MIT Sloan School of Management has published the application requirements for the 2021-2022 season. Once again, candidates must submit a cover letter rather than a traditional MBA essay.
MIT Sloan Cover Letter and Application Requirements
Here’s how each component is explained on the MIT Sloan admissions site:
MIT Sloan seeks students whose personal characteristics demonstrate that they will make the most of the incredible opportunities at MIT, both academic and non-academic. We are on a quest to find those whose presence will enhance the experience of other students. We seek thoughtful leaders with exceptional intellectual abilities and the drive and determination to put their stamp on the world. We welcome people who are independent, authentic, and fearlessly creative — true doers. We want people who can redefine solutions to conventional problems, and strive to preempt unconventional dilemmas with cutting-edge ideas. We demand integrity and respect passion.
Taking the above into consideration, please submit a cover letter seeking a place in the MIT Sloan MBA program. Your letter should conform to a standard business correspondence, include one or more professional examples that illustrate why you meet the desired criteria above, and be addressed to the Admissions Committee (300 words or fewer, excluding address and salutation).
Please submit a one-page resume. This will help us easily track your academic and career path. Try to focus on your work results, not just your title or job description. Here are some pointers on formatting:
- One page limit
- Times New Roman font
- Size 10 font
- Word or PDF formats only
Provide the following information in reverse chronological order:
- Education: Please include relevant awards, scholarships and professional societies
- Work Experience: Please include company name, title, results-oriented bullets that demonstrate your skill set, and dates
- Additional information: Please include extracurricular activities/community service, technical skills/certifications, and special skills/interests, and languages spoken (if applicable)
Introduce yourself to your future classmates. Here’s your chance to put a face with a name, let your personality shine through, be conversational, be yourself. We can’t wait to meet you! Videos should adhere to the following guidelines:
- No more than 1 minute (60 second) in length
- Single take (no editing)
- Speaking directly to the camera
- Do not include background music or subtitles
Additional requirements beyond the MIT Sloan Cover Letter and Video
Applicants must submit one letter of recommendation and two additional references. Also, candidates need to upload an organizational chart that outlines the internal structure of their department and company. This will help the adcom better understand your current role and the impact that you have on your team and department.
The MIT Sloan MBA application is now open. For more information on applying, please visit the MIT Sloan admissions website. If you need guidance on your MIT Sloan cover letter and application or wish to discuss your business school plans, don’t hesitate to reach out for a complimentary analysis of your candidacy. We’re here to help!