Application and Admissions
Program Dates: June 23 – July 20, 2013
Early Application Deadline: February 1, 2013
Final Application Deadline: April 15, 2013
Tuition: $10,000 USD Includes accommodations, meals, and course materials.
Offers of admission will be made on a rolling basis, starting in December 2012. Places are limited and may be filled before the Final Application Deadline. Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as early as possible. In addition, applicants needing a visa to attend the program are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to allow sufficient time to obtain their visa.
Who Should Apply
The SIGM application should be completed by juniors, seniors, and recent graduates (within two years of receiving their undergraduate degree) who major in non-business fields (e.g., engineering, liberal arts, and sciences). Economics majors are welcome to apply.
Applicants should have completed the equivalent of three years of study for a four-year undergraduate degree by the summer of 2013. International applicants completing a three-year undergraduate degree may attend the program after their second year. Recent graduates and graduate students who are within two years of receiving their undergraduate degree are also eligible to participate in the program.
- All applications must be completed and submitted online.
- You may submit only one application per admission year.
- The SIGM Admissions Office reserves the right to verify that information and documents submitted as part of your application are complete and accurate.
- Regrettably, due to the high volume of applications submitted, we are unable to provide feedback to denied applicants. All admission decisions are final.
As part of the online application, you will be asked for:
- Contact and background information;
- Answers to two essay questions, which may not exceed a total of 1000 words;
- Names and contact information of two people who will provide letters of recommendation (at least one must come from a professor). You will request the letters of recommendation through the online application process;
- A résumé upload;
- A transcript upload; and
- For international applicants whose degree is not from an American university/college or whose primary language of instruction is not English, TOEFL scores.
If you are admitted to the program, we will also ask you to submit an official transcript from each institution you have attended.
The program assumes no previous coursework in business-related subjects. The following criteria are used to evaluate applicants:
- Academic performance
- Rigor of academic curriculum
- Overall record of accomplishment in extracurricular activities (e.g., athletics, volunteer activities, contribution to student or community organizations), work or internship experience, and leadership experience.