月別アーカイブ: 2023年6月

【告知協力】Chicago Booth ⽇本⼈在校⽣及び合格者による Information Session (7月22日) 開催のご案内

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business (Chicago Booth)の在校⽣(Class of 2024)及び合格者(Class of 2025)による Information Session を以下の通り開催します。


・⽇時: 2023 年 7⽉22⽇(⼟) 10:30 〜 12:00 (⽇本時間)

参加登録頂いた⽅のメールアドレス宛に、開催前⽇を⽬途に接続先 URL をご案内致します。
お問合せ:以下の 3 名を宛先にメールにてお問い合わせ下さい。

⽴花(Class of 2024):ytachiba@chicagobooth.edu
林(Class of 2024):kiyohiro.hayashi@chicagobooth.edu
⽮⼝(Class of 2024):ayaguchi@chicagobooth.edu

MIT Sloan on the Road in Tokyo 7/19 (水)

MIT Sloan Schoolの学校説明会が来月19日(水)に都内で開催されます。

Wednesday, July 19, 2023 at 7:00 PM until 9:00 PMTokyo Standard Time


Bellesalle Roppongi Grand Conference Center
Roppongi Grand Tower 9F, Roppongi 3-2-1
Tokyo 106-0032

Meet MIT Sloan Admissions and MBA alumni! This event will give prospective students a first-hand glimpse into the MIT Sloan experience. The event will begin with a moderated conversation with an alumni panel followed by a networking reception.

2023-24年出願要項:NYU Stern School of Business

NYU Stern Schoolの2023-24年度出願要項が発表になりました。
Deadlines – NYU Stern

アメリカのビジネススクールでは数少ない10月に締め切り日を設定しています。同校への志望度が高い方々はこの2nd Roundをどう出願計画に組み入れるか、考察の余地がありそうですね。

Deadline                                                 Initial Notification by 

1st Deadline September 18, 2023 December 1, 2023
2nd Deadline October 18, 2023 January 1, 2024
3rd Deadline January 18, 2024 April 1, 2024
4th Deadline April 18, 2024 Ongoing

Short Answer: Professional Aspirations
(150 word maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font)

  • What are your short-term career goals?

Essay 1: Change: _________ it
(350 word maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font)
In today’s global business environment, the only constant is change. Using NYU Stern’s brand call to action, we want to know how you view change. Change: _____ it. Fill in the blank with a word of your choice. Why does this word resonate with you? How will you embrace your own personal tagline while at Stern?


  • Change: Dare it.
  • Change: Dream it.
  • Change: Drive it.
  • Change: Empower it.
  • Change: Manifest it.
  • Change: [Any word of your choice] it.

Essay 2: Personal Expression (a.k.a. “Pick Six”)
Describe yourself to the Admissions Committee and to your future classmates using six images and corresponding captions. Your uploaded PDF should contain all of the following elements:

  • A brief introduction or overview of your “Pick Six” (no more than 3 sentences).
  • Six images that help illustrate who you are.
  • A one-sentence caption for each of the six images that helps explain why they were selected and are significant to you.

Note: Your visuals may include photos, infographics, drawings, or any other images that best describe you. Your document must be uploaded as a single PDF. The essay cannot be sent in physical form or be linked to a website.

Essay 3: Additional Information (optional)
(250 word maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font)

Please provide any additional information that you would like to bring to the attention of the Admissions Committee. This may include important aspects of yourself not otherwise apparent in your application, current or past gaps in employment, further explanation of your undergraduate record or self-reported academic transcript(s), plans to retake the GMAT, GRE, Executive Assessment, IELTS or TOEFL, or any other relevant information.

2023-24年出願要項:Wharton School

Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania)がIELTSスコアを受け入れるとの発表がありました。今年度の出願要項と併せてご確認ください。より幅広い出願校の選択やタイムマネジメントの観点からもアプリカントの方々には朗報ですね。
MBA Application Requirements: How to Apply | Wharton MBA (upenn.edu)

English Language Test Score: 
Results from one of the following tests is required for non-native English speakers with limited exposure to English:

*The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT)
*Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE)
*The International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

All international applicants whose native language (language first learned and spoken at home) is not English, or who did not complete a degree from an institution where English was the language of instruction, are required to take the TOEFL, PTE, or IELTS.

