カテゴリー別アーカイブ: Northern American Business Schools

コロナウィルス拡大の影響とMBA Admissions Information② (締め切り日の延期、テスト受験等)

〇 Northwestern University (Kellogg School)

Round 3 application extension: the details
The current deadline for Round 3 applications to our Full-Time MBA Programs will still stand on April 8. If you can meet that deadline, you’ll be among the first we review for admission and scholarship decisions, which will be released on May 13.

However, after the April 8 deadline, we are moving to rolling admissions for Round 3 through June 1. Due to the current pandemic, some of you have encountered barriers to meeting the original deadline. We’re also aware that many of your personal and professional situations may have changed, making business school a priority for next year.

Though we will keep accepting applications through June 1, we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible, especially for 1Y, MMM and international applicants. Rolling decisions will apply to both admission and scholarship awards. Additionally, the sooner you receive your decision the sooner you can start planning for next year!

Online GMAT/GRE scores accepted

For the first time ever, the GMAT and GRE are now available to be taken online. We’re very pleased to see that the testing organizations have taken this step to put safety first. Kellogg will accept scores submitted through this new virtual testing model.

If you are unable to take the GMAT/GRE or TOEFL, you can still apply. We will wait to render your final admissions decision until we receive your score. If you are unable to submit a test score in time for receiving a decision this year, we will roll your application components forward to next year so that you don’t have to re-submit entirely. If you are planning to submit without a score, you need to contact us via MBAadmissions@kellogg.northwestern.edu or 847.491.3308 so we can help you submit it manually. You will not be able to do it yourself.

コロナウィルス拡大の影響とMBA Admissions Information① (締め切り日の延期、テスト受験等)

3rd Rdへ向けて出願準備に向けて準備を進めている方々もいらっしゃると思いますが、ここ数週間の間に各ビジネススクールでは締め切り日を延長するなどの特別措置を発表しております。以下、各校が発表してきた情報を共有させていただきます。

Columbia University

The deadline to submit standardized test scores has been extended to July 1, 2020. Please continue to submit the DEP online application by June 1, 2020.

Cornell University

  • If you have a current GMAT, GRE, TOEFL, or IELTS score, but hope to retake an exam, please proceed with submitting your current test scores and use the Optional Essay to indicate that you are planning to retake an exam if and when it is possible to do so.
  • If you do not have a GMAT, GRE, TOEFL, or IELTS score, please proceed with submitting your application materials and stay in touch with us via email as we monitor the changes to testing center operating status and exam format. Refer to the standardized testing section below for updates. If you are able to confirm a test date, please send us an email at mba@johnson.cornell.edu to let us know the date.

One-Year MBA applicants, rolling admissions:
Applications will be received and reviewed on a space-available basis through April 15, 2020. If you are able to submit test scores by April 30, 2020, we will proceed with a final review and decision notification. If you are unable to submit test scores by April 30, 2020, we will transfer your application to the 2020–2021 admissions season so that you do not have to re-start the application process entirely.

Two-Year MBA applicants, April Round:
The April round application deadline is April 8, 2020. If you are able to submit test scores by June 1, 2020, we will proceed with a final review and decision notification. If you are unable to submit test scores by June 1, 2020, we will transfer your application to the 2020–2021 admissions season so that you do not have to re-start the application process entirely.

Columbia Business School日本人在校生によるWebinar

2020年4月19日(日)日本時間午前10時よりColumbia Business School日本在校生によるWebinarが開催されます。




【告知協力】Chicago Booth の在校⽣・卒業⽣によるコーヒーチャット (12/26開催)

*12/26(木) Chicago Booth Coffee Chat 開催のご案内*

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business (Chicago Booth)


*⽇時: 12⽉26⽇(木) 18:00 PM〜21:00 PM (日本時間)*


*場所: TKP東京駅日本橋カンファレンスセンター 1階、カンファレンスルーム102*

(東京都中央区八重洲1-2-16 TGビル)

アクセスマップ: https://www.kashikaigishitsu.net/facilitys/cc-tokyo-nihombashi/access/






MBA Interview Workshop in Tokyo on January 19, 2020

Interview preparation is a very, very important part of the MBA application process. Please join Adam Markus and John Couke for a highly interactive 3-hour workshop that will kick off your interview preparation.

