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Had my interview yesterday. Very different to what I expected - only one behavioural question. Interview took about 30min, talked about my motivations, how I ended up at my current employer and some more general questions (a leader I admire, Why MIT, general questions about the company I work for).

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Had my interview yesterday. Very different to what I expected - only one behavioural question. Interview took about 30min, talked about my motivations, how I ended up at my current employer and some more general questions (a leader I admire, Why MIT, general questions about the company I work for).

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Thanks for sharing your interview experience and good luck for the final decision. Looking forward to read interview debriefs of other applicants too.
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I had my interview with Sloan yesterday. it was great experience!

here's my advice for anyone who has an interview coming up and might be worried about it: act natural and be yourself!

really. that's it.

If you were invited to interview that means the AdCom already likes you and your story. In terms of interview prep, you should already have figured out who you are, what kind of impact you've had in your professional experience, and why MIT is the place for you. Sincerity is key. It is very hard to give "canned answers" to the types of questions you'll encounter because the format is so conversational and because the questions probe deep for specific examples. If you have a sincere story and your experience is actually everything that you said it was on the application, then you should have no problem talking in detail about some of the projects you worked on, the conflicts you encountered, the relationships you built, or any other accomplishments that were mentioned on the application.

good luck everybody.



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Hi all! I had an interview a week ago. Be prepared that your interviewer may know nothing about your professional experience and profile. That was my problem, as I started answering first question "What's new since your application" giving a lot of details about my last project. Later, i understood that interviewer didn't know anything about this particular project, although i wrote about it in my essays. In general, my interview was very and very conversational with only 1 or 2 behavioural questions, and questions on goals/Why MIT.




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Interviewed by Admission Director on 29th Nov

-- Carry your business card ( The adcom gave me his card before beginning the interview, I was not carrying mine)
-- Started off with Has anything changed from your previous application?
-- Dwelled on Resume , work profile
-- Several Behavioral questions , and then probed deeply on how did i behave in those situations, what was I thinking, what was the other guy thinking, why did I behave in that particular fashion, What were the repercussions, etc.
--> Tell me about a situation when u implemented a creative solution
--> Tell me about a situation when u were assigned to a broken process and you corrected it
--> Tell me about a time when u faced a difficult situation with your subordinates
-- What do you want to do post MBA?
-- Why Sloan?
-- Last question was .. We have very less time left, so you could either ask me a question or you could tell me something more about yourself that is not there in your resume or that we have not covered so far. ( I chose to talk abt myself :/)

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Is there anywhere where we can look up styles of different sloan interviewers? read a few reviews and it's a mixed bag - either conversational or stern.


From what they say on http://www.mitsloanadmissions.com it is a couple of CV type questions and then 3-4 behavioural.



Had my interview yesterday. Very different to what I expected - only one behavioural question. Interview took about 30min, talked about my motivations, how I ended up at my current employer and some more general questions (a leader I admire, Why MIT, general questions about the company I work for).

Good luck everyone!


I also had my interview this week. It was largely behavioral (i.e., a lot of "tell me about a time when you..."), but my interviewer was so nice that it was hard to read her. Crossing my fingers!

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jole101 wrote:

Had my interview yesterday. Very different to what I expected - only one behavioural question. Interview took about 30min, talked about my motivations, how I ended up at my current employer and some more general questions (a leader I admire, Why MIT, general questions about the company I work for).

Good luck everyone!


Wow interesting! Did they review your pre-interview essay?


Frankly I'm not sure. I did not get any question regarding it, so they might not have reviewed it yet?
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FROM Sloan Admissions Blog: Top STEM Masters degrees: Master of Finance and Master of Business Analytics
We are excited to offer two STEM classified master’s degrees in finance and business analytics. While on the surface these degree opportunities may sound similar – studying at a world-class institution, action learning opportunities, and classes taught by faculty who are leaders in their field – the details of each program are really quite different.

Is Finance your passion?  Are you about to complete your undergraduate degree or have you been working in the finance industry for a few years?  Our Master of Finance (MFin) program, which can be completed in either 12 or 18 months, may be the right fit for you. As an MFin student, you may opt to concentrate in financial engineering, capital markets, or corporate finance. MFin applicants come from a variety of backgrounds with strong analytical skills. Through a rigorous curriculum the program prepares you to make an impact in a broad range of financial careers including Asset Management, Private Equity, and FinTech.

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Do your interests lie in the area of Data Science?  If so, you may choose our Master of Business Analytics (MBAn) degree. This fall, MIT Sloan welcomed its first cohort of students into this specialized 12-month program. The program was launched in conjunction with the MIT Operations Research Center and is designed for recent college graduates with strong mathematical, computer science and statistical backgrounds.  If big data and programming languages such as Python, R, Julia, or JMP excite you, explore the MBAn curriculum which culminates with a hands-on summer capstone project working with companies on real business issues.

“I joined the MBAn program because I knew that when MIT set their sights on something, they do it right. I was very excited when I saw the variety of options within the program and how it combines key aspects from statistics, optimization, math, and computer science. I also think the setting for the program is both unique and amazing. At many universities, analytics programs are housed with the School of Engineering, but I feel that MBAn’s position within MIT Sloan combines technical skills with knowledge about how to implement insights. Being in a business school environment enables me to learn from a different set of students that have amazing experiences and perspectives.” –Karoline Egeland Skatteboe, MBAn ‘17

Whether a Finance or Business Analytics focus, students greatly benefit from the STEM classification of each program. The rigor of STEM classification is valued by all employers and benefits both domestic and international students. This designation also allows international students to extend their optional practical training in the United States if they so desire.