How to take a test:

*The TOEFL iBT is offered at more than 3,000 authorized TOEFL iBT test centers or from the privacy of your own home and monitored online by a human proctor.
*The PTE is offered at 400+ test centers in 117 countries or at home.
*The IELTS is offered in test centers or at home.

Wharton only accepts official scores for English language tests.

Round 1: September 6, 2023
Interview Invitations: October 24
Decision December 14, 2023

Round 2: January 4, 2024
Interview: February 16, 2024
Decision: March 26, 2024

Round 3: April 2, 2024
Interview: April 19
May 13, 2024

Essays for the 2023-2024 Application Cycle

The Admissions Committee wants to get to know you on both a professional and personal level. We encourage you to be introspective, candid and succinct. Most importantly, we suggest you be yourself. For additional essay writing resources, see the essay tips article!

Essay 1: How do you plan to use the Wharton MBA program to help you achieve your future professional goals? You might consider your past experience, short and long-term goals, and resources available at Wharton. (500 words)

Essay 2: Essay 2: Taking into consideration your background – personal, professional, and/or academic – how do you plan to make specific, meaningful contributions to the Wharton community? (400 words)

Required Essay for all Reapplicants: Please use this space to share with the Admissions Committee how you have reflected and grown since your previous application and discuss any relevant updates to your candidacy (e.g., changes in your professional life, additional coursework, and extracurricular/volunteer engagements). (250 words)

Optional Essay: Please use this space to share any additional information about yourself that cannot be found elsewhere in your application and that you would like to share with the Admissions Committee. This space can also be used to address any extenuating circumstances (e.g., unexplained gaps in work experience, choice of recommenders, inconsistent or questionable academic performance, areas of weakness, etc.) that you would like the Admissions Committee to consider. (500 words)

Please note:

  • First-time MBA applicants and re-applicants are required to complete essays 1 and 2.

INSEAD’s renewed MBA curriculum


INSEAD, the business school for the world, today announced the completion of its MBA curriculum review. The renewed MBA curriculum will embed sustainability into all its 14 core courses and introduce a mandatory capstone challenging students to integrate sustainability learnings across all management areas.

INSEAD prides itself on continuous innovation. By strengthening its flagship programme’s focus on sustainability, INSEAD once again leads the way in sustainable and socially responsible business education.

The renewed MBA curriculum meets the increasing demand for sustainability-focused leaders in the job market. It equips future business leaders with the knowledge and skills needed to manage sustainability risks and opportunities in business, enabling them to make better decisions and integrate performance and progress. It also inspires them to champion creative sustainable solution that address global challenges.

In recent years, INSEAD has been increasingly incorporating sustainability topics into its core courses. This process is now complete – by redefining sustainability in business as  integration of social and environmental issues into business decisions; and embedding a learning objective related to sustainability in all of its MBA core courses.

Students can further tailor the programme to suit their individual interest, choosing from a wide selection of over 75 elective courses across nine different academic areas. The most recent additions include Energy Transition Finance and Well Being at Work and Thoughtful Consumption. New electives will be added every six months to support learning of the latest business practices.

INSEAD enhanced its MBA curriculum in 2017 by introducing a Personal Leadership Development Progamme (PLDP) with leadership coaching – the largest such programme offered at any business school. The current curriculum review provides the perfect complement to it in developing MBA students with a broader understanding of leadership, ensuring a balance between economic growth, environmental care and social well-being.

The new sustainability-focused capstone will be introduced during the last period of the students’ MBA journey and is designed to put theory into practice. Students will play roles of leaders of a company facing strategic challenges. In their analysis and decision making, they will practice to integrate sustainability into all aspects of management including operations, strategy, accounting, finance and marketing. .

