カテゴリー別アーカイブ: Stanford MSx

ブレインストーミング-Vol.3:エッセイの作成準備

前回、前々回の投稿から、各校の特有なエッセイ課題を紹介しております。
今回はStanford Graduate School of BusinessのMBA Program、そしてMSx Program (One-year program)の課題として出題されているEssay A “What Matters Most to You, and Why?”を取り上げてみたいと思います。

ESSAY A: WHAT MATTERS MOST TO YOU, AND WHY?
For this essay, we would like you to:
• Do some deep self-examination, so you can genuinely illustrate who you are and how you came to be the person you are.
• Share the insights, experiences, and lessons that shaped your perspectives, rather than
focusing merely on what you’ve done or accomplished.
• Write from the heart, and illustrate how a person, situation, or event has influenced you.
• Focus on the “why” rather than the “what.”
https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/programs/mba/admission/application-process/essays

まずは、これまで築き上げてきた自らのライフ・キャリア(職業+個人的経験を含む)を振り返る過程で諸々の「分岐点」に着目をしてはいかがでしょうか。

各分岐点に差し掛かった時に(自分は)何を考えていたのか?当時、なぜそうした選択肢を選んだのか?他にオプションは存在しなかっただろうか?その時にとった行動にはどういった意味があったのか?さらには、そうした分岐点で経験した(キャリア)イベントを思い返す中で、自分に影響を与えた人物や出来事なども併せて書き出してみましょう。

こうした振り返りの作業(キャリアの棚卸し作業)を行うことは、自らの行動や考え方の背景に存在する”WHY”への回答を用意することへとつながります。

そうして用意した回答内容の分析は、My own career における”Theme”を発見するために必要な作業ではないでしょうか。

【2018年入学用 Essay課題】 Stanford University MSx Program

Stanford MSxプログラムのエッセイ課題が発表となりました。
https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/programs/msx/admission/application-materials/essays

Our two essay questions are meant to be straightforward, not trick questions. We hope that thinking about and writing your essays will prompt self-reflection and that your essays will go beyond relating the “what” of your experiences, to the “so what” and the “why.”

  1. What matters most to you, and why?
  2. Why this program now? What are your personal and professional objectives, and how will the Stanford MSx Program help you achieve them?

We do not limit the length of your essays in the Stanford MSx Program application, as we want you to use as many words as you feel necessary to convey your message. Having said that, these are business school essays, and good business writing is succinct and to the point. If you are using the combined Stanford MSx and MBA programs application, your responses to the essays are limited to a total of 1,200 words.

【2018年入学用出願締め切り日】 Stanford University MSx Program

Stanford MSx Programの締切日が発表されました。
https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/programs/msx/admission/deadlines

◆Round 1
Application Deadline: September 19, 2018
Notification : December, 2017

Round 2
Application Deadline: January 10, 2018
Notification : March, 2018

◆Round 3
Application Deadline: March 14, 2018
Notification : April, 2018

Though you may apply in any one of the three application rounds each year, we suggest you apply only when you feel your application is as strong as it can be. Once you have submitted a complete application, the Stanford MSx Program will review and evaluate it on its own merits and in the context of the broad applicant pool. We will inform you of our admissions decision by email as soon as we can.

 

 

【2018年9月入学用出願締め切り日】 Stanford GSB

Stanford Graduate School of Businessより、2018年9月入学用出願締切り日が発表されました。
https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/programs/mba/admission/deadlines

Round 1
Deadline: September 19, 2017
Notification Date : December 14, 2017

Round 2
Deadline: January 10, 2018
Notification Date: March 29, 2018

Round 3
Deadline: April 4, 2018
Notification Date: Mid May, 2018

10:00 am Pacific Time, including your letters of reference and application fee payment. We cannot guarantee that we will review information sent to the MBA Admissions Office after the deadline of the round in which you apply.

Selecting an Application Round

You may apply in any one of the three application rounds each year.

If you plan to apply in round one or two, we strongly encourage you to apply in round one. Over the last few years, the number of applications we receive in round two has increased, making it more competitive.

