The Master of Science in Management Studies program is open to applicants who have completed or are in the process of completing an MBA or equivalent Master’s degree program at a non-US institution. Applicants from our international partners and cooperating schools are especially encouraged to apply.
Applicants will be evaluated based on performance in their MBA or equivalent Master’s degree program, recommendations, application essay, and other criteria. To be considered, applicants must demonstrate stellar undergraduate and graduate school grade point averages as well as GMAT, GRE, and/or TOEFL scores.
A complete application consists of the following:
The application for the September 2013 intake is available online via the Apply Yourself Web site starting in November. The application deadline is 12:00 P.M. (noon) Eastern Standard Time on February 6, 2013. Outstanding applications may be considered after the formal application deadline, particularly from partner and cooperating schools.
Transcripts must be scanned and uploaded on to the on-line application. Do not mail official transcripts to the MSMS Program Office.
If you are invited to the interview stage, you will need to produce official transcripts from all universities where you received undergraduate and graduate degrees. Transcripts must be in English and be accompanied by an explanation from each university of the grading scale for the MSMS Program Office to interpret easily.
The GMAT or GRE is required of all applicants and must be taken before submitting the application. Once you submit an application, we will not allow replacement of your test scores. The MIT Sloan MSMS Program codes are:
GMAT code: X5X-QS-24 GRE code: 3935
GMAT and GRE scores must be from within the past five years; therefore, only tests taken after January 1, 2008 will be considered. Only official score reports are reviewed.
The TOEFL is not required, but you may report your score if desired. The MIT Sloan MSMS Program school code for TOEFL is 3935.
Please obtain three recommendations on your behalf. Two should be from faculty members who are able to speak definitively of your academic achievement and potential. The third recommendation should be from an individual, e.g., work supervisor or manager, who is able to speak with certainty about your professional achievement and potential. A fourth recommendation is optional and can be from either academia or work.
Please choose recommenders who are able to provide specific answers to the following questions:
Letters of Recommendation are submitted online only and must be uploaded into the system by each recommender on his/her official company or school letterhead. Detailed instructions are provided to each of your recommenders. Please advise your recommenders to include your formal full name as it is entered on the application in the recommendation letter, not your nickname, so that we can match it with your application.
We are interested in learning the reason why you are choosing to pursue an advanced degree at MIT Sloan School of Management, given that you will likely attain (or already have attained) an MBA degree from your home institution, and what your concentration area will be to earn this degree. Please limit both essays to 500 words each.
Please prepare a business résumé that includes your employment history in reverse chronological order, with titles, dates (include month and year), and whether you worked part-time or full-time. Your educational record should also be in reverse chronological order and should indicate dates of attendance and degree(s) earned. Other information appropriate to a business résumé is welcomed and encouraged. The résumé should not be more than one page in length.
NOTE: the online application for 2013-2014 is now available via the Apply Yourself Web site in November. There is only one intake of students per year. Students begin in September and graduate in June.
|Application Received By||February 6, 2013 at 12:00 P.M. (noon)
Eastern Standard Time
|Decisions Released On||Mid April|
|Reply By||End of April|
|Report to MIT Campus||Two weeks prior to the start of classes|
|Registration Day for Fall Term||September 3|
|Classes Begin||September 4|
|Independent Activities Period (optional)||January 6- 31, 2014|
|Registration Day for Spring Term||February 3|
|Classes Begin||February 4|
|Final Exam Week||May 19-23|
|Commencement||June 6, 2014|