Who Should Apply

Admission selection criteria

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The MIT Executive MBA selection committee will consider applicants who are leaders in established organizations or in new ventures. A promising candidate fits the following criteria:

  • Undergraduate degree (although in select cases we consider exceptional achievements in lieu of a degree).
  • At least ten years of relevant post-undergraduate work experience, less than ten years experience is evaluated on a case by case basis.
  • Employed full time.
  • Combines strong leadership performance, global perspective, functional expertise, and innovation.
  • Possesses the aptitude to succeed in a rigorous academic program.
  • Communicates effectively in English—orally and in writing. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) may be required for applicants whose native language is not English.

Note: Although the GMAT test is not a general admission requirement, consider taking the test if you feel that your school transcripts do not adequately represent your academic abilities.

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