Assess your qualifications.
Each MIT Sloan Fellows class is only as strong as the cohort itself, so we take exceptional care to make sure that each of the roughly 100 participants will bring something extraordinary to the experience. In fact, we consider the quality of the participants and the class dynamic to be of such pivotal importance, the MIT Sloan Fellows Program director spends several weeks every fall traversing the globe to meet prospective applicants—a practice unique to this program.
How do we decide who will be among the roughly 100 participants in each class? Our overarching goal is to bring together a cohort of fellows that is a microcosm of the global leadership community. We look for highly motivated, high-performing individuals who aren’t satisfied with the status quo. We look for cultural, educational, and industry diversity. And we look for applicants whom we believe will contribute richly informed organizational perspectives to this talented, innovative, and passionately collaborative peer group.
Consider yourself a strong candidate for the program if you:
- Demonstrate the drive and potential to lead an established organization or a new venture.
- Push boundaries and tackle challenges widely deemed impossible.
- Work in a global environment or demonstrate a committed global perspective.
- Hold an undergraduate degree and at least 10 years of relevant experience.
- Exhibit exceptional leadership performance, functional expertise, and innovation.
- Possess the capability and interest to master the rigorous curriculum.
- Communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing (see below).
Academic requirements and the GMAT/GRE
College transcripts must verify completion of a course in calculus (or more advanced mathematics), microeconomics, or finance with a grade of B or better. If you have not completed a course that clearly falls into one of these three categories, you must complete the GMAT or GRE exam.
If you wish us to consider an alternative course as a substitute for the GMAT/GRE exam, you must send us a copy of the course syllabus or schedule and/or a link to the course description on the university website, if available. This should be done as soon as possible, so that you will still have time to take the exam if the course does not satisfy the requirement. You’ll find more information about the application process here.
If your native language is not English, you must demonstrate proficiency by taking either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the test provided by the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Learn more when you review the application process.
Working so intensely with classmates from around the world day in and day out meant that, by year’s end, their experiences became my experiences. Today, as I leave the program, my perspective encompasses a wide swath of countries, cultures, and industries. I could not have developed that expanded view any other way.Amy Gowder Graban, SF ’10
Director, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company