MIT Sloan Program Overview

MIT Sloan is known for its innovative spirit and focuses largely on action labs and experiential learning. Student involvement is high on campus, and analytical thinking is key to the Sloan experience.

During students’ first semester at MIT Sloan, also known as the core semester, they are grouped into six cohorts of students from diverse backgrounds. Each of these cohorts is then further divided into smaller teams. Throughout the semester, these teams and cohorts build strong networks and bonds with one another. 

After this first semester, students have the freedom to create a program that meets their specific goals and needs, completing a total of 144 units of electives.

Like many business schools, a diverse student body is a key characteristic of the MIT Sloan MBA program, bringing a variety of ideas and perspectives into the classroom.

The average salary for the MIT Sloan full-time class of 2022 was $159,391, and 96.6% of students received job offers within three months of graduation.

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What Is MIT Sloan Known For? – What Sets MIT Sloan Apart?

MIT Sloan is known for being one of the very top MBA programs in the entire world, and is also know for putting an emphasis on research and practice. MIT Sloan is also known for having a Sustainability Certificate, which is a 5-course program

Other things that MIT Sloan is known for include:

  • Emphasis on Analytics: MIT Sloan is known for focusing heavily on data-driven analytics. Students rely on this data to solve problems and make decisions.
  • Innovative Spirit: A core part of MIT Sloan’s mission statement, innovation is highlighted as a way to improve the world and generate trailblazing ideas that advance management practices.
  • Student Involvement on Campus: There are currently over 80 active student-led clubs at MIT Sloan, offering countless opportunities for students to get involved outside of the classroom. Students also plan and lead professional conferences each year. These events not only help students practice their management skills, but offer networking and leadership building opportunities.
  • Action Lab Learning: Action labs are a key component of the MIT Sloan experience. Through immersive, real-life business management situations, students build the skills that they will apply to their own future organizations. Collaborative learning is also an integral part of Action Learning, as students take on projects in teams.

MIT Sloan 2025 Class Profile

The MIT Sloan class of 2025 is made up of 409 students and had a 14.8% acceptance rate (US News).

Of those enrolled in the class of 2025, 46% identify as women and 40% are international students. Collectively, the student body represents 60 different countries.

MIT Sloan Statistic and Figures

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Year Founded: 1914

Total number of students enrolled: 1,300

Number of faculty members: 116

Number of degrees offered: 11

Alumni: 120,000

Alumni-founded companies: 30,000

VC firms located in Cambridge: 103

MIT Sloan Degrees

MIT Sloan is known for it’s impressive degrees. Some of the degrees you can get from MIT Sloan include: 

  • MBA
  • MBA Early
  • Master of Finance
  • Master of Business Analytics
  • Leaders for Global Operations
  • System Design & Management
  • PhD Program
  • Undergraduate Programs
  • MIT Sloan Fellows MBA
  • MIT Executive MBA

Students also have an average of 5 years of work experience. While they represent a range of pre-MBA industries, the top three are consulting, technology, and financial services.

Though the MIT Sloan MBA program allows students to submit a test waiver, the school still encourages those with scores to share them. Students in the class of 2025 scored as follows:

  • 730 Median
  • 700-760 range (middle 80%)
  • 155-167 Verbal range (middle 80%)
  • 157-168 Quantitative range (middle 80%)
Average GPA:
  • 3.61

Joint/Dual Degrees Offered at MIT Sloan

MIT Sloan also offers joint and dual degrees for those interested in pursuing more than one academic discipline or area of expertise. These include:

  • MIT Leaders for Global Operations: MIT’s LGO program allows students to earn an MBA from the Sloan School of Management and an MS from MIT’s School of Engineering. LGO students will gain the technical skills to execute complex operations and technology solutions across industries.
  • MIT Sloan and MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning: This dual degree program allows students to earn an MBA and a master’s degree in urban planning. Students must spend a full academic year at each program.
  • MIT Sloan and Harvard Kennedy School of Government: This dual degree program allows students to earn an MBA and a Masters in Public Administration or a Masters in Public Policy in three years. The program is designed for students interested in international management or economic development.

2023-2024 MIT Sloan MBA Application Deadlines and Timeline

  • Application Deadline: September 27, 2023  
  • Decision: December 12, 2023
  •  Application Deadline: January 17, 2024 
  • Decision: April 5, 2024


  • Application Deadline: April 8, 2024
  • Decision: May 16, 2024

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