カテゴリー別アーカイブ: Yale

3rd Round (2022年入学) vs 1st Round (2023年入学)

新年を迎え、2nd Roundでの出願準備を終えられた(終えられる)方々も多いかと思います。その一方で、「3rd Roundでの出願に向けた準備を進めるか、それとも来年 (2023年入学)に向けた準備に切り替えるべきか?」で考えを巡らせているアプリカントの方々もいらっしゃると思います。そこで本日は、3rd Round出願に関して入学審査官が発信しているメッセージを取り上げて一緒に考えてみたいと思います。

まずは、Michigan Ross School Admissions DirectorのSoojin Kwon氏のメッセージを見ていきましょう。
Being Successful in Round 3 — Don’t Psych Yourself Out | Michigan Ross (umich.edu)

  1. We reserve space in the class for Round 3.
  2. We like Round 3 applicants. Last year, some of our best students – academically and leadership-wise – were admitted in Round 3.
  3. There’s no chance of being admitted if you don’t apply.

出願者としては、合格の可能性等につき、色々と考えを巡らせてしまうこともあると思います。しかしながら、上述”3”のアドバイスにも見られるように、出願しなければ合格することは叶いません。よって、出願するという決断を下されたのであれば、テストスコア、書類や面接に対して最善の準備を尽くしていきましょう。

そして、Yale School of ManagementのAdmissions Director Bruce DelMonico氏は、以下のメッセージを発信しています。
From the Assistant Dean for Admissions: Should I Apply in Round 3? | Yale School of Management

We still have room in the class.

Contrary to popular belief, we do have space in Round 3. Every year we develop a model that allows room to admit applicants in Round 3. The specific number can vary based on how many admitted applicants enroll from Rounds 1 and 2, but there is always still space in the class.

Yes, even for students from outside the U.S.

Some applicants have heard that Round 3 is only for applicants who are U.S. citizens—and this may be true for some schools. But we have never felt constrained to consider only U.S. citizens in Round 3 and have never had any hesitation about admitting non-U.S. citizens in this round. It is completely open to all applicants from across the globe.

have never had any hesitation about admitting non-U.S. citizens in this round.” このメッセージは留学生にとって心強い限りですね。

But what if I don’t get in?

If you want to start your MBA this coming fall, the only option is to apply in this application season. But even if you’re open to beginning your MBA either this fall or in fall 2019, applying now can have its benefits. First of all, there is no disadvantage to re-applying; we view re-applicants in exactly the same way we do first-time applicants. Round 3 can be a “test run” for your next application, without any negative consequences. For applicants who aren’t admitted this year, we provide feedback upon request over the summer on how you might be able to improve your candidacy, so there can even be a benefit to applying now.

There is not disadvantage to reapplying”というメッセージを再度ご確認ください。再出願の折には、スコアアップと出願関連書類のクオリティーを向上させることに全力投球してください。

【2020年入学用エッセイ課題】Yale School of Management

Yale School of Managementのエッセイ課題が発表されました。
https://som.yale.edu/programs/mba/admissions

Describe the biggest commitment you have ever made. (500 words)

The question evolved from a conversation with Professor of Organizational Behavior Amy Wrzesniewski, who noted, “Reading about future plans is helpful, but actions speak louder than words.” In your response, we are looking to learn about how you have approached a particular commitment, whether personal or professional, and the behaviors that support it. You should be less concerned about what we want to hear and instead focus on being honest with yourself in selecting and describing the commitment that has been most significant to you.

 

【2020年9月入学用締め切り日】Yale School of Management

Yale School of Managementの出願締め切り日が発表されました。
https://som.yale.edu/programs/mba/admissions

       Deadline                              Decision Date
Round 1September 10, 2019          December 4, 2019

Round 2January 7, 2020                 March 24, 2020

Round 3April 14, 2020                   May 19, 2020

ブレインストーミング-Vol.2:エッセイの作成準備

米国のビジネススクールではエッセイ課題が1つ(欧州のスクールでは複数以上出題されるケースが多くみられます)。

2018-19年シーズン、Yale SOMのエッセイ課題は以下の通りです。
Describe the biggest commitment you have ever made. (500 words maximum)

You have ever madeとあることから、これから取り組むべきことではなく、”過去のエピソード”を選定してください。

◆そのエピソードを選定した理由を考えてみましょう。

◆さらには、そのエピソード内での経験に対してコミットしようと考えた理由は思い出せますか?

◆実際に取り組んだことを複数以上の動詞を使用して述べましょう(達成するまでのアクション一つ1つを書き出してみましょう)。

◆取り組んだ結果と、その結果から学んだことを述べましょう。

上記のエピソード(達成事項)を通して、アプリカントは「自分の価値観」、「周囲の関係者に対する影響度合い」を入学審査官に読み取らせましょう。

このエッセイ課題への対応ということのみならず、”自分がいたことで生み出せた違い”を伝える意識を持ち続けることは、MBA受験プロセスの中では大切ですね。

【2019年9月入学用出願エッセイ課題】Yale School of Management

Yale SOMのエッセイ課題が発表されました。
https://som.yale.edu/blog/essay-question-and-application-deadlines-announced

Describe the biggest commitment you have ever made. (500 words)

This year’s application essay question evolved from a conversation with Professor of Organizational Behavior Amy Wrzesniewski about how to get a better sense for what our applicants care about in the world. She notes, “Reading about future plans is helpful, but actions speak louder than words. What big commitments have applicants already made in their lives to date, how did they follow through on them, and what does this tell us about who they are? That is what is at the heart of this question.”

