月別アーカイブ: 2016年4月

【LL.M. 2017年秋入学用出願締め切り日】 Harvard

Harvard Law School よりLL.M. programに関する出願締め切り日が発表されました。http://hls.harvard.edu/dept/graduate-program/llm-application-deadlines-and-materials/

The application for the LL.M. class beginning in August 2017 will open in September 2016.  The application deadline for the LL.M. class beginning in August 2017 will be December 1, 2016, at 11:59 p.m., U.S. Eastern time.

In addition to submitting the online LL.M. application by the deadline, applicants must make sure that any other required documents (e.g., transcripts, TOEFL results) are sent out in time for delivery to our office on or before the deadline. Please note that the application deadline will be strictly observed. It is your responsibility to make certain that all required materials reach the Graduate Program office by the deadline.


【MBA 2017年1月&8月入学用エッセイ課題】 Columbia

Columbia Business Schoolのエッセイ課題も発表されました。

Applicants must complete one short answer question and three essays.

Short Answer Question:
What is your immediate post-MBA professional goal? (51 characters maximum)

Examples of possible responses:
“Work in business development for a media company.”
“Join a strategy consulting firm.”
“Launch a data-management start-up.”

Essay 1:
Through your resume and recommendations, we have a clear sense of your professional path to date. What are your career goals going forward, and how will the Columbia MBA help you achieve them? (100-750 words)

Essay 2:
Columbia Business School’s students participate in industry focused New York immersion seminars; in project based Master Classes; and in school year internships. Most importantly, our students are taught by a combination of distinguished research faculty and accomplished practitioners. How will you take advantage of being “at the very center of business”? (100-500 words)

Essay 3:
CBS Matters, a key element of the School’s culture, allows the people in your Cluster to learn more about you on a personal level. What will your Clustermates be pleasantly surprised to learn about you? (100-250 words)

Optional Essay:
An optional fourth essay will allow you to discuss any issues that do not fall within the purview of the required essays.

All applications are due at 11:59 p.m. EST on the day of the deadline.


【MBA 2017年1月 & 8月入学用出願締め切り日】 Columbia

Columbia Business Schoolの出願締め切り日がリリースされました。

◆2017 January Entry
・Application Deadline: October 5, 2016

◆2017 August Entry

・Early Decision Deadline: October 5, 2016

・Merit Fellowship Consideration: January 4, 2017

・Regular Decision : April 12, 2017

Applications will be available in May 2016.
All applications are due at 11:59 p.m. EST on the day of the deadline.

【MBA 2017年9月入学用出願締め切り日】 Stanford

Stanford Graduate School of Businessから締め切り日がリリースされました。http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/programs/mba/admission/deadlines

◆Round 1
Application Deadline: September 21, 2016
Notification Date: December 2016

◆Round 2
Application Deadline: January 10, 2017
Notification Date: March 2017

◆Round 3
Application Deadline: April 5, 2017
Notification Date: May 2017

5:00pm Pacific Time, including your letters of reference and application fee payment. We cannot guarantee that we will review information you send 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 submitting it earlier is better. While we admit outstanding individuals in all three rounds, there are some advantages to applying in either the first or second round, including:

【MBA 2017年1月入学用出願締め切り日】 HEC-Paris


Application Deadline: May 1, 2016
Decision Date: June 3, 2016

Application Deadline: June 1, 2016
Decision Date: July 8, 2016

Application Deadline: July 1, 2016
Decision Date: July 29, 2016

Application Deadline: August 15, 2016
Decision Date: September 16, 2016

Application Deadline: September 15, 2016
Decision Date: October 21, 2016

Application Deadline: October 15, 2016
Decision Date: November 18, 2016

Application Deadline: November 15, 2016
Decision Date: December 16, 2016

MBA出願対策セミナー: Affinity英語学院・John Couke共同開催

昨年に続き、エッセイカウンセラーのJohn Coukeさんと、MBA出願対策セミナーを共同で開催することが決まりました。詳細は以下の通りです。



・School Culture
・Practical Experience
・Leadership Education
・Criteria for Admissions