Do not rush your application, but there are some advantages to applying in either the first or second round, including:

  • The ability to receive a need-based financial aid award from the Financial Aid Office prior to the date by which you must respond to your offer of admission.
  • Ample time to complete recommended quantitative and/or English language coursework prior to arrival on campus.
  • Access to the on-campus housing lottery and/or housing at Highland Hall and Schwab Residential Center.
  • Sufficient time to complete the visa application process (international students).
  • The opportunity to attend Admit Weekend (there is no Admit Weekend for Round 3).

If you want to use one application to apply for both the MBA and MSx Programs, you must apply in Round 1 or 2. You may apply in Round 3 to both programs, but you would need to complete two separate applications.

 

【MBA 2017年秋入学用出願締め切り日】 Stanford (MSx Program)

Stanford GSB MSx Program の締切日が発表されました。
https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/programs/msx/admission/deadlines

◆Round 1
・Deadline: September 21 2016
Decision Notification : December, 2016

◆Round 2
・Deadline: January 10, 2017
・Decision Notification : March, 2017

◆Round 3
・Deadline: March 15, 2017
・Decision Notification: April, 2017

Though you may apply in any one of the three application rounds each year, we suggest you apply only when you feel your application is as strong as it can be. Once you have submitted a complete application, the Stanford MSx Program will review and evaluate it on its own merits and in the context of the broad applicant pool. We will inform you of our admissions decision by email as soon as we can.

【2016年入学用 Essay課題】 Stanford (MSx Program)

昨年度同じエッセイ課題が出題されました。
https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/programs/msx/admission/application-materials/essays

Questions to Answer
Our two essay questions are meant to be straightforward, not trick questions. We hope that thinking about and writing your essays will prompt self-reflection and that your essays will go beyond relating the “what” of your experiences, to the “so what” and the “why.”

・What matters most to you, and why?

・Why this program now? What are your personal and professional objectives, and how will the Stanford MSx Program help you achieve them?

Length
We do not limit you on the length of your essays, as we want you to use as many words as you feel necessary to convey your message. Having said that, these are business school essays, and good business writing is succinct and to the point.

Formatting
・12-pt. font size
・Double-spaced
・Recommended font types: Arial, Courier, or Times New Roman
・Indicate the question you are answering at the beginning of each essay
・Number all pages

【2016年入学用出願締め切り日】 Stanford (MSx Program)

Stanford GSB MSx Programの締め切り日が発表されました。
https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/programs/msx/admission/deadlines

◆Round 1
・Application deadline: September 22, 2015
・Decision released: December 9, 2015

◆Round 2
・Application deadline: January 12, 2016
・Decision released: March 30, 2016

◆Round 3
・Application deadline: Rolling admissions as space is available
・Decision released: No later than May 11, 2016

Due to the time that it can take to process visas for international students, applicants residing outside the U.S. are strongly encouraged to submit an application no later than Round 2.After this date, applications from those without U.S. citizenship or permanent residency will only be accepted in rare circumstances.

【Essay Questions for Fall 2014】: Stanford (MSx Program)

Stanford MSx Program(旧Sloan Program)のエッセイ課題が発表されました。その他の出願書類要綱も合わせて、確認しておきましょう。

  • Tell us about who you are (rather than what you have done). What motivates and drives you?
  • Why this program now? What are your personal and professional objectives and how will the Stanford MSx Program help you achieve them?
  • OPTIONAL: Our school’s motto is “Change Lives. Change Organizations. Change the World.” Give us an example of how you have managed change, either personally or professionally. Please describe the situation, your role, the outcome, and what you learned about your personal strengths and weaknesses.http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/msx/apply

【Application Deadlines for Fall 2014】: Stanford MSx Program (旧 Sloan Master’s Program)

ビジネススクール教育界では長年親しまれてきましたStanford UniversityのSloan Master’s Programが、この度をもちまして、Stanford MSx Programへと名称を変更致しました。更には、Application Deadlineを発表しています。

◆Nov 1, 2013
http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/msx/apply