カテゴリー別アーカイブ: Northern American Business Schools

【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.



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.

【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。


Advice for the Early Career Candidate (from Chicago’s Blog)

今回は、U of Chicago, Booth SchoolのAdmissions Blog (Booth Insider)より下記の投稿記事を紹介させていただきます。


Carving out the pathway to your future career requires significant self-reflection. Sometimes you need to look back in order to go forward. Think about the building blocks of your career thus far. What are your strengths and how do they align with your interests? How can you remain open to new possibilities and opportunities that you may have never even thought about? And what might those logical next steps look like?
Some of you may be thinking about an MBA– maybe next year, or five years from now. Some of you are what we refer to as an early-career candidate; individuals who have three or fewer years of full-time work experience, including students currently pursuing an undergraduate degree. Whether you’re preparing to graduate from college, new to the workforce, or thinking about an MBA in the future, we wanted to offer some insights on how you can explore immediate growth opportunities that will set you up for future success.


11 new courses of Nothwestern, Kellogg

各校では2017年度に向け、カリキュラム改訂も進んでいます。そした中、Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Managementでは新コースが発表されました。

 Human and Machine Intelligence
 (Adam Pah, Spring 2017)

Human and Machine Intelligence delves into new research findings on artificial intelligence and the applications for modern business leaders. Using sophisticated AI programs like IBM’s Deep Blue and Google’s AlphaGo, this course will develop students’ data science skills and teach them to apply “human+machine thought partnerships” to grow businesses.

“While there are many examples of machines outperforming humans at some tasks, its less clear when machines can augment human decision-making and creativity,” said Adam Pah, Clinical Assistant Professor of Management & Organizations. “We will focus on how students can leverage machine intelligence, while discussing the possibility and limitations of machine-learning to enhance their output and performance beyond a human or machine alone.”

 Launching and Leading Startups
 (Brad Morehead, Winter 2017; Carter Cast, Spring 2017)

Launching and Leading Startups examines some of the most challenging and pervasive problems faced by entrepreneurial CEOs – including evaluating markets, developing products, mitigating risk, and creating effective go-to-market strategies while leading teams and managing boards from the CEO “hot seat”.

“Our Kellogg Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative leadership team realized there was an opportunity to offer a broad survey course for innovative, entrepreneurially-minded students who want to gain exposure to entrepreneurship,” said Carter Cast, Clinical Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship. “This will be a good class for students who are curious about entrepreneurship and who think they may pursue an entrepreneurial endeavor in the near future, whether through starting their own business, acquiring a business or joining an early-stage startup.”

Consumers, Culture and Leadership (Greg Carpenter, Fall 2016)

Consumers, Culture and Leadership explores how firms develop a deep understanding of customers, how leaders can create more agile, innovative organizations and how leaders can create new markets, redefine existing ones and deliver value to demanding buyers.

“Much of the thinking behind customer centricity was developed at Kellogg and remains central to our distinctive approach,” said Greg Carpenter, James Farley/Booz Allen Hamilton Professor of Marketing Strategy. “The timing seems right to offer a new course to more formally explore the rising influence of consumers, how organizations are transforming their culture to focus more on consumers, and successful leadership models for customer-centric firms.”

Business of Social Change (Megan Kashner, Winter 2017)

Business of Social Change studies a singular social issue to help students understand the causes, measurement, levers and outcomes inherent to the business of social change work. With this term’s focus on uneducated and unemployed American youths, students will hear from guest speakers including policy experts, large-scale employers of youth, impact measurement experts and experts on labor, detention and workforce development.

“We’ve added this new course to provide students with the foundational tools and approaches to follow a social or sustainability challenge from etiology to measurement to levers for change and impact,” said Megan Kashner, Clinical Assistant Professor in the Kellogg Public-Private Interface. “Students will complete this course with the skills to determine the roots of a problem and the paths to large-scale and market-driven change.”

