カテゴリー別アーカイブ: Stanford

【MBA 2017年入学用推薦状課題】 Stanford

Stanford GSBの推薦状要綱がご確認いただけます。
http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/programs/mba/admission/application-materials/letters-reference/information-recommenders#recquestions

Below is the specific information that you should include in your recommendation.

  1. How does the applicant’s performance compare to that of other well-qualified individuals in similar roles? Please provide specific examples. (E.g. what are the applicant’s principal strengths?) Up to 500 words
  2. Describe the most important piece of constructive feedback you have given the applicant. Please detail the circumstances and the applicant’s response. Up to 500 words
  3. (Optional) Is there anything else we should know? Please be concise.             Letter should be 2-4 pages.

    Guidelines

    Your letter of reference should be submitted in English. If you think your English is not sufficient to convey complex ideas, write the letter in your native language, and then have it translated into English. A friend, a colleague, or a paid service may translate the document, but the applicant or the applicant’s friend or family member may not.

    Please make sure to double-space your letter and to follow the word guidelines listed below.

    In addition to your qualitative responses, we will ask you to assess some of the candidate’s character traits and competencies that contribute to successful leadership.


【MBA 2017年入学用エッセイ課題】 Stanford GSB

Stanford GSBのエッセイ課題もリリースされました。
http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/programs/mba/admission/application-materials/essays

Essay A: What matters most to you, and why?

For this essay, we would like you to:

  • Do some deep self-examination, so you can genuinely illustrate who you are and how you came to be the person you are.
  • Share the insights, experiences, and lessons that shaped your perspectives, rather than focusing merely on what you’ve done or accomplished.
  • Write from the heart, and illustrate how a person, situation, or event has influenced you.
  • Focus on the “why” rather than the “what.”

Essay B: Why Stanford?

Enlighten us on how earning your MBA at Stanford will enable you to realize your ambitions.

  • Explain your decision to pursue graduate education in management.
  • Explain the distinctive opportunities you will pursue at Stanford.
  • If you are applying to both the MBA and MSx programs, use Essay B to address your interest in both programs.

Formatting

  • Double-spaced
  • Indicate the question you are answering at the beginning of each essay (does not count toward the word limit)
  • Number all pages
  • Upload one document that includes both essays

Be sure to save a copy of your essays, and preview the uploaded document to ensure that the formatting is preserved.

Editing Your Essays

Begin work on the essays early to give yourself time to reflect, write, and edit.

Feel free to ask friends or family members for feedback — especially about whether the tone and voice sound like you. Your family and friends know you better than anyone. If they think the essays do not capture who you are, how you live, what you believe, and what you aspire to do, then surely we will be unable to recognize what is most distinctive about you.

Feedback Vs. Coaching

There is a big difference, however, between “feedback” and “coaching.” You cross that line when any part of the application (excluding the letters of reference) ceases to be exclusively yours in either thought or word.

Appropriate feedback occurs when others review your completed application — perhaps once or twice — and apprise you of omissions, errors, or inaccuracies that you later correct or address. After editing is complete, your thoughts, voice, and style remain intact. Inappropriate coaching occurs when you allow others to craft your application for you and, as a result, your application or self-presentation is not authentic.

It is improper and a violation of the terms of this application process to have someone else write your essays. Such behavior will result in denial of your application or withdrawal of your offer of admission.

【MBA 2017年9月入学用出願締め切り日】 Stanford

Stanford Graduate School of Businessから締め切り日がリリースされました。http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/programs/mba/admission/deadlines

◆Round 1
Application Deadline: September 21, 2016
Notification Date: December 2016

◆Round 2
Application Deadline: January 10, 2017
Notification Date: March 2017

◆Round 3
Application Deadline: April 5, 2017
Notification Date: May 2017

5:00pm Pacific Time, including your letters of reference and application fee payment. We cannot guarantee that we will review information you send 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 submitting it earlier is better. While we admit outstanding individuals in all three rounds, there are some advantages to applying in either the first or second round, including:

【学校説明会:Stanford Graduate School of Business】 Information Session in Tokyo

Stanford Graduate School of Businessの説明会に関するご案内です。
同校のニュースレターより抜粋致します。

Want to learn about the Stanford MBA Program? No better way than by attending an information session. Get a program overview by an admissions officer, and then hear the inside perspective from Stanford MBA alumni. We will be ready and eager to answer your questions, so make sure to bring some with you!

Please register for only one of the following events.

・Stanford MBA Program Information Session In Tokyo
27 July, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Register
https://www.cvent.com/events/stanford-mba-program-information-session-in-tokyo/registration-57f32aa907ea498f828acbbb17ac2e01.aspx

Stanford MBA Program Information Session (Women’s Perspectives) In Tokyo
28 July, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Register
https://www.cvent.com/events/stanford-mba-program-information-session-women-s-perspectives-in-tokyo/registration-274b131d8d0f47f6ac87a24ad05e7f44.aspx

【MBA2016年秋入学用 Essay課題】Stanford

同校のエッセイ課題も発表となりました。

Essay A: What matters most to you, and why?