INSEAD’s renewed MBA curriculum leads the way in equipping future business leaders with skills to integrate social and environmental issues into business decisions | INSEAD



レジュメ作成における注意事項 Vol.2

日本各地でも梅雨入りが発表される時期に差し掛かる中、ビジネススクールでは新たな出願要項の発表がされています。2023-24年シーズンは、GMAT, GREに加え、TOEFLの変更に加え、新たな審査用サイクル(Early Roundの廃止)がColumbiaでは導入されるなど、既に様々な変更点が生じています。

そして、今月における相談案件では、レジュメ(CV)の作成に関する相談が少しずつ増えてきています。エッセイ課題を発表している学校もありますので、この時期からは出願書類の作り込みに対して徐々にアプリカントの意識が高まってくる時期かと思います。そうした中、レジュメ(CV)を作成する時の注意事項、特に職業経験上において異文化に触れた経験(実績)は差別化要因になります。海外プロジェクトチーム内での役割と直面していた出来事に対してどう対応したか(Action/Power Verbを用いて)をしっかりと表現しましょう。そして、成果について言及することも忘れないでください。実践的なコミュニケーション力をアピールするならば、相手方の交渉の場で活躍する自分像、多国籍のメンバーを率いた経験など、実績を通してアピールする要点を明確にした上で内容を推敲していきましょう。同様に、海外留学についても触れることをおすすめします。現地において課外活動に携った経験などは、アプリカントの積極的な姿勢もさることながら、現地コミュニティーへの貢献度に対するアピール材料となります。また、卒業後のキャリア選択と関連するインターンシップ経験も、記載する価値があるかもしれませんね。

相談に来られる方々のお話を聴いていますと、それそれが、さまざまなリーダーシップの経験をお持ちです。そうした経験(実績)を踏まえ、自分はどのようなキャラクターであり、どのようにキャンパス(コミュニティー内)のリーダーシップを発揮していくことになるかを想像した上でレジュメ(CV)の作成に着手してはいかがでしょうか? このレジュメ(CV)の約70%は職業実績で埋め尽くされますが、入学審査委員会のメンバーは、教室外の時間にキャンパス(コミュニティー)でどのような活動に携わるのかを判断するために、残り30%の部分(学生時代の経験や課外活動)も見ていることを念頭に置いてください。

Stanford GSB MBA Information Session in Tokyo (7月7日)

Stanford GSB MBA Information Sessionが7月7日に都内にて開催されます。
MBA Information Session in Tokyo (stanford.edu)

日程:Friday, July 7, 2023 at 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM Tokyo Standard Time
Nishimura & Asahi
Otemon Tower, 1-1-2 Otemachi
Tokyo 100-8124

Get an overview of the Stanford MBA Program by an admissions officer, and then hear the inside perspective from local alumni. You will 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.

2023-24年出願要項:Columbia Business School

Columbia Business Schoolの出願要項が発表されました。これまで長年に渡り同校入学審査の代名詞的な存在でもあったEarly Decision Deadlineが無くなり、多くのビジネススクールと同様に3ラウンド制を採用することになります。

Round 1 Deadline: September 13, 2023
Interview Decisions Released: Mid-October
Final Decision Released: Mid-December

Round 2 Deadline: January 5, 2024
Interview Decisions Released: Early-to-Mid February
Final Decision Released: Late March

Round 3 Deadline: April 3, 2024
Interview Decisions Released: Mid-to-Late April
Final Decision Released: Early May

If your application is not completed by the deadline for the current round, it will be rolled into the next available application round in the current cycle for consideration.

Please note that if you would like to be included in priority consideration for institutional funding your application must be completed by the Round 1 or Round 2 deadline.

★ Essay課題も発表されております。

Short Answer Question: What is your immediate post-MBA professional goal? (50 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 recommendation, we have a clear sense of your professional path to date. What are your career goals over the next three to five years and what is your long-term dream job? (500 words)

Essay 2

The Phillips Pathway for Inclusive Leadership (PPIL) is a co-curricular program designed to provide students with the skills and strategies needed to develop as inclusive leaders.  Through various resources and programming, the goal is for students to explore and reflect during their educational journey on the following five inclusive leadership skills:  Mitigating Bias and Prejudice; Managing Intercultural Dialogue; Addressing Systemic Inequity; Understanding Identity and Perspective Taking; and Creating an Inclusive Environment.

Describe a time or situation when you had the need to utilize one of more of these five skills, and tell us the actions you took and the outcome. (250 words)

Essay 3

We believe Columbia Business School is a special place. CBS proudly fosters a collaborative learning environment through curricular experiences like our clusters and learning teams, an extremely active co-curricular and student life environment, and career mentorship opportunities like our Executives-in-Residence program.

