【2018年9月入学用出願締め切り日】 Stanford GSB

Stanford Graduate School of Businessより、2018年9月入学用出願締切り日が発表されました。

Round 1
Deadline: September 19, 2017
Notification Date : December 14, 2017

Round 2
Deadline: January 10, 2018
Notification Date: March 29, 2018

Round 3
Deadline: April 4, 2018
Notification Date: Mid May, 2018

10:00 am Pacific Time, including your letters of reference and application fee payment. We cannot guarantee that we will review information sent to the MBA Admissions Office after the deadline of the round in which you apply.

Selecting an Application Round

You may apply in any one of the three application rounds each year.

If you plan to apply in round one or two, we strongly encourage you to apply in round one. Over the last few years, the number of applications we receive in round two has increased, making it more competitive.

Do not rush your application, but there are some advantages to applying in either the first or second round, including:

  • The ability to receive a need-based financial aid award from the Financial Aid Office prior to the date by which you must respond to your offer of admission.
  • Ample time to complete recommended quantitative and/or English language coursework prior to arrival on campus.
  • Access to the on-campus housing lottery and/or housing at Highland Hall and Schwab Residential Center.
  • Sufficient time to complete the visa application process (international students).
  • The opportunity to attend Admit Weekend (there is no Admit Weekend for Round 3).

If you want to use one application to apply for both the MBA and MSx Programs, you must apply in Round 1 or 2. You may apply in Round 3 to both programs, but you would need to complete two separate applications.


【告知協力】IESE MBA Counseling Day

以下、今月28日(金)に開催されるIESE Business Schoolの説明会をご案内いたします。
IESE Business Schoolでは、4月、下記の通り東京にてアプリカントの皆様向けにMBA Counseling Dayを実施しますので、ふるってご参加ください。詳細は下記ページをご確認ください。

・4/28(金)15:00-22:30 (於: 六本木アカデミーヒルズ)
※IESE Class of 2016の卒業生でもあるAdmission Officerが、プログラム、学校生活、キャリア機会、アドミッションプロセス等、幅広く個別の疑問にお応えします(30分、日本語可)。

※選考プロセス時期である4th round出願の方は対象外、2018年9月あるいはそれ以降入学に向けた出願を検討中の方が対象となります。



エッセイ、そして面接時にて問われる”Why did you apply to our school?”の質問へ回答内容を強化することはもちろんですが、何よりも自らの留学候補先をよく知るためにも卒業生の体験談は貴重です。UCLA, Anderson SchoolのDean LawrenceがAdmissions Blogsで自らの意見を述べています。

The process of applying to graduate business school has many important steps – taking the GMAT® exam, writing essays, securing letters of recommendation, visiting campuses, among others. One often overlooked resource to consider is the alumni community. Alumni can provide information that you are seeking and in some cases, information that you may not have considered before.

Below are my top 5 reasons why you should connect with alumni during your application process.

  1. Experience the school culture. Each school has its own culture and climate. Speaking with alumni allows you to experience that culture first hand. You can also ask what type of people attend the school (bankers, consultants, marketers, teachers). Ask if it is a competitive environment, do people support each other, is diversity and inclusion valued at the school, etc.
  2. Get advice on best way to visit campus /see program in full action. Alumni can provide great advice on how to structure your visit, how to contact
    faculty, meet with students, possibly sit in on a class, etc.
  3. Gain insights into career options and opportunities. One of the top reasons you are going to business school is to advance your career. Alumni are great resources to understand the impact of the school’s career management center on his/her career, what companies recruit/hire students at that school, learn about the career outcomes of other alumni.
  4. Provide a window into specific experiences. Business school is not just about taking classes. It is a wonderful way to test your limits and get out of your comfort zone. Alumni can provide a “window” into specific experiences for consideration - favorite courses, school faculty, classmates, global experiences, signature conferences, academic internships, community service, etc.
  5. Get answers to the “I didn’t know what I didn’t know” questions. Alumni can provide information that’s otherwise hard to find, such as answers to questions about financing your MBA and learning about pre-MBA internship opportunities.

At UCLA Anderson, alumni participate in a variety of capacities to help prospects understand the power of the UCLA Anderson MBA. Many alumni host lunch events, inviting prospects to join and learn about the school. Others meet one-on-one within their own firm for a coffee chat, and then more participate in school sponsored events (e.g. recruiting events on the road) to provide their voice on why they chose Anderson.

– Alex Lawrence

【New Director of MBA Admissions】Stanford GSB

先日、Stanford GSB MBA Program Admissions Teamに関するニュースが発表されました。

Stanford GSB today named Kirsten Moss as the new Assistant Dean and Director of MBA Admissions and Financial Aid. In this role, Moss will oversee and manage Stanford GSB’s Admissions and Financial Aid team and map out a vision for reaching, recruiting and selecting top MBA candidates.

