MIT EMBA Essay Questions 2023-2024

MIT EMBA Essays 2023-2024

MIT EMBA Essays 2023-2024

Professional Summary (100 words or less)
To assist your classmates, professors, and the MIT Executive MBA staff in getting to know you, please provide a paragraph of up to five sentences summarizing your background and work experience. You may include information about your current company and position, previous experience, education, personal interests, and/or family.
Write in third person perspective.
Write in complete sentences.
See our Student Profiles for examples.


General Management Experience (100 words or less)
We define General Managers as responsible for strategy, budget, and work output from individuals and teams for at least one function of an organization with the ability to see the big picture across functions. General Managers are part of short-term and long-term strategy discussions and work cross-functionally to achieve a goal or specific strategy.

Please describe your General Management experience. Cite a recent example that demonstrates your general managerial perspective.

Principled Leadership (100 words or less)
The educational mission of the MIT Sloan School of Management, “to develop principled, innovative leaders who improve the world and to generate ideas that advance management practice,” has never been more important.

Describe a principle that motivates you in your life and career. How have you put this principle into practice?

Goals (100 words or less)
What are your immediate and long-term professional objectives and what do you need to achieve them?

Why Now? (100 words or less)
Why is this the right time to pursue the MIT Executive MBA?

Leading Others Through Adversity (200 words or less)
Tell us about how you inspired your team, and what you learned about yourself as a leader, through a recent difficult time.

Diversity Equity and Inclusion (200 words or less)
MIT Sloan finds strength through diversity. We believe that a commitment to diversity, inclusion, equity, and well-being is a key component of both principled leadership and sound management practice. We seek to create a community that encompasses all dimensions of diversity and fosters excellence within MIT Sloan. This includes diversity of identity, thought, role, and perspective.

Please describe a time when you contributed toward making a work environment or organization more welcoming, inclusive, and diverse.

Innovation and Impact (300 words or less)
Please tell us about a time when you introduced a new idea that changed the way in which your organization approached a business challenge or opportunity. What factors did you consider, what barriers or obstacles did you face, and how did you measure success?

Additional Information (Optional)
You may use this space to explain anything that may be unclear to us about the information on this page (e.g., extenuating circumstances, gaps in employment, complex organizational structure, etc.).

Additional Information (optional, 200 words)
Here you may provide any additional information you would like the Admissions Committee to know that may be helpful in evaluating your candidacy. For example: How has the world you come from shaped who you are today? For example, your family, culture, community, all help to shape aspects of your life experiences and perspective. Use this opportunity if you would like to share more about your background. Would additional context help the committee to understand the significance of an honor or award from your resume? What would you like to tell us about your hobbies or non-profit work?
Is there anything else you want to share?

Additional Info Visual
Here you may share additional information in a more visual format by uploading a PDF (e.g., pictures of something you made, a magazine article, etc.).

MIT EMBA Application Deadlines, 2023-2024:

Early Round: December 7, 2023
Round 1: January 11, 2024
Round 2: February 8, 2024
Round 3: March 7, 2024
Round 4: April 4, 2024
Round 5: May 2, 2024