Why do you feel Columbia Business School is a good fit for you academically, culturally, and professionally? Please be specific. (250 words)

Optional Essay

If you wish to provide further information or additional context around your application to the Admissions Committee, please upload a brief explanation of any areas of concern in your academic record or personal history. This does not need to be a formal essay. You may submit bullet points. (Maximum 500 Words)

Early Decision Deadlineが廃止されたとしても、受験生としてやるべきことは、上記のエッセイ課題を分析し、学校調査を行い(来月2日には日本人受験生を対象とする説明会が開催されます)、エッセイコンテンツの魅力を磨き上げていきましょう。これらのエッセイ課題はオーソドックスなタイプですので、執筆に向けた準備ができていれば対応しやすいかと思います。

2023-24年出願要項:Chicago, Booth School of Business

以下、Chicago Booth Schoolの締め切り日等に関する情報をご確認ください。
Full-Time MBA Admissions | The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

  • 1st Round: 2023年9月21日
  • 2nd Round: 2023年1月4日
  • 3rd Round :2023年4月4日

★ Essay課題も発表されています。

All candidates are required to submit responses to the following two questions:

  1. How will a Booth MBA help you achieve your immediate and long-term post-MBA career goals? (Minimum 250 words, no maximum.)
  2. An MBA is as much about personal growth as it is about professional development. In addition to sharing your experience and goals in terms of career, we’d like to learn more about you outside of the office. Use this opportunity to tell us something about who you are… (Minimum 250 words, no maximum.)

The following question is optional:

  • Is there any unclear information in your application that needs further explanation? (Maximum 300 words.)

Reapplicants must answer the following question:

  • Upon reflection, how has your perspective regarding your future, Chicago Booth, and/or getting an MBA changed since the time of your last application? (Maximum 300 words.)

Response Guidelines: We trust that you will use your best judgment in determining how long your submission should be, but we recommend that you think strategically about how to best allocate the space.

Format: Submissions must be entered into the text box provided in the application.

★The application for the Full-Time MBA Class of 2026 will open in July, 2023.★
⇒願書(the application)は、同校出願用ページからアクセス可能です。願書は入力+保存+入力+保存といったように、隙間時間等を活用しつつ入力作業を進めていきましょう。また、short-essay questions(上述 Essay課題とは別)が願書ページに記載されているケースもありますので、来月になりましたら同校、さらには他校の願書入力用アカウントを取得し、少しずつ入力作業を進めていきましょう。

2023-24年出願要項:Duke Fuqua School of Business

Duke University, Fuqua School of Businessの出願要項が発表されました。
Admissions Facts + Dates – Daytime MBA | Duke’s Fuqua School of Business

  • Early Action    September 7, 2023
  • 1st Round       September 28, 2023
  • 2nd Round      January 9, 2024
  • 3rd Round       February 22, 2024
  • 4th Round       April 4, 2024
    *International applicants should apply in EA, Round 1, and Round 2 for visa processing.
    **Interview dates vary by location, but fall within this period for each round.

Application Instructions – Daytime MBA | Duke’s Fuqua School of Business

First required essay: 25 random things about yourself

The ‘Team Fuqua’ spirit and community is one of the things that sets the MBA experience apart, and it is a concept that extends beyond the student body to include faculty, staff, and administration. Please share with us “25 Random Things” about you. The Admissions Committee wants to get to know YOU – beyond the professional and academic achievements listed in your resume and transcript. Share with us important life experiences, your hobbies, achievements, fun facts, or anything that helps us understand what makes you who you are.

Your list will be limited to 2 pages (750 words maximum). Please present your response in list form, numbered 1 to 25. Some points may be brief, while others may be longer.

Second required essay: The Fuqua community and you

Fuqua prides itself on cultivating a culture of engagement. Our students enjoy a wide range of student-led organizations that provide opportunities for leadership development and personal fulfillment, as well as an outlet for contributing to society. Our student-led government, clubs, centers, and events are an integral part of the student culture and to the development of leaders. Based on your understanding of the Fuqua culture, what are 3 ways you expect to contribute at Fuqua?

Your response will be limited to 1 page (500 words maximum).

Optional essay: Tell us more

If you feel there are circumstances of which the admissions committee should be aware, please explain them here (e.g. unexplained gaps in work, choice of recommenders, inconsistent or questionable academic performance). Note that you should NOT upload additional essays nor additional recommendations in this area. The Optional Information section is intended to provide the admissions committee with insight into your circumstances only.

Your response will be limited to 1 page (500 words maximum).