The Best International Relations Schools

毎年4月に発表されるUS News Rankingが世間では著名な大学院ランキングとして認知されていますが、なかなか、国際関係学分野に焦点を絞ったランキングはお目にかかったことがありません。左記の分野で数少ないランキングの代表格として、以下Foreign Policy サイトに掲載されているランキングを紹介します。

The results of the 2014 Ivory Tower survey—a collaboration between Foreign Policy and the Teaching, Research, and International Policy (TRIP) project at the College of William & Mary—provide an insider’s guide. Responses from 1,615 IR scholars drawn from 1,375 U.S. colleges and universities determined rankings for the leading Ph.D., terminal master’s, and undergraduate programs in IR. (The scholars were asked to list the top five institutions in each category.) The survey also quizzed respondents about recent historical events and future policy challenges: Just how plausible is a U.S. war with China, for example, and who was the most effective secretary of state over the past 50 years? (Hint: Neither Condoleezza Rice nor John Kerry.)

All told, the Ivory Tower survey offers a window into how America’s top IR scholars see the world today—and which institutions are effectively nurturing future generations of thinkers and policymakers.

http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/02/03/top-twenty-five-schools-international-relations/

Top Master’s Programs for Policy Career in International Relations
1. Georgetown University
2. Johns Hopkins University
3. Harvard University
4. Princeton University
5. Columbia University
6. Tufts University
7. George Washington University
8. American University
9. London school of Economics (LSE)
10. Stanford University
11. University of Denver
12. University of Chicago
13. University of California, San Diego
14. University of Oxford
15. Yale University
16. Syracuse University
17. University of California, Berkeley
18. University of Cambridge
19. University of Pittsburgh
20. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
21. Middleburry Institute of International Studies at Monterey
21. Sciences Po-Paris
21. University of Michigan
24. Graduate Institute of International and Dev. Studies
24. New York University
24. Texas A&M University

ランキングのみで出願先を選定すること自体をお勧めしませんが、まずは大学に対する評価を把握するためにランキングを活用してはいかがでしょうか?

 

 

 

Dual Degree International MBA & LLM

LL.M.プログラムへの進学を目指す受験生の大多数は渉外事務所に勤務されている弁護士、そして企業法務で国際案件の場で仕事をされている方々といっても過言ではありません。米国LL.M.プログラムの中には、Business Schoolとコラボレーションして互いのプログラムが提供する授業単位を取得できるような作りとなっています。そうした関係者のニーズを汲む大学院プログラムとして、LLM-MBAのDual Degree関連情報をシェアいたします。 上記Degreeを取得するためには、1年目はLL.M.課程の条件を満たし、2年目にMBA課程へと移行します。

ご興味のある方は、まず下記urlにアクセスされてはいかがでしょうか?
http://www.ie.edu/business-school/degrees/dual-degrees/international-mba-master-laws-llm/

Business and Law are now more interconnected than ever. For those business lawyers working in the field of corporate or tax law, it is not only essential to have a solid legal foundation but also to acquire the business acumen which will enable them to grow in their organization, as well as to better understand their clients when getting involved in the legal affairs surrounding their business.

The International MBA + Masters of Laws (LLM) Dual Degree offered by IE is an innovative program meant to provide students with the main management tools needed to work in a complex and global environment and to develop their intellectual leadership and their capacity to actively engage in the design and implementation of Business strategies of their clients, while acquiring a deeper understanding of today’s tax and legal system, which is essential to advance in their professional careers.

Students can choose to combine IE Business School’s top ranked International MBA with one of the prestigious full time LLMs offered by IE Law School: (i) Master en Asesoría Jurídica de Empresas (LLM), which is offered only in Spanish; (ii) Master en Asesoría Fiscal de Empresas (LLM), also offered only in Spanish; or (iii) LLM in International Business Law, which is only offered in English.

The program will allow you to take a step forward in your professional career since you will acquire excellent analytical skills and receive broad knowledge regarding business, management and strategy, while improving your ability to analyze, develop and implement effective solutions for complex corporate and regulatory problems involving multiple legal systems. The development of all of these abilities promotes expertise and leadership in one’s chosen field.

Graduates from this Dual Degree will be able to face the legal challenges of the competitive business world from the perspective of their clients, and become the deal-maker that companies need for their operations. On the other hand, they will also obtain the skill to lead and manage teams, become more client oriented and understand the functioning and needs of the organization in which they work in, awarding lawyers who course this program an added value in the legal marketplace.

 

 

Advice for the Early Career Candidate (from Chicago’s Blog)

今回は、U of Chicago, Booth SchoolのAdmissions Blog (Booth Insider)より下記の投稿記事を紹介させていただきます。

MBAを取得するタイミングは個々のキャリア開発事情によるものの、留学に関する相談へお越しになる方々からは、「キャリア的に考えてもそろそろ取得しても良いのでは?」、「それとも早いでしょうか?」等の質問が寄せられます。そうした自らの留学に関する適性時期に関して判断を下すためにも、まずはビジネススクールのカリキュラムを調べてみてはいかがでしょうか?

