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Last Updated Jun 30, 2017 by

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MIT / Sloan Essay Topic Analysis 2017-2018

Following up on the release of MIT Sloan’s 2017-2018 application essay prompt, we thought we’d offer some suggestions about how Sloan MBA hopefuls might approach this year’s written materials. The school has maintained their required cover letter—albeit with a bit more room compared to last year. The video essay is... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 5, 2016 by

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MIT Sloan Essay Topic Analysis 2016-2017

Following up on the release of MIT Sloan’s 2016-2017 application essay prompt, we thought we’d offer some suggestions about how Sloan MBA hopefuls might approach this year’s written materials. The school has maintained one required prompt and its open-ended optional essay for the coming admissions season. However, while having dispensed... Read more »

Last Updated May 19, 2015 by

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MIT / Sloan Essay Topic Analysis 2015-2016

Following up on the release of MIT Sloan’s 2015-2016 application essay prompt (as well as our interview with Admissions Director Dawna Levenson), we thought we’d offer some suggestions about how Sloan MBA hopefuls might approach this year’s written materials. While the school has reduced its number of required questions from... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 17, 2014 by

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MIT / Sloan Essay Topic Analysis 2014-2015

With the release of Sloan’s 2014-2015 application essays last week, we thought we’d offer some commentary on this year’s set of questions. Sloan is again requiring that applicants respond to two required prompts, the second of which is new for this admissions season. Of note, MIT’s topic selection guidelines continue... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 1, 2013 by

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MIT/Sloan Essay Topic Analysis 2013-2014

The 2014-2015 MIT / Sloan Essay Topic Analysis is now available.  Now that MIT Sloan has released its 2013-2014 essay questions, we’d like to take the time to offer some advice on how to best approach these prompts.  Like a number of other leading schools, Sloan has taken a wholly... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 12, 2012 by

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MIT / Sloan Essay Topic Analysis 2012-2013

Now that MIT Sloan has released its 2012-2013 essay questions, we’d like to take the time to offer some advice on how to best approach these prompts.  Although there are a few significant changes to the questions themselves, this season’s essays continue MIT’s traditional emphasis on proactiveness, encouraging applicants to... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 12, 2011 by

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MIT / Sloan Essay Topic Analysis 2011-2012

Now that MIT Sloan has released its 2011-2012 essay questions, we’d like to take some time to offer some advice on how to best approach these questions.  With just one essay changing from last year’s set , this season’s batch of essay prompts reflects an emphasis on proactiveness, encouraging applicants... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 12, 2011 by

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Clear Admit Provides Essay Analysis for Beat the GMAT’s “Write Like an Expert” Series

Clear Admit and Beat The GMAT (BTG) are working together to provide prospective applicants with detailed analysis of the essay questions from nine of the top business school programs as part of BTG’s 2011 “Write Like an Expert” series. The free series of online events debuts next Tuesday and Wednesday... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 11, 2011 by

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Analysis of MIT Sloan Essay 3: Please describe a time when you had to make a decision without having all the information you needed.

Please describe a time when you had to make a decision without having all the information you needed. (500 words or fewer, limited to one page) A new addition for this admissions season, this prompt centers on the applicant’s decision-making process, requiring a discussion of a time he or she... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 11, 2011 by

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Analysis of MIT Sloan Essay 2: Please describe a time when you convinced an individual or group to accept one of your ideas.

Please describe a time when you convinced an individual or group to accept one of your ideas. (500 words or fewer, limited to one page) This prompt calls for a discussion of how the applicant handles opposition or resistance to an idea, while managing potential interpersonal fall-out in navigating the... Read more »

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