【2024-2025】Cambridge(Judge) 出願締切日とエッセイ課題発表

Cambridge(Judge)も出願締め切りとエッセイ課題を発表しました。1stラウンドは8/27ととなっております。アプリケーションは7月にオープン予定ですが
学校調査を十分に行い以下のエッセイ課題に取り組みましょう

Application deadlines
Round 1: 27 Aug 2024
Round 2: 7 Oct 2024
Round 3: 6 Jan 2025
Round 4: 31 Mar 2025

You must complete the careers objectives statement and 3, shorter essays:

Please provide details of your post-MBA career plans. The statement should not exceed 500 words and must address the following:
What are your short and long-term career objectives? How will the Cambridge MBA equip you to achieve these?
Looking at your short-term career goal, describe the research you have done to understand how this industry/role/location recruits MBA talent and what they are looking for in a candidate?
How confident do you feel about meeting your short-term career goal? What skills/characteristics do you already have that will help you to achieve them, and what preparation are you doing now?
Tell us about a time when you made a professional mistake. How could it have ended differently? (up to 200 words)
Tell us about the best team you worked with. What made the team successful? (up to 200 words)
Provide an example of when someone else positively impacted your life. What did you learn from this experience? (up to 200 words)

詳細はこちら
https://www.jbs.cam.ac.uk/masters-degrees/mba/apply/

Chizuko Okada

【2024-2025】UC-Berkeley (Haas)出願締切日とエッセイ課題発表

UC-Berkeley (Haas)が出願締切日とエッセイ課題を発表しました。昨シーズンからVideo essayが導入されましたが、今年も導入されています。

Round 1
Deadline: September 12, 2024
Decision: December 12, 2024

Round 2
Deadline: January 9, 2025
Decision: March 27, 2025

Round 3
Deadline: April 3, 2025
Decision: May 8, 2025

Required Essay #1
What makes you feel alive when you are doing it, and why? (300 words maximum)

Required Essay #2
What are your short-term and long-term career goals, and how will an MBA from Haas help you achieve those goals?
Short-term career goals should be achievable within 3-5 years post-MBA, whereas long-term goals may span a decade or more and encompass broader professional aspirations.
(300 words max)

Required Essay #3
One of our goals at Berkeley Haas is to develop leaders who value diversity and to create an inclusive environment in which people from different ethnicities, genders, lived experiences, and national origins feel welcomed and supported.

Describe any experience or exposure you have in the area of diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and belonging whether through community organizations, personal, or in the workplace?

Candidates seeking consideration for mission-aligned fellowships may use this space to reflect on their commitment to the mission of those fellowships. (300 words max)

Video essay
The Berkeley MBA program develops leaders who embody our four Defining Leadership Principles. Briefly introduce yourself to the admissions committee, explain which Defining Leadership Principle resonates most with you, and tell us how you have exemplified the principle in your personal or professional life.

Please review the Defining Leadership Principles in advance and take time to prepare your answer before recording. You will be able to test your audio-visual connection before recording. Video essays should last 1-2 minutes and may not exceed 2 minutes.

Optional essays
The admissions team takes a holistic approach to application review and seeks to understand all aspects of a candidate’s character, qualifications, and experiences. We will consider achievements in the context of the opportunities available to a candidate. Some applicants may have faced hardships or unusual life circumstances, and we will consider the maturity, perseverance, and thoughtfulness with which they have responded to and/or overcome them.

Optional Information #1
We invite you to help us better understand the context of your opportunities and achievements.

Optional Information #2

This section should only be used to convey relevant information not addressed elsewhere in your application. This may include explanation of employment gaps, academic aberrations, supplemental coursework, etc. You are encouraged to use bullet points where appropriate.

詳細はこちら
https://mba.haas.berkeley.edu/admissions/essays

Chizuko Okada

【2024-2025】Columbia Business School J-termの出願締切日とエッセイ課題発表

Columbia Business School (CBS) がJ-termの締め切りとエッセイ課題を発表しました。昨シーズンからCBSは出願締め切りに対してラウンド制が導入されましたが、J-termにおいても同様になりました。

January term (J-Term) deadlines:

J-Term Round 1: June 18, 2024
J-Term Round 2: August 15, 2024

Essay Questions

Applicants must complete two short answer questions and three essays.

