2021-2022 Kellogg MBA 出願締切日発表

2021-2022 Kellogg MBA 出願締切日が発表されました。Early Julyにオンラインアプリケーションがアップされる予定です。

Application deadlines

Round 1: September 15, 2021
Round 2: January 5, 2022
Round 3: April 6, 2022

Decision deadlines

Round 1: December 8, 2021
Round 2: March 23, 2022
Round 3: May 11, 2022

Kellogg’s 2022 Full-Time MBA Application: What You Need to Know

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2021-2022 Wharton MBA 出願締切日発表

Wharton MBAの2021-2022 Application Timeline & Deadlinesが発表されました

Application Deadline Interview Invitations Decisions
Round 1 September 8 , 2021 October 27, 2021 December 15, 2021
Round 2 January 5, 2022 February 14, 2022 March 23, 2022
Round 3 March 30, 2022 April 14, 2022 May 10, 2022



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2021-2022 Michigan MBA 出願締切日およびエッセイ課題発表

Michigan Ross Full Time MBAの出願締め切り日およびエッセイ課題が発表されました!2021-2022シーズンの出願を目指す方、特に、round1を目指す方は本格的な出願準備開始ですね。



Application Due Decisions Released
Round 1 Sept. 20, 2021 Dec. 8, 2021
Round 2 Jan. 10, 2022 Mar. 18, 2022
Round 3 Apr. 4, 2022 May 11, 2022


Part 1: Short-answer questions

Select one prompt from each group of the two groups below. Respond to each selected prompt in 100 words or less .

Group 1
I want people to know that I:
I made a difference when I:
I was aware that I was different when:

Group 2
I am out of my comfort zone when:
I was humbled when:
I was challenged when:

Part 2: Career Goal Essay
What is your short-term career goal and why? (200 words)





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IEフルタイムMBAプログラムにBusiness Extension Moduleが新設

IE日本オフィスの方から、IE Full-time MBAプログラムに新たなモジュール設立の案内をいただきました。

通常12ヶ月で修了するFull-time MBAプログラムに加えて、5-6ヶ月のBEM(Business Extension Module)を履修することで、追加でコンサルプロジェクトやスタートアップ等を経験しトータルで最長17か月のプログラムとすることが可能になりました。


Business Extension Module

Further extend your personalized learning through the optional Business Extension Module (BEM). This five- to six-month module, undertaken after completing the International MBA, is designed to help you focus your career goals as part of your MBA journey.

The BEM is included in the MBA for students beginning their program in the September 2021 and January 2022 intakes. With it, you will remain an IE Business School student, continuing on to boost your employability and career prospects by gaining an extra certification in a track of your choice.

Above all, this extension gives those students who need it even more time to fine-tune their skills. You’ll be able to focus your career search, put your skills to the test through corporate projects or internships, complete a High-Impact Online Program (HIOP) or even take part in an international exchange. And for any startup founders, the extended Venture Lab could be the defining period to ensure a successful market launch.

The Business Extension Module allows students to choose one of the four specializations offered:

Consulting Track: Corporate Project, HIOP and Electives
Enterprise Track: Internship, Electives and optional HIOP
International Track: Internship or Corporate Project + HIOP Long Exchange
Entrepreneurial Track: Extended Venture Lab, Electives and optional HIOP

All four tracks feature language learning, personalized coaching and one-on-one Career Booster sessions.

このほかにも、Short exchange week/Social innovation treks/International long exchangeといったオプションもあります。さらに、dual degree programもありますので、皆さんのニーズにあわせて最適なプログラムを選ぶことが可能です。

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2021-2022 Harvard MBAエッセイ課題発表 Top MBAゼミシリーズでその対策をおさえる

先日の出願締切日発表に続き、2021-2022シーズンのエッセイ課題は2020-2021シーズンと変更なしであることが発表されました。正式な出願用のアプリケーションは6月中旬にアップされる予定ですが、現時点では、 Application Guideをダウンロードすることをお勧めします。

Harvard MBA Essay 

“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?” (no word limit)

2022年MBA留学に向けて 書類作成戦略と学校調査の開始の重要性


Top MBAゼミシリーズ

M7(US) Europe Top MBAに特化した出願傾向とその対策を理解するために、この度新設いたしました。


Harvard /Stanford       5月16日 Sun 15:00-16:30
Wharton/Columbia     5月22日 Sat 15:00-16:30
Kellogg /Chicago/MIT     5月29日 Sat 13:00-14:30
INSEAD/LBS                                5月29日 Sat 15:00-16:30



Chizuko Okada

2022 Harvard MBA出願締切発表

2022年MBA留学を目指す皆さんん、5月の連休はどのように過ごされましたか? Harvard MBAにおいて2022年入学むけの出願締切が発表されました。

The application dates for the MBA Class of 2024 (matriculating fall 2022)
ROUND 1 08 SEP 2021 09 DEC 2021
ROUND 2 04 JAN 2022 30 MAR 2022




情報提供の機会として数多くのinformaton sessionが開催されています。特定の産業に興味がある方向け、特定の地域の方に特化したイベントなど多くの種類があります。ぜひ興味があるイベントに参加してみてください。

HBS Perspectives From Japan

Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 9:00 PM until 11:30 PM Tokyo Standard Time


