Standardized Test Waiver Request:University of Virginia, Darden School

先日、Darden SchoolよりStandardized Test Waiver申請に関する発表がありました。

Full-time MBA Standardized Test Waiver Request

As a pilot for our 2020-2021 application cycle (i.e. Class of 2023), we are pleased to announce a standardized test waiver.

If you are applying in Round 3 for our class starting this August (i.e. Class of 2022), this waiver request process does NOT apply, and you should submit a standardized test score – GMAT, GRE, MCAT, LSAT, ACT, SAT – with your application materials.

Waiver requests for the 2020-2021 application cycle will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, and our Admissions Committee will consider a number of factors when evaluating these requests. Particular regard will be given for indicators of academic and professional accomplishment, including but not limited to:

  • A strong undergraduate and/or graduate record including performance in analytical coursework or disciplines
  • CPA or CFA designation or other professional certification/discipline
  • Master’s or advanced degree in an analytical discipline
  • Seven (7) or more years of progressive, professional work experience in an analytical field
  • Strong performance on a U.S. college admissions test (SAT and/or ACT) or a national exam administered for admission to bachelor’s study in other countries

These factors will be considered in combination with resume and transcripts for all degree-related coursework. Candidates who present a strong profile across several criteria (including supporting materials) are more likely to be granted a test waiver than candidates who meet only one criterion. We recommend revewing our Standardized Test FAQs before submitting your waiver request.

To be considered for a waiver of our standardized test requirement, please complete the required fields and upload the appropriate documentation when prompted.


【告知協力】IESE: Virtual MBA Admissions One-to-One & The MBA Tour (7/30)

Virtual MBA Admissions One-to-One

IESE MBA Class of 2016の卒業生でもある日本人アドミッションオフィサー(日本、韓国、中東担当)が、プログラム、キャリア機会、入学審査プロセス、バルセロナ生活等、幅広く個別の疑問にお応えします(45分、日本語可)。

日時: 随時

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  • 実施日程は約10日先までを目安に登録用ページにて公開されていますが、随時更新されます。
  • 出願前であれば、複数回参加して頂くことも可能です。

The MBA Tour

日時: 7/30(木)18:00-21:30

18:00-18:30 フェア

18:30-18:55 MBA Talk: Diversity + Case Method

19:00-20:25 ミートアップ

20:30-21:30 フェア

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注記: IESE MBA Class of 2016の卒業生でもある日本人アドミッションオフィサー(日本、韓国、中東担当)が全般参加します(その他、卒業生参加可能性あり)。

*IESE Business Schoolは、スペインのバルセロナを拠点とした2年制プログラムを提供し、ジェネラルマネジメントと人格教育による「真の国際リーダー・経営者の育成」を目的に掲げており、教授法としてはケースメソッドに重きを置いています。EconomistのMBAランキングで、欧州2位、世界10位(2019年)に、Financial TimesのMBAランキングで、欧州3位、世界12位(2019年)にランクインしています。


【告知協力】IESE : MBA Virtual Open Day (7/25)


日時: 7/25(土)16:00-18:45(欧州中央時間)

16:00-16:40 学校説明会

16:45-18:00 ケースプレゼンテーション(Mike Rosenberg教授)

18:05-18:45 卒業生パネルディスカッション

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注記: 席数が限られておりますので、早めの登録をお勧めします。

*IESE Business Schoolは、スペインのバルセロナを拠点とした2年制プログラムを提供し、ジェネラルマネジメントと人格教育による「真の国際リーダー・経営者の育成」を目的に掲げており、教授法としてはケースメソッドに重きを置いています。EconomistのMBAランキングで、欧州2位、世界10位(2019年)に、Financial TimesのMBAランキングで、欧州3位、世界12位(2019年)にランクインしています。




【告知協力】IESE Business School : Career Insider Series:Entrepreneurship (7/14)

IESE MBA Class of 2008の卒業生でもあるTechnology Innovation, Transfer and Acceleration部門長がアントレプレナーシップ関連のキャリア開発、トレンド等について語ります。

日時: 7/14 (火) 12:30-13:00(欧州中央時間)

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Affinity英語学院・Sam Haldeman共同開催 MBA出願対策セミナー特別編

Affinity英語学院の佐取です。この度、MBA Admissions CounselorのSam Haldeman氏 (UCLA Anderson, Class of 2015)とセミナーを共催することになりましたのでご案内いたします。




【告知協力】:学校説明会(7/9) : Wharton School

Affinity英語学院の佐取です。本日はWharton School在校生で元Affinity受講生の方より学校説明会のご案内を頂戴しましたので共有いたします。


7月9日(木)日本時間午後9時よりWharton SchoolのAdmissions OfficeとWharton Japan Clubで共同して日本からMBA受験を考えている方々向けにZoomでInfo Sessionを開催します




Essay 1: What do you hope to gain professionally from the Wharton MBA? (500 words)

Essay 2: Taking into consideration your background – personal, professional, and/or academic – how do you plan to make specific, meaningful contributions to the Wharton community? (400 words)

これらの課題に対して的確に回答するためにも、同校が提供する教育リソースや機会等をしっかりと把握しておきましょう。Admissions Office (入学審査事務局)との共同開催とのことから、同校への理解を深める絶好のチャンスです。ぜひ、ご参加ください!

