カテゴリー別アーカイブ: MBA出願戦略

Dual-Degree Programs for Globally Minded Students

今秋より、アメリカ、カナダ、中国、そしてフランスの名門ビジネススクールによるdual-dregree programがスタートしました。より多くの国際経験を得る機会になるかもしれません。

This fall, five top business schools are launching the M2M, a portfolio of double degrees giving recent university graduates the opportunity to complete two master’s degrees by attending two top business schools in two different countries over two years.

This initiative is an effort by leading business schools on multiple continents to meet the demands of a globalized economy and provide future business leaders with a distinctive learning experience that will accelerate their careers.


The M2M programs are a collaboration among five schools: FGV Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo, HEC Paris, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Business School (HKUST), Sauder School of Business University of British Columbia, and the Yale School of Management (Yale SOM).

The five participating schools are all members of the Global Network for Advanced Management, a network of top business schools committed to educating global leaders through collaboration and innovation.

Six M2M double degrees are available as of September 2017 for student applications: FGV-Yale, HEC-FGV, HEC-HKUST, HEC-Yale, HKUST-Yale, and Sauder-Yale. After they complete both academic years, students will graduate with two master’s degrees, one from each school they attended. Graduates will be alumni of both schools and will have access to the schools’ career resources.

This innovative program gives ambitious students an unparalleled advantage by grounding them in the distinctive academic cultures and approaches of two top business schools in different countries, while preparing them for global roles. Students get the chance to study alongside peers from all continents with diverse experiences. They will benefit from curricular and extracurricular collaborations among the schools, highly personalized career services, and the networks of two global business schools.

David Bach, Deputy Dean at Yale SOM, says that the M2M is all about choice: “Whatever pathway students choose, young leaders who are interested in having impact throughout their careers will quickly develop skills that set them apart in the global marketplace, while building a deep network of like-minded peers around the world. The world needs more globally minded leaders, not fewer, and with this initiative we seek to positively impact organizations confronting challenging issues at the nexus of business and society.”

Peter Todd, Dean of HEC Paris, says, “The innovation here is to go to the market with a range of world class academic partners sharing joint admission processes and aiming at recruiting together a significant number of students. We are convinced that this offer meets the demand of growing numbers of extremely talented and globally-mobile students who target prestigious double degree programs as passports for international careers.”

For more information, please visit: http://www.hec.edu/Masters-programs/Communication/Landing-Pages/M2M-Progra

【出願時期/1st Rd. or 2nd?】 UCLA Anderson talks

以下の記事はUCLA Anderson School Admissions Blog.からの引用です。http://mbablogs.anderson.ucla.edu/mba_admissions/2017/08/ucla-anderson-application-insider-which-round-to-apply-in.html


より適切な判断を下すためにでも、Round 1, 2, そして3のメリット・デメリットをおさらいしておきましょう。

The pros and cons of each round below may help you determine which is the best round for you. That said, please remember that the relative competitiveness of each round varies, as the applicant pool changes from year to year.


Pros: In Round 1, all seats are available (for UCLA Anderson, that’s about 360 in our full-time MBA class) so we have room to admit all of the qualified candidates that we come across.  Further, in Round 1 we have the full amount of merit-based fellowship funds left to distribute.  Applying early can also show the Admissions Committee that you’re serious about attending our business school.  There is also still the opportunity to be put on the waitlist to be potentially re-evaluated in Rounds 2 and/or 3. And if you do not get accepted into our program, you will likely have have sufficient time to apply to another school’s program in their later rounds.

Cons: Applicants may feel rushed to complete their application by a Round 1 deadline.  Without proper time management, individuals may not allot sufficient time to put together the highest quality application that they are capable of, and therefore may run the risk of hurting their chances for acceptance into our program.  Having insufficient time to self-reflect on short- and long-term goals, do research on MBA programs, and write the essay response may be evident on the application to the Admissions committee (especially the essay). Further, if you have not given sufficient time for your recommenders to complete their letters of recommendation, the quality of those crucial elements of the application may also be compromised.  You also will have the least amount of time to complete your GMAT/GRE and TOEFL/IELTS exams, and without proper planning, will likely not have time to re-take the exams if you’re not satisfied with your first score.


Pros: Round 2 is the most popular round for applicants here at UCLA Anderson, with a majority of our applications received in this round. By applying in Round 2, you have additional time to complete your application and write your essay; plus your recommenders also have more time to finish their recommendations.  If you aren’t happy with your score on the GMAT/GRE and/or TOEFL/IELTS, you will likely also have time to re-take the exam (we only evaluate your top score). Possibly the greatest advantage of applying in Round 2 is that you have more time to learn about our program by attending Admissions events. Perhaps you can even schedule a campus visit to meet with current students and observe a class! By having this time to get first-hand experience on our program, you may gain a better understanding of your own school preferences and MBA goals, all which will reflect in your application.

Cons: We receive the largest number of applications during Round 2, so competition is high (especially since we also have Round 1 waitlisted candidates still under consideration).  If you do not get accepted (which hopefully won’t be the case!) you may not have sufficient time to apply to another program within the same academic year.


Pros: Perhaps the biggest benefit in applying in Round 3 is that you have the most time to enhance your application profile — the additional time may allow you to get a promotion at work, take on a new project, and/or get involved in more leadership activities, for example. With more time to self-reflect on your goals, the application, and the essay question, applying in Round 3 may give you the advantage of giving you the most amount of time to put together the highest quality application possible for you. If you applied to other programs in earlier rounds, you will likely also be equipped with acceptance information from those schools. You will also have ample time to take (and potentially re-take) the GMAT/GRE and/or TOEFL/IELTS exams.

