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MIT Sloan MSBA Sample Essays and Recommendation Letters

MIT MSBA Sample Essays

The required essay question is-

Please tell us why you’re pursuing the Master of Business Analytics degree at MIT Sloan. What do you hope to gain from the program? What are your career aspirations? (500 words or less)

Optional Short Answer Question-

Applicants are invited to expand on their background by responding to the following optional 250 word short answer question:

How has the world you come from shaped who you are today? For example, your family, culture, community, all help to shape aspects of your life experiences and perspective. Please use this opportunity if you would like to share more about your background.

This question is truly optional; applicants will not be evaluated more positively or negatively should they choose to respond. This is an opportunity for you to share more about yourself with the Admissions Committee, should you choose to do so.



MIT MSBA Recommendation Letters

MBAn applicants must submit three letters of recommendation.

A detailed recommendation can tell us a lot about you so make sure you select individuals qualified to speak about your qualifications and impact.

One letter must come from someone who can speak to your quantitative abilities. If you are a current student, you should submit three academic letters of recommendation. If you are working full-time, you should submit two academic letters of recommendation and one letter from your most recent employer.

Some important details:

We do not accept recommendations from family members.

Recommenders must submit their letters online.

Recommendations may be either letter or short answer format.

Recommendations should not exceed two pages.

Your letters of recommendation must be received by the deadline date. It is your responsibility to remind your recommenders to make sure they are submitted on time.

Please choose recommenders who are able to provide specific answers to the following questions:

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 and communicates with others, including peers and superiors.

Please give an example of how the applicant has synthesized and executed on an assigned task and/or mastered new material.

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.

Please navigate to the Recommendation Letter section of the application and add your recommenders’ contact information; they will be sent instructions on how to submit their letter.

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