Carving out the pathway to your future career requires significant self-reflection. Sometimes you need to look back in order to go forward. Think about the building blocks of your career thus far. What are your strengths and how do they align with your interests? How can you remain open to new possibilities and opportunities that you may have never even thought about? And what might those logical next steps look like?
Some of you may be thinking about an MBA– maybe next year, or five years from now. Some of you are what we refer to as an early-career candidate; individuals who have three or fewer years of full-time work experience, including students currently pursuing an undergraduate degree. Whether you’re preparing to graduate from college, new to the workforce, or thinking about an MBA in the future, we wanted to offer some insights on how you can explore immediate growth opportunities that will set you up for future success.
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振り返り、分析、そして戦略

時として、テスト結果を分析することなく、ひたすらテストを受け続ける受験生を目にします。受験結果(スコアレポート)を確認するたびに、頭の片隅では「どうしたそういった結果になったのか?」を考えているものの、結果を分析する作業へ十分な時間を注がないケースが目立ちます。ご存知のように、GMATはEnhanced Score Report (ESR)を取得することができますので、スコアのみならず時間配分や各セクションの出来栄えを確認するなど、次回の受験戦略へ生かしていただければと常々思います。

この分析作業を適切に行うことで、今の自分の実力を知り、目標点獲得に向けて必要な要素を把握できることへ繋がると思います。この分析作業が出来ていますと、自分が到達できるスコアレンジを予想することも可能になると思います。こうして予想は、その後の受験スケジュールを策定し、受験校の選定、キャンパス訪問時期の決定など、さまざまな意思決定を行う上での貴重な判断材料となります。

11 new courses of Nothwestern, Kellogg

各校では2017年度に向け、カリキュラム改訂も進んでいます。そした中、Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Managementでは新コースが発表されました。
http://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/news_articles/2016/11092016-kellogg-new-curriculum-courses.aspx

KACI-950-5:
 Human and Machine Intelligence
 (Adam Pah, Spring 2017)

Human and Machine Intelligence delves into new research findings on artificial intelligence and the applications for modern business leaders. Using sophisticated AI programs like IBM’s Deep Blue and Google’s AlphaGo, this course will develop students’ data science skills and teach them to apply “human+machine thought partnerships” to grow businesses.

“While there are many examples of machines outperforming humans at some tasks, its less clear when machines can augment human decision-making and creativity,” said Adam Pah, Clinical Assistant Professor of Management & Organizations. “We will focus on how students can leverage machine intelligence, while discussing the possibility and limitations of machine-learning to enhance their output and performance beyond a human or machine alone.”

KIEI-967-0:
 Launching and Leading Startups
 (Brad Morehead, Winter 2017; Carter Cast, Spring 2017)

Launching and Leading Startups examines some of the most challenging and pervasive problems faced by entrepreneurial CEOs – including evaluating markets, developing products, mitigating risk, and creating effective go-to-market strategies while leading teams and managing boards from the CEO “hot seat”.

“Our Kellogg Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative leadership team realized there was an opportunity to offer a broad survey course for innovative, entrepreneurially-minded students who want to gain exposure to entrepreneurship,” said Carter Cast, Clinical Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship. “This will be a good class for students who are curious about entrepreneurship and who think they may pursue an entrepreneurial endeavor in the near future, whether through starting their own business, acquiring a business or joining an early-stage startup.”

MKTG-918-5:
Consumers, Culture and Leadership (Greg Carpenter, Fall 2016)

Consumers, Culture and Leadership explores how firms develop a deep understanding of customers, how leaders can create more agile, innovative organizations and how leaders can create new markets, redefine existing ones and deliver value to demanding buyers.

“Much of the thinking behind customer centricity was developed at Kellogg and remains central to our distinctive approach,” said Greg Carpenter, James Farley/Booz Allen Hamilton Professor of Marketing Strategy. “The timing seems right to offer a new course to more formally explore the rising influence of consumers, how organizations are transforming their culture to focus more on consumers, and successful leadership models for customer-centric firms.”

KPPI-957-0:
Business of Social Change (Megan Kashner, Winter 2017)

Business of Social Change studies a singular social issue to help students understand the causes, measurement, levers and outcomes inherent to the business of social change work. With this term’s focus on uneducated and unemployed American youths, students will hear from guest speakers including policy experts, large-scale employers of youth, impact measurement experts and experts on labor, detention and workforce development.

“We’ve added this new course to provide students with the foundational tools and approaches to follow a social or sustainability challenge from etiology to measurement to levers for change and impact,” said Megan Kashner, Clinical Assistant Professor in the Kellogg Public-Private Interface. “Students will complete this course with the skills to determine the roots of a problem and the paths to large-scale and market-driven change.”

