Dual-Degree Programs for Globally Minded Students

今秋より、アメリカ、カナダ、中国、そしてフランスの名門ビジネススクールによるdual-dregree programがスタートしました。より多くの国際経験を得る機会になるかもしれません。

This fall, five top business schools are launching the M2M, a portfolio of double degrees giving recent university graduates the opportunity to complete two master’s degrees by attending two top business schools in two different countries over two years.

This initiative is an effort by leading business schools on multiple continents to meet the demands of a globalized economy and provide future business leaders with a distinctive learning experience that will accelerate their careers.

http://www.hec.edu/News-Room/Press-Releases/Five-Top-Business-Schools-Announce-a-Portfolio-of-Dual-Degree-Master-s-Programs-for-Ambitious-Globally-Minded-Students

The M2M programs are a collaboration among five schools: FGV Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo, HEC Paris, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Business School (HKUST), Sauder School of Business University of British Columbia, and the Yale School of Management (Yale SOM).

The five participating schools are all members of the Global Network for Advanced Management, a network of top business schools committed to educating global leaders through collaboration and innovation.

Six M2M double degrees are available as of September 2017 for student applications: FGV-Yale, HEC-FGV, HEC-HKUST, HEC-Yale, HKUST-Yale, and Sauder-Yale. After they complete both academic years, students will graduate with two master’s degrees, one from each school they attended. Graduates will be alumni of both schools and will have access to the schools’ career resources.

This innovative program gives ambitious students an unparalleled advantage by grounding them in the distinctive academic cultures and approaches of two top business schools in different countries, while preparing them for global roles. Students get the chance to study alongside peers from all continents with diverse experiences. They will benefit from curricular and extracurricular collaborations among the schools, highly personalized career services, and the networks of two global business schools.

David Bach, Deputy Dean at Yale SOM, says that the M2M is all about choice: “Whatever pathway students choose, young leaders who are interested in having impact throughout their careers will quickly develop skills that set them apart in the global marketplace, while building a deep network of like-minded peers around the world. The world needs more globally minded leaders, not fewer, and with this initiative we seek to positively impact organizations confronting challenging issues at the nexus of business and society.”

Peter Todd, Dean of HEC Paris, says, “The innovation here is to go to the market with a range of world class academic partners sharing joint admission processes and aiming at recruiting together a significant number of students. We are convinced that this offer meets the demand of growing numbers of extremely talented and globally-mobile students who target prestigious double degree programs as passports for international careers.”

For more information, please visit: http://www.hec.edu/Masters-programs/Communication/Landing-Pages/M2M-Progra

【LL.M. 2018年入学用出願締め切り日】:Indiana University

Indiana University LL.M.プログラムの出願締切日です。
http://www.law.indiana.edu/admission/graduate-apply/apply-llm-mcl-sjd.shtml

Applicants to the LLM and MCL programs: Though applications will be considered until the class is full, it is recommended that you apply no later than March 1. All applications received by February 1 will be automatically be considered for scholarships. Applications received after February 1 will be considered for scholarships if funds are still available.

Admission requirements

Education: LLM and MCL applicants who received their undergraduate education outside the United States are generally required to have completed a degree in law or a strong undergraduate concentration in legal coursework.

English proficiency: An LLM or MCL candidate for whom English is not their first language must demonstrate fluency in English via a TOEFL score of 87 IBT, IELTS score of at least 7.0, TOEIC score of at least 850, or equivalent TOEFL, IELTS, or TOEIC scores in other formats. An English proficiency score which is slightly lower than our minimum requirement is not rejected outright, especially when other factors, such as educational background and work experience, are outstanding. We do not offer conditional admission in place of the above mentioned test score requirements, but we do have a special LLM and MCL summer program for English and legal English improvement.

【LL.M. 2018年入学用出願締め切り日】:University of Texas, Austin

Texas, Austin LL,Mプログラムの出願締め切り日です。
https://law.utexas.edu/master-of-laws/application-information/

LL.M. applications are processed through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) LL.M. Applicant Services. LL.M. applications for the 2018-19 academic year will be available starting in late-October and due by March 1, 2018 for priority consideration.

All applicants must register for the LL.M. Credential Assembly Service (LL.M. CAS). Applicants with a foreign law degree will also need to register for the International Transcript Authentication and Evaluation Service.

Applicants with a foreign law degree must demonstrate English proficiency by taking a language test. Applicants are exempt from this requirement if they hold a law degree from a school in: Australia, Canada (outside Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa (English medium universities) or the United Kingdom.

An applicant whose first degree in law was taught in English in another country may apply for an exemption from this requirement by submitting an official letter from their law school/university verifying that English was the medium of instruction. Students who request and are granted an exemption are expected to be fully competent English speakers and will not be eligible for extended time on their final exams.

