MIT Sloan Fellows MBA Program

How to Apply to the MIT Sloan Fellows Program

What’s your story? What experiences have shaped who you are today? We want to know. We are on a quest to find curious, passionate, analytical candidates who will enhance the collaborative community here at MIT. Our goal is to create a vibrant learning environment rich in diverse ideas and life experiences. That's why we welcome applicants from all over the globe, and from all industries and academic backgrounds. Above all, we seek thoughtful leaders with exceptional intellectual abilities, determined to make their mark in the world—people who value dignity and respect. Here’s how to get started!

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Application Deadlines for June 2022 Entry

Our Admissions Committee will carefully review your application and notify you of it’s decision on or before the dates below. In the interest of confidentiality, we will only deliver official decisions via your online application. The application for 2022 entry is now open. Let’s begin!

 
  Submit application by 3:00 p.m. EST on: The Admissions Committee notifies applicants of their decision by*:
Round 1 October 5, 2021 December 14, 2021
Round 2 January 11, 2022 February 15, 2022
Round 3 February 23, 2022 March 22, 2022
 

*Decisions will be released early for candidates who have been denied admission without an interview.  Reapplicants may submit an application in any round.

A complete application for 2022 entry consists of the following:

  • Cover Letter

    This global leadership development program is a 12-month, full-time MBA program designed to prepare an elite group of global mid-career managers with the management skills necessary to magnify their impact as leaders and innovators. Our guiding principles are to help you develop critical skills essential for future leaders; to instill a spirit of innovation through exceptional opportunities at Sloan and across MIT; to foster a deep spirit of community among Fellows; to provide a breadth of electives and depth through one-on-one relationships with senior faculty; and to offer a flexible curriculum to allow you to tailor the program to meet your specific professional objectives. We accomplish this by maintaining a foundation in our three pillars of: leadership, innovation and global perspective.

    Taking the above into consideration please submit a cover letter seeking a place in the MIT Sloan Fellows MBA program. Your letter should conform to a standard business correspondence, include one or more examples that illustrate why you meet the desired criteria and be addressed to the Admissions Committee (300 words or less).

  • Resume

    Please submit a resume (no more than two pages) to help us track your academic and career path. Try to focus on your work results, not just your title or job description.

    Here are some pointers on formatting:

    • Two-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 extracurricular activities/community service, technical skills/certifications, and special skills/interests, and languages spoken (if applicable)
  • Video Statement

    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 second) in length
    • Single take (no editing) 
    • Speaking directly to the camera
    • Do not include background music or subtitles
  • One Letter of Recommendation

    A detailed recommendation can tell us a lot about you. Make sure you select an individual qualified to speak about your results as a professional and your potential as a leader. Some important details:

    • SFMBA applicants must submit one letter of recommendation.
    • A recommendation from a professional contact is preferred, ideally a manager or supervisor.
    • We do not accept recommendations from family members.
    • Your letter of recommender must be received by the deadline date for the round you are applying (see above for our deadlines.) It is your responsibility to remind your recommender to make sure it is submitted on time.
     

    MIT Sloan utilizes the GMAC Common Letter of Recommendation form. More information about the GMAC Common Letter of Recommendation can be found here. Please navigate to the Recommendation Letter section of the application and add your recommender’s contact information; they will be sent instructions on how to submit their letter.

  • Additional References

    We want to make sure we give you the best chance to show us your strengths. You must provide contact information for two additional professional references. If we still have questions after reading your application, we might reach out to your additional references. Similar to your recommender, these additional reference contacts should be able to speak to your professional and/or academic background. These two individuals should be different from your recommender.

  • Organizational Chart

    To help us better understand your current role and the impact that you have on your team and department, please submit an organizational chart. We should be able to clearly understand the internal structure of your organization, where you sit in your organization, and your line of reporting.

    Organizational charts should not be more than two pages and keep the following in mind:

    • Give us as much details as possible (names, titles, etc.) but it’s ok to redact names if you need to.
    • Make sure we can easily identify where you are, to whom you report, and if applicable, who reports to you.
    • If your recommender or references are on your organizational chart (they may not be, and that’s ok!), please highlight them for us.
    • Most applicants only submit one page. However, you are welcome to submit a second if you recently changed positions or companies.
    • If you are a consultant, entrepreneur, or affiliated with the military review our FAQs for suggestions on how to approach the organizational chart.
     

    Click here to view a sample organizational chart.

  • Transcripts

    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; if you can’t read it, neither can we! 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 your transcripts are not in English, please scan and upload both the original and the certified translation.
    • 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 transcripts. Any discrepancies between the scanned transcripts and official transcripts may result in a candidate’s rejection or a withdrawal of our offer of admission.

  • Test Scores

    Standardized tests, such as GMAT, GRE, and EA, are a component of the application process and play an important role in our holistic evaluation process. The admissions committee will continue to accept the remote/at-home version of these exams. However, due to the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic, the SFMBA Program will allow for candidates for the 2021-22 admission cycle to submit their application without the test and review their submitted material as is and without negative inferences. If admitted, candidates will not be required to take a test.

    We will accept self-reported test scores by the application deadline, and welcome either traditional or online version of exams. Official scores should also be sent using the following school codes:

    • GMAT: X5X-QS-71
    • GRE: 3536
    • EA: X5X-QS-71
  • Relevant Coursework & Professional Certifications

    We welcome applicants from many types of academic backgrounds and do not have any academic prerequisites. That being said, we want to understand what relevant coursework you have already completed in order to assess how you might handle our core SFMBA courses.

    In the application, we ask you to tell us which courses (if any) in the following subject areas you have taken. We’ll also ask what grade you received in each course.

    • Calculus
    • Communications
    • Computer Programming
    • Linear Algebra
    • Microecomics
    • Organizational Behavior
    • Probability
    • Statistics
     

    Additionally, if you earned special certifications or took professional development courses in your spare time, please tell us about them! Feel free to submit academic evidence not already on your transcripts, such as: professional certifications CFA, CPA, ACCA, among others; non-degree coursework such as MITx MicroMasters, CORe, edX, MBA Math, or any other non-degree coursework you completed

  • Application Fee

    The non-refundable application fee of $250.00 USD must be paid online prior to submitting your application. We do offer fee waivers to applicants who are veterans or active duty U.S. military personnel.

    To request a fee waiver, please start your application and navigate to the Payment section where you will find the fee waiver form and information on the documentation required to obtain the waiver. Your request will be reviewed and you will receive an email with the results. If your fee is waived, it will be reflected on this page and you will be able to proceed with submission. 

    Please note that all fee waiver requests must be submitted at least ONE week before the application deadline and we cannot grant retroactive fee waivers if the application fee has already been paid online.

WATCH: SFMBA Application Overview & Tips

Katy Radoll, Associate Director of Admissions at the MIT Sloan School of Management, provides an overview of the Sloan Fellows MBA application. Hear Katy's tips for submitting an application that demonstrates the strengths you will bring as a Sloan Fellow.