MIT Sloan

Essay Questions for 2014-2015 / Class of 2017

Here are the application deadlines and essay questions for the MIT Sloan MBA program:


Round 1 Deadline: September 23, 2014
Round 2 Deadline: January 8, 2015

The Essays:

We are interested in learning more about how you work, think, and act. For each essay, please provide a brief overview of the situation followed by a detailed description of your response. Please limit the experiences you discuss to those which have occurred in the past three years.

In each of the essays, please describe in detail what you thought, felt, said, and did.

Essay 1: The mission of the MIT Sloan School of Management is to develop principled, innovative leaders who improve the world and generate ideas that advance management practice. Discuss how you will contribute toward advancing the mission based on examples of past work and activities. (500 words or fewer, limited to one page)

Essay 2: 

Write a professional letter of recommendation on behalf of yourself.  Answer the following questions as if you were your most recent supervisor recommending yourself for admission to the MIT Sloan MBA Program: (750 words or fewer)

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.

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.

Optional Question

The Admissions Committee invites you to share anything else you would like us to know about you, in any format. If you choose to use a multimedia format, please host the information on a website and provide us the URL.

Instructions for Reapplicants

For applicants who applied for entry in 2014, we require that you complete and submit a new and complete application, including new recommendation letters, essays, and transcripts. You may apply in either admission round.

Please note: reapplicants who created an account last year and submitted an application will need to register with a new email address. Make sure this is an address you check frequently, or set up email forwarding, as this will be the email we use to communicate important applicant information.

Applicants who applied for entry prior to 2014 are not considered reapplicants.

Visit the MIT Sloan admissions website for more application information.

Disclaimer: the information provided on this page is for reference only. Applicants are strongly advised to visit the admissions website link provided above to confirm essay prompts, deadlines, and other application information.