Please note, the LL.M. program at The University of Texas School of Law is extremely selective and currently offers a maximum of 60 seats for each incoming class.

Applicants will need to provide the following documents to the LSAC LL.M. Applicant Services:

  • Your official law school transcript, including award of degree, along with translations into English. Applicants must include all of their higher education transcripts and awards of degree.
  • If you are required to demonstrate English proficiency, we accept official score reports from either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). We require a minimum TOEFL score of 101 or better on the Internet-based test, or a minimum score of 7.5 or better on the IELTS.
  • Three letters of recommendation or evaluations.
  • A resume.
  • A personal statement.
  • The $75 LL.M. program application fee, paid through LSAC.

【LL.M. 2018年入学用出願締め切り日】:Washington University in St. Louis

Washington University in St. Louis LL,Mプログラムの出願締切日です。

■ General LL.M.
http://law.wustl.edu/llmint/
All materials must be submitted by May 15.**
**Admissions are on a rolling basis, meaning we consider applications as they are completed. Candidates are considered for admission up to 14 months prior to beginning study on campus. Therefore, we strongly recommend that applicants apply as early as possible.

■ Intellectual Property and Technology Law
http://law.wustl.edu/llmip/index.aspx

All materials must be submitted by May 15.**
**We strongly recommend that applicants apply as early as possible.
Need-based and credit-based loans are available to full-time students who meet the federal requirements. Merit-based scholarships are also available.

【LL.M. 2018年入学用出願締め切り日】:Boston University

Boston University LL.Mプログラムに関する出願締め切り日です。
http://www.bu.edu/law/admissions/llm-admissions/llm-degree-applicants/

International Applicants*: April 15, 2018

*Please note: the LLM in American Law is open to foreign-trained attorneys only and is only available for Fall entry

【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.

米MBAに留学生離れ、トランプ氏が原因と教育団体 <日経新聞記事より>

以下、日本経済新聞へのの掲載記事(Financial Times記事日本語訳版)を紹介致します。
https://www.nikkei.com/article/DGXLASGM19H1G_Z10C17A9000000/

米国で海外からの出願者数が減る経営大学院が増えているのは、ドナルド・トランプ氏が米大統領になったことが原因だと、経営大学院の入学適性試験「GMAT」を世界的に実施する米非営利団体、GMACのトップが語った。

GMACによると、米国では今年、海外からの出願者が増えた経営大学院は全体の32%にとどまった。昨年の49%から低下し、大半の経営大学院で減少となった。

国内外合計の出願者数が増加した経営大学院も全体の半数に満たなかった。だが、これは米景気の好転が原因で、就職を有利にするための資格にお金を使う動機づけが弱まったからだと、GMACは指摘する。

■欧州などでは出願増

対照的に欧州や東アジア、東南アジア、インドの大半の経営大学院では、全体の出願者数も国外からの出願者数も増えている。

GMACのサンギート・チョウフラ社長兼最高経営責任者(CEO)は、米国の「破壊的な」政治情勢が海外からの出願の減少傾向につながっていると指摘。米国での困難な状況は、経営学修士(MBA)プログラムが「活況を呈する」他の国々と全く対照的だとも述べた。

英国では約3分の2の経営大学院で海外からの出願が増えており、予定される欧州連合(EU)からの離脱がトランプ氏の米大統領選出と同様の悪影響をもたらしてはいないことがうかがえると、同氏は言う。

「大学院でのビジネス教育の需要は相変わらず強い。それが特に顕著なのは、ブランド力があって最上級の知名度を持つような大規模な経営大学院だ」

米国での需要低下は、MBAプログラムの56%を占めながら学生数では11%にすぎない小規模な経営大学院に集中している。

米国の大規模な経営大学院は出願者数が増勢を示す傾向にある。

離職して学ぶ学生は費用と時間を最小限に抑えるために短期間での修了を迫られるという事情も、ブランド力があるとともに期間の短いMBAプログラムに志望者を向かわせる結果になっている。

米国では大半のMBAプログラムが2年間なのに対し、1年間のプログラムが大半を占める欧州では昨年、67%の経営大学院で海外からの出願者数が増加した。

その一例が、海外からのMBA出願数が25%増加した英ノッティンガム・トレント大だ。

EU離脱が現実になれば、志願者数は減るかもしれない。だが、同大のフィル・コンシダイン主任講師は、英国の経営大学院の需要は英国のビジネス環境の国際的評価の恩恵を受け続けるはずだと語る。

「EU離脱は明らかに試練になる」と、コンシダイン氏は言う。「だが、そのプロセスが終われば、高く評価されているビジネス環境の公平性から、海外の学生がまたこの国に来て学びたがると私は本当に信じている」

By Jonathan Moules

(2017年9月19日付 英フィナンシャル・タイムズ紙 https://www.ft.com/)

(c) The Financial Times Limited 2017. All Rights Reserved. The Nikkei Inc. is solely responsible for providing this translated content and The Financial Times Limited does not accept any liability for the accuracy or quality of the translation.

