中国が日本人留学生のビザ受け付け再開 コロナ禍初期以来2年半ぶり



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.


Chizuko Okada

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。

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


Chizuko Okada

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。





Chizuko Okada

2020-2021 Columbia LLM 出願締め切り日変更 Early review option の設定を行わない方針

Columbia LLMの出願締切のポリシーの変更が発表されました。コロナウィルスの影響を受けての変更とみられます。

以前に設定されていたEarly review option の設定を行わずに、Regular roundのみの締め切りの設定に変更

The application for the 2021-2022 LL.M. Program is now available, and the deadline to submit an application is December 18, 2020.

出願結果についてのregular roundとして以下の日程での発表予定となります
Admission decisions for the 2021-2022 LL.M. Program will be sent by mid-March.


Thank you for your email. Due to the unique structure of this year’s program, there will not be an early review option for applicants to the 2021-2022 LL.M. Program. Instead, all admission decisions will be sent by March 15. There is no advantage to submitting applications early, other than giving LSAC more time for document processing.


Eiki Satori

Harvard Kennedy School 2020-2021出願においてGMAT/GRE Policyアップデート

10/6にAdmission blogにてHarvard Kennedy School 2020-2021出願にむけたテストスコア提出ポリシーの変更が発表されました。以下をよく読んで、出願先のプログラムの要件の理解を深め、そのうえで、自分はどのような方法をとることが最適であるのか、出願戦略を考えることをお勧めします。

Harvard Kennedy School 2020-2021 GRE/GMAT Test Score Policy for 2021 Admission Consideration

Master in Public Policy (MPP)

Standardized tests are just one component of our holistic evaluation process, but we have found GRE or GMAT scores to be an effective way for applicants to document their preparation for the quantitative elements of the MPP core curriculum. We continue to believe that the GRE or GMAT is an important component of the MPP application and expect that applicants who have the ability to take the GRE or GMAT—or who already have valid scores no more than 5 years old—will submit scores accordingly. →この表現からテストスコアは審査において重要な位置付けてあることが記されています。
However, in light of this year’s exceptional circumstances HKS will consider applications to the MPP program, for the 2020-21 admission cycle only, without GRE or GMAT scores. Applicants who face major coronavirus pandemic-related obstacles to submitting scores should provide a brief explanation in the optional statement.

Two-Year Master in Public Administration (MPA)

Standardized tests are just one component of our holistic evaluation process, but we have found GRE or GMAT scores to be an effective way for applicants to document their preparation to be able to succeed in quantitative coursework. We continue to believe that the GRE or GMAT is an important component of the Two-year MPA application and expect that applicants who have the ability to take the GRE or GMAT—or who already have valid scores no more than 5 years old—will submit scores accordingly. →この表現からテストスコアは審査において重要な位置付けてあることが記されています。
However, in light of this year’s exceptional circumstances HKS will consider applications to the Two-Year MPA program, for the 2020-21 admission cycle only, without GRE or GMAT scores. Applicants who face major coronavirus pandemic-related obstacles to submitting scores should provide a brief explanation in the optional statement.

Master in Public Administration in International Development (MPA/ID)

GRE or GMAT scores are required of all applicants to the MPA/ID program, as they have been found to be useful indicators of potential success in the quantitative and analytic coursework in the MPA/ID core curriculum. Results must be less than 5 years old as of the application deadline. In general, you are most competitive for admission if you score in the 75th percentile and above on the GRE or GMAT quantitative section.→特にMPA/IDプログラムの特長としてquantitative sectionが重要となります

However, we understand it may prove impossible for some applicants who have not already taken these standardized tests to take them under current pandemic conditions. If you think you are in this category, contact us with a brief explanation of your circumstances that preclude taking the test. You may send your email to

Mid-Career Master in Public Administration (MC/MPA and MC/MPA Mason)

Harvard Kennedy School is offering a temporary suspension of the GRE or GMAT test score policy for all applicants to the Mid-Career MPA program, due to the unique challenges brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. For the 2020-21 admission cycle only, GRE or GMAT score submission will be optional for applicants to the Mid-Career MPA program. Applicants may, if they choose, submit GRE or GMAT scores for consideration in the application process, but test scores are not required.