【2021年入学用エッセイ課題】Columbia MBA


Applicants must complete one short answer question and three essays.

Short Answer Question:
What is your immediate post-MBA professional goal? (50 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 over the next 3-5 years and what, in your imagination, would be your long-term dream job? (500 words)

Essay 2:
Why do you feel Columbia Business School is a good fit for you? (250 words)

Essay 3:
Tell us about your favorite book, movie or song and why it resonates with you.  (250 words)

Optional Essay:
Is there any further information that you wish to provide the Admissions Committee? If so, use this space to provide an explanation of any areas of concern in your academic record or your personal history. This does not need to be a formal essay. You may submit bullet points. (Maximum 500 Words)

【2021年入学用締め切り日】Columbia MBA

Columbia Business Schoolの出願用締め切り日が発表されました。

〇2021 January Entry
◆Application due: October 2, 2020

〇 2021 August Entry
◆Application due: October 2, 2020
◆Merit-based fellowship deadline: January 6, 2021
◆Final regular decision: April 9, 2021

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

【2021年入学用エッセイ課題】:Stanford MSx Program

Stanford MSx Programのエッセイ課題が発表されました。

Your essays help us understand what character traits have propelled you in your career and tell us how the MSx Program is integral to maximizing your impact in the world.


We require you to write two essays that answer the following prompts:

  1. What matters most to you and why?
  2. Why Stanford and why now? Describe your aspirations and how your Stanford GSB experience will help you realize them.

The admission committee can better engage with your essays if you format them appropriately. We encourage you to:

  • Submit one document with both essays
  • Include the prompt with its respective essay
  • Write concisely (total word count must not exceed 1,200 words)

Career Aspirations Short Answer Question

Please tell us about what you aspire to do in your career. How will the Stanford MSx Program, combined with your experience, education or background, help you achieve your career goals?

Qualities of Exceptional Essays

Exceptional essays are authentic: Write about what you are compelled to tell us, not what you believe the admission committee wants to hear. In addition, they:

  • Indicate self-awareness and acknowledge areas for growth opportunities
  • Express an understanding of your effect on others
  • Demonstrate how you want to maximize your impact on the world
  • Showcase your unique worldview and goals by being personal, specific, and honest
  • Detail how you see the MSx Program helping you achieve your goals and how you will leverage your year at Stanford

Additional Information Essay (Optional)

The application provides an additional opportunity for you to share any other pertinent information not otherwise captured in your application. You might use this opportunity to:

  • Describe the circumstances affecting academic or work performance
  • Explain why you are not using a current supervisor as a reference
  • Address an academic suspension or expulsion

【2021年入学用: 出願締め切り日&Test Options】Stanford MSx Program

Stanford MSx Programの出願締め切り日が発表されました。

〇 Round 1
Application due: October 15, 2021 (MSx Only)*
Stanford Two-Year MBA Programの締め切り日はSeptember 15のため”MSx Only”とウェブ上に記載されております。

〇 Round 2
Application due: January 6, 2021

〇 Round 3
Application due: March 12, 2021


2021年度入学用からExecutive Assessmentスコアを受け付けます。

Test Score Requirement

The MSx Program is now accepting the Executive Assessment (EA) exam as well as the GMAT and GRE.  The EA is administered by GMAC, so the test is similar to the GMAT exam, but it is shorter and does not have a writing component.  A current GMAT, GRE or EA test score is required for admission to the MSx Program, and we do not offer test waivers. We do not have a preferred standardized test nor do we require a minimum score.  The MBA Program does not accept the EA, so if you are submitting a joint application for the MBA and MSx Programs in Round 1 or Round 2, you will need to have a valid GMAT or GRE score.

Although similar proficiencies are evaluated, generally, the GMAT focuses more heavily on quantitative abilities, while the GRE has more emphasis on verbal skills assessment.

If you have previously taken either test and wish to use that score for your application, your score must be current as of your application round deadline. (GMAT, GRE and EA test scores are valid for five years.)