カテゴリー別アーカイブ: Harvard (HBS)

Harvard Business School:New Essay Word Count

今月初めに新たな出願情報を発表した同スクールから追加情報が発表されました。
Direct from the Director – MBA – Harvard Business School (hbs.edu)

まずは下記の内容をご確認ください。

Essay news:

  • The prompt will remain the same as in previous years: “As we review your application, what more would you like us to know as we consider your candidacy for the Harvard Business School MBA program?”
  • We are, however, adding a 900 word limit to the essay. Why, you might ask? Well, we have heard from some applicants that, without a word limit, sometimes questions (and stress) arise about the “right” word length. We hope that including a limit provides applicants with a little more direction and eliminates the stress about how much is too much to write.
  • Do you need to submit 900 words? No, certainly not. Successful applicants may share what they wish to in 500 or 700 words, for example, or go up to 900.

来月の後半にはアプリケーションフォームの入力可能となるため、書類準備の手順としては、まず英文レジュメを作成し、その次に以下のQuestionsに使う実例の選定や構成を考えてみましょう。

Recommender Questions

Recommendations must be completed online. The recommendation form includes the following questions, along with other types of questions:
  1. How do the candidate’s performance, potential, background, or personal qualities compare to those of other well-qualified individuals in similar roles? Please provide specific examples. (300 words)

2.   Please describe the most important piece of constructive feedback you have given the applicant. Please detail the circumstances and the applicant’s response. (250 words)

こうした作業を進め、アプリケーションフォーム内のShort Questionsに回答し、最後にEssay  Questionsに取り掛かるといった手順で準備を進めてはいかがでしょうか?

【2023年入学用】Harvard Business School Essay Question

出願締め切り日と同じくして、Essay Questionもリリースいたしました。
昨年度のQuestionと同様です。
https://www.hbs.edu/mba/admissions/application-process/Pages/default.aspx

There is one question for the Class of 2025 application:

As we review your application, what more would you like us to know as we consider your candidacy for the Harvard Business School MBA program?

We think you know what guidance we’re going to give here. Don’t overthink, overcraft and overwrite. Just answer the question in clear language that those of us who don’t know your world can understand.

【2023年入学用】Harvard Business School Deadlines

Harvard Business Schoolの出願締め切り日が発表されました。
詳細は下記のリンクより御覧ください。
https://www.hbs.edu/mba/admissions/Pages/application-dates.aspx

Round 1 
。Application due: September 7, 2022
・Decision released : December 8, 2022

Round 2 
・Application due: January 4, 2023
・Decision released: March 29, 2023

All applications are due at 12 noon EST on the day of the deadline. Therefore, Class of 2025 applications received after September 7, 2022, will be considered in Round 2. Consequently, applications received after January 4, 2023, will not be considered.

The Class of 2025 application will open in June 2022.
出願時期に関わらず、同校への出願を考えている方は、来月のタイミングで願書(application)用のアカウントを作成し、入力項目を早めに確認してください。

【イベント案内】Women for MBA 2021 (7/3)

来月から7月を迎え、MBA関連イベントも頻繁に開催される時期へとさしかかってきました。
3日(日)にはWomen for MBA 2021イベントが開催されます。
同イベントの内容は下記の通りです。皆様、どうぞ奮ってご参加ください!

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What is an MBA?

There are many questions that come to mind when you start thinking about an MBA as one of your future life options.

・Why is an MBA good for your career, especially for women?
・When is a good time to get an MBA?
・How is each school different?
・How do you apply?
・How do you pay for it?

At this event, you’ll hear candid stories and experiences from recent MBA graduates (Stanford GSB and Harvard Business School), as well as perspectives from successful female Japanese business leaders.

We will also create space for participants to ask questions in an open and safe environment.

We look forward to seeing you there!

MBAというオプションを一緒に考えてみませんか?

実際のMBA生そして卒業して社会で活躍している女性リーダー達の話を聞きながら、MBAの価値、出願方法、卒業後の進路、留学の実態など、ここでしか聞けない話を聞きましょう!

