MIT Sloan MIF Interviews
MIT Sloan MIF Interviews are by invitation only. They are a required step in the process. An invitation to interview signals that your application has reached an advanced stage of consideration, but it does not guarantee admission.
Candidates will be invited by email to in-person interviews. Interviews will be conducted on our campus and in several hub cities around the globe. Please note that we make every effort to conduct interviews on weekdays and during business hours.
MIT interviews are generally conducted by the admissions committee in “hub cities” around the world. During the interview, the admissions committee member is actively trying to gauge how solid your motivations for wanting to pursue an MBA are, how interested you seem in the MIT Sloan program, and if you fit well with the program’s values. Interviewers often ask many standard MIF interview questions, as well as questions designed to gauge your self-awareness and ability to be part of a team. You can also expect numerous follow-up questions.
You will interview with a member of MIT Sloan’s admissions committee. In each round, MIT Sloan staff travel to numerous hub cities and conduct all admissions interviews for that round over the space of several days. If you are unable to travel to a hub city, you may request a Skype interview. The interview duration is 45-60 minutes.
MIT Sloan MIF Frequently Asked Interview Questions
- Any updates since you submitted your application?
- I saw that you’ve been on assignment in Rio de Janeiro for two years now. What do you suggest I add to my itinerary if I visit Rio?
- Tell me about your green packaging initiative. How did you convince management to finance it?
- Why an MBA, and why now?
- Outside of courses, what else are you interested in at MIT Sloan?
- Do you feel that you’ve had leadership opportunities at work (even though you don’t have any direct reports)?
- Tell me about a time when you had to work with someone who didn’t like you.
- Tell me about a time when you feel you positively impacted an outcome.
- Tell me about a time someone thanked you.
- Tell me about a time when you ended up changing your opinion.
- With so many extracurricular activities on your plate, how are you able to balance your commitments?
- What would have been a great question to have asked you?
- Do you have questions for me?
MIT Sloan MIF Interview Questions – 1
It was a very conversational interview. Since Sloan does non-blind behavioral interviews with admissions committee members, they are already familiar with your application and ask more targeted questions that allow you to frame your answers in ways that make sense to your story.
- Tell me about your background and how you ended up where you are today.
- Tell me about a challenge you faced in your current role.
- Tell me about a positive impact you had on a team / organization.
- Tell me about a time you had to convince someone of your idea.
- Why MBA / why now / why Sloan?
- Is there anything we didn’t talk about that you would like to highlight?
There was also a lot of time at the end for questions, and the admissions officer was very friendly and enthusiastic about answering with as much detail as possible. I ended up saying “no” to the extra highlights question, but wish I had gone into more depth about why I chose my potential career track.
MIT Sloan MIF Interview Questions – 2
The interview was conducted with a member of the adcom in a major hub city in Europe.T he overall vibe of the interview was very friendly and conversational.
- What has changed since your application?
- What do you do in a project? How do you adapt to different teams?
- How would you benefit from an MBA and why is now the right time?
- Tell me about a time when a project at work did not go so well.
- Why do you want to do your MBA at MIT Sloan in particular?
- How would you characterize your leadership style?
- Any questions from your side?
The interview seemed to be on the shorter side and even though I felt we had a great conversation, I was quite scared due to the time aspect.When I received the call, I was lost for words on the phone but super happy about the decision.