For this essay, we would like you to:

  • Focus on the “why” rather than the “what.”
  • Do some deep self-examination, so you can genuinely illustrate who you are and how you came to be the person you are.
  • Share the insights, experiences, and lessons that shaped your perspectives, rather than focusing merely on what you’ve done or accomplished.
  • Write from the heart, and illustrate how a person, situation, or event has influenced you.

Essay B: Why Stanford?

Enlighten us on how earning your MBA at Stanford will enable you to realize your ambitions.

  • Explain your decision to pursue graduate education in management.
  • Explain the distinctive opportunities you will pursue at Stanford.

Length

Your answers for both essay questions combined may not exceed 1,150 words. Below are suggested word counts per essay, but you should allocate the maximum word count in the way that is most effective for you.

そして、 各エッセイ課題に対するsuggested word countは、Essay-Aが750 words、Essay-Bが400 wordsとなっています。その他、FormatやEditing、Additional infromation等に関する注意事項は、以下のサイトにてご確認ください。
http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/programs/mba/admission/application-materials/essays

【MBA2016年秋入学用出願締め切り日】Stanford

Stanford Graduate School of Businessの出願締め切り日が発表されました。
http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/programs/mba/admission/deadlines

◆Round 1
Deadline: September 22, 2015
Notification : December 19, 2015

◆Round 2
Deadline: January 12, 2016
Notification: March 30, 2016

◆Round 3
Deadline: April 5, 2016
Notification: May 11, 2016

そして、Selecting an Application Roundについては下記のコメントが掲載されています。

Though you may apply in any one of the three application rounds each year, we suggest you apply only when you feel your application is as strong as it can be.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 submitting it earlier is better. While we admit outstanding individuals in all three rounds, 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 language coursework prior to arrival on campus.
・Access to the on-campus housing lottery and/or Schwab Residential Center housing.
・Sufficient time to complete the visa application process (international students).
・The opportunity to attend Admit Weekend (there is no Admit Weekend for Round 3

現在の準備状況、そして締め切り日、さらには各校で出題され始めているエッセイ課題への対応も含め、
総合的な観点から、自らにとっての最適な出願時期を設定していきましょう。

スタンフォード・ビジネススクールの人気科目

以下、FORTUNEサイトからの抜粋記事となります。
起業教育、女子学生の比率、”You can do it”に代表される校風、スクールを取り囲む周辺のビジネス環境といった同校の特徴がブレンドされた科目になっている印象がうかがえます。続きは下記のURLにてご覧ください:

http://fortune.com/2014/12/18/stanford-business-female-entrepreneurship/

About ten years ago, when a male Stanford Graduate School of Business professor first created a two-week seminar on female entrepreneurship, his goal was simple: “We thought it was really important for students to see a multitude of entrepreneurship examples,” recalls Garth Saloner, the professor.

Today, a prominent female VC teaches the course, and “Entrepreneurship from the Perspective of Women” is so popular that it has a waiting list, and Stanford Business School decided to turn it into a full, quarter course, beginning in 2015, according to Saloner, now the business school’s dean.

Fern Mandelbaum, managing partner at Vista Venture Partners, became the class instructor last year after having been a guest speaker in the course for five years. She dubs the course “You Can Do It” because “that’s really what the class is all about,” she says.

Unlike many MBA classes, which focus on developing ideas, raising money, and corporate strategy, Mandelbaum’s course examines creating a diverse culture, managing emotions and expectations, building balance in your life, and handling risks.

“Many women come up with reasons why they shouldn’t do something,” she says. “Many women have self-doubt. They lack confidence, and they’re afraid to take risks and don’t believe they can create companies.”

The course includes guest lectures by CEOs and investors, most of them women. Recent speakers have included Julia Hartz, president and co-founder of Eventbrite, the event ticketing company, and Amy Pressman, president and co-founder of Medallia, a customer experience management tracking software company. Mandelbaum assigns a student the responsibility of introducing a speaker, which usually requires some research and discussion with the speaker.