Other new courses for the 2016-2017 academic year include:

合格に必要な要素

この時期は1月や2月の締切日で出願された受験生が世界各国で面接試験を受ける一方で、嬉しいお知らせ(合格報告)も届き始めております。

自身で納得がいくスコアを取ることで、気持ちと時間に余裕が生まれ、レジュメ、エッセイ、推薦状の質を向上させるために労力を注ぎ、出願先の関係者との交流にも熱が入り、そうした経験がエッセイやインタビュー用コンテンツに反映されます。このように、各対策項目を点ではなく線で捉えて準備を進めていくためは、モチベーション、気持ちの切り替えといった心理的要素も鍵を握っていると思います。

担当受験生の支援を継続していく中で、個々の気持ちの持ちようがテストスコア等の対策準備に影響を及ぼす場面を多々目の当たりにしてきました。「合格するために何が必要ですか?」と問われこともありますが、私は以下の3つの基本要素が必要だと思います:1) 試験に対する自らの準備度合い、2) 実力、3)心理的な要素(モチベーションなど)が合致した時こそ、出願準備プロセスで訪れる決定的な局面(例:絶対にスコアアップが必要な場合)を乗り越えられると思います。まさに、「勝負力」と言っても過言ではないと思います。

【告知協力】Chicago Booth Coffee Chat 開催のご案内 (3/26)

在校生の皆様よりCoffee Chatのご案内をいただきました。

3/26(日) Chicago Booth Coffee Chat 開催のご案内
The University of Chicago Booth School of Business (Chicago Booth) の在校⽣・卒業⽣によるコーヒー チャットを開催します。
出願に関する経験やアドバイス、授業、課 外活動、就職活動、シカゴでの⽣活などについて、お話させて頂ければと思っております。

⽇時︓3 ⽉26 ⽇(⽇) 10:00AM〜12:00 PM
場所︓Dimensional Fund Advisors Tokyo Office 千代⽥区丸の内3‐1‐1 国際ビル Suite 808

ご参加頂ける⽅は下記リンクより事前申込 をお願いいたします。

また、在校⽣によるブログを公開していま す。情報収集にぜひご活⽤下さい。

Chicago Booth にご関⼼のある⽅は、奮ってご参加下さい!

【告知協力】神山財団奨学金イベント

Ed義塾様より、神山財団奨学金に関するイベント開催のご案内を頂戴しました。
http://www.kamiyama-f.jp/

KAMIYAMA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP EVENT
・日程: Sunday, Mar. 12th

・時間: 1830-2030
・場所: PCM Tokia Building Marunouchi 1F http://www.cardinal-japan.com/restaurant/pcm/
・費用: 2500 yen

上記イベントへのご参加を希望される方は、下記urlよりお問い合わせください。
http://www.edogijuku.com/contact.html

 

New Dual Degree Program (Int’l law) with Fletcher School & U of St. Gallen in Switzerland

Tufts University (Fletcher School) より新デューアル―・ディグリープログラムが発表されました。
http://now.tufts.edu/articles/fletcher-school-offers-new-degree-programs

以下はFletcher Schoolのホームページより抜粋です。

International Law

The new dual-degree program with the University of St. Gallen will allow students to earn both a master of laws degree in international law (LL.M) from Fletcher and a master’s degree in international law (MIL) from St. Gallen after 18 months to two years of study, depending on course selection. The program started accepting students this fall.

St. Gallen specializes in law, business and international affairs. The executive director of Fletcher’s LL.M Program, John Burgess, has taught at both schools and helped create the new program, in which students will study at both institutions.

留学期間は18ヶ月、そして2つの修士号を取得し欧米に滞在できる点、さらにはインターンシップンの内容など、自らのキャリア開発目的と照らし合わせてください。

 

 

2月以降の締切日:米国ロースクール(LL.M. Degree)編

2月以降でも間に合う米国LL.M.プログラムをいくつか紹介させていただきます。

UCLA
2017/2/15
https://law.ucla.edu/llm-sjd/llm-program/apply/

Fordham University
2017/3/1
https://www.fordham.edu/info/21170/apply/5170/deadlines

Indiana University
2017/3/1
http://www.law.indiana.edu/what/professional-careers/graduate-degrees/admission/apply-llm-mcl-sjd.shtml

University of Southern California
2017/3/1
http://weblaw.usc.edu/how/gip/llm/onlineapplicationstatus.cfm

University of Texas, Austin
2017/3/1
https://law.utexas.edu/master-of-laws/application-information/

George Washington University
2017/3/15
https://www.law.gwu.edu/admission-deadlines-and-key-dates

Boston University
2017/4/15
http://www.bu.edu/law/admissions/llm-admissions/llm-degree-applicants/

University of Minnesota
2017/4/15
https://www.law.umn.edu/admissions/llm-admissions/how-apply

Vanderbilt University
2017/4/30
https://law.vanderbilt.edu/prospective-students/llm-program-/llm-admissions-process.php

Emory University
Applications are considered for fall on a space available basis through June.
http://law.emory.edu/admission/master-of-laws/index.html

Boston College
We accept applications on a rolling basis. We encourage you to apply early in the process.
https://www.bc.edu/bc-web/schools/law/admission-aid/llm-program/llm-admission.html