Short Answer Question: What is your immediate post-MBA professional goal? (50 characters maximum)

January Short Answer Question: Why do you prefer the January-entry term? (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, students explore and reflect 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 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 with a collaborative learning environment in which students feel a sense of belonging, agency, and partnership–academically, culturally, and professionally.
How would you co-create your optimal MBA experience at CBS? 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)

詳細はこちら
https://academics.gsb.columbia.edu/mba/admissions/application-requirements

Chizuko Okada

Wharton MBA 2023-2024 出願要件発表 IELTSの受け入れ開始

Wharton MBA 2023-2024 の出願要件が発表されました。昨年からの変更点はIELTSの受入れを開始した点です。
受験生の皆さんにとっては選択肢が広がりましたね。

Application Timeline & Deadlines

Application Deadline Interview Invitations Decisions
Round 1 September 6, 2023 October 24, 2023 December 14, 2023
Round 2 January 4, 2024 February 16, 2024 March 26, 2024
Round 3 April 2, 2024 April 19, 2024 May 13, 2024

https://mba.wharton.upenn.edu/application-timeline-deadlines/

MBA Application Checklist & Prerequisite Requirements

https://mba.wharton.upenn.edu/mba-application-requirements/#1582747241867-0dd7fde7-cbf6

English Language Test
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)

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)

Chizuko Okada

Columbia MBA 2023-2024 Aug Admission 出願締め切りポリシー変更

Columbia MBA 2023-2024 Aug admission deadlineポリシーが変更となり、これまでのローリングアドミッションが廃止となり3回のラウンドによる出願締め切りになりました。

August 2024 Entry Application Deadlines
The August 2024 application will be available in mid-July.

Round Application Deadline Interview Decisions Released Final Decisions Released
Round 1 September 13, 2023 Mid-October Mid-December
Round 2 January 5, 2024 Early-to-mid February Late March
Round 3 April 3, 2024 Mid-to-late April Early May

To be considered for a particular August round, your application must be completed by 11:59pm Eastern Time on the deadline date for the round in which you apply. Your letter of recommendation and application fee must be submitted by the deadline for your application to be considered complete.
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.

The August-entry applications are reviewed in three rounds. While applications will not be reviewed until after each deadline, it is always helpful to apply well before the deadline to ensure all components are received on time. Deposit amounts vary by round. Please review the Deposits page for more information.

If you and your partner are both applying in the same year, we strongly encourage you to apply in the same round so that you will know if your partner has been admitted by the time you have to accept or decline your offer of admission.

詳細はこちら
https://academics.business.columbia.edu/mba/admissions/options-deadlines

Chizuko Okada

 

Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley 2023–2024 Admission deadlines/Essay questions/Letters of Recommendation発表

Haas School of Businessの2023–2024の応募要項が発表されました。エッセイ課題にVideo essayが登場しています。
6月は学校調査の本格開始の時期です。そして学校調査で得た情報とご自身の志望動機を適切に出願書類に反映させるために応募書類を分析することも忘れずに行いましょう。

2023-2024 Application Deadlines
Round 1
Deadline: September 14, 2023
Decision: December 7, 2023

Round 2
Deadline: January 4, 2024
Decision: March 21, 2024

Round 3
Deadline: March 28, 2024
Decision: May 2, 2024

Essays
Required Essay #1
What makes you feel alive when you are doing it, and why? (300 words maximum)

Required Essay #2
How will an MBA help you achieve your short-term and long-term career goals? (300 words max)

Required Essay #3 – Video
The Berkeley MBA program develops leaders who embody our four Defining Leadership Principles. Briefly introduce yourself to the admissions committee, explain which leadership principle resonates most with you, and tell us how you have exemplified the principle in your personal or professional life. (Not to exceed 2 minutes.)

Required Essay #4 – Short Answer
Can you please describe any experience or exposure you have in the area of diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and belonging whether through community organizations, personal, or in the workplace? (150 words max)

Optional Essays
The admissions team takes a holistic approach to application review and seeks to understand all aspects of a candidate’s character, qualifications, and experiences. We will consider achievements in the context of the opportunities available to a candidate. Some applicants may have faced hardships or unusual life circumstances, and we will consider the maturity, perseverance, and thoughtfulness with which they have responded to and/or overcome them.

Optional Information #1
We invite you to help us better understand the context of your opportunities and achievements.

Optional Information #2
This section should only be used to convey relevant information not addressed elsewhere in your application. This may include explanation of employment gaps, academic aberrations, supplemental coursework, etc. You are encouraged to use bullet points where appropriate.

Letters of Recommendation
https://mba.haas.berkeley.edu/admissions/recommendation-letters

詳細はこちら
https://mba.haas.berkeley.edu/admissions/application

Chizuko Okada

INSEAD のコアカリキュラムがすべてにサステナビリティを組みこむようにリニューアル 

INSEADのリニューアルされたMBAカリキュラムでは、14のコアコースすべてにサステナビリティが組み込まれ、すべての経営分野にサステナビリティの学びを統合することを課題とする必須キャップストーンが導入される予定です。

プレスリリースの記事によると、INSEADは学生の卒業後の就職ニーズをとらえての今回のリニューアルに至ったと説明があります。MBAのカリキュラムは社会のニーズに合わせて変化していきます。
ぜひ皆さんは学校調査を通じて最新の情報を入手するようにしてください。

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.

