月別アーカイブ: 2020年4月

【告知協力:IESE】Virtual MBA Coffee Chat with Alumni

IESE Business Schoolでは、5月、下記の通り、オンラインにて、アプリカントの皆様向けにイベントを実施します。ふるってご参加ください。

Virtual MBA Coffee Chat with Alumni (in Japanese)

アプリカント複数名、卒業生2名、IESE Class of 2016の卒業生でもある日本人入学審査官(日本・韓国・中東担当)の間でのグループチャットです。冒頭、IESE MBAの特徴について前述のAdmissions Officerが簡単に説明したのち、MBA前~後の軌跡とそれを踏まえてのIESE MBAの包括的な価値を卒業生が対話形式で語ります。

日時: 5/16 (土) 16:30-18:00(日本時間)

場所: オンライン

登録: こちらのページ


  • 参加卒業生のプロフィールは以下の通りです(性別、学年、社費/私費、業界)。
  1. 男性、Class of 2017、私費、テクノロジー
  2. 男性、Class of 2020、社費(→キャリアチェンジ)、戦略コンサルティング
  • 日本語で実施します。

【LL.M. Application Process】Columbia Law School

前回(4/21)の投稿に続き、Columbia Law Schoolの出願サイトを確認していきたいと思います。https://www.law.columbia.edu/admissions/llm/apply-llm-program

Holistic review. No one factor on your application is more important than another; we approach each application individually and holistically, and carefully review each component.

  • Holisticは「全体の」という意味を表します。各書類やテストスコアは入学審査においてそれぞれの役割を持ちます。たとえば、TOEFLスコアは英語力/やコミュニケーション力を入学審査官へ伝えるための効果的なツールとなるものの学力は指し示しません。そのため、テスト以外の各書類(Application Form, CV/Resume, Essay, Letter of Recommendation, Transcript)の役割を把握してください。

We do not have quotas by country or area of practice. Our process seeks candidates with the strongest credentials representing diverse backgrounds, areas of the world, and legal practice.

  • ここで述べている”the strongest credentials”を証明するため、テストスコア、各出願書類のクオリティーを高めることが求められます。

Academic strength is essential. Columbia is first and foremost an academic institution. We look for factors in your application that indicate that you will be able to keep up with the academic discourse at Columbia, including your prior academic transcripts and letters of recommendation. (This does not mean you should worry about a mistake you made during your first law degree; in fact, what you have learned from your mistakes is helpful to our process.)

  • 学力を表す書類として成績表と推薦状について言及しています。特に推薦状の内容は「構成」、「表現」、「具体性」といったチェックポイントを設けてはいかがでしょうか?さらにはLL.M.課程で活躍するに際して必要なアカデミックスキル(例:分析力や問題解決力)なども把握しておきましょう。

Work experience matters. Most LL.M. students have several years of work experience when they enroll, and we strongly encourage applicants to obtain at least one year of full-time, post-law school work experience prior to applying. Experience gives you a better sense of what you want from your LL.M. experience and enhances your ability to participate in classroom and extracurricular activities.

  • Essayでは上述箇所にあるWhat you want form your LL.M. experienceに対する自分の回答を述べます。さらにはLL.M.をColumbiaで取得したい理由も同時に考えていきましょう。

Candidates in the final year of their first law degree will only be accepted under exceptional circumstances. If you are in this category, your personal statement must demonstrate that admission to the program would enable you to realize an immediate and specific career objective you otherwise could not obtain if you waited at least one additional year.

上述箇所のimmediate and specific career objectiveを考える際には、Columbia卒業後に就く仕事、職位、役割、責務、そしてその仕事を通じて達成したいことも併せて考えましょう。

English language skills are essential. As lawyers, you are advocates first and foremost. Columbia Law School has the highest Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) minimum for a reason: We want you to engage and perform at a level commensurate with your native English speaking peers both in and out of the classroom.


