カテゴリー別アーカイブ: UCLA (Anderson)

【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

Tech Movement@UCLA

エンターテイメント、金融、起業といった各分野の教育等が高く評価されているAnderson Schoolですが、ここ数年において、Tech関連教育も盛んになってきている様子が記されています。
http://fortune.com/2015/01/08/ucla-business-school-tech-boom/

UCLA’s Anderson School has gone through a transformation in recent years, becoming more closely tied to movements within the tech industries in L.A., Silicon Valley, and Seattle.
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Fagnani, 28, agrees. “The more I looked at programs, the more I realized that the infrastructure, the classes and the opportunities are roughly the same at the top schools,” he says. “The biggest variable is the culture. I felt this was the place I would fit in and thrive.”

He’s not alone. Student opinion surveys show increased satisfaction at UCLA’s Anderson School, which has gone through a transformation in recent years, becoming more closely tied to the tech boom, in L.A., Silicon Valley, and Seattle. The upshot: Applications last year soared by 32%, while the average GMAT for the overall applicant pool was up five points to 688, swayed in part by the greater tech focus. Those extra apps drove the school’s acceptance rate down to 18% from 22% a year earlier, while the average GMAT for the new class hit a record 715, up from 706.

“This class is phenomenal,” boasts Rob Weiller, associate dean of admissions for the MBA program. “The second years are in awe of the new class. More importantly, though, they are still the same kinds of people. We haven’t sacrificed our supportive culture. There is just a world of opportunity out there and our career center is plugged into those opportunities. It is way more difficult to do that from the East Coast. I don’t care if you have the H word on your diploma.”

At 26.5% of the Class of 2014, technology is the top hiring industry of Anderson graduates and has been for the past three years. The percentage going into tech from UCLA has more than doubled in the past four years, eclipsing the 20.4% who took finance jobs and the 14.2% of Anderson MBAs who went into consulting.

This year, in fact, at least 15 students went to work at Google, while Amazon and Microsoft each hired 10 or more MBAs, and Adobe Systems, Amgen, Apple, Ebay, Symantec, and VMware each employed between five and nine Anderson graduates. School officials, moreover, believe that tech has morphed with L.A.’s traditional strengths as an entertainment and media mecca to give birth to a host of new startups and tech firms in Silicon Beach, a three-mile stretch of sand between Venice and Santa Monica. The area is home to more than 500 startups and tech giants, ranging from Snapchat to online video service Hulu, along with an expansive L.A. office for Google.

“The school has pivoted fairly quickly to become much more of a technology school than when I first came here,” says Mark Garmaise, a finance professor who joined UCLA in 2001 after a stint at Chicago Booth. “Our major new push is going towards analytics and technology. We have great data analytics courses and classes where students are working with Google and doing real-time problem-solving.”

Dubbed “The Google Class” by students, the course represents how Anderson, once a finance and quant haven, is transforming itself into a pathway into tech. Anderson worked with Google to develop the course, which is officially called “Digital Marketing Strategy” and was first offered on a trial basis this past fall. Co-taught by marketing professor Sanjay Sood and a Google executive, the course provides students with a broad overview of Google’s approach to marketing. It focuses on four key areas: insights, measurement, storytelling, and brand.

“We reinvented the class to be more industry relevant,” says Karen Williams, executive director for the school’s Center for Management of Enterprise in Media, Entertainment & Sports. “There are Google cases and projects with Google executives. All the top schools are being challenged to bridge the thinking with the doing. It is a model we are talking with another company about and have two more firms on our target list.”

Beyond the Google example, Anderson doesn’t shy away from bringing in leading executives to teach in its classrooms. Brian Frons, the president of daytime Disney/ABC, now teaches a course called “Making Creativity Profitable in Entertainment & Technology.” Dean Judy Olian and Hollywood producer Peter Guber, CEO of the multimedia Mandalay Entertainment Group, teach a class together. Not surprisingly, perhaps, one of the school’s six specializations, along with such traditional MBA areas as accounting and corporate finance, is technology leadership, with such courses as “New Product Development” and “Technology Management.”

“This California location has us keyed into the tech boom,” adds Garmaise, who is also senior associate dean of the MBA program. “We didn’t stop being a finance school, but we have pivoted in terms of industry because it is a better fit for us. You have California opportunities that would open up to you that are very difficult to access from other parts of the country.”

<To be continued>

【MBA2016年秋入学用出願締め切り日】 UCLA (Anderson)

UCLA (Anderson) Schoolから出願締め切り日が発表されました。
http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/degrees/mba-program/admissions

◆ 1st Round
・Application due: October 6, 2015
・Decision notification: December 15, 2015

◆ 2nd Round
・Application due: January 5, 2016
・Decision notification: March 29, 2016

◆ 3rd Round
・Application due: April 12, 2016
・Decision notification: May 24, 2016