Virtual information sessionの活用方法-合格につながる活用方法とは

MBA 効果的な学校説明会の活用方法

Chizuko Okada


ウェビナー:アジアMBAの魅力と可能性・ポストコロナ注目の留学選択肢 4/21開催



日時 2021年4月21日(水)17:00-18:00
方法 オンライン(Zoom)にて
参加費 無料


Chizuko Okada


6 Ways To Make The Most Of The Covid MBA Experience

2/6付のPoets and Quantsに面白い記事が掲載されていました。
Coronavirus has changed the MBA experience. But it doesn’t have to ruin it




これまでのようにface to faceコミュニケーションを図ることは難しくなりましたがバーチャル上でのネットワーキングは非常に活発です

-Virtual tours of the school & town for international students who could not make it to campus;
-Small outdoor socially distanced get togethers (e.g., BBQs);
-Virtual (and in-person outdoor) workout classes taught or hosted by classmates;
-Virtual (and in-person) small group volunteering events for local charities;
-Voting drives for the November Elections


At Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, Fuqua MBA Association Co-President Mike Treiser recognized a potential concern among onboarding the incoming Class of 2022 MBA students due to the constraints of Covid-19. Working alongside admissions personnel and numerous other Fuqua administrators, they set up weekly virtual onboarding events for their incoming MBA students on topics ranging from life in Durham, how the Administration was handling changing safety regulations, and how incoming students could prepare for business school. The responses of these sessions were overwhelmingly positive from both students and administrators. Even after things return to normal, Fuqua still hopes to utilize this approach.



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COVID-19 Update:世界のTop25MBAプログラムの現状について

Top MBAプログラムはオンラインでの提供が主流

コロナ渦の中でMBAクラスはどのように提供されているのか、最新情報の記事がPoets and Quantsにアップされました
COVID-19 Update: What 2021 Looks Like So Far At The Leading MBA Programs

2020年Fall intakeではハイブリッド(オンラインと対面クラスのミックス)形式で多くの学校でクラスの提供が始まりましたが、現在は一部のプログラムを除き、多くのクラスがオンラインでの提供に切り替えられています。

The latest EFMD report, The Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis on Business Schoolsでは、100以上のビジネススクールに調査を行い、提供プログラムの変化についての調査を行っています。https://www.efmdglobal.org/knowledge/report-the-impact-of-the-covid-19-crisis-on-business-schools/

Top 25 U.S. B-schools and top European schoolsの各学校のCovid-19 (2021/2/16発表記事より)

■ US programs
Stanford GSB: Students are on campus, course instruction is a hybrid of online and in-person
Harvard Business School: Classes remain hybrid; student gatherings outdoors limited to 25, indoors to 10
Penn Wharton: Alert Level 2: Heightened Awareness. At this level, Wharton “is able to conduct its various hybrid scenarios.”
Chicago Booth: In-class student participation on all three Illinois campuses limited to “local” residents
MIT Sloan: All students registered for in-person classes are required to test twice a week, 3-4 days apart
Northwestern Kellogg: Classes to be hybrid; spring class-bidding postponed to February 19
Columbia Business School: CBS continues its “HyFlex” model of teaching, in which students are mixed between in-person and remote instruction
UC-Berkeley Haas: Self-sequester for residential students lifted
Dartmouth Tuck: 78,000 students have been tested since July 1, with 103 cases found; hybrid teaching will continue through the spring 2021 term. Dartmouth College requires those accessing campus facilities to be tested for Covid twice weekly.
Yale SOM:Hybrid: Half of students will attend a given class session in person while the other half participates remotely
Virginia Darden: As of Feb. 12, UVA leadership is keeping the restriction on meetings and gatherings at six people, but may move to even more limited operations if there is a continued increase in cases
Cornell Johnson: Ithaca campus “reactivation” underway
Michigan Ross: Ross is continuing to offer a mix of remote, hybrid, and a few fully in-person classes to undergraduate and graduate students
Duke Fuqua: Hybrid; 20 positive cases found Feb. 8-14 through about 12,000 tests of students, faculty and staff across Duke University
NYU Stern: Hybrid
UCLA Anderson: Remote
CMU Tepper: Hybrid
USC Marshall: Remote
UNC Kenan-Flagler: Remote
Texas-Austin McCombs:Hybrid: Campus is at Level 3: Ultra-low density, meaning buildings are open but a large number of classes are being conducted remotely
Washington: Phase 2: Most classes are remote
Emory Goizueta: Hybrid, but all in-person classes also will be available online to accommodate vulnerable populations
Indiana Kelley: Hybrid
Georgetown McDonough: Most classes are remote, but some graduate courses may have in-person components
Georgia Tech Scheller: Hybrid

■European program
London Business School: Under national lockdown; learning is all remote
HEC Paris: Remote
INSEAD: Classrooms open with extensive safety measures
IESE: MBA classrooms have reopened


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アジアMBA各校 日本人進学数(2020年版)

長年にわたり、「アジアMBA夏祭り」を共催させていただいているアジア留学協会の方から「主要アジアMBA各校 日本人進学数」2020年の調査結果を共有いただきました。
さらに2020年入学者の調査おに加えて、アジアMBA各校 日本人進学数(Full-time)の推移調査についても公開されております。





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