Moss previously served in several roles within Stanford GSB’s MBA Admissions team, including Director of MBA Admissions and Associate Director of Evaluation. During her tenure, Moss managed the evaluation, marketing, and operations teams, and developed a new approach to assessing leadership capability.

Prior to joining Stanford GSB, Moss worked at Harvard Business School as Managing Director, MBA Admissions and Financial Aid. Moss has also held positions in corporate consulting and finance.

Stanford GSB selected Moss after conducting an extensive search. This process was chaired by Senior Associate Dean Yossi Feinberg and included interviews with faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Moss’ appointment will begin June 1 and she will report to Feinberg.

“Kirsten has deep experience in admissions and leadership talent evaluation both inside and outside Stanford GSB,” Feinberg said. “Throughout our search process, Kirsten demonstrated her expertise and commitment to helping Stanford GSB continue to attract and develop the future leaders of tomorrow. I have every confidence that Kirsten will continue the MBA’s strong trajectory.”

Moss succeeds Derrick Bolton, who served as Assistant Dean for MBA Admissions and Financial Aid for 15 years before accepting a new position in September 2016 as Dean of Admissions for Stanford’s Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program.

“Kirsten has a strong understanding of our school’s vision and immediately impressed us with her ideas for connecting with the next generation of students making a positive, measurable difference in the world,” said Jonathan Levin, Philip H. Knight Professor and Dean of Stanford GSB. “Kirsten brings a wealth of knowledge and experience — from top-tier MBA admissions programs to business consulting — and will provide fresh insight as we achieve new levels of excellence.”

“Stanford GSB has a rich legacy of equipping students with the tools necessary to create change — individually, within organizations and throughout the world,” said Moss. “I’m thrilled to join the team in this new capacity as we work together to cultivate the next generation of leaders poised to make an impact.”

Moss earned a bachelor of arts degree from Harvard University, an MBA from Harvard Business School, and is currently pursuing a doctorate of psychology from William James College.

【2018年9月 &2019年1月入学用出願締め切り日】 INSEAD


★ 2018年9月入学用
Round 1
Deadline: September 20, 2017
Interview Decision Notification: October 20, 2017
Final Decision Notification: November 24, 2017

Round 2
Deadline: November 29, 2017
Interview Decision Notification: January 12, 2018
Final Decision Notification: February 16, 2018

Round 3
Deadline: January 24, 2018
Interview Decision Notification: March 2, 2018
Final Decision Notification: April 6, 2018

Round 4
Deadline: March 7, 2018
Interview Decision Notification: April 13, 2018
Final Decision Notification: May 18, 2018

★ 2019年1月入学用
Round 1
Deadline: March 14, 2018
Interview Decision Notification: April 20, 2018
Final Decision Notification: May 25, 2018

Round 2
Deadline: May 2, 2018
Interview Decision Notification: June 8, 2018
Final Decision Notification: July 13, 2018

Round 3
Deadline: June 20, 2018
Interview Decision Notification: July 27, 2018
Final Decision Notification: September 7, 2018

Round 4
Deadline: August 1, 2018
Interview Decision Notification: August 31, 2018
Final Decision Notification: September 28, 2018

To be included in a specific round, applications must be complete and submitted by 23:59pm French time on the day of the deadline.

【LL.M. 2018年秋入学用出願締め切り日】 Harvard

Harvard Law School, LL.M. Degree Programの出願締め切り日が発表されました。
Deadline: December 1, 2017, preferably by November 15, 2017 (for the LL.M. class beginning in Fall 2018)

The LL.M. online application is now closed and will open in early September.

◆Application Materials
1.Online application form
2. Personal Statement (Essay)
3. CV/Résumé
5.Diploma(s) (for degrees that have been granted)
6. LSAC Report (if applicable)
7.Recommendations (at least two)
8.Official TOEFL report (if applicable)
9. Financial aid application (if applicable)
10. Application fee of US$85

◆ Personal Statement (Essay)
Your Personal Statement should address both of the following questions specifically, with Part (A) constituting at least half of the total length:

(A) Briefly describe either an important issue in your field of interest or a current legal problem facing a particular country, region, or the world, and then propose a theoretical framework or a legal analysis or strategy to address this issue.

(B) Please tell us something about yourself — in particular, why you wish to pursue an LL.M. degree at Harvard and how doing so connects with what you have done in the past and what you plan to do in the future.

Please follow the instructions on the Personal Statement page of the online application to upload your Personal Statement.

A high level of English language proficiency is a requirement for admission. All applicants from non-English-speaking countries who did not do their basic legal education entirely in the English language must take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) within two years prior to submitting their applications. The Harvard Law School Graduate Program requires a score of at least 100 on the Internet-based test (IBT), with at least 25 in each of the four subsections.
→ 出願の際にIELTSスコアは使用できません。
No, we do not accept IELTS scores in place of TOEFL scores.

