カテゴリー別アーカイブ: U of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

【2023年入学用】University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School Essay Questions

Wharton Schoolのエッセイ課題も発表されました。

ESSAYS FOR THE 2022-2023 APPLICATION CYCLE

The Admissions Committee wants to get to know you on both a professional and personal level. We encourage you to be introspective, candid and succinct. Most importantly, we suggest you be yourself. For additional essay writing resources, see the essay tips article!

Essay 1: How do you plan to use the Wharton MBA program to help you achieve your future professional goals? You might consider your past experience, short and long-term goals, and resources available at Wharton. (500 words)

Essay 2: 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)

Required Essay for all Reapplicants: Please use this space to share with the Admissions Committee how you have reflected and grown since your previous application and discuss any relevant updates to your candidacy (e.g., changes in your professional life, additional coursework, and extracurricular/volunteer engagements). (250 words)

Optional Essay: Please use this space to share any additional information about yourself that cannot be found elsewhere in your application and that you would like to share with the Admissions Committee. This space can also be used to address any extenuating circumstances (e.g., unexplained gaps in work experience, choice of recommenders, inconsistent or questionable academic performance, areas of weakness, etc.) that you would like the Admissions Committee to consider. (500 words)

Please note:

  • First-time MBA applicants and re-applicants are required to complete essays 1 and 2.

さらには、同校サイトではEssayを書く上でのTipsについて言及しています。
3 Tips for Writing Your MBA Admissions Essay – MBA Program (upenn.edu)

1. Write Out Everything Before You Worry About Word Count

“What do you hope to gain both personally and professionally from the Wharton MBA?” is a lofty question. The Admission Committee is asking you to bridge the last 4-10 years of your life to the goals of your next 30 years, on paper, in under 500 words.

You’re probably thinking, “How can I possibly convey everything important about me and my career choices in only 500 words?!” The answer is, you can’t. But, you can edit it down to show the highlights.

2. Connect the “Three Career Dots”

What have you done to date, what unique things do you already know, and what do you have still to learn? How can Wharton help you and how can you help the Wharton community? How does that all connect to your goals post-MBA?

I was an engineer who discovered a passion for connecting with consumers and meeting their needs. I’m Hispanic and have a passion for bringing the importance and potential impact of minority groups to the forefront. Although I had good analytical skills, I didn’t know anything about marketing or strategy, and it just so happens that Wharton has the best marketing faculty in the world.

For me, the Marketing and Operations major played to my strengths and developed my weaknesses. And since I feel strongly that good communication makes for great leaders, I wanted a program that taught me how to be a better speaker and developed my soft skills as much as my quantitative ones. Wharton would not only help me learn how to connect with consumers, it would develop me into a strong brand manager who could lead multi-national businesses.

Keep in mind that you are writing your essay for Wharton, not just any MBA program. It is pretty easy to tell if you spent a little time looking into why the school is the right fit, how you can leverage its resources, and how it will transform you as a business leader. Wharton is unique and your essay should reflect that.

3. Be Yourself

The Admissions Committee is looking to understand more about you and your unique personality and how that can ultimately contribute to the Wharton community. We are a student-driven campus and need each and every MBA to bring something to the table. Tell them how you, specifically, will make an impact.

This tip is important for editing as well. Incorporate feedback up until the point that you feel like it diminishes your voice. Don’t let revisions scrub your personality out of your writing. This isn’t an admissions essay, it’s your admissions essay.

Now you’re officially out of excuses. And almost out of time. We can’t wait to hear from you!

【2023年入学用】University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School Deadline & English Language Test

Wharton School Admissions Deadlineが発表されました。
MBA Application Timelines & Deadlines | Wharton MBA (upenn.edu)

  • Round 1: Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at 5:00 PM ET
  • Round 2: Wednesday, January 4, 2023 at 5:00 PM ET
  • Round 3: Wednesday, March 29, 2023 at 5:00 PM ET
  • Deferred Admissions Round: Wednesday, April 26, 2023 at 5:00 PM ET

Applicants who are invited to interview will be notified via email on the Interview Invitation dates listed below. The interview invitation email will include a link to schedule an interview, and resources to prepare for an interview.