【LL.M. Application Deadlines for Fall 2015】: Stanford

Stanford University,Law Schoolから2015年入学に向けて出願締切日が発表されました。

・2014年12月5日
the deadline date for submitting the application will be December 5, 2014, 11:59PM PST. Most decisions will be announced by April 1, 2015.
https://www.law.stanford.edu/degrees/advanced/admissions

また、入学審査に必要な書類項目も(締切日と一緒に)確認しておきましょう。

1.Application for Admission to Graduate Study
2.Application Fee
3.Resume or curriculum vitae
4.Personal statement
5.Two letters of recommendation
6.Official transcripts
7.TOEFL score report

そして、「アピールするためにも、追加の出願書類を用意した方が・・・」といったご相談を受けることがありますが、下記の記載内容にもあるように、その取扱いスタンスは各校において異なります。こうして”discouraged”されていますので、定められているルールは必ず遵守してください。
Applicants are discouraged from submitting additional materials with the application; such materials will not be returned.

【学校説明会の開催予定】: Stanford Business School

Stanford Graduate School of Businessnの説明会が下記日程にて開催されます。

・27 Aug 2014 07:00 PM JST
・28 Aug 2014 07:00 PM JST

Description: This event will include an overview of the Stanford MBA Program by an admissions officer, followed by a discussion with Stanford MBA alumni. You’ll also have plenty of time to get your questions answered. Upon registration, you will receive information to review prior to the session.

以下のURLより予約登録作業を進めていきますと、当日の説明会会場が表示されます。
https://sumba.askadmissions.net/Portal/EI/GroupUrl?gid=530459c68d8a2eac7849e7b518b85a2ebfb440

【MBA 2015年入学用エッセイ課題】 Stanford

Stanford GSBでのエッセイ課題も発表されております。

Essay Questions for the Class of 2017

We request that you write two personal essays. The personal essays give us glimpses of your character and hopes. In each essay, we want to hear your genuine voice. Think carefully about your values, passions, aims, and dreams prior to writing them.
http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/programs/mba/admission/application-materials/essays

Essay A: What matters most to you, and why?

A strong response to this question will:
• Focus on the “why” rather than the “what.”
• Reflect the self-examination process you used to write your response.
• Genuinely illustrate who you are and how you came to be the person you are.
• Share the insights, experiences, and lessons that shaped your perspectives, rather than focusing merely on what you’ve done or accomplished.
• Be written from the heart, and illustrate how a person, situation, or event has influenced you.

Essay B: Why Stanford?

Enlighten us on how earning your MBA at Stanford will enable you to realize your ambitions.

A strong response to this essay question will:
• Explain your decision to pursue graduate education in management.
• Explain the distinctive opportunities you will pursue at Stanford.

Length

Your answers for both essay questions combined may not exceed 1,100 words. Below are suggested word counts per essay, but you should allocate the maximum word count in the way that is most effective for you.

また、エッセイ課題のみに注力しがちですが、以下に案内するサイトに記載されている同校のEssay Philosophyをも一読してはいかがでしょか?
http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/programs/mba/admission/admissions-dean/effective-essays

“We want a holistic view of you as a person: your values, passions, ideas, experiences, and aspirations.”

各々にとって、それぞれValuesからaspirationに至るまで、自らの経験や将来のキャリア展望に基づいてパラフレーズする準備は整っていますか?

そして、同サイトよりEssay AとBに対する各コメントを抜粋させていただきます。
■Esasy A:
Many essays describe the “what,” but good essays move beyond this and describe how and why these “whats” have influenced your life. The most common mistake applicants make is spending too much time describing the “what” at the expense of how and why these guiding forces have shaped your behavior, attitudes, and objectives. Please be assured that we do appreciate and reward thoughtful self-assessment and appropriate levels of self-disclosure.

自らにとって大切な経験値である旨を伝えるにためにも、経験値を通して「自分の行動」や「考え方」や「意識の面」も含め、どう変化したか?という事実を実際のエピソードを踏まえて考えていきましょう。その変化の前後関係を考察してみることで、その経験値が自分にもたらす意義をも確認できるのではないでしょうか。今の自分があることは、過去の経験が互いに結びついてのことですが、その「結びつき度合」を確認する上でも、上述箇所に記してある”Self-disclosure”を(自己分析作業を通して)実行へと移していきましょう。

■Essay B:
In this essay, we ask you “Why Stanford?” Given what you hope to achieve, how will your education and experiences at Stanford help you turn your dreams into reality? We give you broad license to envision your future; take advantage of it. The key here is that you should have ideas for your best self after Stanford, and related objectives for your Stanford education. How do you plan to take advantage of the incredible opportunities at Stanford? How do you envision yourself contributing, growing, and learning here at Stanford GSB? And how will the Stanford experience help you become the person you aspire to be?

同校のIncredible opportunitiesに対する理解を深めるためにも、他校が提供するopportunitiesの内容を比較分析してみましょう。同解説文には”dreams into reality?”と記されています。”Dream”という言葉からも、MBA取得後後における数年先の目標を考える以上に、自らのキャリア全体におけるビジョン、ミッション、モットーなど、”Dream”の中身を周囲から支えるコンテンツをも共に考えてはいかがでしょうか。