I’ll start with a brief introduction of myself. I then plan to discuss the MBA goals essay, and how you can make your story work to your advantage in the admissions process.お席に限りがありますので、参加希望の方はお早めにご予約ください。
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心の知能指数: Emotional Intelligence

ビジネススクールの出願書類を作る上で、目標、価値観、共感、動機付、自己管理(規制)、優先順位付け、緊急時への対応、人としての成熟度といった単語を頻繁に耳にすると思います。Academic Intelligenceのみならず、以下の記事にみられるようにEmotional Intelligenceの重要さにも度々言及しています。

Bloonberg 記事

Wall Street Journal 記事


そして、Emotional Intelligenceを提唱したゴールドマン博士の考えやIntelligenceを構成するコンピテンシーを確認してみましょう。

上級マネジャーが低いマネジャーよりも良い業績を上 げていることを示すさまざまな研究を引き合いに出している。彼はEIが実際に職場においてどう影響を及ぼしているかを説明するために、数々の逸話的事例を 示している。






(4)の社会的技術はその名の通り、英語でSocial Skillsと訳します。単にSocial Skills?と聞いても、なかなか分かりにくいと思いますが、ゴールドマン博士のリストと照らし合わせてみますと、リストの項目内容を伝えるためのエピソードが頭に浮かんでくるのではないでしょうか?


テストの選択:GMAT or GRE?


Carnegie Mellon Univ. 2016年秋入学要綱には両テストについて以下のように記されています。
Official GMAT Score (preferred) or GRE (accepted)

以下の記事はUS Newsのサイトから抜粋します。ご一読ください。

Test perception: Admissions experts are divided about the message an applicant sends when submitting GRE scores instead of GMAT results, or vice versa.

“If you submit a GMAT score you’re not going to be given preference,” says Jacobs. “They’re perceived equally.” This is also the policy at the Jindal school, Fowler says.

An applicant may not win points for submitting a GMAT score, but some schools may give the impression that this score is preferred. Schools often publish the average test scores for recent MBA students, but Murphy has noticed a difference in which test score averages are listed.

“Generally I see more of the GMAT score ranges published,” says Murphy, who worked in the admissions office for Kellogg while he was an MBA student and before the school began accepting GRE scores. If he were working in admissions now ​and saw someone submit a GRE score instead of the GMAT, it would make him wonder about the applicant.

“I would immediately question how focused are they on what they want to do, post graduate school,” he says.

Taking the GMAT confirms that a candidate is focused on getting an MBA,​ says JoAnne Goldberg, who works as a consultant for InGenius Prep. The company helps prospective graduate school candidates get accepted. “The GMAT is the test that shows that they’re serious about going to business school,” she says.

The GMAT is also an exam that business schools are more familiar with, experts say, making it easier for them to use the exam to gauge a candidate’s academic abilities. It’s also difficult to fairly compare a GMAT score – the more widely taken exam – with a GRE score, ​between applicants, Goldberg says.

Some believe – even though there’s no definitive proof – that the GRE is generally an easier exam, says Goldberg​, who is a former assistant director of admissions at the Stanford University business school and an MBA graduate of the school.

Quantitative skills: Both exams test graduate school applicants on how well they do with numbers, as well as their academic strength in other areas such as verbal reasoning. But the GRE may offer a leg up for prospective students who aren’t fans of math.

“The GMAT mathematics section is just more difficult,” says Jacobs. “If someone has a weakness in the quantitative section, then I recommend the GRE.”

She strongly encourages applicants to take the GMAT. But business schools usually require prospective students to also submit letters of recommendation, essays, transcripts and other materials. Goldberg wants applicants to remember that no single test score will solely determine who is admitted to business school.