まだこの時期はPersonal Statement (Essay)の準備どころではない。。。という出願者も多いことかと察します。LL.M.出願にあたってはGREやLSATといったテスト受験は不要ですので、まずは出願時に使用するTOEFLスコアを揃えることに注力していきましょう。

◆Programs of Study:専攻分野として捉えてみましょう。

Law and Businessに関するカリキュラム情報を確認するだけでも、上級コース、セミナー、MIT Sloan (経営学大学院)、Kennedy School of Government, HBS (Harvard Business School)とのCross-registration systemなど、盛りだくさんの内容となっています。

Law Schoolのカリキュラムのみを調べるのではなく、必要に応じてその他の専門大学院から取得できる科目の一覧等も確認してはいかがでしょうか。

Best Law Schools :Ranked in 2017

先月には毎年恒例となっているUS News Ranking(最新版)が発表されました。もちろん、同ランキングはJ.D. (Juris Doctor)プログラムを対象にしたものですが、こちらを参考に出願校を絞り込むLL.M.出願者も少なくないと思います。

1. Yale University
2. Stanford University
3. Harvard University
4. University of Chicago
5. Columbia University
6. New York University
7. University of Pennsylvania
8. University of Michigan
8. University of Virginia
10. Duke University
10. Northwestern University
12. University of California-Berkeley
13. Cornell University
14. University of Texas Austin
15. Georgetown University
15. UCLA
17. Vanderbilt University
18. Washington University in St. Louis
19. University of Southern California
20. University of Iowa
20. University of Notre Dame

出願校をリストアップした後には、対象校の「カリキュラム構成」、「コースラインナップ」、「教授陣の経歴」、「クラス規模」、「周辺の環境」など多数の角度から学校調査をしてください。その調査の度合いが、夏場から秋口にかけて取り組み始めるStatement of Purposeのクオリティー向上に大きな影響を与えます。



【告知協力】 MBA Coffee Chat (IESE Business School)

IESE Business Schoolでは、下記の通り東京にてアプリカントの皆様向けにAdmissions関連イベントを実施しますので、ふるってご参加ください。

MBA Coffee Chat

4/2(日)13:00-17:00 (於: 六本木アカデミーヒルズ)
IESE Class of 2016の卒業生でもあるAdmission Officer、及び同学年のアルムナイ2名(女性社費・男性私費)の計3名が、プログラム、学校生活、キャリア機会、アドミッションプロセス等、幅広く個別の疑問にお応えします。

※イベント登録後、13:00-14:00, 14:30-15:30, 16:00-17:00のいずれかのスロットを選択頂きます。各6名の定員となり、増席はできかねますので、お早めの登録をお勧めします。

※対象は、4th roundあるいは翌年以降で出願を検討中の方とさせて頂きます。


【告知協力】 MBA Case Presentation (IESE Business School)

IESE Business Schoolでは、下記の通り東京にてアプリカントの皆様向けにAdmissions関連イベントを実施しますので、ふるってご参加ください。

  1. MBA Case Presentation
    ・3/31(金)19:00-20:45 (於: アゴス・ジャパン)

    IESE MBAプログラムのDirectorを務めるCarlos Garcia Pontが来日し、1年生1学期の目玉授業(必修)であるABP (Analysis of Business Problem)の授業に係るCase Presentationを実施します。IESEのケーススタディベースの授業を体感できるまたとない機会ですので、ふるってご参加ください。



※対象は、3rd roundで出願中の方、4th roundあるいは翌年以降で出願を検討中の方とさせて頂きます。


【告知協力】QS ワールドMBAフェア 3/23 (木)

今月23日(木)に開催されるQS World MBA Tourの関連情報を共有いたします。

【日時】  3月23日(木)17:00 - 22:00
【会場】  ウェスティンホテル  

【参加料】 登録・参加費無料  
QS MBA Connect 1-2-1フェアは世界の名門ビジネススクールが参加する特別な個別・グループ相談形式の無料MBAコンサルティングイベントです。名門ビジネススクール のインフォメーション、ラウンドテーブルコンサルティングなどMBA進学、留学準備に役立つプログラム満載です。


  • 約15名の名門MBA校入学担当者が出席 – 入学審査員と個別、グループミーティング
  • TOPビジネススクールのインフォメーション
  • 参加者とのネットワーキング
  • 参加者限定総額US$1.7m相当の奨学金に申請可能

*一般的なフェア開催中は、参加者は興味のある学校のブースを回って情報を得ることができます。しかし、フェアはオープン形 式のため、多数のMBA志望者の方が集まりますので、ご希望の学校と深く相談することが困難な場合もあります。QS Connect フェアでは、MBAプログラムに関する綿密な進学案内や相談を受けることができます。