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Calling all MIT Sloan Fellows Applicants: (2019 Intake) Class of 2020!

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I am a Petroleum Drilling Engineer from India. 10+ years of work experience and 35 years of age. GMAT 750 (Q49, V42). I had applied in R2 for the Sloan MBA program. I got a reply from adcom on 2nd March 2019 that my profile is more suited for the fellows program and offered me an interview invite. I have a couple of queries:

1. I understand this would be a R3 invite for the SFMBA program starting June 2019. In this case, as an international candidate, do i have sufficient time left for all the admission and relocation formalities. I would be moving with my wife and 3 year old daughter.

2. I will not be sponsored by my company. Choosing this program means huge financial liabilities. Is it advisable for me and is there an assured return on investment. Couldn't find much information on these lines.

Would be grateful if someone can help.

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Hi Anirudh,

To answer another poster who replied to your message, the adcoms probably sees you fit better with the Sloan fellowship program as compared to the 2-year MBA. Now I appreciate the adcom for straight away not rejecting you and directng you to the right MBA program. This is very important for some reasons- 1. the two year versus one year MBA(which may be more suited to you given your age, number of work experience); 2. you will be in a class among peers and senior professionals, who will add more to your learning and make your MBA experience more relevant; 3. the job opportunities will also vary between the two MBA programs.

The timing ofcourse is crucial. If you have to submit a new application, do the interview, wait for an admit and then apply for a visa, then all of this may not be possible to complete by June. I will recommend you reach out directly to the adcom and ask them how you can work this out for this year's intake. Networking matters and if they are aware of your situation, they are likely to help or guide you even for next year.


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I just visited the campus for Ambassador's day and attended same System Dynamics lecture twice. One lecture was with MBA cohort and second one was SFMBA cohort.

AND BOY WHAT A DIFFERENCE! Here are my observations about the behavior of two cohorts while discussing PeopleExpress Airlines / Don Burr case using System Dynamics method:

- Roughly half the MBAs read the case study, while most of the SFMBAs had read it.
- Hardly any comments from MBAs, while SFMBA made the case livelier with relevant comments.
- MBAs added generic things to the model like fuel, tickets, etc. While SFMBA added some in-depth things like capital costs, leasing airplane, tiers of tickets, etc.

The difference was quite stark to be honest.
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Just found out one interesting thing.

Talked to an SFMBA alum. MIT Sloan Fellows do not get career support like those in 2-year MBA.

Stanford MSx does mention the career supports in the program website.

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Just found out one interesting thing.

Talked to an SFMBA alum. MIT Sloan Fellows do not get career support like those in 2-year MBA.

Stanford MSx does mention the career supports in the program website.

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SFMBA team mentioned this will be changing soon. Now more and more students in SFMBA are self funded rather than corporate sponsored, so SFMBA have started building out the career services more starting this year.
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Had my Skype interview yesterday...Fingers crossed!!
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Had my Skype interview yesterday...Fingers crossed!!



So, you went for it?! Would like to know your thoughts about changing from Sloan to Sloan Fellow. What has been your own research around it?

And how was the interview?
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Had my Skype interview yesterday...Fingers crossed!!



So, you went for it?! Would like to know your thoughts about changing from Sloan to Sloan Fellow. What has been your own research around it?

And how was the interview?


Yeah....went for it. Actually I knew for my profile cracking a regular 2 year program will be a challenge. i just wanted to give it a try as I fell in the grey region: too late for regular and too early for executive programs. Secondly, I am a self sponsored candidate and limited career development services in fellows / executive programs was a deterrent for me. I have a family to support, wife and daughter.

However, with fellows interview offer on table, I had a detailed discussion with a couple of SFMBA alumni. They calmed a lot of nerves and explained the huge difference in the program experience due the difference in cohort (all of us know this but hearing from recent alumni helped a lot). Also a lot of people manage to find jobs on their own and MIT brand name is a huge enabler.

Thirdly, I am an engineer. When I grow old, I don't want to tell my grandchildren a story in which I had an interview offer from THE MIT and I didn't pursue :)

The interview was pretty straight forward and on expected lines. I think I did ok....lets see.
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Anirudh10584 wrote:

Thirdly, I am an engineer. When I grow old, I don't want to tell my grandchildren a story in which I had an interview offer from THE MIT and I didn't pursue :)



This reason stands out among all others. :-D :-D

All the best and keep us informed.
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Just heard that adcom has started calling R3 admits. Congratulations to those admitted, and fingers crossed for the rest of us!
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Just heard that adcom has started calling R3 admits. Congratulations to those admitted, and fingers crossed for the rest of us!


Really? Or it just released those waitlisted?

I got an email said it would be out online on 29 Mar.

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Good luck everyone!
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I got the call a couple of hours ago — am admitted! :)

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I just got the call from Rod! Admitted!

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Alright folks, I am out of the race - just saw the rejection letter online. I guess vishalnautiyal780 and I have a very similar background, and he was admitted in R2 so I wouldn't add to the diversity of the class.

Now my only hope is Stanford MSx. Congratulations to the SFMBA admits and good luck for the year ahead!
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Hi all, I want to thank everyone who’s posted here last year and this year. I’ll help out next year’s applicants for sure.

For those who didn’t get in, don’t lose hope. The next round is in a few months. Take a look at Columbia J-Term which begins its applications in June for 2020 January class. The profiles are very similar to MSX and SF.

I’ll see you all at orientation in a few weeks!

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Hi all, I want to thank everyone who’s posted here last year and this year. I’ll help out next year’s applicants for sure.

For those who didn’t get in, don’t lose hope. The next round is in a few months. Take a look at Columbia J-Term which begins its applications in June for 2020 January class. The profiles are very similar to MSX and SF.

I’ll see you all at orientation in a few weeks!

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Agree and wish you the best luck to the MSx admission Hadamard.
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Alright folks, I am out of the race - just saw the rejection letter online. I guess vishalnautiyal780 and I have a very similar background, and he was admitted in R2 so I wouldn't add to the diversity of the class.

Now my only hope is Stanford MSx. Congratulations to the SFMBA admits and good luck for the year ahead!


This is it. Your profile is very strong, however, they are really looking for diversity in the classroom. They actually encourage re-applying. There is a video on youtube MIT Admissions talking about reapplying.
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Phew - made it in to the MSx program. I guess MIT R3 is crazy competitive.
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