Chizuko Okada

















12校中7校が来年度の出願・選考について新型コロナウイルス(COVID-19) による「影響なし」と回答しています。一部、CEIBS、香港科技大学では、例年より柔軟な出願対応を行うと表明しており、テストスコアが揃っていない状態での出願、代替・追加のAdmission Testの受付など、ケースバイケースで認められる可能性があります。また、シンガポール経営大学では語学力の評価は、Admission Testのスコアとインタビューを重視するとしています。

Chizuko Okada

MIT Sloan 2020-2021出願においてGMAT/GRE の提出をoptionalに変更

US Top MBAプログラムの中で、2020-2021の出願において、MIT Sloanが初めてGMAT/GRE の提出をoptionalに変更する方針が発表されました。


2020-2021 MBA出願戦略及び書類作成のコツを知る
9月23日 (水) 19:30 – 21:00

MIT Sloan admissionより

Standardized tests, such as GMAT, GRE, EA, TOEFL, IELTS, are a component of the application process and play an important role in our holistic evaluation process. However, in view of challenges brought about by the coronavirus pandemic, we will allow candidates for the 2020-21 admission cycle to submit their application without the test and review their submitted material as is and without negative inferences. If admitted, candidates will not be required to take a test.

Additionally, applicants are welcome to submit other pieces of evidence, such as expired test scores (GMAT, GRE, EA, etc.); MITx MicroMasters, CORe, edX, MBAMath, or any other non-degree coursework completed; or certifications earned such as CPA, ACCA, CFA, etc; all of which may assist the Admissions Committee in its evaluation process.


We are looking for individuals who demonstrate:

-Leadership and an ability to inspire others
-A collaborative spirit and focus on community
-Intellectual curiosity and analytical strength
-Creativity to generate new solutions to existing challenges
-Growth in both professional and personal endeavors

We seek applicants with exceptional intellectual abilities and the drive and determination to put their stamp on the world. We welcome people who are independent, authentic, and fearlessly creative — true doers. We want people who can redefine solutions to conventional problems, and strive to preempt unconventional dilemmas with inventive ideas. We demand integrity and respect passion.

Chizuko Okada

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

MBAプログラム合格にむけて必ず質問される why MBA? why this program? why you? に適切に回答するためには学校調査が欠かせません。







①②については、過去の実施セッションをrecorded sessionをwebsite上で公開しているおり、いつでもアクセスできるように
主なTop MBA プログラム コロナウィルスへの対応方法 -学校説明会運営状況-はこちら


⑤入学審査官とのQ&A もしくは One to One Consultation








⑤入学審査官とのQ&A もしくは One to One Consultation






また、予めパネリストのバックグラウンドが分かっている場合には、相手を事前に理解することも重要です。学校関係者でしたら、MBAプログラムのwebsiteにベーシックな情報は掲載されていますし、在校生や卒業生であればlinkedin などビジネス上のSNSに簡単にアクセスすることが出来ます。






その際の情報源としては、各学校の公式サイトだけではなく、student blogや日本人在校生による非公式にアクセスすると実際の受講者の経験談、感想などを得ることができます。詳細はMBA 効果的な学校説明会の活用方法をご覧ください。






Chizuko Okada

US Top100 MBAプログラムの秋学期のクラス運営方法について

【Poets and Quants】



“In accordance with March 2020 guidance, nonimmigrant students in new or initial status after 9 March will not be able to enter the US to enroll in a US school as a nonimmigrant student for the fall term to pursue a full course of study that is 100% online.”


多くの学校は、hybrid model(キャンパスでの授業とオンラインのミックス)を採用する傾向が高くなっています。各学校が工夫をしながら


Chizuko Okada