カテゴリー別アーカイブ: UCLA (Anderson)

【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

出願者の心理からすれば、「できるだけ早く出願したい」という気持ちが、これからの時期は益々高まってくると思われます。出願者の皆さんも、「準備が整った時に出願することが最適」であることは十分に理解されているものの、自分にとって準備が整っているか否かの判断を下すことは簡単な作業ではありません。

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.

APPLYING ROUND 1

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.

APPLYING ROUND 2

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.

APPLYING ROUND 3

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.

UCLA:MBA Information Event – Tokyo

UCLA, Anderson Schoolの学校説明会が下記日程と場所にて開催されます。
Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 02:00 PM until 05:00 PM
Nihonbashi Life Science Hub
Conference Room A
1-5-5, Nihonbashi-Muromachi, Chuo-Ku
Tokyo, Tokyo 103-0022

ご予約は下記サイトよりお願いします。
https://apply.anderson.ucla.edu/register/tokyo-infosession

Come learn about our full-time MBA Program’s admissions process, student life, career options and curriculum, directly from our admissions staff and esteemed alumni.

【2018年9月入学用 Essay課題】 UCLA (Anderson)

Anderson SchoolのEssay課題も発表されております。
http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/degrees/mba-program/admissions/requirements

First-Time Applicants (Required Essay):

We believe that the best results are achieved when you share success, think fearlessly and drive change. With this in mind, what are your goals at UCLA Anderson and in your short-term and long-term career? (750 words maximum)

Optional Essay:

The following essay is optional. No preference is given in the evaluation process to applicants who submit an optional essay. Please note that we only accept written essays.

Are there any extenuating circumstances in your profile about which the Admissions Committee should be aware? Please use your best judgment. (250 words maximum)

Re-Applicant Essay:

Re-applicants who applied for the MBA program starting in 2016 or 2017 are required to complete the following essay:

Please describe your career progress since you last applied and ways in which you have enhanced your candidacy. Include updates on short-term and long-term career goals, as well as your continued interest in UCLA Anderson. (750 words maximum)

Please note:
Your essays are the primary way for you to share your perspectives and plans with the admissions committee. The best essays are introspective, genuine and succinct in directly answering our questions and responding to our topics.

【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。
http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/degrees/mba-program/admissions

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

卒業生とのコンタクト

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。
http://mbablogs.anderson.ucla.edu/mba_admissions/2017/03/from-the-deans-desk-top-5-reasons-to-connect-with-alumni-when-applying.html

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

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。
http://mbablogs.anderson.ucla.edu/mba_admissions/2017/01/ucla-anderson-application-insider-waitlist-guidlelines.html

  • 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。
http://mbablogs.anderson.ucla.edu/mba_admissions/2016/09/ucla-anderson-application-insider-what-round-to-apply-in.html

APPLYING ROUND 3
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.

合格の可能性、確率等、自らの状況を数値化してしまいがちですが、自らがコントロールできること(テストスコアの改善及び出願書類の質の向上、面接対策等)に注力し、合格を勝ち取ってください。

【MBA 2017年入学用エッセイ課題】 UCLA (Anderson)

UCLA, Anderson Schoolのエッセイ課題が発表されました。
http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/degrees/mba-program/admissions/requirements

FIRST-TIME APPLICANTS – ONE REQUIRED ESSAY:

We believe that the best results are achieved when you share success, think fearlessly and drive change.  With this in mind, what are your goals at UCLA Anderson and in your short-term and long-term career? (750 words maximum)

OPTIONAL ESSAY:
The following essay is optional. No preference is given in the evaluation process to applicants who submit an optional essay. Please note that we only accept written essays.

Are there any extenuating circumstances in your profile about which the Admissions Committee should be aware? Please use your best judgment. (250 words maximum)

【MBA 2017年秋入学用出願締め切り日】 UCLA (Anderson)

UCLA, Anderson Schoolの締切日が発表されました。
http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/degrees/mba-program/admissions

◆Round 1
・Deadline: October 6 2016
・Notification: December 15, 2016

◆Round 2
・Deadline: January 5, 2017
・Notification: March 24, 2017

◆Round 3
・Deadline: April 12, 2017
・Notification: May 24, 2017

Candidates must submit their application by 11:59 PM Pacific Time on the day of the deadline in order to be considered for that round. The online application will be available on August 1, 2016.

【MBA 2016年秋入学用 エッセイ課題】: UCLA (Anderson)

Anderson Schoolのエッセイ課題が発表されました。
http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/degrees/mba-program/admissions/requirements

FIRST-TIME APPLICANTS – ONE REQUIRED ESSAY:

We believe that the best results are achieved when you share success, think fearlessly and drive change.  With this in mind, what are your goals at UCLA Anderson and in your short-term and long-term career? (750 words maximum)

OPTIONAL ESSAY:
The following essay is optional. No preference is given in the evaluation process to applicants who submit an optional essay. Please note that we only accept written essays.

Are there any extenuating circumstances in your profile about which the Admissions Committee should be aware? Please use your best judgment. (250 words maximum)

gRequired Essay
We believe that the best results are achieved when you share success, think fearlessly and drive change. With this in mind, what are your goals at UCLA Anderson and in your short-term and long-term career? (750 words maximum) – See more at: http://www.stacyblackman.com/blog/#sthash.JlQJfZlT.dpuf