Proactive Interview Preparation:

In the first part of the workshop, we will describe and practice (in groups and with instructors) a method of interview preparation that many applicants have used to gain admission to the world’s top MBA programs.

Our objective is that you become better at preparing for MBA interviews, by focusing on your own stories and key points and practicing those, rather than working from a script. At its core, proactive interview preparation is based on thinking about your message, no matter what the question. You don’t know what you will be asked, but you do know your message. Being ready for the unexpected is thus incorporated into the very method itself because you don’t focus on preparing for answering specific questions, but rather for knowing things you want to discuss about yourself.

For more about proactive interview preparation, see http://www.adammarkus.com/mba-application-interview-strategy-4/. 

Active Listening:

We will then focus on enhancing your ability to listen and engage with others during an interview. While it is important to know what you want to say, it is equally important to focus on having a conversation during an interview. Based on our experience, interviewees don’t always actively listen enough. Sometimes they just focus on speaking and speaking too much at once. By focusing as much as on what the other person is saying as on what you want to say, you can better connect with an interviewer, which is critical for making a positive impression. For some kinds of interviews, such as Wharton’s Group Interview, active listening is critical because you have to engage with other members of your interview group.


  1. General Introduction: what is being assessed
  2. Active Listening Group Exercises
  3. Strengths and weaknesses
  4. Story-telling
  5. Why MBA and why now
  6. Wrap-up (key messages and Q&A)
  • Instructors: Adam Markus, Graduate Admissions Guru and John Couke, MBA Admissions Consultant
  • Date & Time: Sunday, January 19th, 2020 from 13:30-16:30
  • Location:  C-Work Hanzomon (details: https://cwork-cck.jp/access/)
  • Cost: 27,500 yen (including tax) paid in advance by bank transfer
  • Payment:Prepayment is due by January 16th, 2019, after this cash (29,900 yen including tax) will be accepted at the door
  • Seating Capacity: 30 people

To make a reservation and arrange for payment, please email biz.adammarkus@gmail.com

Recording: We encourage you to audio record the workshop. To protect your personal information please do not reveal anything about yourself that you would be uncomfortable having recorded by others. Therefore, changing the name of your company, clients, etc. is highly advised during participatory parts of the workshop.

【告知協力】Emory University Goizueta Business School 日本人在校生によるWebinar 開催


Goizueta Business School (GBS)は、アメリカ南部の最大都市・アトランタにあるEmory Universityのビジネスス クールです。US MBA ランキングにおいて、当校はFinancial Times (2019)にて20 位にランクインして います。プログラムの良さや優れた教授陣だけでなく、学生同士の仲が良く、
協調的な校風も当校の 特長です。アトランタは、都会と自然のバランスが素晴らしく、とても住みやすい街ですので、ご家族と 一緒に渡米を予定されている方・単身で来られる女性の方にも非常にオススメです。当日は学習面と 生活面の両方から当校の魅力をお伝えしていきます。 今年の出願に向けて準備されている方はもちろん、受験生のご家族や今後MBA 留学を検討中の 方も、お気軽にご参加下さい。在校生一同、皆様のご参加をお待ちしております。

1. 開催日時 2019 年 12 月 15 日(日) 11:00 PM〜(日本時間)

2. プログラム内容 第一部:GBSのプログラム説明 第二部:事前に募集した質問に基づくQ&A セッション

3. 事前質問受付方法 以下のリンクにて事前質問を受け付けさせていただきます。当日Webinar内のチャットボックスか ら質問いただくことも可能ですが、基本的には事前に質問頂いたものから優先的にお答えさせてい ただきます。

4. 当日の配信について 以下のリンクにアクセスください。GBS Webinarのチャンネル登録をして頂ければ、当日のチャット 参加が可能です。

5. 本件に関するご質問・お問い合わせ先 Goizueta 日本人会メールアドレス: goizueta_jp_student@googlegroups.com
Goizueta Business School 公式WEB SITE: http://goizueta.emory.edu

【Wharton 学校説明会 11/9】Alumni-led MBA Admissions Information Session: Tokyo

11/9 (土)にWharton School説明会が都内で開催されます。

A group of recent graduates from Wharton located in Tokyo cordially invite you to an Alumni-led MBA Information Session. There will be multiple presentations that will help prospective applicants learn about life at Wharton. We hope that this will be an excellent opportunity to ask questions, chat with recent graduates and feel the tight community of Wharton!

