カテゴリー別アーカイブ: Columbia

【MBA 2017年1月&8月入学用エッセイ課題】 Columbia

Columbia Business Schoolのエッセイ課題も発表されました。

Applicants must complete one short answer question and three essays.

Short Answer Question:
What is your immediate post-MBA professional goal? (51 characters maximum)

Examples of possible responses:
“Work in business development for a media company.”
“Join a strategy consulting firm.”
“Launch a data-management start-up.”

Essay 1:
Through your resume and recommendations, we have a clear sense of your professional path to date. What are your career goals going forward, and how will the Columbia MBA help you achieve them? (100-750 words)

Essay 2:
Columbia Business School’s students participate in industry focused New York immersion seminars; in project based Master Classes; and in school year internships. Most importantly, our students are taught by a combination of distinguished research faculty and accomplished practitioners. How will you take advantage of being “at the very center of business”? (100-500 words)

Essay 3:
CBS Matters, a key element of the School’s culture, allows the people in your Cluster to learn more about you on a personal level. What will your Clustermates be pleasantly surprised to learn about you? (100-250 words)

Optional Essay:
An optional fourth essay will allow you to discuss any issues that do not fall within the purview of the required essays.

All applications are due at 11:59 p.m. EST on the day of the deadline.


【MBA 2017年1月 & 8月入学用出願締め切り日】 Columbia

Columbia Business Schoolの出願締め切り日がリリースされました。

◆2017 January Entry
・Application Deadline: October 5, 2016

◆2017 August Entry

・Early Decision Deadline: October 5, 2016

・Merit Fellowship Consideration: January 4, 2017

・Regular Decision : April 12, 2017

Applications will be available in May 2016.
All applications are due at 11:59 p.m. EST on the day of the deadline.

【学校説明会】 Columbia MBA Information Session in Tokyo

Columbia Business Schoolの説明会が下記日程で開催されます。

◆Tokyo On the Road MBA Information Session

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 06:00 PM
Josui Kaikan, Orion Room
Hitotsubashi 2-1-1
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0003

On the Road Information Sessions are an excellent way to learn more about the Columbia MBA program, student experience, and alumni network. At the Tokyo Information Session you will have an opportunity to hear from and speak with Rachael Lubetkin, assistant director of admissions, and local alumni.




既にご存知の方々もいらっしゃるかもしれませんが、Northwestern (Kellogg)、Dartmouth(Tuck), Columbia, NYU (Stern)への出願に際してIELTSスコアの使用が可となっています。

Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) and International English Language Testing System (IElTS)  All candidates who are not U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents must send a valid TOEFL or IELTS score to Kellogg. The score results from both tests are valid for two years.

Tuck accepts both the TOEFL® (Test of English as a Foreign Language™), IELTS (International English Language Testing System),

All applicants whose native language is not English and who have not received a university degree in an English-speaking country must take the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) or the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language).

International students who do not have a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree from an institution in which all instruction is conducted in English must take either the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), the PTE (Pearson Test of English), or the IELTS (International English Language Testing System).

【MBA 2016年入学用 推薦状課題】Columbia

自らのアピール部分を的確に把握してもらうためにも、下記の課題内容にも記されているSpecific Examplesは欠かせませんので、推薦者となる方々ともその点を共有していきましょう。


All first-time applications require two recommendations. Reapplicants are required to submit one new recommendation. If you have been working full-time for at least six months, one recommendation should be from your current supervisor. The second recommendation should be from either a former direct supervisor or from another professional associate, senior to you, who can share their insights on your candidacy.

If you are a college senior or have worked full-time for fewer than six months, at least one, but preferably both, of your recommendations should be from a person who can comment on your managerial abilities. You may ask a summer employer or another person whom you feel can objectively assess your professional promise. The second recommendation may be from a college professor.

Please note that Columbia Business School and several of our peer institutions use similar, if not identical, recommendation questions. This is an effort on our part to make the process easier for your recommenders. We expect that you, the applicant, will not participate in the drafting of these recommendations. Applications are not considered complete until all required information is submitted. This includes recommendations.