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

MBA+Maser of Public Policy

University of California, Berkeley
MBA+Master of Public Health

MBA+Maser of Engineering

Harvard University
MBA+Master of Public Policy
MBA+Master of Public Administration-International Development

MBA+Maser of Science in Engineering & Applied Sciences

Dual Degree Programの紹介は次回以降も続きます。

【LL.M. Application Deadline】Columbia Law School

先日当ブログにて紹介しましたHarvard LL.M. Programに続き、Columbia Law Schoolでも2020-21年シーズンの出願締め切り日が発表されました。

〇 Early Review Program(早期出願用締め切り日)

Applicants for admission to our 2021-2022 LL.M. Program, except those who are in the final year of their first law degree and reapplicants who were not originally granted admission, have the option of applying through the Early Review Program. The advantage of applying early is that you will have a decision by late December. We encourage early applications from those who feel they have compiled their strongest possible application by November 1, 2020. To be considered under the Early Review Program, you must:

  1. Submit your online application by November 1, 2020;
  2. Submit your transcripts, TOEFL scores, and letters of recommendation to LSAC at least one week in advance of the November 1 deadline so that they have time to process your full Credential Assembly Service (CAS) report and forward it to us during the Early Review period; and
  3. Specify that you wish to be considered for early review by answering “yes” to the Early Review question in the “Application Deadlines” section of this application.


If you do not meet the above criteria, we will automatically defer your application for consideration as part of the regular admission cycle. If you have not taken the TOEFL by November 1, 2020, you will automatically be considered in the regular admission cycle; no exceptions will be made.


We will provide a decision for early applicants by the end of December. Applicants will be admitted, rejected, or deferred to the regular admission cycle. If you are admitted through the Early Review Program, you will not be required to withdraw your applications to other LL.M. programs. Admitted candidates will be given a deadline upon admission to confirm their intention to matriculate.

Regular Application Deadline

The Columbia online application, available through LSAC, must be submitted by December 18, 2020. All application materials for the CAS report, including supporting documents, transcripts, and letters of recommendation, must be postmarked to LSAC by December 18, 2020. Applicants who are required to submit a TOEFL score (see our Application Components page for more information) must take the test no later than December 18, 2020 in order to be considered for admission for the 2021-2022 LL.M. Program.

must take the test no later than December 18と書かれていることから、締め切り日以降にテストを受験してスコアを差し替える戦略は適用することはできません。

Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis, in most cases no later than late April. Rolling admissions means that we evaluate applications randomly; the date you submitted your application often has no bearing on when you will receive a decision. Some candidates will have a decision in early January, others in late April. (If you submit your application well before the December 18 deadline, for example, you will not necessarily have an earlier decision.) If you have not yet received a decision, it most likely means that the Committee simply has not yet reviewed your application (so you should not worry!). We strive to give every candidate a decision by the end of April.


Dual Degree Programs① : Major MBA Programs+Masters Degree Programs

2020-21年シーズンに入り、Dual Degreeの取得に関する相談が昨年よりも多く見られます。主要なBusiness Schoolで提供されている代表的なdual degree programsを紹介していきます。

University of Chicago

  • MBA and Master of Public Policy
  • MBA and Masters Program in Computer Science
  • MBA and Graduate Program in Health Administration and Policy
  • MBA and Master of Arts in International Relations
  • MBA and Master of Arts in Eastern European Russian Eurasian Studies
  • MBA and Master of Arts in Middle Eastern Studies
  • MBA and Masters of Arts in South Asian Studies

Columbia University

  • MBA and MS in Urban Planning
  • MBA and MS in Industrial Engineering
  • MBA and MIA (Public Affairs)
  • MBA and MPH (Public Health)
  • MBA and MA in Private School Leadership
  • https://www8.gsb.columbia.edu/programs/mba/academics/dual-degrees

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。



LL.M.教育と起業家思考:Duke University


Duke University Law SchoolのLaw & Entrepreneurship Programのディレクターを務めるエリカ・ビュエル教授は次のように述べています。


Duke University Law Schoolでは、弁護士はスタートアップ・ベンチャーズ・クリニック(プログラム)で起業家の代理を務めるといった実地経験を積むことができ、起業家は自らのアイデアを商業化する方法について無料で法的アドバイスを受けることができます。

さらにLaw Schoolの学生は、同じ大学の一部であるFuqua School of Businessで、ベンチャーキャピタルの資金調達に関するコースやイノベーションのコースを受講できます。このように他学部(大学院)からオファーされているコースを履修し卒業単位としてカウントする制度をCross-Registration Systemと言います。LL.M. Programのカリキュラムを確認することはもちろん重要ですが、ビジネススクールを始め、環境学大学院や公共政策大学院など、LL.M.取得後のキャリアパスと照らし合わせて独自の履修計画を作り上げてはいかがでしょうか?

