“After eight years in software, I started to think about what I really wanted to do. . . . Finance was my biggest hobby.”
Who Should Apply?
We seek to enroll well-rounded individuals with the following characteristics:
- Success in their academic, extracurricular, and professional endeavors.
- Ability to collaborate to accomplish a common goal.
- Ability to inspire others to achieve success.
- Willingness to seek alternative solutions to existing challenges.
- Motivated to pursue their goals.
The MFin program may be appropriate for recent undergraduates; those who have several years of work experience in the finance industry; or for engineers, mathematicians, physicists, computer programmers, or other high-tech professionals seeking a career in the finance world.
No single element of the application is more or less important than any other. Each application is evaluated as a whole.
We evaluate every new application against the current year's pool of applicants, so a previous rejection does not affect your chances for acceptance.
Are You Ready?
MIT Sloan’s MFin program has one deadline. All applications must be submitted by Monday, January 4, 2016.
We offer fee waivers to the following applicants. Applicants who qualify must email email@example.com at least one week before the application deadline to process these waivers:
- College seniors with U.S. citizenship, graduating from a U.S. institution in 2016 (please include your school name, graduation date, and the email address used to create the application in your email to firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Active U.S. military personnel
- Teach for America members/alumni
- Teach for India members/alumni
- Peace Corps members
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