月別アーカイブ: 2017年7月

【告知協力】Michigan Ross入学審査官による学校説明会 (8/21)

来る8月21日(月)、University of Michigan Ross School of BusinessはAdmissions OfficeによるFull-time MBAの公式説明会を開催いたします。

#1 in Top Leadership Development Programs by Leadership Excellence
#8 in Full-time MBA Ranking by Business Week
#1 in Top Schools for Sustainability by Business Week
#1 in Ranking of Best Graduate Programs for Entrepreneurship by Princeton Review
#4 for Management, #5 for Marketing, #6 for International Business in US News MBA Rankings
#3 for Corporate Strategy, #5 for CSR / Ethics in Financial Times MBA Rankings

在校生は優秀かつ協力的であり、Globalなネットワークを広げられる素晴らしい環境です。また、Ann Arborは非常に治安のよい街で、パートナーズクラブや教育施設も充実しており、ご家族でいらっしゃる方々も安心して生活することができます。今回の説明会ではAdmission Officerに加え卒業生・在校生も多数参加予定ですので、是非ともこの機会にRossの魅力を感じていただき、ネットワーキングしていただければと思います。

説明会終了後に、Admission Officerと卒業生も参加する懇親会も予定しておりますので、奮ってご参加下さい。

Ross School of Business Tokyo Information Session
場所:六本木アカデミーヒルズ スカイスタジオ


【学校説明会】Stanford MBA Information Session in Tokyo (8/30 &31)

Stanford MBA Information Sessionが8月30日と31日の両日に渡り開催されます。
8/30 (水)


■ Date: 30 & 31 August 2017
■ Time: 7:00-9:00 pm
■ Location: Ito Hall (東京大学本郷キャンパス)

Get an overview of the Stanford MBA Program by an admissions officer, and then hear the inside perspective from local alumni. You’ll also learn about the admission process, and have plenty of time to get your questions answered. After you register, we will send you some information to review prior to the event.

【学校説明会】Ross Global MBA Info. Session in Tokyo (7/29)

Michigan Global MBA Programの説明会が下記日程で開催されます。

Saturday, July 29, 2017 – 2:30pm to 4:30pm

Ross Global MBA Tokyo Office
Mitsubishi Building, #172,
2-5-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-Ku

The Michigan Ross School of Business Global MBA Program invites you to join us at our upcoming information session.  The event will include a presentation about the Ross Global MBA and the University of Michigan.  After the presentation, you’ll have a chance to meet our staff and network with Ross alumni from the area.

Contact rossgmba@umich.edu to reserve your space or call 080-8817-7215

【LL.M. 2018年入学用出願締め切り日】 Yale University

Yale University LL.M. Programの出願締め切り日が発表されました。

Applications are accepted for the 2018–2019 academic year from August 1 to December 1, 2017, at 11:59 p.m., U.S. Eastern Time. The December 1 deadline should be understood as the date by which all documents that applicants are required to submit must be received by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC). We require all applicants to the LL.M. program to submit their applications online through LSAC’s Electronic Application Service.



1 As soon as you know that you are going to apply to business school, you can start to prepare in a low-stress way. Keep a notebook and jot down anything interesting that comes to mind. An inspiring lecture, a disappointing performance review, an enlightening conversation with a friend, a travel experience, running a marathon, a stimulating book—all of these can be terrific material for your essays. Don’t agonise over whether it will make a great topic, just jot it down. You will find that you quickly have a plethora of material to choose from.

2 As you begin to approach essay-writing time, consider putting together a “brag sheet”. Write down all of the things about you that would not necessarily appear on a résumé: languages you speak, all extracurricular involvements, family traditions and more. This can also be mined for essay content.
⇒Resumeを作る際には主に”Professional”, “Education”, ”Additional(課外活動等を記載するパート)”の項目欄を設定します。上述のFamily Traditionsに関しては、自分がどういった環境で育ってきたか?生活環境の(自らの)人格形成に対する影響(つながり)とを確認されてはいかがでしょうか。

3 Once you have the essay questions in hand, there may still be a few stumpers. Even with lots of content, when you are faced with answering a question such as “What matters most to you?” it is difficult to decide.
⇒”What the matters most to you”(エッセイ課題)への回答を書き纏めるには相応の時間を要します。この類の課題から着手することはお勧め致しません。まずは、Career Goal型のエッセイ課題より始めてはいかがでしょうか(以下の質問に対する自分の回答を書き出してみましょう)。

・Why attend a particular business school?
・What are your short-term and long-term goals?
・Why do you want an MBA?
・How will you contribute to this program?

