MBA Crystal Ball: What are some common application mistakes that candidates can avoid?
Jeff: We take a holistic approach to reviewing each MIT Sloan MBA application.
Interviews are required for admission and typically 20-25% of the applicant pool will be interviewed.
The Admissions Committee is made up of entirely professional staff; faculty, alumni and students are not involved in the evaluation process.
The Admissions Office works to counsel potential applicants as to which programs are the best fit prior to application submission.
The MBA is a two-year program with a flexible curriculum for those who would like to increase their management skills, while also having the ability to focus in a specific discipline through one of three tracks offered (Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Enterprise Management, Finance).MBA Crystal Ball: Can you shed some light on the (optional) supplemental information section? Jeff: The format of the optional supplemental section is new this year.Applicants now have the chance to share anything beyond what we’re asking in the traditional application.EMBA students typically have a minimum of eight years of work experience.The Sloan Fellows program is a one-year, full-time MBA program for executives who would like to focus on school and take time away from working.Jeff: The MBA Admissions Committee at MIT Sloan works to enroll a diverse class from around the world who are intelligent and innovative team players who are willing to step outside their comfort zones.We use a competency-based model to evaluate all MIT Sloan MBA applications and focus on an applicant’s demonstrated success from both academic and professional viewpoints, while also focusing on an applicant’s leadership attributes.Without knowing about the post-MBA goals, how does the admissions team judge the applicant’s motivation to pursue an MBA & their expectations from MIT?Jeff: At MIT Sloan, we believe that an applicant’s past experience is the best predictor of his or her future success.The MIT Sloan MBA offered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is one of the best MBA programs on the planet.The MIT brand has a formidable reputation across the world.