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MIT Sloan Admissions Essays and Deadlines for 2014-2015

MIT Sloan Admissions Essays and Deadlines for 2014-2015

The MIT Sloan School of Management has released its admissions essays and deadlines for the 2014-2015 application season. Sloan has actually bucked the trend we’ve seen lately; the school still has two admissions essays, and actually increased the maximum allowed word count for its second essay (which is new this year)! The new question that Sloan added is a good one, but it will present you with some unique challenges, which we discuss more below.

MIT Sloan Application Essays and Deadlines for 2013-2014

MIT Sloan Application Essays and Deadlines for 2013-2014

MIT’s Sloan School of Management has released its admissions essays and deadlines for the Class of 2016. There are a few big changes this year, including Sloan’s removal of the cover letter that had famously accompanied its more traditional MBA admissions essays over the years. Sloan’s application is now down to just two essays, and they’re both new this year, continuing the trend that we have seen at most of the top-ranked MBA programs.

MIT Sloan Admissions Essays and Deadlines for 2012-2013

MIT Sloan Admissions Essays and Deadlines for 2012-2013

MIT Sloan has released its admissions essays and deadlines for the Class of 2015. Sloan has made some tweaks this year, including dropping an essay, which continues a trend that we have seen among top MBA programs so far this year. However, the school’s famous cover letter returns. This cover letter is still unique among other top MBA programs’ application essays; apparently it still works well enough that the Sloan admissions committee wants to keep it around.

Here are MIT Sloan’s application deadlines and essays for the coming year, followed by our comments in italics:

MIT Sloan Application Deadlines
Round 1: October 24, 2012
Round 2: December 27, 2012

Six Things That Make MIT Sloan Different

Six Things That Make MIT Sloan Different

Among top MBA programs, MIT Sloan stands apart for its reputation for producing grads with strong quantitative skills. But there’s a lot more to Sloan than spreadsheets and operations models. If you’re aiming for the top business schools, you will want to take a long, hard look at Sloan. But how do you know if Sloan is a good fit for you? Today we dig into six things that make MIT Sloan different than other top business schools. If you like the way these sound, then Sloan should probably be on your short list of MBA programs:

Technology
Given the strength of MIT and engineering, it’s no surprise that Sloan has a superior offering in the area of tech ventures and IT. Innovation is a buzzword at many top business schools, but Sloan embodies it, particularly in the area of high tech. Support for an entrepreneur in launching a new venture at business school is stronger at MIT than almost anywhere else (schools like Berkeley Haas and Stanford also have extensive resources and are good choices for those wanting to pursue a technology career).

MIT Sloan Application Essays and Deadlines for 2011-2012

MIT Sloan Application Essays and Deadlines for 2011-2012

MIT Sloan has released its admissions essays and deadlines for the Class of 2014. (You can view the essays once you create an online account to access Sloan’s application.) There are some small changes to the essays this year, although not many, and Sloan’s famous cover letter returns. This cover letter is still unique among other top MBA programs’ application essays; apparently its still works well enough that Sloan wants to keep it around.

Here are MIT Sloan’s deadlines and essays for the coming year, followed by our comments in italics:

MIT Sloan Is a Good Fit for You If...

MIT Sloan Is a Good Fit for You If...

We get no shortage if inquiries about MIT Sloan, and for good reason. Its rigorous curriculum and terrific faculty make it one of the first schools that many MBA applicants consider, particularly those who are interested in pursuing careers in operations or supply chain management. If you’re gunning for a top-tier MBA, chances are that MIT Sloan is on your radar. But, besides knowing that it’s a top-ranked school with an analytical bent and a brand new campus, how well do you really know Sloan? How do you know if it’s a good fit for you? And, perhaps more importantly, how do you know if the admissions committee will decide you’re a good fit for Sloan?

MIT Sloan to Begin Using iPads to Review Applications

MIT Sloan to Begin Using iPads to Review Applications

Rod Garcia reviews your application on his iPad

Today the Wall Street Journal reported that the MIT Sloan admissions office has purchased 15 iPads, which its admissions officers will use to review applications in a 100% paper-free environment. Sloan, which was one of the first business schools to require applicants to submit their applications online back in the 1990s, estimates that the move will save the school $10,000 per year in paper costs.