4 Before you actually write the essays, take the final step of mapping out the general topics you will cover in each essay. As you map a topic to a question, check it off on a master list of stories you want to cover. This way, you can make sure that a given school is receiving all of your key stories, and that you are spreading out different stories across an application and not being repetitive.
⇒最も多くみられるミスは、「エッセイ課題に回答していない」ことです。たとえば、Professional Career Goalsを述べなければならないにも関わらず、個人的な目標(Personal Goals)へ言及する。または、そのGoalsを設定するに至った背景事情を長々と書き足してしまうケース(各エッセイ課題は字数が制限されていますのでご注意ください)。各課題で問われていることへ直接的な回答を書き述べていきましょう。

5 Everyone works in different ways: some work best first thing in the morning, others are night owls. Some need to outline concepts on paper, others go straight to computer. So develop a plan that supports your individual style. Many find that the first application can take around 40 hours of work—brainstorming, drafting, editing, refining. As you approach this process, make sure you have the time. Tackle one application at a go. Do not take work leave or attempt it in a single week. Essays require time to gel. Therefore make sure that you have plenty of time to do it right. You may require six weeks, or you may even want 12.

6 Many applicants are inhibited by perfectionism. They can sit at the computer for hours, unable to generate that “perfect” essay, rewriting so furiously that they don’t get past the first few sentences. It is often easier to edit than to write. So just type. A page full of so-so text is less intimidating than that blank page.

7 It is essential that you research your target schools and understand how to appeal to each of them. Each will have a slightly different ethos and look for something different in their students. But…

8 …you can also save yourself a bit of work. There are certain qualities that all business schools want to see in a successful applicant:

  • leadership
  • team skills
  • ethics
  • communication skills

Just saying “I am a strong leader” is not enough. Every claim you make must have supporting stories that help the reader believe you. You do not need to check off every quality on the list. Select a few that apply to you and reinforce those in an honest and compelling way.
⇒上記のstoriesは別名anecdotesとも呼びます。こうした具体的な実例を述べない限り、どれだけ形容詞を並べたとしても、自分が伝えたい自分像をAdmissions Officerと共有することは叶いません。

9 Nobody is perfect. The schools know this and you need to show them that you are realistic and self-aware. Revealing your humanity—in the form of quirks, weaknesses and flaws—can often help the admissions committee to like you. A story about how you learned from a failure, improved upon a weakness or struggled with challenges can be compelling. The other side of this is the ability to demonstrate that you can really benefit from the MBA degree. If you know everything already, an admissions committee may wonder why you want to return to school.

  • What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  • What is your biggest accomplishment?
  • What is your biggest regret?
  • How have you failed in the past?

Failure (失敗経験)について言及する際にも、自分が置かれた状況下におけるFailureの定義、どうしてFailureが起こったのか?(経緯と分析)、そしてそのFailureから得たこと、その経験を今の仕事にどう生かしているか?(過去の経験を応用)といった側面を書き出すよう注力してください。

10 Get some help. Even the most meticulous writers benefit from a second or third set of eyes. Ask someone to review your essays, look for typos and tell you if you are hitting all of the points in the right way. Is your attempt at humour coming off correctly? Do you seem too humble, too cocky, too serious, not serious enough? After you have been buried with your essays for weeks, a fresh perspective can often help you see the application as an admissions-committee member does: for the first time. Enlist someone who knows about the application process and make sure they are not just reassuring you that all is well, but are actually giving you some quality feedback.
⇒一人で考える時間も大切ですが、時として第三者の意見を取り入れてみることも必要ではないでしょうか。上記でも”Fresh perspective”と述べられています。互いに意見交換をするプロセスを通して、新たな気づき発見等の機会を提供できるよう、私も相談者からの依頼と日々向き合っております。

【学校説明会】Dartmouth Tuck info session (8/20)

以下、Tuck School説明会に関するご案内です。
この度、Tuck(正式名称:Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth)の学校説明会ならびに懇親会を以下の要綱にて開催いたします。 本校の概要をはじめ、卒業生による体験談等をインフォーマルな形式にてご紹介する予定です。全米最古の歴史をもち、小規模校ならではのインタラクティブなコミュニティ、チームワークを体感できるトップビジネススクールの一つ、Tuckの魅力を是非この機会にご確認ください。


日時: 2017年8月20日(日)14:00~16:00 [13:30受付開始]
場所: 丸ビルホール&コンファレンススクエア Room 4

・14:00-15:00 学校説明会[プレゼン、スモールグループセッション]

・15:00-16:00 懇親会

・定員:              80名

・お申込み:       https://goo.gl/forms/psLlBAEM7jKTc0Qz2

・お問合せ:       tuckjapanHP@gmail.com


※本説明会は、卒業生・在校生によって企画されたものであり、出願審査とは 一切関係ございません。当日、アドミッションからの出席はございませんので、予めご了承ください。当日の進行は日本語で行われます。

【2018年入学用出願締め切り日】 Ohio State University (Fisher)

Ohio State, Fisher Schoolの出願締め切り日です。

Round 1
Application due: October  15, 2017
On-campus travel stipend deadline: Applicants, with a submitted application, can receive a travel stipend up to $500.00.  This incentive can be used to attend one of our Fall Preview Days* or another on-campus event.