First-time Applicants: We encourage you to apply to Wharton in Round 1 or 2.  Space in the class becomes more limited for Round 3 applicants, resulting in a more competitive round.

Reapplicants: We strongly encourage you to apply during Round 1 or 2.

International Students: If you need to apply for a student visa to study in the United States, we recommend that you apply in Round 1 or 2. For advice and guidelines, see the International Students section in What You Need to Apply.

MBA/MA-Lauder Program: We accept applications in all 3 rounds.

今シーズンにおきましても、English Language TestはTOEFLとPTEとなります。
MBA Application Requirements: How to Apply | Wharton MBA (upenn.edu)

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) is required for non-native English speakers with limited exposure to English. All international applicants whose native language (language first learned and spoken at home) is not English, or who did not complete a degree from an institution where English was the language of instruction, are required to take the TOEFL or PTE. If you earned a bachelor’s or master’s degree from an institution at which English is the language of instruction, the test may be waived.

Why Do I want an MBA?

大型連休も後半に入りましたが、出願準備の進捗状況はいかがですか?
テスト対策の傍ら、そろそろ「MBA取得後に自分は何を成し遂げようと思っているのか?」といった問いと向き合う日々を過ごしている方々もいらっしゃるかもしれません。MBA取得後から何年も先に達成したい目標がわかっているのであれば、その目標を達成するために必要なスキルや知識を身に付け、さらにはネットワークを構築するためどの学校で誰と知り合う必要があるのか?未来の自分像を取り巻く環境を想像する機会を少しずつ増やしてください。

そうした一方で、MBA出願準備をスタートしたものの、「卒業後のキャリア目標が多少曖昧な気がする、これでいいのだろうか?」と考えを巡らせている方から相談を受ける機会があります。これまで国内畑を中心にキャリアを形成してきたため、これからは国際事業に関わる機会を増やしていきたい。まったく別の業界に転職したい、あるいは、将来的には起業家志望で、自分の会社を立ち上げ、国際市場におけるビジネス展開についてもっと学びたいなど、MBA教育は様々なキャリアの方向へと進むことを後押しするものの、そもそも自分が何を求めているのかを知らなければ、準備も先に進みませんね。

そのような状況を踏まえ、今回はUniversity of PennsylvaniaのWharton Schoolのサイトから、”Why Get an MBA“と題した記事を共有いたします。
https://mba.wharton.upenn.edu/why-get-an-mba/

The Benefits of an MBA

Completing an MBA program demonstrates a commitment to learning, improving, and applying skills that can help a company succeed. Additionally, professionals with MBAs feel a greater sense of confidence in their marketability, as well as the wealth of information they can bring to various endeavors. These are just a few of the advantages of getting an MBA.

1. GREATER AWARENESS OF A GLOBAL MARKET

Earning an MBA puts you in close contact with other students from around the world who have different work experiences and perspectives on the global economy. In addition to learning from professors, MBA students can expand their knowledge of other industries in the U.S. and abroad.

2. IMPROVING COMMUNICATION SKILLS

Effective communication is a fundamental skill required for professionals to succeed. While communication may be considered a “soft skill” compared to “hard skills” such as constructing a P&L model, it’s no less valuable. An MBA can help hone verbal and written communication skills, allowing you to successfully convey concepts to different people at different levels of an organization to ensure everyone is able to work together toward a common goal.

3. EXPAND YOUR PROFESSIONAL NETWORK

Earning an MBA makes you part of a global network of nearly 100,000 alumni, giving you access to respected and intelligent professionals you may not have otherwise had a chance to connect with. Beyond being part of a broader community, you’ll also have the opportunity to build relationships with other professionals in the classroom and beyond.

