MIT Sloan Fellows MBA Program

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. 


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.

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

A complete application for 2019 entry consists of the following:

  • Resume

    Please submit a resume (Times New Roman 10 point font preferred, no more than two pages in length) 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)
  • 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 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. Please share your short and long-term professional objectives and how the MIT Sloan Fellows MBA program will help you to achieve them. 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 ‘Dear Admissions Committee’ (500 words or fewer).

  • Essay

    Please tell us about a time you were recently on a team which had competing priorities. What challenges did you face, how did you approach the challenges, and what did you learn from this experience? (500 words or fewer).

  • Video Statement

    Please introduce yourself via a brief 60 second video statement. (This video will be used for application purposes only and will not be shared). Videos should be a single take (no editing) lasting no more than one minute and consisting of you speaking directly to the camera. We recommend using an application such as QuickTime or iMovie to record yourself.

  • Additional Information (optional)

    You will have the option to provide any additional information you would like the admissions team to know that may be helpful in evaluating your candidacy (i.e., choice of recommenders, areas of concern in your academic record, other extenuating circumstances, etc.). This information should be provided in a written format (200 words or less).

  • Recommendation Letters

    Sloan Fellows MBA applicants must submit two professional letters of recommendation. Once you have the names and contact information of your recommenders entered in your application, we will send them an email with the link and instructions for submitting their recommendations directly into our online system. 

    Recommenders must submit recommendations online. We do not accept recommendations via the mail.

    Your recommenders should understand the MIT Sloan Fellows MBA program and speak to how the experience will benefit your professional and leadership development. She or he should be able to provide firsthand observations about your professional experience and performance.

    If you are a company-sponsored applicant, a recommendation letter must come from your direct supervisor or superior. The letter should describe how you were nominated for the MIT Sloan Fellows MBA program, indicate your organization's willingness to provide you with a leave of absence and any financial support, and any plans for increased or new responsibilities after your return to the organization.

    MIT Sloan utilizes the GMAC Common Letter of Recommendation form. Please choose recommenders who are able to provide specific answers to the following questions: 

    • Please provide a brief description of your interaction with the applicant and, if applicable, the applicant’s role in your organization. (Maximum word count: 50 words)
    • How does the performance of the applicant compare to that of other well-qualified individuals in similar roles? (E.g. what are the applicant’s principal strengths?) (Maximum word count: 500 words)
    • Describe the most important piece of constructive feedback you have given the applicant. Please detail the circumstances and the applicant’s response. (Maximum word count: 500 words)
    • Is there anything else we should know? (Optional) 

    More information about the GMAC Common Letter of Recommendation can be found at

  • Organizational Structure

    Please upload an organizational chart which outlines the internal structure of your department and company. Limit to two pages.

    Note: You may choose to create your own document or redact individuals' names. However, please provide as much information as possible.

    We should be able to see your line of reporting to the top of your organization, and to easily find you, your peers, your supervisor, their peers, and your direct reports, as well as any other recommenders from your current organization.

    Please use the sample organizational chart displayed in the application as a guideline.

  • Transcripts

    Please scan and upload your transcripts from all schools attended. Do not mail in your official academic records or transcripts. If your transcripts are not in English, we ask that you scan and upload both the original and the certified translation. We cannot accept "digitally signed" or encrypted transcripts. 

    Admitted applicants to the program 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. All applicants to the program must hold an undergraduate degree.

  • Test Scores

    We require all applicants to submit a valid GMAT, GRE, or EA score. A score from one exam must be taken before submitting your application.

    Exams must be taken before submitting your application. If you had received a test waiver in the past, that is no longer valid, as the application requirements have changed beginning with the June 2018 enrollment.

    Deadline:                           Test must be taken on or after:

    Round 1:                             October 9, 2013

    Round 2:                             December 10, 2013

    Round 3:                             February 12, 2014

    A note regarding the Executive Assessment: The EA was specifically designed for executives and provides the admissions team with a universal measure to evaluate candidates.  For more information about the EA or to schedule your test, please visit:

    Your scores must be sent directly to us by testing agencies using the appropriate code for the MIT Sloan Fellows program. All test scores are valid for five years.

    Codes: GMAT: X5X-QS-71

    GRE: 3536

    EA: X5X-QS-71

  • Application Fee

    The application fee is $250 payable online by credit card. You will be prompted for payment information during the application process.

    Fee waivers are granted to active members of the U.S. Armed Forces.  If you qualify for this waiver, please email before you submit your application.

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