Round 2
Application due: November 15, 2017
University Fellowship and Graduate Enrichment Fellowship deadline: Fellowship eligible** applicants need to submit by this deadline to be considered for nomination in the Graduate School competition.

◆Round 3
Application due: December 15, 2017
Recommended deadline for those seeking an MBA Graduate Assistantship position.

◆Round 4
Application due: February 15, 2018
Deadline for eligibility to attend Red Carpet, Fisher’s on-campus admitted student weekend. Don’t miss this VIP experience.

◆Round 5
Application due: April 15, 2018
International Students: Final application deadline for admissions consideration**.

* On-campus Fall Preview Days are a great way for us to meet you.  Students will get a campus tour, connect with current students, meet career management and admissions, and  have an opportunitity to do the live interview.

** Fellowship eligibility.  Click here to view the basic requirements,  then watch our University Fellowship andGraduate Enrichment Fellowship  pre-recorded webinars.

*** Applications will be accepted after the final application deadline(s) on a space-available basis. Please feel free to submit an application after this date. Contact mba@fisher.osu.edu with any questions.

【2018年入学用出願締め切り日】 University of Notre Dame (Mendoza)

University of Notre Dame, Mendoza Schoolの出願締め切り日です。

◆Early Round
Application due: September  19, 2017
Decision released : by November 3, 2017

Round 1
Application due: October  17, 2017
Decision released : by December 15, 2017

Round 2
Application due: January 9, 2018
Decision released : by  March 9, 2018

◆Round 3
Application due: February 20, 2018
Decision released : by April 6, 2018

◆Round 4
Application due: March 17, 2018
Decision released :May 4, 2018

*Early Decision
The Early Round deadline is designed for applicants who are strongly commited to Notre Dame for their MBA. As such, Early Decision candidates are expected to withdraw their candidacy from other business schools, and will provide a non-refundable $4,000 deposit.

Dual Degrees
Application deadlines for the dual degree programs are the same as the traditional MBA deadlines.

International Applicants
International candidates are strongly encouraged to apply by the February 20th deadline at the latest




【2018年入学用出願締め切り日】 University of North Calorina (Kenan-Flagler)


Early Action (Round 1)
Application due: October  16, 2017
Decision released : by December 11, 2017

Round 2
Application due: December 4, 2017
Decision released : by January 29, 2018

◆Round 3
Application due: January 15, 2018
Decision released : by March 12, 2018

◆Round 4
Application due: March 12, 2018
Decision released : April 23, 2018

Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the application date. 

*If space is still available in the class, we will accept applications after the Round 4 deadline. Decisions on applications submitted after the Round 4 deadline will be released on a rolling basis.

Early Action

Our first cycle (deadline October 16, 2017) is the Early Action round. Early Action is an option for applicants who know for certain that they will attend UNC Kenan-Flagler if admitted. Early Action provides applicants with the certainty of learning their decision by December 11, 2017. Admitted applicants in the Early Action cycle will be required to submit a $3000 non-refundable enrollment deposit by January 8, 2018, in order to secure a space in the class (versus the regular deadline enrollment deposit of $1500). You should not apply for Early Action if you are not prepared to commit immediately to attending UNC Kenan-Flagler.


【2018年入学用 Essay課題】 Univ. of North Carolina (Kenan-Flagler)

Kenan-Flagler Schoolのエッセイ課題が発表されました。

We have one required essay and three optional essays. The essays for the 2017-2018 application season are:

  • Essay One (Required)
    Please describe your short and long term goals post-MBA. Explain how your professional experience has shaped these goals, why this career option appeals to you, and how you arrived at the decision that now is the time and the MBA is the appropriate degree. Additionally, please briefly address a backup plan should your short-term goal not come to fruition for any reason. (500 words maximum)
  • Essay Two (Optional)
    What personal qualities or life experiences distinguish you from other applicants? How do these qualities or experiences equip you to contribute to UNC Kenan-Flagler? (300 words maximum)
  • Essay Three (Optional)
    If your standardized test scores are low, or if you have not had coursework in core business subjects (calculus, microeconomics, statistics, financial accounting), please tell us how you plan to prepare yourself for the quantitative rigor of the MBA curriculum. (300 words maximum)
  • Essay Four (Optional)
    Is there any other information you would like to share that is not presented elsewhere in the application? (300 words maximum)