The way many schools work now is fairly inefficient. Virtually every school now accepts (or even requires) online applications, but often the first thing that admissions officers do with a newly received application is print it out. From there, the paper application goes through a process that has barely changed in decades: It moves from one pile to the next, from one admissions officers’ hands to the next, until it has been reviewed at least a couple of times. While the online application systems make for better tracking, today schools rarely take advantage of this. Now, however, if Sloan can keep every application entirely online, it can make for much more efficient reviewing and tracking of each application.
MIT Sloan Unveils Its New Building

MIT Sloan Unveils Its New Building

Last week MBA students began streaming into MIT Sloan’s impressive new building on the eastern edge of MIT’s campus in Cambridge. Sloan, which until now had housed its classrooms and offices in a patchwork of new and old buildings, now has a single new building to call home.

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MIT Sloan Admissions Essays for 2010-2011

MIT Sloan Admissions Essays for 2010-2011

A few weeks after releasing its application deadlines for the coming year, the school has published its admissions essays. Here they are, followed by our comments in italics:

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MIT Sloan Application Deadlines for 2010-2011

MIT Sloan Application Deadlines for 2010-2011

The MIT Sloan admissions office has just posted its application deadlines for the 2010-2011 season. Here they are, followed by our comments in italics:

MIT Sloan Admissions Deadlines
Round 1: October 26, 2010
Round 2: January 4, 2011

Signs of Green Shoots in the MBA Job Market?

Signs of Green Shoots in the MBA Job Market?


In a recent Reuters article, MIT Sloan students had a rather optimistic outlook on the job market, considering how gloomy it has been for the past couple of years. As they returned from their annual “Tech Treck” job trips, in which they visit employers all over the United States, students expressed that they think the worst of the bad job market is behind us.

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Four Things That Set MIT Sloan Apart

Four Things That Set MIT Sloan Apart

Continuing our series of admissions insights clipped from Veritas Prep’s Annual Reports, our in-depth insider’s guides to 15 of the world’s top business schools, this week we look at four things that make MIT Sloan’s MBA program unique among top business schools. (Our Annual reports are absolutely free with registration, but we thought we’d share some snippets here to help get you started in your MIT Sloan research.)

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MIT Sloan Tech Treks Begin This Week

MIT Sloan Tech Treks Begin This Week


This week more than 150 MIT Sloan MBA students will kick off the annual rite of passage known as “Tech Treks,” visiting companies in Boston, Seattle, and Silicon Valley. While they will mostly hit tech-related companies (as the name of the trips implies), many of the companies they’ll visit are heavily consumer-oriented, such as Apple and Facebook.

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MIT Sloan Admissions Essays and Deadlines for 2009-2010

MIT Sloan Admissions Essays and Deadlines for 2009-2010

The MIT Sloan admissions office has just posted its application deadlines and admissions essays for the coming year. Note that, aside from MIT Sloan’s cover letter, all of the essays are new this year. Our comments follow in italics:

MIT Sloan 2008-2009 Application Now Live

MIT Sloan 2008-2009 Application Now Live

MIT Sloan applicants, get ready! The school’s online application is now live for the 2008-2009 admissions season. Last month we posted our analysis of MIT Sloan’s 20082-2009 admissions essays.

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MIT Sloan Application Essays for 2008-2009

MIT Sloan Application Essays for 2008-2009

Attention, MIT Sloan applicants! Sloan has released its application deadlines and admissions essays for the 2008-2009 season. Our comments are in italics:

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Business School Showdown!

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The Properties of Structured Language

The Properties of Structured Language

Today, I was looking at an MIT article on language genetics and it had me thinking about some important aspects of how we deal with language. I’ve spent a lot of time going through language structure, as I actively study Japanese as a second language. This has lead me to come to some interesting conclusions about “structured language”.

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Engineering Logistics MBA

Engineering Logistics MBA

A joint effort between the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics, the Instituto de Empresa Business School, and the Zaragoza Logistics Center now gives studetnst he opportunity to earn an exciting new dual degree. Students who enroll in this program earn an International Degree from the Instituto de Empresa, along with a master’s of engineering in logistics degree from either MIT or Zaragoza. The driving force behind this joint effort is the globalization of buisiness, which demands versatile business leaders.

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