How to Apply: MBA Deferred Admission
Embark on your MBA journey with MIT Sloan through our Early Application process—an opportunity designed for ambitious and forward-thinking students around the globe eager to secure a seat in an upcoming MBA class. The Early Application allows for a deferral period. Apply now, kickstart your career for two-to-five years, and then delve into the transformative MIT MBA experience.
Application Deadlines for 2024 Entry
The Admissions Committee reviews all applications and will notify applicants of their decision on or before the deadline. Please note that in the interest of confidentiality, we will only deliver official decisions via your online application.
|Application Deadline||April 19, 2024|
|Decision Released||June 13, 2024|
All applications are due by 3:00 p.m. EST on the deadline date. The deadline is for both application materials and recommendation letters. All decisions will be released by the end of the day on the decision release day.
A complete application entry requires:
MIT Sloan seeks students whose personal characteristics demonstrate that they will make the most of the incredible opportunities at MIT, both academic and non-academic. We are on a quest to find those whose presence will enhance the experience of other students. We seek thoughtful leaders with exceptional intellectual abilities and the drive and determination to put their stamp on the world. We welcome people who are independent, authentic, and fearlessly creative— true doers. We want people who can redefine solutions to conventional problems, and strive to preempt unconventional dilemmas with cutting-edge ideas. We demand integrity and respect passion. For additional information please visit Early Admission Common Questions.
Taking the above into consideration, please submit a cover letter seeking a place in the MIT Sloan MBA program. Your letter should conform to a standard business correspondence, include one or more examples that illustrate why you meet the desired criteria above and can be addressed to:
50 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02142
Your cover letter should be 300 words or fewer, excluding address and salutation.
Please submit a one-page resume. This will help us easily track your academic and career path. Space is limited, so it's okay if you can't fit everything. Just make sure to focus on your work results, not just your title or job description. Here are some pointers on formatting:
- One page limit
- Times New Roman font
- Size 10 font
- Word or PDF formats only
- Provide the following information in reverse chronological order:
- Education – Please include relevant awards, scholarships and professional societies
- Work Experience – Please include company name, title, results-oriented bullets that demonstrate your skill set, and dates
- Additional information – Please include languages spoken, extracurricular activities/community service, technical skills/certifications, and special skills/interests (if appropriate)
Introduce yourself to your future classmates. Here's your chance to put a face with a name, let your personality shine through, be conversational, be yourself. We can't wait to meet you!
Videos should adhere to the following guidelines:
- No more than 1 minute (60 seconds) in length
- Single take (no editing)
- Speak directly to the camera
- Do not include background music or subtitles
All MBA Early applicants will be prompted to respond to a randomly generated, open-ended question.
Video Question 2 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. The question is designed to help us get to know you better; to see how you express yourself and to assess your communication style. It does not require prior preparation.
Applicants are given one minute to prepare a 60 second response.
A detailed recommendation can tell us a lot about you. Make sure you select individuals qualified to speak about your results as a professional and your potential as a leader.
Some important details:
- MBA Early applicants must submit two letters of recommendation.
- One recommendation from a professional contact, e.g., a work supervisor or manager
- One recommendation from an academic contact, e.g., a faculty member who can speak to your academic ability. If you are currently an MIT student, please use an MIT faculty member for your academic recommendation.
- We do not accept recommendations from family members.
- Your letters of recommendation must be received by the deadline date. It is your responsibility to remind your recommenders to make sure it is submitted on time.
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 and communicates with others, including peers and superiors.
- Please give an example of how the applicant has synthesized and executed on an assigned task and/or mastered new material.
- 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.
We know you've worked hard to get to where you are today. Tell us about your academic journey, so we can understand what experience and skills you might bring to the classroom as an MIT Sloan student. Please include every undergraduate and graduate institution you've attended, or are currently attending. List your degree-granting undergraduate institution first.
Please scan and upload your transcript(s) from all colleges and universities you attended or are currently attending. If you are currently earning a degree, please upload your most up-to-date transcript. We review transcripts carefully; please double check that what you have uploaded is legible.
Some important details:
- All applicants to the program must hold a four-year undergraduate degree or three-year equivalent undergraduate degree from outside of the U.S., by time of matriculation.
- Do not mail any hard copies of official academic records or transcripts.
- If you received an undergraduate degree as part of a master's program, please include an undergraduate entry in addition to your master's degree.
- If your transcripts are not in English, please scan and upload both the original and the certified translation in English.
- We cannot accept "digitally signed" or encrypted transcripts. If you're having difficulty uploading your document, this may be the reason. Print out your transcript, scan it, and upload the PDF.
Once admitted to the program you 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.
Standardized tests, specifically the GMAT and GRE are a critical component of the application and play an important role in our holistic evaluation process. The MIT Sloan Admissions Committee expects that you will submit a GMAT or GRE score to be reviewed as part of your application. Both the remote and in-person versions of these exams are accepted with no preference. If your current situation prevents you from submitting a test score, you may request a test waiver explaining the situation; the Admissions Committee will take your request under advisement and let you know if the waiver has been approved. If the waiver is approved, and you are admitted, the Admissions Committee reserves the right to offer conditional admission such as but not limited to receiving a certain score on the GMAT or GRE or taking a supplemental class
MIT seniors with a 4.2 GPA or higher do not need to submit a test score to apply.
To request a test waiver, please start your application and navigate to the Test Scores section; you can submit your request there. Once submitted, you will receive a response by email as soon as possible.
We will accept self-reported test scores by the application deadline and welcome either traditional or online versions of exams. Test scores must be valid by the application deadline. Official scores should also be sent using the following school codes:
- 'To share your GMAT score, please enter Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - MIT Sloan School of Management'
- GRE School Code: 3791
For the 2023-24 admission cycle, we will accept all versions of the GMAT or GRE, including remote or in-person.
Please list courses that you are currently taking or that you have completed in the following areas:
- Organizational Behavior
Additionally, applicants are welcome to submit other pieces of academic evidence such as: professional certifications CFA, CPA, among others; non-degree coursework such as CORe, edX, or any other non-degree coursework completed; all of which may assist the Admissions Committee in its evaluation process.
Applicants are invited to expand on their background by responding to the following optional 250 word short answer question:
How has the world you come from shaped who you are today? For example, your family, culture, community, all help to shape aspects of your life experiences and perspective. Please use this opportunity if you would like to share more about your background.
This question is truly optional; applicants will not be evaluated more positively or negatively should they choose to respond. This is an opportunity for you to share more about yourself with the Admissions Committee, should you choose to do so.
No application fee is required for the MIT Sloan MBA Early Admission process.
The interview is a required step in the process and will be scheduled by invitation only, after an initial evaluation of a complete application. All interviews will be conducted virtually.