Other new courses for the 2016-2017 academic year include:

【告知協力】Chicago Booth Coffee Chat 開催のご案内 (3/26)

在校生の皆様よりCoffee Chatのご案内をいただきました。

3/26(日) Chicago Booth Coffee Chat 開催のご案内
The University of Chicago Booth School of Business (Chicago Booth) の在校⽣・卒業⽣によるコーヒー チャットを開催します。
出願に関する経験やアドバイス、授業、課 外活動、就職活動、シカゴでの⽣活などについて、お話させて頂ければと思っております。

⽇時︓3 ⽉26 ⽇(⽇) 10:00AM〜12:00 PM
場所︓Dimensional Fund Advisors Tokyo Office 千代⽥区丸の内3‐1‐1 国際ビル Suite 808

ご参加頂ける⽅は下記リンクより事前申込 をお願いいたします。

また、在校⽣によるブログを公開していま す。情報収集にぜひご活⽤下さい。

Chicago Booth にご関⼼のある⽅は、奮ってご参加下さい!

ウェイトリスト用ガイドライン : UCLA Anderson School

Anderson Schoolへの1st Roundアプリカントに対するWaillist guidelineが発表されました。2nd Rdアプリカントは、Invitation letterを受信し始めた頃ではありますが、今後は自分の身にも(そうした通知内容が)降りかかる可能性も考慮した上で下記の文面を一読しておきましょう。

  • If your application status indicates you have been placed on our waitlist, your name will remain on the waitlist until a final decision is made on your application or until you request your application be withdrawn.
  • Waitlisted candidates (excluding those who withdraw) will be reconsidered for admission in subsequent rounds.
  • Round 1 applicants will receive an update on their application status by the Round 2 decision deadline of March 29, 2017. Some candidates may be offered the option of remaining on the waitlist for consideration in Round 3.
  • Remaining Round 1 and Round 2 waitlist candidates will receive an update on their application status by the Round 3 decision deadline of May 24, 2017.
  • We cannot give individual feedback to waitlisted applicants.
  • Chances of being admitted off the waitlist are difficult to predict since the number of students admitted from the waitlist varies from year to year depending on the size/strength of the admit pool, number of admits who enroll, and other factors.
  • Waitlisted candidates may send in updates to their application to wlmgr@anderson.ucla.edu. This is completely optional and only for currently waitlisted applicants.
    • We ask that you use your personal judgment and discretion in submitting additional information that is relevant to your application. Some examples include (but are not limited to): updated GMAT/GRE/TOEFL scores, promotions at work, and recent extracurricular accomplishments.
    • Before submitting additional information to the waitlist manager, remember.
    • Every interaction we have with you moving forward can be a data point on your file, so make sure they are meaningful and value-added.
    • Quality of information and communication is more important than quantity.

If you are on the waitlist and have any additional questions, please e-mail wlmgr@anderson.ucla.edu.  For all others, send questions to mba.admissions@anderson.ucla.edu.

3rd Round

テストスコアや出願書類の進捗状況と向き合いつつ、3月から4月にかけての3rd Roundに向けた準備に余念がない出願者もいらっしゃると思います。そうした受験生に対して伝えていることは、「1stや2nd Rdで出願できなかったことを後悔するよりも、この3rd Rdに向けた最大限の準備にて臨むこと」です。

下記のAdmissions Blog (UCLA Anderson School)では、各ラウンド(1stから3rdまで)に関する独自の考察を紹介しております。

: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.


【告知協力】CMU Tepper 在校生主催Live Chat 開催のご案内 (12/17開催)

Carnegie Mellon, Tepper School在校生によるWebinarのご案内です。
12月17日(土)に、MBA受験生の方を対象として、在校生による学校説明会(Webinar形式)を開催致します。MBAカリキュラムの説明、学校生活、出願対策等に関して、在校生の体験に基づく説明とチャットを用いたQ&Aセッションを予定しております。2nd Roundの締め切りに向けて、エッセイやインタビュー対策などにぜひお役立て下さい。どうぞお気軽にご参加下さい。

日時:2016年12月17日(土) 8:30AM~ 9:30AM(日本時間)



第1部 在校生による学校説明

第2部 参加者の質問に基づくQ&Aセッション


Tepper School of Businessは、Computer Science やRobotics、人工知能などのテクノロジー分野で世界的に著名なCarnegie Mellon Universityにあり、1学年200名程度と少数精鋭のプログラムです。Management Science分野におけるパイオニア的存在であり、定量的な意思決定アプローチに強みを持っています。特に、Operations Research, Entrepreneurship, Information System, Computational Finance等の分野で高い評価を受けており、これらを活かして過去10名のノーベル経済学賞受賞者を輩出してきました。




本セミナーに関する質問は以下へご連絡ください。Soichi Ueki: sueki@tepper.cmu.edu