4. INCREASED JOB OPPORTUNITIES

In a highly-competitive job market, an advanced degree can help set an applicant apart from their peers. From energy to consumer products to start-ups, an MBA can be an asset in any industry. Employers typically look to hire or promote a candidate with an MBA because they have skills in marketing and finance that others within the organization may lack. This allows them to hit the ground running with various initiatives and help their company increase profits.

5. BETTER TIME MANAGEMENT

Earning an MBA requires juggling extracurriculars alongside a challenging course load — not to mention other personal and professional pursuits. Getting an MBA can help you manage your time effectively, which is not only an in-demand skill among employers, but a valuable life skill, as well.

そして、在学中における教育オプションとして、19種類の専攻分野(以下をご参照ください)が用意されています。圧巻の数ですね。

  • Accounting
  • Business Analytics : STEM Certificate
  • Business Economics and Public Policy : STEM Certificate
  • Business, Energy, Environment, and Sustainability : STEM Certificate
  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • Finance
  • Healthcare Management
  • international Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Marketing and Operation
  • Multinational Management
  • Operations, Information and Decision: STEM Certificate
  • Organizational Effectiveness
  • Quantitative Finance : STEM Certificate
  • Real Estate
  • Statistics : STEM Certificate
  • Strategic Management

こうした教育リソーソを将来のキャリア形成に向けどう活用すべきか。少しずつ学校調査を初めていきませんか?

【告知協力】Wharton日本人クラブ主催による学校説明会 11/5 (金)

Wharton日本人クラブ主催による学校説明会のご案内を頂戴しました。
出願予定者の皆様はどうぞ奮ってご参加ください。

The Wharton MBA Admission office will be hosting a virtual information
session at 9pm (JST) on November 5th. The session will last approximately 2
hours.

A member of the admissions committee will provide an overview of the program
and Q&A, followed by breakout networking sessions with Japanese students and
alumni. The presentation and Q&A session provided by the admission office
will be in English.

A registration link can be found below. We look forward to seeing you!

11月5日(金)午後9時(日本時間)より、Wharton MBA Admission Officeによる
Virtual Information Session(日本人・日本在住者向け)が開催されます。セッ
ションは約2時間の予定です。

Admission OfficeによるMBAプログラム説明・Q&Aの後、在学生・卒業生がアプリカン
トの皆様のご質問にお答えします。尚、Admission Officeによるプレゼンテーショ
ン・Q&Aは英語で行います。

受験をご検討の方は、下記リンクより参加登録下さい。皆様のご参加をお待ちしてお
ります。

Link to register:

https://mba.wharton.upenn.edu/events-hq/a1W3a000003sEb1EAE/

【2022年入学用 Deadline】U. of Pennsylvania, Wharton School

Wharton Schoolの出願締め切り日が発表されました。
https://mba.wharton.upenn.edu/application-timeline-deadlines/

  • Round 1: Wednesday, September 8, 2021
  • Round 2: Wednesday, January 5, 2022
  • Round 3: Wednesday, March 30, 2022

    To be considered for a round, you must submit a completed application by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the day of the deadline. If you submit your application after the deadline for Rounds 1 or 2, it will be rolled into the next round. If you submit your application after the deadline for Round 3, it will not be accepted.

■ English Language Test
昨シーズンと同様に2021-22年シーズンにおきましても、出願時にはTOEFLもしくはPTEスコアを使用することになります。
https://mba.wharton.upenn.edu/mba-application-requirements/#1582747241867-0dd7fde7-cbf6

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) is required for non-native English speakers with limited exposure to English. All international applicants whose native language (language first learned and spoken at home) is not English, or who did not complete a degree from an institution where English was the language of instruction, are required to take the TOEFL or PTE. If you earned a bachelor’s or master’s degree from an institution at which English is the language of instruction, the test may be waived.

