Why You Should Apply
Follow your path at MIT Sloan
Whether you are a working professional looking for your next challenge, an accomplished individual considering a significant change in your career direction, or a college senior weighing your graduate school options, MIT Sloan could be the right place for you to chart your future course. Review our website and, if you have the opportunity, visit us on campus to experience firsthand what MIT Sloan has to offer. Visitors are amazed by the energy here — and by the down-to-earth and helpful people they meet.
Time for Exploration
We view the business school experience as a time of exploration, not simply a fixed path to graduation. MIT Sloan’s unique one-semester Core curriculum builds a strong foundation of fundamental skills and knowledge. The Core prepares you for the freedom and flexibility of selecting the electives most relevant to your interests and goals in the following three semesters. In other words, 75 percent of your courses are electives of your choosing, providing a wide range of transformative experiences, available both here and abroad.
In your two years at MIT Sloan, you will:
- Share an educational environment with the world’s most pioneering thinkers
- Build a lifelong cohort of colleagues and mentors
- Develop comprehensive skills in leadership and management
- Launch a new career or begin the next challenging phase of an existing one
- Contribute to a close-knit global community
- Engage with companies and cultures from around the world
- Explore cross-disciplinary problem-solving and entrepreneurship
- Immerse yourself in intellectual innovation and exploration
Your Future at MIT Sloan
An MBA from MIT Sloan can open many doors. In fact, the vast majority of our graduates are employed within three months of graduation by some of the most esteemed corporations and organizations around the world.
To expand your knowledge base and experience, MIT Sloan offers a broad range of programs, professional seminars, networking opportunities, and substantive projects domestically and internationally that will help you shape a dynamic future. Employment Report.
We Welcome Passion
Admission to MIT Sloan is highly competitive, yet there are no specific requirements in terms of GMAT/GRE scores, GPA, or work experience. Each and every candidate is considered individually, and admission decisions are made on a case-by-case basis. We welcome applications from all interested parties who are passionate learners determined to make a positive impact on the world.
At MIT Sloan, differences in learning style, interests, and perspectives are embraced — and facilitated by a flexible and customizable curriculum path.
“One of the reasons I came to Sloan was because I wanted to be at a top MBA institution worldwide. But I also wanted access to working with the latest innovations and the highest technology that was coming out of the MIT labs.”
“The assistant to the CEO was like our host mom while we were there. She arranged our housing for us, she took us out to her friend’s game farm, and we got driven around in 4x4s. She was just wonderful to meet, and we developed a personal as well as professional relationship with her.”
“At MIT Sloan you have a lot of opportunities to explore entrepreneurship. Especially in a place like Kampala where you have a lot of development, entrepreneurship can be very exciting.”
“Because of the diversity of our backgrounds, when we hit the ground in Tanzania it almost was a natural play where different people assume different roles.”
“[The India Lab] program is one of the reasons I came to Sloan. ... The hands-on learning that MIT offers was a huge differentiator.”
“I knew about American business, but not enough about what’s really become a global economy. … You can read about it all you want, but there’s no substitute for being there and seeing the context and seeing how completely different these [other countries] are.”
“You could talk about watershed management and conservation of energy all you want. But until you put numbers to it and financial analysis to it, you’re not going to get much done. I came to business school to speak that language, speak with people in terms of numbers, financial numbers so that I can get projects done.”
“It was really rewarding that they wanted to know what we thought. We left there being fairly certain that they will do some of the things that we suggested.”
“We are very much an action-learning environment. The way to learn leadership is not only through reading cases, not only through learning theory — in fact we don’t want people to regurgitate the theory. We want people to take theory and to live it, use it.”
“The concept behind enterprise architecture is that you have all these machines, you have all these business processes, you have all these people doing things, how do you make sure they all come together and achieve business objectives that make you more competitive.”
“The conditions in the neighborhoods we were visiting were different than what we realized before getting there. Beyond that, what was surprising was that there weren’t surprises!”
“I love being in a place that is such a nexus of people and ideas — people coming to learn something new and to define themselves. Being a part of that process is a real honor and a real gift.”
“We’re very interdisciplinary. Among the faculty in the group are an economist, a political scientist, a sociologist, and an industrial relations specialist. We’ve always made a big effort to be open to a variety of perspectives, but also to go beyond being open to them, to want to bring them in, because it makes for a richer environment.”
"The relationships that we forged helped us to turn out a better project. We were able to test our hypotheses with the people that we spoke with every single day. And really, I think the friendships that you develop really propel the work that you’re doing."
“A huge number of companies have emerged from MIT, not just MIT’s science and engineering schools, but also from collaborative projects between the science and engineering disciplines and the Sloan school.”