We ask recommenders to consider the following guidelines when writing their recommendations (recommended limit – 1000 words):

  • How do the candidate’s performance, potential, background, or personal qualities compare to those of other well-qualified individuals in similar roles? Please provide specific examples.
  • Please describe the most important piece of constructive feedback you have given the applicant. Please detail the circumstances and the applicant’s response.

Please be aware: The Admissions Committee requires that all application materials be submitted online, including recommendations.

【MBA 2016年入学用出願締切日】 Columbia

年々、各ビジネススクールでは出願締め切り日の発表が早くなっている印象を受けますが、Columbia Universityでは早々に発表となりました。

January 2016 Entry
Deadline : October 7, 2015

August 2016 Entry (Early Decision)
Deadline: October 7, 2015

◆Merit Fellowship Consideration
Deadline: January 6, 2016

◆Regular Decision
Deadline: April 13, 2016

All deadlines are 11:59 p.m. New York Time on the date listed.

学部長のインタビュー(Columbia Univ. Law School)

Columbia University, Law Schoolに着任した新学部長のインタビュー記事が掲載されています。

Among those priorities, she says, are tweaking the curriculum to help students see themselves as “global actors” and as entrepreneurs who can intentionally craft a career that, over time, spans the private and public sectors. Ms. Lester also wants to forge stronger ties between alumni and current students and maintain “people’s pride about this community.”

Students at Columbia Law School are already talented, “so the question is what do we do to make them the best version of themselves,” Ms. Lester says. “I talk to our students about taking full advantage of their three years here, to not just ask what the law is, but what the law ought to be.”


Columbia Business Schoolの学部長が、MBAランキングに対する自らの考えをシェアしています。

It’s just as important, however, to know what happens to students when they leave school—the outputs. If the job market deems the students to have received a valuable education, they will receive good job offers. That should hardly come as a surprise—employers want the best employees they can get. Schools that routinely graduate classes at full or near-full employment, with good job satisfaction, have reason to believe they’re receiving a vote of confidence from the market. Rankings that provide data on job offers, salary levels, and other “value added” criteria are providing another critical piece of the puzzle.

Put these pieces together, then, and the picture that emerges might be shocking to some. There are, in fact, top business schools—consistently so—and there is a quantitative way to differentiate them from the rest. The handful of business schools that dominate the upper tiers of today’s rankings no doubt see the input and output numbers you would expect. And because they do, they enjoy the cascading effects of being a top business school, like the programmatic adaptability that comes with financial health, and the ability to build or maintain an extraordinary faculty.

So all rankings of business schools, at least in part, reflect an on-the-ground reality—if they are taking into consideration the inputs and outputs that are key data points. Admittedly, the aggregate difference between schools in the top five or 10 can be slight. However, being ranked #1 versus #10 can significantly impact the perspective of the marketplace. It’s up to each school and each prospective applicant to discern the signal from the noise and act accordingly.

That means that, while rankings matter, if you are thinking about applying to business school, the question is whether the rankings matter for you.

Plenty of people apply to a school because it has reached the summit of a “best-of” ranking, just as many people will see a movie or buy a book after it wins an award. That’s human nature. We want to experience the best. But if you are looking for a particular type of career—as an entrepreneur or a leader in social enterprise, for example—or you know that location will be important for your future job prospects, some schools will meet your needs better than others. In which case, your needs should trump the seal of approval of any publication. You owe it to yourself to do your homework on a school’s academic curriculum, career management efforts, alumni network, and ability to put you in front of leaders who are shaping business today.

In the end, though, finding the top business school for you doesn’t have to be a guessing game. The information needed to identify the best schools is out there, and if you ask this dean, that’s the real business of business school rankings.



【MBA 2015年入学用出願締切日】 Columbia

Columbiaでも出願締切日が発表されました。例年のごとく、同校はRolling Admissions形式を採用していますが、October 8のEarly Decisionの後における出願時期としては、Merit Fellowship Cosiderationと同じ1月7日をターゲットにスケジュールを立てていきましょう。

◆January 2015 Entry
Deadline : October 8, 2014

◆August 2015 Entry (Early Decision)
Deadline: October 8, 2014

◆Merit Fellowship Consideration
Deadline: January 7, 2015

◆Regular Decisiion
Deadline: April 15, 2015
All deadlines are 11:59 p.m. New York Time on the date listed.