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COVID-19 Admissions Update

In this time of uncertainty, we realize you likely have questions related to how the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) may affect the admission process for the remaining cycle. The admissions criteria and process, remain unchanged. In accordance with MIT-issued guidance, all of our staff is working virtually and we are here to answer any questions you may have.

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MIT Sloan MBA Early Admission

This application process is designed for ambitious and forward-thinking students around the globe who want to secure a seat in a future MIT Sloan MBA class. Apply now, and then work for two to five years before beginning your MBA program at MIT, the home of innovation. 

Why MIT? The MIT name is recognized around the world. Your MIT degree will open doors and create unimagined opportunities. That's because MIT is exceptional, and a degree from here says that you are, too.


MIT Sloan MBA Early Admission is currently open to all enrolled full-time students who are:

  • graduating or have graduated from an undergraduate degree program during the current academic year
  • graduating from or currently attending a graduate degree program they entered immediately upon completing their undergraduate degree without full-time work experience 

If admitted, successful candidates are expected to seek full-time work experience between two to five years. If you have questions about your eligibility for this program, please email:

 Register your interest to be notified when the application goes live 

WATCH: What is MBA Early Admission?

Ambitious college seniors or recent college graduates—hear from Stephanie Butler of MIT Sloan Admissions as she describes the MBA Early Admission process.

Deadlines and Decision Schedule 

The Admissions Committee gives every application the fullest possible review and will notify applicants of their decision on or before the deadlines listed below. Please note that in the interest of confidentiality, we will only deliver official decisions via your online application. 


Applications Due: 

April 20, 2021, 3:00 p.m., EST November 3, 2020 3:00 p.m., EST

The admissions committee notifies applicants of their decisions:

June 8, 2021 December 17, 2020

Admitted applicants must reply to their offers:

July 1, 2021 July 1, 2021

*Decisions will be released early for some candidates who will be denied admission without an interview.

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