Chicago Booth STEM MBA

昨年からアメリカを中心とするビジネススクールでは、S(科学)T(技術)E(工学)M(数学)分野の教育カリキュラムを強化する動きが目立ちます。そして今回はChicago Booth Schoolにおいて、STEM MBA Certificateの準備が整ったとの発表がありました。また、F-1(学生)ビザ保持者は、MBA取得後に実務経験を通じた24ヵ月間のOptional Practical Trainingを申請できます。

こうしたSTEM Certificate Programの動きは、留学生に対して多くのメリットを提供すると考えられています。まずは多様性に富んだコミュニティができることにより、教員やクラスメートがそれぞれのユニークな視点を共有する機会を得ます。こうした機会の積み重ねが、既存の教育内容をより活性化させると予想されています。



【2021 LL.M. Application Deadline】Harvard Law School

Harvard Law Schoolが2021年入学用の出願情報を発表しました。https://hls.harvard.edu/dept/graduate-program/llm-application-deadlines-and-materials/

The application for the LL.M. class beginning in August 2021 will open in September 2020. The application deadline for the LL.M. class beginning in August 2021 is December 1, 2020, 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.

Application Materials

  • Online application form
  • CV/Résumé
  • Personal statement, parts (A) and (B)
  • Transcript(s) (including diplomas for all degrees that have been received)
  • Recommendations (at least two)
  • Official TOEFL report (if applicable; please note that we do not accept MyBest™ TOEFL score reports)*
  • Financial Aid application (if applicable)
  • Application fee of US$85**

注):MyBestスコアの取り扱いは各ロースクールによって異なります。出願要綱に関するサイトで確認できない場合は、Admissions Officeにお問い合わせください。

The LL.M. Class of 2019-20のProfileは以下のリンクよりご確認いただけます。

  • 182 students, 98% of them are international
  • 82% have 2 or more years of practice or teaching/advanced studies experience
  • 20% hold advanced degrees
  • 61 countries / jurisdictions represented from Argentina to Zimbabwe
  • 22 Fulbright Scholars
  • 16 Supreme or Constitutional Court clerks
  • 18 full or part-time law teachers
  • 8 judges and 7 current or former prosecutors

English Proficiency Examination

  1. For the internet-based test (iBT), we require a total score of at least 100, with at least 25 in each of the four subsections.
  2. We do not accept IELTS scores in place of TOEFL scores.
  3. We do not accept MyBest™ TOEFL score reports.


MyBestスコアに加え、IELTS Scoreを受け付けるLL.M.プログラムはMinimum Scoreが関連サイトに掲載されますのでその都度ご確認ください。

Personal Statement
The Personal Statement is an essential component of your application. It provides an opportunity for you to present your ideas and demonstrate your writing ability to the Committee on Graduate Studies. Please limit your statement to no more than 1,500 words —anything exceeding this limit will be disregarded. Please note that footnotes do not count towards the overall word limit as long as they are limited to providing sources and citations


Your Personal Statement should address both of the following questions specifically, with Part (A) constituting at least half of the total length:

(A) Briefly describe either an important issue in your field of interest or a current legal problem facing a particular country, region, or the world, and then propose a theoretical framework or a legal analysis or strategy to address this issue.

(B) Please tell us something about yourself — in particular, why you wish to pursue an LL.M. degree at Harvard and how doing so connects with what you have done in the past and what you plan to do in the future.Please follow the instructions on the Personal Statement page of the online application to upload your Personal Statement. Note that your Personal Statement must be uploaded and submitted with the rest of your application. We will not accept any Personal Statement sent to us separately from the online application.

【告知協力】IESE: Virtual MBA Open Day 4/18 (土)

IESE Business Schoolでは、4月、下記の通り、オンラインにて、アプリカントの皆様向けにイベントを実施します。ふるってご参加ください。

Virtual MBA Open Day


日時: 4/18(土)11:00-13:30(A)、16:00-18:30(B)(欧州中央時間)

場所: オンライン

登録: (A)こちらのページ、(B)こちらのページ


  • 上記いずれかの時間帯をお選び頂きます。
  • 席数が限られておりますので、早めの登録をお勧めします。

*IESE Business Schoolは、スペインのバルセロナを拠点とした2年制プログラムを提供し、ジェネラルマネジメントと人格教育による「真の国際リーダー・経営者の育成」を目的に掲げており、教授法としてはケースメソッドに重きを置いています。EconomistのMBAランキングで、欧州2位、世界10位(2019年)に、Financial TimesのMBAランキングで、欧州3位、世界12位(2019年)にランクインしています。