当日はパネル・ディスカッションと質疑応答など参加者の現状やMBAに対する思いについて深堀りしていきます。

ご参加をお待ちしております!
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ご予約はこちらよりお願いいたします。
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CRM6p4EES7CpgT76Dkhz5g

 

2022年入学用 出願締め切り日:Harvard Business School

Harvard Business Schoolでは2022年入学用の締め切り日が発表になりました。
https://www.hbs.edu/mba/admissions/Pages/application-dates.aspx

● Round 1 : 2021年9月8日
発表日:2021年12月9日

● Round 2:2022年1月4日
発表日:2022年3月30日

Please note that each “round” represents a distinct period in which you may apply, not a succession of steps for your application. You may apply in one round only, one time in an application year.

Class of 2024 applications received after September 8, 2021 will be considered in Round 2. Applications received after January 4, 2022 will not be considered.

本日の時点ではエッセイ課題に関する更新はされておりませんでした。
同校への出願を検討されている方々は、上記締め切り日を自身のカレンダー上でチェックしておきましょう。

Harvard Business School日本人在校生によるZoom Chat (6/13)

Harvard Business School Zoom Chatのご案内です。
お申し込みはこちらのurlからお願いいたします。
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HBS日本人在校生によるMBA受験生の皆様を対象にしたZoom Chatを開催致します。(非公式イベントとなります。)参加ご希望の方は【6月7日(日) 23:59(日本時間)】までに以下の申し込みフォームをご提出ください。

【日時】2020年6月13日(土) AM 11-12:00 (日本時間)

【内容】11:00-11:20 パネルディスカッション:本申し込みフォームにご記載いただきました質問にパネリストがお答え致します。

11:20-11:55 Small Group Chat:参加者の皆様に少人数のグループに分かれて頂きます。(グループは在校生にて決めさせて頂きます。) 各グループにいる在校生が皆様の質問にお答え致します。

11:55-12:00 閉会

*言語は全て日本語になります。

ご登録頂きました方には、接続方法に関して6月11日(木)にメールを差し上げます。
本申し込みフォームにご記載頂きましたメールアドレスにお送り致しますので、くれぐれもご記載に間違いのないように宜しくお願い致します。

接続方法に関するメールが6月11日23:59(日本時間)までに届かない場合は、hbsjapan2021@gmail.comまでご連絡下さい。

 

皆様のご参加を在校生一同お待ちしております。

2021年入学用出願締め切り日:Harvard Business School

Harvard Business Schoolの締め切り日が発表されました。
昨シーズンと同様でRound数は2となります。

https://www.hbs.edu/mba/admissions/Pages/from-the-admissions-director.aspx?post=class-of-2023-application-dates&utm_campaign=adm_newsletter_202005&utm_source=slate&utm_medium=email

Round 1:

  • Application Deadline: Tuesday, September 8th at Noon ET
  • Decision Notification: Thursday, December 10th at Noon ET

Round 2:

  • Application Deadline: Tuesday, January 5th at Noon ET
  • Decision Notification: Tuesday, March 30th at Noon ET

We understand that these are difficult times globally and that many of you have been affected personally by the pandemic. Please know that we always review applications holistically and understand that many plans, employment opportunities, and personal situations have been disrupted by COVID-19. Of course we will take this most unusual of times into account as we evaluate your application.

Dual Degree Programs② : Major MBA Programs+Masters Degree Programs

4月20日分の投稿に続き、今回も主要なDual Degree Programを紹介したいと思います。

Duke University
MBA+Master of Environment Management
https://www.fuqua.duke.edu/programs/daytime-mba/mem-mmfmba-dual-degree

MBA+Maser of Public Policy
https://www.fuqua.duke.edu/programs/daytime-mba/mem-mmfmba-dual-degree

University of California, Berkeley
MBA+Master of Public Health
https://mba.haas.berkeley.edu/admissions/concurrent-degree-applicants

MBA+Maser of Engineering
https://engineering.berkeley.edu/academics/graduate-programs/mba-meng/

Harvard University
MBA+Master of Public Policy
MBA+Master of Public Administration-International Development
https://www.hbs.edu/mba/academic-experience/joint-degree-programs/Pages/harvard-kennedy-school.aspx

MBA+Maser of Science in Engineering & Applied Sciences
https://harvardms.mba/

Dual Degree Programの紹介は次回以降も続きます。

【2020年入学用 推薦状課題】:Harvard Business School

同校のエッセイ課題の内容を踏まえますと、この時期より推薦状課題に対して使用するエピソードも同時に考えておくことをお勧めします。
https://www.hbs.edu/mba/admissions/application-process/Pages/default.aspx

You will need to have two recommendations submitted online by the application deadlines.