Please note: All of the presentations will be done in Japanese.

【告知協力】9/21 (土) Cornell MBA 在校生・卒業生によるウェビナー

Cornell MBA 在校生・卒業生にて、受験生の皆様を対象としたウェビナーを開催します。参加をご希望の方はこちらからお申し込み下さい。



※なお、今回のウェビナーは参加する在校生・卒業生の都合上Two-year MBAプログラムに特化した内容となっております。Tech MBAについてはアドミッション主催のオンラインイベントが用意されていますので、そちらをご活用ください。

日時:9月21日(土) 午前10時~午前11時 (日本時間)
申込締切:9/18 (水)
鮎田篤(社費、男性、Class of 2020、通信業界エンジニア)
清野建国(私費、男性、Class of 2020、米国公認会計士)
大貫冬斗(私費、男性、Class of 2019、不動産デベ&ホテル再生)

【2020年入学用エッセイ課題】Carnegie Mellon Univ. (Tepper)

Carnegie Mellon, Tepper Schoolのエッセイ課題が発表されました。

At Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School, we love to tell our story. Below is your chance to tell yours. Please select only ONE of the options below to complete the essay requirement (maximum 300–350 words).

Option #1: Carnegie Mellon University is an institution that never stops looking and moving ahead, pioneering the next way forward with technology, business, and research to answer questions big and small. Personally or professionally, in what way have you been a pioneer?

Option #2: Amidst the ambiguous and unchartered nature of change, Carnegie Mellon University students and alumni rise above to envision and create. Discuss how you have anticipated change in your professional life. In what ways did you effectively collaborate to create your desired outcome?

Option #3: At Carnegie Mellon University, our difference is what we imagine for the world and how we answer its challenges. What impact have you had on the world around you?

【2020年入学用エッセイ課題】Georgetown University (McDonough)


Notes from the school:

We want to hear your story. When responding to our required essays, be authentic and take time to reflect on your goals and past experiences. Craft a response that explains how these experiences led you to pursue an MBA. 

Our goal at Georgetown McDonough is to craft a diverse class with people who have had varying personal and professional life experiences. As such, we want to give our applicants the opportunity to select one essay (from a list of three) that allows them the ability to best highlight their experiences, characteristics, and values that showcase the value proposition that they can bring to the McDonough community. Please select one of the following three essays to complete in 500 words or less and include the essay prompt and your first/last name at the top of your submission.

Essay Option One

 It can be said that life begins outside your comfort zone. Describe a situation when you were asked to lead outside of your comfort zone. What leadership characteristics did you exemplify in this situation that allowed you to succeed?

Essay Option Two

“Failure is not something to be ashamed of, it’s something to be POWERED by. Failure is the high-octane fuel your life can run on. You’ve got to learn to make failure your fuel.” -Abby Wambach. 

Describe a situation when failure has been your fuel. What was your failure (or when did you not succeed to your full potential), and how did you use this as motivation to move forward and be successful in a future situation?

Essay Option Three 

Think of the business leader or role model you admire or aspire to be. What are the defining characteristics of their personal brand that you see in yourself, why would you highlight those qualities, and how will those characteristics enrich the community at McDonough?

Video Essay

We ask that you introduce yourself to your cohort in one minute or less. The Admissions Committee would like for you to appear in person during part of your video, and we strongly encourage you to speak outside of the experiences we can read on your resume. Use this video as an opportunity to bring life to your application. For more instructions, view our Video Essay Guide.

  • You may use your phone, computer, or other means to record the video, but please ensure all audio and visual components are clear. We recommend a well-lit room and minimal noise distraction.
  • Upload your video to an accessible website (such as Youtube, Vimeo, Youku, or Tudou), and submit the direct video URL into your online application.
  • Please note that all videos must remain active and accessible to the admissions committee online for a minimum of five years for record retention purposes.
  • For your privacy: Do not include your name in the title of your video. You may submit “unlisted” videos via Youtube or password protected videos through Vimeo. If using a password, please include immediately after your link in the text box below. [Ex: www.youtube.com/123, password: Hoyas]

Optional Essay

Please provide any information you would like to add to your application that you have not otherwise included. (500 words or fewer)