■ Essay Question
Essays for 2021-2022 will be announced in July)
https://mba.wharton.upenn.edu/mba-application-requirements/#1582746959986-d4b6f7da-ee43

特に1st Rdでの出願を考えているアプリカントの方々は、レジュメの作成、志望動機に関する調査(卒業生や在校生経由での情報収集作業を含む)を進めていきましょう。

【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。

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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

1時間のプレゼンテーション・Q&A(英語)の後、日本にいる卒業生との交流セッション(日本語)を設けておりますので、ご興味があれば是非以下のリンクからご登録いただければ幸いです。

今年受験予定の方は勿論、将来MBA受験を検討したい方も是非お気軽にご参加下さい。

https://www.cvent.com/c/express/a8f745b9-32de-4d35-8a42-59c7426d2ea9

==============================================================================ご参考までに今シーズン用のエッセイ課題は既に発表されております。下記のリンクよりご確認ください。
https://mba.wharton.upenn.edu/mba-application-requirements/#1582746959986-d4b6f7da-ee43

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!

Wharton MBA: Quantitative Finance Major

Wharton Schoolでは来年度から、同校の卒業生であるBruce Jacobs氏による多額の寄付により、Quantitative Financeの専攻がカリキュラム上の選択肢に加わります。そして優秀な学生(2年生)には25,000ドルの授業料奨学金が提供されることが発表されました。

こうした新しい専攻(Major)のもとで、学生は金融経済学の知識を証券価格や資産運用へと適用する能力を高めていきます。またこの新専攻のカリキュラムは会計学から統計学、オペレーション、情報、意思決定分野へと多岐な学術内容を網羅します。さらには、エンジニアやコンピューターサイエンスのバックグランドを持つ学生がファイナンスの知識(定量的な資産管理と取引、金融工学、リスク管理など)を取得すると同時にリーダーシップ力を磨くための場としても期待されています。

https://news.wharton.upenn.edu/press-releases/2020/04/new-quantitative-finance-major-and-dr-bruce-i-jacobs-professorship-and-scholars-mark-new-chapter-in-quantitative-finance-research-and-education-at-the-wharton-school/

【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。
https://mba.wharton.upenn.edu/event/tokyo/?utm_source=Pardot&utm_medium=email&utm_content=recruiting+email&utm_campaign=wg22-mba-fall-2019

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.

【2020年入学締め切り日】University of Pennsylvania (Wharton School)

Wharton Schoolの出願締め切り日が発表されました。
https://mba.wharton.upenn.edu/application-timeline-deadlines/

                         Application Deadline                     Interview Invitation            Decisions
Round 1:       September 17, 2019                      October 29, 2019                December 18, 2019

Round 2:       January 7, 2020                               February 13, 2020              March 26, 2020

Round 3:       April 1, 2020                                     April 16, 2020                     May 8, 2020

To be considered for a round, you must submit a completed application by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the day of the deadline.

【告知協力】:Wharton MBA 在校生によるウェビナー開催のお知らせ

受験生の皆様、こんにちは。Wharton School の日本人在校生一同です。
この度、受験生の皆様向けに、 12 月 2 日にオンラインでのウェビナーを開催します。

日時
第一部 12月 2 日(日) 12 時~13 時 (日本時間)
第二部 12 月 2 日(日) 23時~24 時 (日本時間)
第一部・第二部どちらかに参加頂くことになります。海外から参加頂くことも可能ですので、時差をご確認の上 お申し込みください。

形式
Skype にて、皆様から事前に頂いた質問を中心に、Q&A 形式で進めさせて頂きます。下記申し込みフォー ムに質問を自由にご記載ください。当日の追加質問にも時間の許す限りお答えさせて頂きます。在校生数名が参加し、出願対策から Wharton でのアカデミック・課題活動・生活環境等、ざっくばら んにお話しする機会となれば幸いです。

申し込み方法
第一部・第二部どちらかを選択頂き、下記 URL からお申込みください。ご登録頂いた方に後日参加 URL を送付致します。

第一部 https://goo.gl/forms/UOkXkqwt39vagbgJ3
第二部 https://goo.gl/forms/lZSiU4n2FwNsVviw2
※各回最大 10 名の参加枠とし、先着順で締め切らせて頂きますので予めご了承ください。
お問い合わせ先:
Sachie Tanaka / Class of 2019 : whartonjapan.webinar@gmail.com