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Hi everyone, hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

I am interviewing at Sloan in a couple weeks and was wondering if any of you guys are in the Boston area and would like to meet up! Thought it would be nice to meet others also pursuing an MBA - Send me a message if anyone would like to meet up for some coffee!

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Mine was almost exactly as expected with a mix of explaining my position, ambitions, and some behavioral questions. My interview was quite short though, maybe 30 minutes including my questions to the adcom member.

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For all those that interviewed: How was it?


Mine was almost exactly as expected with a mix of explaining my position, ambitions, and some behavioral questions. My interview was quite short though, maybe 30 minutes including my questions to the adcom member.


Glad to hear yours was great! I think compared to the others it was my worst interview. Didn't feel a great vibe. I expected more behavioural questions (I only got 1) but maybe it was more a case of wrong expectations on my side rather than actually different to what it's supposed to be.

Anyways - two more weeks!

Does anyone know what the release schedule is? Is it emails or updates? Calls?
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For all those that interviewed: How was it?


Mine was almost exactly as expected with a mix of explaining my position, ambitions, and some behavioral questions. My interview was quite short though, maybe 30 minutes including my questions to the adcom member.


Mine covered those same topics (although I wasn't directly asked about ambitions outside of Why MBA and Why Sloan) and was short as well! I think it was under 25 minutes. It really surprised me when the interviewer said they had asked all of their questions after such a short period of time. I also was expecting a lot of follow-up questions but instead we moved to the next question after almost all of my responses.

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Two long weeks to go.
Any estimates / guesses on the % admit from the interviews ?

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Two long weeks to go.
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50%

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50%


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Did anyone on this board interview in Cambridge? I interviewed a few weeks ago and thought that there were at least 30 people interviewing. If we assume that's the average number of interviews per day (hopefully not...), then Sloan interviewed roughly interviewed 600 people (~20 interview days from 11/9 to 12/8) in Cambridge. Perhaps, Sloan interviewed another 200 across the other locations, so it conducted 800 total interviews.

Given a target class size of 400 and three rounds of admission, I think Sloan is probably trying to fill 175 seats in the first round. Perhaps, the yield is 70%, so the expected number of acceptances would be 250. That means the acceptance rate for interviewees is about 30%. What do you all think? Did Sloan actually interview fewer people?

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Did anyone on this board interview in Cambridge? I interviewed a few weeks ago and thought that there were at least 30 people interviewing. If we assume that's the average number of interviews per day (hopefully not...), then Sloan interviewed roughly interviewed 600 people (~20 interview days from 11/9 to 12/8) in Cambridge. Perhaps, Sloan interviewed another 200 across the other locations, so it conducted 800 total interviews.

Given a target class size of 400 and three rounds of admission, I think Sloan is probably trying to fill 175 seats in the first round. Perhaps, the yield is 70%, so the expected number of acceptances would be 250. That means the acceptance rate for interviewees is about 30%. What do you all think? Did Sloan actually interview fewer people?


https://www.clearadmit.com/2012/08/admi ... od-garcia/

"Essentially there are two major groups of attributes – demonstrated success (GMAT, GPA, work success) and leadership attributes. We add up the sum of the two scores, and based on those two scores I will decide the 18 percent who will be invited for an interview.
Is it always 18 percent? No. The size of the class is relatively constant – 350 MBAs plus roughly 50 in our Leaders for Global Operations dual degree program. The other number that is constant is the number of people we will interview. The percentage of candidates who are invited for an interview varies depending on the total number of applications we receive. But it is no more than 800 people, and from there we will admit slightly more than half. They are then interviewed by members of the admissions committee. Committee members will score them again, and based on those scores, we will pick the 50 percent to admit." - Rod Garcia

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FROM Sloan Admissions Blog: MIT Sloan Master of Finance (MFin): Application Tips & Advice
 

The application deadline for the Master of Finance (MFin) program is quickly approaching. We hope this blog will provide some insights and tips on navigating our application process.

As you know, we have ONE deadline, so it is important that ALL materials be submitted online by the application deadline – January 5, 2017 3:00 pm ET. Specific instructions and a list of required application materials can be found on our website.

When reviewing candidates for the Master of Finance program we are assessing academic abilities, a passion for finance, and personal attributes such as leadership skills, relationship building skills, and personal presence.

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Here are a few tips about the application materials:

  • Ensure that application materials demonstrate key competencies such as your academic achievements, internship/work success, and test scores as this information provides a comprehensive perspective of your abilities.
  • GMAT/GRE test results—timing may not always be convenient but you should SELF REPORT your test scores by the deadline even if the official scores will not arrive in time. We will verify the scores when you are admitted.
  • Letters of Recommendation—get to your recommenders early to give them time to write the letter; make certain they know what is expected of them and remind them of the importance of our deadline—they are busy people!
  • IELTS and TOEFL scores—you should SELF REPORT your test scores by the deadline.
The bottom line is this is your story—be authentic!

What happens next? A subset of applicants will be invited to interview. Interviews are conducted in person and will take place at our campus in Cambridge, MA and in several hub cities in Asia, Latin America and Europe. If you are invited to interview, you are always welcome to come to campus!

If you’re interested in learning more, admissions representatives will be hosting an informational online webinar on Thursday, December 8 at 10:00 am ET. Please join us to gather more tips for creating a successful MFin application. Should you have additional questions, please send them to mfinadmissions@sloan.mit.edu.

We look forward to receiving your application to the MFin program!

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