MIT Sloan School of Management

MBA Application Deadlines for the MIT Entering Class of 2020 has been announced. Final Deadline: Apr 9, 2020

                      Deadlines                      Decision                

Round 1         Oct 1st, 2019                 Dec 18, 2019          
Round 2         Jan 21, 2020                 Mar 31, 2020
Round 3          Apr 9, 2020                    May 7, 2020

1) Re-applicants must submit their application by the Round I deadline.

In the sixth example, we consider the fictitious profile of an Electrical engineer who transitioned from a field engineer role for a US Oil refining giant to Growth & Market strategy for a Solar solutions start-up. Post-MBA, the applicant, wishes to transition into consulting and solve clean energy adoption at a strategic level for Fortune 500 companies.

Sample Cover Letter – Strategy to Consulting (297 Words)

August 01, 2019
Mr. Vincent Kapadia
New Delhi, India

Dear Mr. Rod Garcia,

As a Field Engineer for <x> in Texas, I have been the beneficiary of the fracking boom in the Marcellus Shale that engaged me in designing, installing facilities, and verifying the oil-field map. The oversight of a 120-member operations team, the next year, broke many leadership myths on motivating and leading a team of 23 nationalities. The facility would contribute towards 55% of all energy needs in North America until 2030. Although the experience was life-transforming, I could see how the abundance of non-renewable energy could derail the adoption of clean-energy alternatives. To lead the change towards cleaner sources of energy, I .....

Now that you have an overview of the kind of candidates who are accepted at MIT Sloan (read our Essay Guide), it is time to do a life audit. We recommend this to all our clients. If you skip this exercise, the chances are that you will cite a ‘not so great’ event that will miss the mark due to perceived non-competitiveness of your role or lack of context, or both. Especially with 300-words and a professionally communicative device like the cover letter, you can’t cite multiple examples from your professional life.
When you are shortlisting the most impactful events for MIT Sloan, follow the three-structure format

Achievement Overview-> Achievement Specifics -> Impact of your team’s success

Our team earned the honor of the fastest growing department in China Telecom contributing a yearly revenue of $500 million, allowing the company to invest the surplus cash in 5G technology.

<Achievement Overview>
  Our team earned the honor of the fastest growing department in China Telecom

<Achievement Specifics> contributing a yearly revenue of over $500 million

In the fifth example, we consider the fictitious profile of a women applicant, working as a Component Engineer for a mobile phone manufacturer in China, who despite contributing towards bringing down the cost of cutting-edge mobile phone technology by 35%, feels her true potential would be met by transitioning as a supply chain manager or working as a consultant in the retail industry.

Sample MIT Sloan MBA Cover Letter – Manufacturing to Consulting (Retail) (299 Words)

August 01, 2019
Ms. Ying Jiang
Beijing, China

Dear Mr. Rod Garcia,

The rapid evolution in customer’s preferences from the front-facing camera to the unquenchable need for speed puts pressure on Phone manufacturers to compete in a global supply chain where the cutting-edge technology becomes obsolete every six months. As the component Engineer, I developed a dashboard that gave a live update on the life cycle of the phone components and made quick judgments on the impact replacements of the obsolete components would have on the price and the regulatory scrutiny the choice would invite.  The balancing of the technical, market, regulatory, and supply chain...

In the fourth example, we consider the fictitious profile of an applicant, working in Wealth Management, who after working four years with <x> - a leading Investment banking company, decides to solve the tougher problem of bringing financial inclusion into America’s underserved African-American and Hispanic communities.

The engagement with the non-profit <x> that offers a suite of services in scholarship, mentorship, pro-bono consulting and legal services, opened applicant’s perspective about how the end to end services could transform an average student to a successful youth leader. Mimicking a similar eco-system, the applicant leverages the connection with a billionaire founder from the wealth management engagement to join the latter’s venture in New York City as the Vice President of Operations to manage and expand the FinTech start-up and serve the low to middle-income families.

Sample Cover Letter – Wealth Management to FinTech (299 Words)

August 01, 2019
Mr. Alexander Gonzalez
Los Angeles, USA

Dear Mr. Rod Garcia,


In the third example, we consider the fictitious profile of an applicant, working in Management Consulting, who has 3 years’ working in strategy for a retail giant and an Education start-up in releasing a Math Educational platform across charter schools in the United States. A one-year stint for the Bill and Melinda Foundation in improving the efficiency of delivering healthcare services motivated her to find the intersection of technology, design and strategy, to improve the lifestyle choice of millions of Americans through an augmented reality App. MIT Sloan became a natural extension of materializing her ambition.

Sample MIT Sloan MBA Cover Letter – Consulting to Technology (298 Words)

August 01, 2019

Ms. Pallavi Sriram
New York City, USA

Dear Mr. Rod Garcia,

Working for the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation in optimizing the Education of Caregivers and delivery of vaccines to the remotest villages in Somalia was one of the most technologically and strategically challenging projects. By improving the margin by 2% through predictive data modeling for <retail giant> and adopting...

In this MIT Sloan Sample Cover Letter, we consider the profile of an applicant who has 3+ years’ of experience in a management consulting company. Working with clients in the Healthcare industry has exposed the applicant of the inefficiencies in data management and the impact it has on patient care.

Profile Example #2: Consulting to Healthcare Entrepreneurship (with MIT Sloan MBA)

Most hospitals and insurance companies have data in independent Silos with the inability to communicate with each other. On an unrelated exploration of pre-existing conditions and its impact on the effectiveness of drugs, he realizes that although there exists study, evaluating the results of the treatment in the real world is non-existent as patients rarely visit Doctors once their condition improves. Since data of their health record is private, the follow-up communication is not welcome in most cases. To make matters worse, the recent data breaches of leading insurance companies and hospital networks have discouraged App development around private data.

There has never been a better time to bring patient data to a secure blockchain.

Although we have a checklist for Cover Letter...

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