Present your case.
The application process is your opportunity to present your best case for admission into the MIT Sloan Fellows Program. The online application for the class beginning in June 2014 will be available in mid-August 2013.
As part of your application package, you must submit your online application, which will include the following supporting documents:
Send a standard business résumé that clearly states the specific dates of your education and work experience.
Statement of objectives and three essays
Refer to the online application for the essay questions.
Provide two letters of recommendation directly to the Admissions Committee, either by mail or by using our online recommendation system.
Your recommendation letters should provide firsthand observations of your actions and demonstrate that the recommender understands the full depth, breadth, and emphasis of the MIT Sloan Fellows Program. The letters should:
- state how long and in what capacity the recommender has known you
- explain how you stand out from others in a similar capacity
- cite an example of your impact on a person, a group, or an organization
- describe in detail how you interact with other people
- map your strengths to the program’s specific goals and requirements
- note an area or areas where you have room for professional growth
If you are a company-sponsored applicant, your recommendation letters should come from your supervisors or superiors. The letters should describe how you were nominated for the MIT Sloan Fellows Program and what plan exists for increased or new responsibilities after your return to the organization.
Provide official transcripts (in English) of your records at the undergraduate and graduate institutions where you earned your degrees and performed any graduate work. You will scan these documents and upload them in the online application. Please do not submit transcripts for short courses or certificate programs.
If you are a company-sponsored applicant, you must submit a letter from a principal executive in the organization indicating a willingness to provide you with a leave of absence and appropriate financial support.
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 International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Candidates who have attended an academic program conducted in English for more than one year are not required to take the TOEFL / IELTS.
Your TOEFL scores must be sent directly to the Admissions Committee by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). The TOEFL code for the MIT Sloan Fellows Program is 3536. We will accept only scores from tests taken after January 1, 2009. We expect a strong candidate will score 100 or better on the Internet-based format or 250 or better on the paper-based format. Visit the ETS website or call ETS at +1-609-921-9000 for more information.
The IELTS exam measures your ability to communicate in English for study and work across four language skills—listening, reading, writing, and speaking. Again, we will accept only scores from tests taken after January 1, 2009. We expect a strong candidate will score 7.5 or better on the IELTS. Visit the IELTS website for more information.
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. This should be done as soon as possible so that if the course does not satisfy the requirement, you will still have time to take the exam. You’ll find more information about the application process here.
Your scores must be sent by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) directly to the Admissions Committee using the appropriate ETS code for the MIT Sloan Fellows Program. The GMAT code is X5X-QS-73 and the GRE code is 3536. We will accept only scores from tests taken after January 1, 2009. Visit the GMAT website or the GRE website to schedule your test.
Your application to the MIT Sloan Fellows Program in Innovation and Global Leadership must include a $250 application fee, payable online by credit card. You will be prompted for payment information after pressing the “Submit Application” button. If you plan to pay by any other method, you must email the MIT Sloan Fellows office at least one week before you submit your online application. We are able to waive your application fee only if you are an active member of the U.S. Armed Forces. If you qualify for this waiver, please email Marc O’Mansky at email@example.com before you submit your application.
The next step in the process—an in-depth, in-person interview—is by invitation only. Although an interview invitation does not guarantee admission, it does indicate that your application has reached an advanced stage of consideration. Interview invitations will be sent via email.
The program is a microcosm of the corporate environment. You work closely with people who hold very different perspectives from your own. You evolve from accepting those differences to counting on them. You learn there’s far more power in collaboration than in competition. And you learn not just how to lead, but when to lead.Mikko Uusitalo, SF ’08
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