詳細はこちら
https://www.insead.edu/newsroom/2023-insead-renewed-mba-curriculum-leads-the-way-in-equipping-future-business-leaders-skills-integrate-social-environmental-issues-into-business-decisions

Chizuko Okada

Columbia MBA Essays for 2023-2024 発表

Columbia MBA のエッセイ課題が発表されました!

アプリケーションは夏にアップデートされる予定です。
詳細はこちら
https://academics.business.columbia.edu/mba/admissions

SHORT ANSWER QUESTION
What is your immediate post-MBA professional goal? (maximum 50 characters)

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 ensure that every CBS student develops the skills to become an ethical and inclusive leader. Through PPIL, students attend programming focused on five essential diversity, equity, and inclusion skills: Creating an Inclusive Environment, Mitigating Bias and Prejudice, Managing Intercultural Dialogue, Addressing Systemic Inequity, and Understanding Identity and Perspective Taking.

Tell us about a time when you were challenged around one of these five skills. Describe the situation, 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)

 

Chizuko Okada

Stanford GSB 2023–2024 Essay questions/Admission deadlines発表

Stanford GSB 2023–2024の出願締切日、出願書類の中のエッセイと推薦状の課題が発表されました。アプリケーションは夏に公開予定です。

2023–24 Deadlines
Application Round Submit your application by … We will notify you on …
Round 1 12 Sep 2023 07 Dec 2023
Round 2 04 Jan 2024 28 Mar 2024
Round 3 09 Apr 2024 23 May 2024

Essay Questions
昨年との変更はありません

Essay A: What matters most to you, and why?
For this essay, we would like you to reflect deeply and write from the heart. Once you’ve identified what matters most to you, help us understand why. You might consider, for example, what makes this so important to you? What people, insights, or experiences have shaped your perspectives?

Essay B: Why Stanford?
Describe your aspirations and how your Stanford GSB experience will help you realize them. If you are applying to both the MBA and MSx programs, use Essay B to address your interest in both programs.

Length
Both essays combined may not exceed 1,050 words. We recommend up to 650 words for Essay A and up to 400 words for Essay B. We often read effective essays that are written in fewer words.

詳細はこちら
https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/programs/mba/admission/application/essays

Optional Short Answer Question
In this section, we provide an optional opportunity for you to discuss some of your contributions more fully.

What do we mean by “optional”? We truly mean you have the opportunity to choose. If you feel that you’ve already described your contributions well in other areas of the application, congratulations, you’re done! If not, feel free to use this opportunity to tell us more.

In the Essays section of the application, we ask you to tell us about who you are and how you think Stanford will help you achieve your aspirations. We are also interested in learning about the things you have done that are most meaningful to you. If you would like to go beyond your resume to discuss some of your contributions more fully, you are welcome to share up to three examples (up to 1,200 characters, or approximately 200 words, for each example).

Question: Think about times you’ve created a positive impact, whether in professional, extracurricular, academic, or other settings. What was your impact? What made it significant to you or to others?

詳細はこちら
https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/programs/mba/admission/application/optional-short-answer-question

Letters of Recommendation
2通必要(昨年と変更なし)

課題及び推薦者選定に際してのガイドラインはこちら

https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/programs/mba/admission/application/letters-recommendation

Chizuko Okada

Harvard Business School 2023–2024 Admission deadlines/Essay question/GMAT Test Policy発表

Harvard Business School 2023–2024の出願締切日、出願書類の中のエッセイ課題、GMAT Test Policyが発表されました。アプリケーションは夏に公開予定です。

The application dates for the MBA Class of 2026 (matriculating fall 2024) are:

APPLICATION PERIODS: APPLICATION SUBMITTED ONLINE BY 12 NOON BOSTON TIME: NOTIFICATION OF THE MBA ADMISSIONS BOARD’S DECISION:
ROUND 1 06 SEP 2023 06 DEC 2023
ROUND 2 03 JAN 2024 27 MAR 2024

※GMATの取り扱いついて
2023-2024の出願者にむけては現行GMATのみの受付となることが発表されました。(2+2programについてのみ認める予定であることが発表されています)

• To minimize confusion across Round 1 and Round 2 in this year’s MBA application, we will only accept the traditional GMAT exam or the GRE. We will not accept the new GMAT Focus exam as it will not be available until after this year’s Round 1 deadline. As a reminder, test scores are valid for five years from the test date, so rest assured that your scores from the traditional GMAT exam will continue to be accepted into the future.
• For those applying to 2+2 in 2024, we plan to accept the GMAT Focus and will provide further updates when available. The 2+2 application deadline is Thursday, April 25, 2024.

Essayについて(昨年と変更なし)
• The essay prompt will remain the same as last year with a 900-word limit: “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?”

詳細はこちら
https://www.hbs.edu/mba/admissions/Pages/from-the-admissions-director.aspx?post=2023-2024-application-updates-gmat-policy

Chizuko Okada