【2019年9月入学用出願締め切り日】Yale School of Management

Yale School of Managementの締切日が発表されました。
https://som.yale.edu/blog/essay-question-and-application-deadlines-announced

◆Round 1
Application due: September 12, 2018
Decision released: December 5, 2018

◆Round 2
Application due: January 7, 2019
Decision released: April 2 2019

◆Round 3
Application due: April 16, 2019
Decision released: May 21, 2019

Dual-Degree Programs for Globally Minded Students

今秋より、アメリカ、カナダ、中国、そしてフランスの名門ビジネススクールによるdual-dregree programがスタートしました。より多くの国際経験を得る機会になるかもしれません。

This fall, five top business schools are launching the M2M, a portfolio of double degrees giving recent university graduates the opportunity to complete two master’s degrees by attending two top business schools in two different countries over two years.

This initiative is an effort by leading business schools on multiple continents to meet the demands of a globalized economy and provide future business leaders with a distinctive learning experience that will accelerate their careers.

http://www.hec.edu/News-Room/Press-Releases/Five-Top-Business-Schools-Announce-a-Portfolio-of-Dual-Degree-Master-s-Programs-for-Ambitious-Globally-Minded-Students

The M2M programs are a collaboration among five schools: FGV Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo, HEC Paris, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Business School (HKUST), Sauder School of Business University of British Columbia, and the Yale School of Management (Yale SOM).

The five participating schools are all members of the Global Network for Advanced Management, a network of top business schools committed to educating global leaders through collaboration and innovation.

Six M2M double degrees are available as of September 2017 for student applications: FGV-Yale, HEC-FGV, HEC-HKUST, HEC-Yale, HKUST-Yale, and Sauder-Yale. After they complete both academic years, students will graduate with two master’s degrees, one from each school they attended. Graduates will be alumni of both schools and will have access to the schools’ career resources.

This innovative program gives ambitious students an unparalleled advantage by grounding them in the distinctive academic cultures and approaches of two top business schools in different countries, while preparing them for global roles. Students get the chance to study alongside peers from all continents with diverse experiences. They will benefit from curricular and extracurricular collaborations among the schools, highly personalized career services, and the networks of two global business schools.

David Bach, Deputy Dean at Yale SOM, says that the M2M is all about choice: “Whatever pathway students choose, young leaders who are interested in having impact throughout their careers will quickly develop skills that set them apart in the global marketplace, while building a deep network of like-minded peers around the world. The world needs more globally minded leaders, not fewer, and with this initiative we seek to positively impact organizations confronting challenging issues at the nexus of business and society.”

Peter Todd, Dean of HEC Paris, says, “The innovation here is to go to the market with a range of world class academic partners sharing joint admission processes and aiming at recruiting together a significant number of students. We are convinced that this offer meets the demand of growing numbers of extremely talented and globally-mobile students who target prestigious double degree programs as passports for international careers.”

For more information, please visit: http://www.hec.edu/Masters-programs/Communication/Landing-Pages/M2M-Progra

【2018年9月入学用エッセイ課題】 Yale School of Management

Yale School of Managementのエッセイ課題が発表されました。
http://som.yale.edu/blog/from-the-assistant-dean-for-admissions-2017-18-essay-question-and-application-deadlines-announced?blog=3490

Describe the biggest commitment you have ever made. (500 words)

This will be our second year using this prompt, which we developed in collaboration with Amy Wrzesniewski, a professor of organizational behavior here at SOM and one of the lead faculty in the core leadership courses within our integrated curriculum. In asking this question, the Admissions Committee is interested not just in the commitment itself but also in how you approach the commitment and the behaviors that support it.

【2018年9月入学用出願締め切り日】 Yale School of Management

Yale School of Managementの出願締め切り日が発表されました。
http://som.yale.edu/programs/mba/admissions

1st Round
Application due: September 13, 2017
Decision released: December 6, 2017

2nd Round
Application due: January 4, 2018
Decision released: March 27, 2018

3rd Round
Application due: April 18, 2018
Decision released: May 17, 2018

Applicants should note there is no difference between Rounds 1 and 2 in terms of selectivity, though Yale SOM states it may be more difficult to be admitted in Round 3, where space availability may become an issue.

【MBA 2017年入学用エッセイ課題】 Yale

Yale School of ManagementのEssay課題が発表されました。
http://som.yale.edu/blog/assistant-dean-admissions-yale-som-application-essay-question-announced?blog=3490

Describe the biggest commitment you have ever made. (500 words maximum)

Much thought went into this seemingly simple and straightforward question, which we developed in collaboration with Amy Wrzesniewski, a professor of organizational behavior here at SOM and one of the lead faculty in the core leadership courses within our integrated curriculum.