【LL.M. 2018年入学用出願締め切り日】:University of Pennsylvania

U of Pennsylvania LL.M.プログラムの締切日が発表されました。
https://www.law.upenn.edu/admissions/grad/admissions.php

Deadlines:

November 15:

Early Notification

Any LLM or LLCM application completed by November 15 will be accepted, rejected, or deferred for further consideration by February 1. To be complete, Penn Law must have received the application and all supporting materials from LSAC.
December 15:

Regular Notification

LLM and LLCM applications are due by December 15. Applicants will be accepted, rejected or wait-listed by mid-March.

If you miss the deadline, you can request a deadline extension. Late applications require an additional $25 late fee.

 

【LL.M. 2018年入学用出願締め切り日】:University of Chicago

University of Chicago, LL.M.プログラムの出願締め切り日が発表されました。
https://www.law.uchicago.edu/llm/dates

以下出願プロセスに関する基本戦略としては、12月15日にテストスコアも含めた全出願書類を提出済み(completed)の状態に持っていけるよう、残り3ヶ月弱の時間を計算して準備を進めていきましょう。

December 15Priority application submission deadline. On or before this date candidates should have submitted their Basic Information Form electronically to the Law School and the following items to the LSAC LLMCAS: application for admission, personal statement, and resume.  Candidates may apply after December 15. They do not need to ask permission to do this. They should understand, however, that they assume the risk that most admission decisions will have been made by the time their applications have been completed and reviewed by the Graduate Studies Committee. Candidates who do apply after December 15 should include with their personal statements an explanation about why they did not apply before the deadline.

January 15Priority application completion deadline. Although most applicants will have completed their applications (application for admission, personal statement, resume, transcripts, TOEFL/IELTS scores, and letters of recommendation) by the December 19 deadline, candidates whose applications are completed between December 15 and January 15 will receive full application review before decisions are sent out on February 15. Applications completed after January 15 will be fully reviewed once they are complete, but those candidates should understand that, as a practical matter, the later we review a completed application, especially if it is substantially later, the less likely we will be able to offer admission. This timing varies from year to year, and it is impossible to predict ahead of time when we will have to stop offering admission to candidates.

IELTS年間受験者数が300万人を突破

IELTSの受験者数増加のニュースです。
http://prw.kyodonews.jp/opn/release/201709125599/

【東京2017年9月11日PR Newswire】IELTS(アイエルツ)の昨年の受験者数が、留学や移住の際に利用できる国際的な英語運用能力試験の高まる重要性をうけて、300万人を突破しました。

IELTSは、オーストラリア、カナダ、ニュージーランド、英国への留学・移住を目的とした英語力を評価する試験です。オーストラリアと英国の全大学、米国の主要機関を含む、世界約10,000以上の教育機関、企業、移民局等がIELTSを採用しています。

1989年に開始されたIELTSは、ブリティッシュ・カウンシル、IDP:IELTSオーストラリア、ケンブリッジ大学英語検定機構により共同運営されており、今や世界中で広く知られているテストです。

IDP:IELTSオーストラリア代表のウォーリック・フリーランドは、「IELTSは、毎年何百万人という受験者の道を開き、英語圏への留学や移住、英語の重要性が高まる専門分野で活躍するための手助けをしています」と述べています。

IELTSの成功の鍵は、リスニング、リーディング、ライティング、スピーキングの4技能を評価する高品質な試験形式にあります。また、英国とオーストラリアに熱心なリサーチチームがいること、世界140か国以上のセンターで試験が運営されていることも、成功の一因です。

ブリティッシュ・カウンシルのIELTS部門責任者ジェームス・シップトンは「受験者に支持されているテストであること、そして、様々な機関が英語のコミュニケーション力を測る指標としてIELTSを信頼してくださっていることが、世界中でのIELTSの成長を支えています。」と述べています。

お問い合わせ先:
James Keegan, ブリティッシュ・カウンシル – james.keegan@britishcouncil.org
Gracie Daniel, IDP:IELTSオーストラリア – gracie.daniel@idp.com
Steve McKenna, ケンブリッジ大学英語検定機構 – mckenna.s@cambridgeenglish.org