Admissions

The MSMS application for fall 2015 matriculation is now available.

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.

MSMS Application Schedule

The Admissions Committee gives every application the fullest possible review and will notify applicants of their decision on or before the deadlines listed below. Please note that in the interest of confidentiality, we will only deliver official decisions via your online application.

Applications must be submitted by
Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. (ET).

The Admissions Committee notifies applicants of their decision by Monday, April 13, 2015.

Admitted applicants must reply to their offer by
Monday, April 27, 2015.


Apply

The MSMS application for fall 2015 matriculation is now available.

Instructions for MSMS Applicants

Applicants to the MSMS Program should fill out the entire application following the instructions below. For more information about the MSMS Program, please visit http://mitsloan.mit.edu/academic/msms/.

Résumé

Please prepare a business résumé that includes your employment history in reverse chronological order, with titles, dates, 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 (up to 50 lines). Follow the résumé template provided in the résumé upload section under MSMS Applicants Only.

Essays

Essay #1: The mission of the MIT Sloan School of Management is to develop principled, innovative leaders who improve the world and generate ideas that advance management practice. Discuss how you will contribute toward advancing the mission based on examples of past work and activities. Please draw upon experiences which have occurred in the past three years. (500 words or fewer)

Essay #2: We are interested in specific examples of intellectual and professional achievement and how they might relate to graduate study in management and in a career as a manager or business leader. In addition, we are very interested in the character of the applicant and will be helped by any information in that regard.

Write a professional letter of recommendation on behalf of yourself. Answer the following questions as if you were your most recent supervisor recommending yourself for admission to the MIT Sloan MSMS Program: (750 words or fewer)

  • 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 way did the applicant demonstrate this mastery.
  • Please tell us anything else you think we should know about this applicant.

Essay #3: Explain what you expect your thesis topic will be and how it relates to your professional goals. Note: We do not expect that you know your precise topic, but if you had to decide today on what to write about, what would that topic be? Why is it important or interesting to the field of management? How would you study the topic? How will this information support your career? (500 words or fewer)

Optional Question: The Admissions Committee invites you to share anything else you would like us to know about you, in any format. If you choose to use a multimedia format, please host the information on a website and provide us the URL.

Recommendations

MSMS applicants must submit three letters of recommendation. 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.

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.
  • 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.
  • Which of the applicant’s personal or professional characteristics would you change?
  • Please tell us anything else you think we should know about this applicant.

Academic Records (Transcripts)

Please scan and upload copies of your academic records from all schools whose courses counted towards a degree. Your application will be considered incomplete if the scan is not legible. Do not mail in your official academic records or transcripts.

Admitted applicants will be required to provide an official transcript from each school attended. Any discrepancy between the scanned transcripts and official transcripts may result in a rejection in our decision or a withdrawal of our offer of admission.

Test Scores
GMAT or GRE

The GMAT or GRE is required of all applicants and must be taken before submitting your application. Once your online application is submitted, we will not allow replacement of your test scores. Test scores are only valid for five years before date of matriculation; therefore, we will consider all scores from tests taken after September 1, 2010. The TOEFL or IELTS is not required for MSMS applicants.

MSMS GMAT School Code: X5X-QS-24
MSMS GRE School Code: 3935

Application Fee

MSMS application fee: $100.00

The non-refundable application fee is payable by credit card when you apply online. You will be prompted for payment information after pressing the “Submit Application” button.

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