Cons: Since our class size is capped, fewer applicants are historically admitted in the last round simply due to the availability of spots in the class.  This makes this round the most competitive out of all. While you can still be placed on our waitlist, there are still likely many other individuals from earlier Rounds on our waitlist that you’ll be still compared against.


==============================                                                                                                       社費留学が10月に決まり、スコアメイク;3ヶ月半、書類作成準備;1ヶ月半と限られた時間でのMBA受験準備となりました。短い受験準備期間にも関わらず、合格を勝ち取れたのは、Affinity英語学院の先生方の適確なご指導のおかげであり、大変感謝しております。以下に、簡単ではありますが、私の合格体験記を記載させて頂きます。

学習・留学カウンセリングを受講。ご相談の上、IELTS/GMAT受験を選択し、試験受験日を確定。派遣元企業との繋がりの強いA校を目指すことにする(目安 IELTS;7.0, GMAT;550-600)。SCクラスを受講すると伝えたにも関わらず、飯島先生よりクラスを受ける必要はない、GMATのSCは全てランダムクリックで、MATH/SC/RCに集中して受験するという大胆な戦略を提案頂く。半信半疑でしたが、Prepを提案通りに受験し、600が出た為、飯島先生の戦略に従い初回受験することとする。10月はIELTS対策中心で、GMATはMATHとRCから対策を進める。

IELTS(1回目): 7.0。GMAT受験に専念することにする。CR対策も始めると共に、OGを解き始める。CRの問題タイプを習得することにより、CRを得意科目と感じられるようになる。

GMAT(1回目): 570点(SCランダム)。他校への出願も視野に、再度GMAT受験することにする。SC戦略クラスを受講し、短時間(1分15秒程度/問)+省エネでSCを解く術を学ぶ。

GMAT(2回目): 650点。SCをあっさり解くという、飯島先生の戦略に従い、実力以上の点数を獲得。
Essay(A校向け), Resume作成を本格化。MBAとは何か?さえも十分理解していなかった自分にとって佐取先生とのカウンセリングで今までのキャリアやWhy MBA?を深堀出来、納得のいくEssayを書き上げる。

・2/B: A校Interview → 2/E: A校合格。2/B: Indiana大学、その他1校をVisit。Essay(Indiana大学向け)を作成。

・3/B: Indiana大学Interview → 4/E: 合格

【2018年9月入学用 Essay課題】 Chicago (Booth)

Chicago Boothのエッセイ課題が発表されました。

2017-2018 Chicago Booth Full-Time MBA Essay Question:
View this collection of shared Booth moments. Choose the moment that best resonates with you and tell us why. 

Presentation/Essay Guidelines:

  • Choose the format that works for you. Want to illustrate your response visually? Submit a slide presentation. Like to express yourself with words? Write a traditional essay. Use the format that you feel best captures your response, the Admissions Committee has no preference.
  • Determine your own length. There is no prescribed minimum or maximum length. We trust that you will use your best judgment in determining how long your submission should be, but we recommend that you think strategically about how to best allocate the space.

Technical Guidelines:

  • File Size: Maximum file size is 16 MB.
  • Accepted Upload Formats: Acceptable formats are PDF, Word, and PowerPoint. We strongly recommend converting your piece to a PDF file prior to submitting.
  • Multimedia Restrictions: We will be viewing your submission electronically and in full color, but all submissions will be converted to PDF files, so animation, video, music, etc. will not translate over.

Optional Essay:
Is there any additional information that you would like the Admissions Committee to know? If so, please address in an optional essay. (300 words maximum)

【2018年9月入学用出願締め切り日】 MIT (Sloan)

Sloan Schoolの出願締め切り日が発表されました。

Round 1
・Application due : September 25 , 2017
・Decision released: December 19, 2017

◆Round 2
・Application due : January 17, 2018
・Decision released: April 3, 2018

◆Round 3
・Application due : April 9, 2018
・Decision released: May 14, 2018

【2018年9月入学用出願締め切り日】 UCLA (Anderson)

Anderson Schoolの出願締め切り日が発表されました。

Round 1
・Application due : October 6, 2017
・Decision released: December 15, 2017

◆Round 2
・Application due : January 5, 2018
・Decision released: March 29, 2018

◆Round 3
・Application due : April 12, 2018
・Decision released: May 24, 2018

【2018年9月入学用出願締め切り日】 Carnegie Mellon (Tepper)

Tepper Schoolの出願締め切り日が発表されました。

Round 1
・Application due : October 4, 2017
・Decision released: December 3, 2017

◆Round 2
・Application due : January 4, 2018
・Decision released: March 14, 2018

◆Round 3
・Application due : March 9, 2018
・Decision released: May 9, 2018

International applicants are encouraged to apply no later than Round 2 (January 4, 2018) to ensure adequate time for the student visa process.

【2018年9月入学用出願締め切り日】 University of California, Berkeley (Haas)

Haas Schoolの出願締め切り日が発表されました。

Round 1
・Application due : September 21, 2017
・Decision released: December 14, 2017

◆Round 2
・Application due : January 4, 2018
・Decision released: March 22, 2018

◆Round 3
・Application due : April 5, 2018
・Decision released: May 10, 2018

All applications must be submitted on or before the application deadline at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time.

【2018年9月入学用出願締め切り日】 University of Chicago (Booth)

Chicago, Booth Schoolの出願締め切り日が発表されました。

Round 1
・Application due : September 21, 2017
・Decision released: December 7, 2017

◆Round 2
・Application due : January 3, 2018
・Decision released: March 15, 2018

◆Round 3
・Application due : April 3, 2018
・Decision released: May 17, 2018

MBAキャリアデザインセミナー6/18 (日):Affinity・(株)アクシアム 共同開催