It’s one factor,” she says. “Not the main factor.” ​



HBS:New Managing Director of MBA Admissions and Financial Aid

Harvard Business Schoolの新たなNew Director of MBA Admissionsが決まりました。

Harvard Business School announced today that it has chosen Chad Losee (MBA 2013) to be its next Managing Director of MBA Admissions and Financial Aid. Losee will succeed Dee Leopold (MBA 1980), who has headed the School’s MBA selection process since 2006. Leopold will remain at HBS as Program Director for 2+2, a deferred admission process for students in college or full-time master’s programs.

After graduating from HBS as a Baker Scholar (an academic honor awarded to the top 5% of the graduating class of some 900 students), Losee worked for a year as an HBS Fellow in the Dean’s Office. In that role, he collaborated with the School’s senior leadership on a range of strategic projects.

One such effort was at HBX, where Losee helped to launch and set strategy for this unique digital learning platform. In particular, he co-led the exam and credential strategy for CORe (Credential of Readiness), which teaches students the fundamentals of accounting, business analytics, and economics for managers. In addition, he worked with HBS professor Clayton Christensen to develop an HBX course on Disruptive Strategy, an offering designed for executives around the world.

Losee also served as an observer with the HBS Admissions Board, evaluating prospective students during their interviews – an interest that had been piqued during his student days when he was an Admissions Ambassador for his HBS section, helping candidates during their visits to the campus. Losee has remained active as an HBS alumnus, serving a term on the HBS Alumni Board, one of about 70 graduates appointed to provide expertise and input to the School’s leaders.

In 2014, Losee returned to Bain & Company’s Dallas office, where he had worked from 2008 to 2011, including a stint in Stockholm. As a manager at Bain, Losee has led consulting teams in client engagements across multiple industries. He graduated in 2008 from the Honors Program at Brigham Young University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in international relations summa cum laude.

In 2012, Losee was a summer associate in the office of Kim Clark, then the president of BYU-Idaho and before that a longtime HBS faculty member and Dean of the School from 1995 to 2005. Losee led a wide range of campus-wide initiatives involving BYU-I students, faculty members, and administrative leaders.

“I am a real believer in Harvard Business School’s mission to educate leaders who make a difference in the world,” said Losee. “I’ve seen firsthand how my classmates, the amazing body of HBS alumni, and the outstanding faculty and staff all strive to shape the world around them for the better. The experience of a two-year, full-time MBA at HBS continues to have a great impact on me personally and as a leader. My goal as Dee’s successor is to make sure that each diverse MBA class continues to have a transformative experience at HBS and go on to make a real difference in the world.”

“We are delighted to welcome Chad back to the School and his family back to Boston,” said Jana Pompadur Kierstead, Executive Director of the MBA Program. “He has a deep understanding of HBS and its pedagogy and mission; superb interpersonal, analytical, and strategic skills; and a passion for admissions. That combination of talent and experience positions him well to lead our Admissions and Financial Aid teams.”

The decision to hire Losee followed a five-month search. “The process was open and exhaustive,” said HBS Senior Associate Dean Felix Oberholzer-Gee. “We reviewed more than 100 excellent candidates with diverse backgrounds and experience. Chad’s credentials as a strategic problem-solver and his grasp of the challenges and opportunities in management education today helped him to stand out among the finalists.”

Losee will begin his new role in June.


【MBA 2018年1月入学用出願締め切り日】 INSEAD

INSEADの2018年January Intake用締め切り日です。

◆1st Round
Deadline: March 15, 2017
・Interview Decision Notification: April 21, 2017
・Final Decision Notification: May 24, 2017

◆2nd Round
・Deadline: May 3, 2017
・Interview Decision Notification: June 2, 2017
・Final Decision Notification: July 7, 2017

◆ 3rd Round
・ Deadline:June 14, 2017
・Interview Decision Notification: July 13, 2017
・Final Decision Notification: September 8, 2017