Five Reasons to Apply to MIT Sloan

MIT’s Sloan School of Management boasts an innovative curriculum, a strong track record with employers, and a wonderful new building. If you’re investigating top business schools, especially those with a strong analytical bent, then MIT Sloan should be on your shortlist.

But, how well do you really know MIT Sloan? And how do you know if you should apply to Sloan? Today we look at five reasons why you should apply. If more than one of these apply to you, then you should give Sloan a close look:

You’re an entrepreneur, especially in tech.
While it’s probably obvious that MIT would be a good school for someone interested in tech ventures, what may be surprising to some is that Sloan is strong on all things innovation. No matter what type of entrepreneurial business you want to launch, you’ll find good support for it at MIT.

You’re interested in banking.
Many people may not realize how extensive the finance resources are at MIT, nor how deep its roots in the field. Regardless of where you earn your MBA, you will likely learn about the Black-Scholes formula to model the market for a particular equity. Fischer Black and Myron Scholes originated this model, and Robert Merton published a paper on it — all of them professors at MIT. MIT offered courses in finance before most other schools, and it remains a strength of the program, sending almost a quarter of graduates into finance careers.

You’re interested in supply chain management or operations.
With the LGO program and the opportunity to take classes campus-wide at MIT, Sloan students interested in a career in manufacturing or logistics have a wealth of resources and the best academic researchers in the world at their disposal.

You want to get into a sustainable business.
With the new Certificate in Sustainability at Sloan and its institute-wide sustainability initiative, MIT is leading the way in a focus on “green” business. While plenty of other schools have strong social venture programs, with more popping up all the time, the emphasis at Sloan is cutting-edge and integrated.

You’re a woman.
While strong female candidates are well received at most schools, MIT often gets fewer applications from women because of the misperception that it’s a techie school. The LGO program only has 25% women, compared to 34% in the overall MBA class — both these numbers are significantly smaller than the schools with the best ratios, including Wharton (40%) and Stanford (39%). Female applicants still need to present a strong profile, including a good GMAT score and academic history. However those who do have an exceptionally good chance of getting an offer from MIT.

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