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MIT Sloan Announces Deadlines and Essay Requirements for 2019-2020 MBA Application Cycle

MIT Sloan School of Business announces application deadlines and essay requirements for class of 2022.

Required Essays:

Cover Letter:

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 examples that illustrate why you meet the desired criteria above, and be addressed to the Assistant Deans of Admissions, Rod Garcia and Dawna Levenson (300 words or fewer, excluding address and salutation).

Video Statement:

Please take a minute to introduce yourself to your future classmates via video. Include a bit on your past experience and why MIT Sloan is the best place for you to pursue your MBA. Videos should be a single take (no editing) lasting no more than one minute and consisting of you speaking directly to the camera. We recommend using an application such as QuickTime or iMovie to record yourself.

Organizational Structure:

Please upload an organizational chart which outlines the internal structure of your department and company. Limit to two pages. 

Re-Applicant:

For applicants who applied for entry in 2019, we require that you complete and submit a new and complete application, including new recommendation letters, essays, and transcripts. Re-applicants may submit their applications in any round, and will have an opportunity to highlight changes since their previous application in a short-answer essay.

While these are straightforward requirements, they need introspection, careful reflection of values, dreams, and ambitions. Please reach out to see how we can help you craft your story.

Application Deadlines:

Round 1:

Application Deadline: 10/1/2019

Initial Notification: 12/18/2019

Round 2:

Application Deadline: 1/21/2020

Initial Notification: 3/31/2020

Round 3:

Application Deadline: 4/9/2020

Initial Notification: 6/1/2020

About Sia Admissions:

Sia Admissions Consulting is a boutique firm based in New York City. We specialize in coaching students of diverse background navigate university admissions process. Our goal is to partner with students to help them characterize and reflect their individuality in all areas of the admissions application. 

At Sia, we firmly believe that “one-size” does not fit all—each student has his or her story that, if communicated properly, a university admissions committee is eager to hear; therefore, we coach each student in originally telling his or her story. Our partnership with each student consists of  – (i) recognizing the student’s story by asking poignant questions which help us (ii) identify the quintessence of his or her strengths and aspirations, so we may (iii) build an idiosyncratic strategy that helps the student distinctively present his or her story. Our aim is to coach student in showcasing a unique application that communicates their individuality as an ideal candidate for the field and institution of choice.