How is the MIT Sloan Application Process Different from Other M7 Schools?

Unlike other M7 schools, MIT Sloan does not require a traditional written essay. Instead, they ask for a one-minute video introduction, a resume formatted to their specifications, a cover letter, and an organizational chart showing where you fit in your company.

However, what most don’t realise is that the cover letter fulfils a similar function as the essay- it is your opportunity to demonstrate how you’re a good fit for the program and university. MIT Sloan seeks intellectually curious, independent, and creative leaders who are passionate about making a difference in their environment.

If you are selected for an interview, you will need to answer two short pre-interview essay questions.
MIT Sloan’s goal is to get to know you as an individual and to understand why you are a good fit for their program. By requiring a video introduction and a cover letter, they are trying to prevent you from repurposing a response from another school’s application. They want to see your authentic self.
The challenge is to present your authentic self and to demonstrate that you are the “curious, passionate, analytical” candidate they seek through the 6o-second video, cover letter and resume.

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