Recommenders will be asked to fill out a personal qualities and skills grid and answer our two additional questions (see below).

How do the candidate’s performance, potential, background, or personal qualities compare to those of other well-qualified individuals in similar roles? Please provide specific examples. (300 words)

Please describe the most important piece of constructive feedback you have given the applicant. Please detail the circumstances and the applicant’s response. (250 words)

以下の文面には、推薦状の人選ポイント、推薦者のステータスと人選との関係性について述べられていますのでご一読ください。

Use your best judgment on who you decide to ask – there is no set formula for who should be your recommenders. We know it is not always possible to have a direct supervisor write your recommendation – we would not want you to jeopardize your current position for the application process. Look at the questions we are asking recommenders to complete. Find people who know you well enough to answer them. This can be a former supervisor, a colleague, someone you collaborate on an activity outside of work. How well a person knows you should take priority over level of seniority or HBS alumni status.

【2020年入学用 Essay課題】:Harvard Business School

先日の出願締め切り日に続き、エッセイ課題が発表されました。昨年度と同様の課題内容です。
https://www.hbs.edu/mba/admissions/Pages/from-the-admissions-director.aspx

Our one required essay will remain the same for the upcoming year: “As we review your application, what more would you like us to know as we consider your candidacy for the Harvard Business School MBA Program?” (no word limit)

同スクールが求める人材は以下のように述べられています。
https://www.hbs.edu/mba/admissions/Pages/who-are-we-looking-for.aspx

“Habit of Leadership, Analytical Aptitude and Appetite, and Engaged Community Citizenship”

■ Habit of Leadership
Leadership may be expressed in many forms, from college extracurricular activities to academic or business achievements, from personal accomplishments to community commitments. We appreciate leadership on any scale, from organizing a classroom to directing a combat squad, from running an independent business to spearheading initiatives at work. In essence, we are looking for evidence of your potential.

■ Analytical Aptitude and Appetite
Harvard Business School is a demanding, fast-paced, and highly-verbal environment. We look for individuals who enjoy lively discussion and debate. Our case and field-based methods of learning depend upon the active participation of prepared students who can assess, analyze, and act upon complex information within often-ambiguous contexts. The MBA Admissions Board will review your prior academic performance, the results of the GMAT or GRE, and, if applicable, TOEFL iBT and/or IELTS, and the nature of your work experience. There is no particular previous course of study required to apply; you must, however, demonstrate the ability to master analytical and quantitative concepts.

■ Engaged Community Citizenship
So much of our MBA experience – including the case method, section life, and student-organized events – requires the active collaboration of the entire HBS community. That’s why we look for students who exhibit the highest ethical standards and respect for others, and can make positive contributions to the MBA Program. The right candidates must be eager to share their experiences, support their colleagues, and teach as well as learn from their peers.

We want applicants who have these traits (Habit of Leadership, Analytical Aptitude & Appetite, & Engaged Community Citizenship), as well as bring a variety of skills, accomplishments and aspirations. In each class, we create a dynamic environment that mirrors the breadth and depth of our world economy. Our promise to our faculty and to every student here is to create a class of 900 students who come from as many different backgrounds and perspectives as possible.

書類の準備をスタートさせるためにも、

・英文レジュメコンテンツを通して伝える自分像(使用した事例の確認)
・推薦状コンテンツを通して伝わる自分像(使用した事例の確認)
・願書(Application Form内の記述内容)を通して伝わる自分像

を確認してはいかがでしょうか?

そうした中でもリーダーシップを発揮し成果を収めた実績内容を確認していきましょう。
Post MBAのキャリア後における”managerial potential”を備えている事実を読み取らせたいと思います。さらには、ビジネスの成功を通じてもたらす社会的なインパクトについていも考えてみましょう。

同校は過去のエッセイ課題でAccomplishmentを3つ(当時は200 words×3題)書かせた経緯もあります。英文レジュメを作る上で過去のaccomplishmentを具に分析するところから始めていきましょう。