Master of Business Analytics

How to Apply

We evaluate every new application against the current year's pool of applicants, so a previous rejection does not affect your chances for acceptance. We will consider one application per year of entry per person, so apply only once in an admission cycle.

The application deadline for the MIT Sloan MBAn program has passed. The application for summer 2020 entry will be available this summer.


To apply to MIT Sloan, please prepare a variety of materials to help us assess your qualifications. Remember, all materials must be submitted online by the application deadlines.

A complete application for 2019 entry consists of the following:

  • Resume

    Please submit a one-page resume (Times New Roman 10 point font preferred) that includes your employment history and academic record in reverse chronological order. Other information appropriate to a business resume is welcomed and encouraged, including extracurricular activities, awards, and achievements. Please REDACT your name, address, and contact information. 

    For formatting purposes, please list the information in the following order:

    • Education - please feel free to include relevant awards, scholarships, professional societies
    • Work Experience - please list in reverse chronological order and include: company name, title, results-oriented bullets that demonstrate your skill set, and dates.
    • Additional information - languages, extracurricular activities/community service, technical skills/certifications, special skills/interests (if appropriate)
  • Essay Question

    Please describe your reason for pursuing the Master of Business Analytics (MBAn) degree.  What do you hope to gain from the program? And what are your career aspirations? (500 words or less)

  • Letters of Recommendation

    Please include three letters of recommendation. Two of the letters should be from faculty who are able to speak definitively about your academic achievement and potential. The third recommendation should be from an individual, e.g., a work supervisor or manager, who is able to speak with certainty about your professional achievement and potential.

    Recommenders must submit recommendations online. We do not accept recommendations via mail. Recommendations may be in either letter or short answer format and should not exceed two pages. 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

    Please list all post-secondary institutions that you have attended or are currently attending. Please list your degree-granting undergraduate institution first.

    Please scan and upload your transcript(s) from all schools attended, or currently attending. If you are currently earning a degree, please submit your most up-to-date transcript. Do not mail in your official academic records or transcripts.

    If your transcripts are not in English, scan and upload both the original and the certified translation.

    We cannot accept “digitally signed” or encrypted transcripts. If you experience difficulty uploading your document, this may be the reason. Print out transcript, scan it, and upload the PDF.

    Admitted applicants will be required to provide an official signed and sealed transcript from all schools attended. Any discrepancies between the scanned transcripts and official transcripts may result in a candidate's rejection or a withdrawal of our offer of admission.

  • Video Question

    All MBAn applicants must submit a brief video statement in response to a simple, open-ended general interest question. The question is designed to help us get to know you better; to see how you express yourself and to assess fit with the MIT Sloan culture. It does not require prior preparation and will not be a technical question. The video question is a part of your required application materials and will appear as a page within the application, once the other parts of your application are completed. 

    Applicant receives a randomly generated question and has 2 minutes to prepare a 60 second response.

  • Optional Question

    The Admissions Committee invites you to share additional information about yourself, in any format. If you choose a multimedia format, please host the information on a website and provide us with the URL. Please keep all videos and media limited to 2:00 minutes, or LESS, in total length. Please ensure you provide an unprotected link (no password required).

    Please keep all written essays to 250 words or less.

  • GMAT or GRE

    The GMAT or GRE is required of all applicants. We accept both the GMAT and GRE test results and have no preference for one over the other. Test scores are only valid for five years. Please include percentiles when submitting your score. 

    A valid test score (GMAT or GRE) must be taken on or after January 8, 2014. Additional scores will not be accepted after you have submitted your application.

    Master of Business Analytics GMAT School Code: X5X-QS-64 Master of Business Analytics GRE School Code: 3514


    All applicants whose native language is not English and who have not received their entire undergraduate education in an English-speaking country must submit scores from one of two internationally recognized assessments of English language proficiency, the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Test scores are valid for two years. For applicants planning to enter the program in 2018, we will consider scores for tests taken on or after January 8, 2017.

    Receiving your undergraduate degree in a country that lists English as an official language such as India, Pakistan, Hong Kong, or Singapore does not exempt you from the English language proficiency requirement.

    Master of Business Analytics TOEFL School Code: 3935 IELTS electronic scores sent to: MIT Graduate Admissions

  • Application Fee

    Master of Business Analytics application fee: $150

    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.