MIT Sloan Deadlines, Essays & Recommendation Questions (Class of 2019, Entering 2017)

DEADLINES

MIT Sloan 2016 – 2017 Deadlines

 Application DeadlineDecision Notification
Round 1September 15, 2016December 19, 2016
Round 2January 17, 2017April 3, 2017
Round 3April 10, 2017May 17, 2017
Applications must be submitted by 3 PM EST

ESSAYS

Cover Letter: Please submit a cover letter seeking a place in the MIT Sloan MBA Program. Your letter should conform to a standard business correspondence and be addressed to Mr. Rod Garcia, Senior Director of Admissions. (250 words or fewer)

Resume: Please submit a resume that includes your employment history and academic record in reverse chronological order. Other information appropriate to a business resume is welcomed and encouraged. (no more than 1 page in length)

LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION QUESTIONS

MBA applicants must submit two letters of recommendation. Professional recommendations are preferred from individuals who are able to speak with certainty about your professional achievements and potential. Recommenders must submit recommendations online. We do not accept recommendations via the mail. Recommendations may be in either letter or short answer format and should not exceed two pages each. We do not accept recommendations from family members. Please choose recommenders who are able to provide specific answers to the following questions:

  • How long and in what capacity have you known the applicant?
  • How does the applicant stand out from others in a similar capacity?
  • Please give an example of the applicant’s impact on a person, group, or organization.
  • Please give a representative example of how the applicant interacts with other people.
  • Which of the applicant’s personal or professional characteristics would you change?
  • If you are an academic/technical recommender, please tell us how well the applicant mastered the subject you taught or supervised and in what ways did the applicant demonstrate this mastery.
  • Please tell us anything else you think we should know about this applicant.