us that “the CDO is great for traditional MBA jobs such as banking, [and] consulting and the major corporations and tech companies.” Some report the office is “not as good with smaller and tougher markets such as private equity and venture capital,” although students interested in those fields can make use of the “career trek” program, which offers trips around the globe to job-hunt and learn about a variety of industries. “The focus on entrepreneurship means that a lot of MIT Sloan stu- dents are starting companies or working at early-stage startups right after school,” and are thus less inclined to make use of the CDO. Supplementing the CDO, “clubs have a huge impact on career choices, setting up relationships, bringing in speakers, etc. Alumni are also a great resource, and a fantastic channel for connecting. Many Sloanies are looking to work for startups, tech, or smaller firms without traditional recruiting seasons, and alumni are very helpful in this regard.”

Employers most likely to hire MIT Sloan MBAs include Bain & Company, Booz & Co., The Boston Consulting Group, Citi, Amazon.com, Fidelity, Goldman Sachs, Google, IBM, and McKinsey & Company.

Dates


Financial Aid Statistics


Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
813
Part Time
0%

Foreign Countries Represented
60

Demographics

16.30%
Underrepresented Minorities
36.00%
International

41% female
59% male

Campus Life

Students Say

MIT Sloan keeps students plenty busy with work, but they still somehow find time to “participate in clubs and set up the many conferences we host. For example, the Sports Analytics Conference this spring had general managers from each of the top four profes- sional sports (basketball, hockey, baseball, and football) sit on a panel. How cool is that?” Students tell us that MIT Sloan “provides more opportunities than anyone could expect. I find that I spend about 50 percent of my time on academics and the other 50 percent working with clubs and local companies, a perfect balance that allows me to take what I’ve learned in the classroom and apply it in a real-world setting.” It’s easy to get overwhelmed; according to one student, “School is a blur with so many classes, activities, guest speakers, etc. In terms of social activities, I think you have to pick your spots. Otherwise you will fall behind in your coursework and job search, but the options are pretty limitless here.”

More Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Rod Garcia
Senior Director

Address
77 Massachusetts Avenue
E48-5th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02142
United States

Phone
617-258-5434

Fax
617-253-6405

Email
mbaadmissions@sloan.mit.edu


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