Tuesday, July 2, 2013

MIT Sloan Essays for 2013-14 MBA Admissions

MIT Sloan has released their essays prompts for those applying to enter their MBA program starting in the fall of 2014. Of particular note is the fact that they have eliminated their "cover letter" from the essay set.  Here are their prompts for this year along with the school's own instructions:

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: Describe a time when you pushed yourself beyond your comfort zone. (500 words or fewer, limited to one page)

Optional: The Admissions Committee invites you to share anything else you would like us to know about you, in any format. 

Please confirm all information directly at the MIT Sloan admissions website.

John Couke