2022年MBA留学希望 1stラウンド出願者むけ 出願書類作成準備のアドバイス


6月に数多くのMBAプログラムが出願締切日、応募要項を発表しました。1stラウンドでの出願を目指す方は、7月からは本格的な出願書類作成が重要です。今回は、1stラウンド出願を目指す方に向けて、出願書類作成に向けてのアドバイス、特に主にエッセイへのアプローチについて記します。

Top MBAエッセイ課題分析ゼミ7月開催決定

2021-2022出願⽤アプリケーションの理解を深めるためのゼミです。当ゼミを通じて各校の出題意図を理解ることで、エッセイ作成プロセスを効果的に進めることができます。

解説対象校:
Harvard Stanford Wharton Columbia Kellogg Chicago Booth MIT
Berkeley Haas UCLA Anderson Cambridge Oxford INSEAD LBS

詳細はこちら
https://www.agos.co.jp/pdf/TopMBASeminarSeriesEssay.pdf

エッセイ課題の種類を理解する

エッセイ課題は主に以下の3つに分類されます。まず、これらの理解を深めることがエッセイ作成準備の第一歩です。

Vision essay
キャリアゴールエッセイといわれるものです。主に①なぜ皆さんのキャリア開発にMBAが必要か、②特定のプログラムへの志望動機、③MBA卒業後のキャリアゴールを問う課題になります。この課題に正しくアプローチするためには、①②③に対しての整理ができていることが必要です。エッセイの中で頻出の課題になります。

課題代表例:Wharton
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)

Strengths essay
Leadership/Teamwork/Problem-solving/Creativity など実に幅広い領域で出願者の強みを問う課題になります。

課題代表例:Kellogg
Kellogg’s purpose is to educate, equip and inspire brave leaders who create lasting value. Provide a recent example where you have demonstrated leadership and created value. What challenges did you face and what did you learn? (450 words)

Personality essay
MBA留学を有意義にするためには。クラスで知識を向上させるだけではなく、積極的にMBAコミュニティ活動に所属し、クラスメートとの交流を図り、自己成長(personal growth)やネットワーキングの機会を得ることも重要です。このMBAコミュニティの意義を理解しているか、そのコミュニティにあなたがふさわしいか、適正があるかを問う課題になります。

課題代表例:Chicago
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.)

エッセイ作成準備前のチェックリスト

• Post MBA Career goalsはクリア?short term and long term に分けて説明できる?
• MBAで得たいものを具体的に知識/スキル/経験の観点から整理ができている?
• MBAで得たいものを 志望校MBAプログラムで提供されるコースワーク、体験学習(Experiential learning opportunities)、クラブ活動やインターンシップなどの具体的な材料を使って説明ができる?
• 自身の強み/弱み(改善ポイント)/自分の特徴について整理ができている?
• 自身の強み:MBAコミュニティに貢献できる強みが整理できている?
• 自身の弱み:MBA学習の経験を通じて改善するための努力をしている?
• 自分の特徴:MBAコミュニティを理解し、自身の特徴を活かした貢献をイメージできている?

出願校のエッセイ課題の理解を深める

上記の基本整理を行った上で、志望校のエッセイ課題に正しくアプローチするために必要なステップを記します。

Mission Statement/Admission Criteriaの理解

各学校は出願者に求めている人材像を上記に具体的に記しています。そして、出願者にその資質を持ち合わせているかを出願書類を通じて理解することを想定しています。さらに、このプロセスを行うことは、皆さん自身も自分に合った学校に進学することを確認する上でも重要なプロセスです。

エッセイ課題全体の理解と各エッセイの活用方法の戦略ねり

各学校は求めている人物像を確認するツールとして、エッセイ課題を活用します。さらに、エッセイは1題だけではなく複数設定されていることも多いので、やみくもに各課題に回答するのではなく、エッセイ課題やその他オンラインアプリケーション内の質問も含めて、課題全体で自分の強みをアピールすることを考えることが重要です。まず、全体像を決め、その上で、1つ1つの問いに回答することが効果的なアプローチとなります。

Chizuko Okada

2021-2022 Oxford MBA出願締切日およびエッセイ課題発表

2021-2022 Oxford MBA出願締切日およびエッセイ課題が発表されました。オンラインアプリケーションは30 July 2021にアップされる予定です。

Application deadlines

Stage 1: Wednesday, 1 September 2021
Stage 2: Wednesday, 13 October 2021
Stage 3: Wednesday, 12 January 2022
Stage 4: Wednesday, 23 March 2022

https://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/programmes/mbas/mba/how-apply

Written work

Tell us something that is not covered in your application which you would like the Admissions Committee to know about you. (Maximum 250 words)
If you are applying under the Oxford 1+1 MBA scheme you also need to submit the following essay:

Explain why you see this as particularly beneficial for you and how it fits with your career and personal development aims. (Maximum 250 words)

その他の出願書類については以下でご確認ください

https://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/programmes/mbas/mba/application-requirements

Chizuko Okada

2021-2022 MIT Sloan (MBA)出願締切日およびエッセイ課題発表

2021-2022 MIT Sloan  (MBA)出願締切日およびエッセイ課題が発表されました

2021-2022 MIT Sloan(2-year program)
MBA Round 1 September 28, 2021
MBA Round 2  January 19, 2022
MBA Round 3 April 12, 2022

Applications must be submitted by 3:00 p.m. EST

Cover Letter

MIT Sloan seeks students whose personal characteristics demonstrate that they will make the most of the incredible opportunities at MIT, both academic and non-academic. We are on a quest to find those whose presence will enhance the experience of other students. We seek thoughtful leaders 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 cutting-edge ideas. We demand integrity and respect passion.

Taking the above into consideration, please submit a cover letter seeking a place in the MIT Sloan MBA Program. Your letter should conform to a standard business correspondence, include one or more examples that illustrate why you meet the desired criteria above, and be addressed to the Assistant Deans of Admissions, Rod Garcia and Dawna Levenson (300 words or fewer, excluding address and salutation).

Video Statement

Applicants are required to upload a 1 minute (60 seconds) video as part of their application. In your video, you should introduce yourself to your future classmates, tell us about your past experiences, and touch on why MIT Sloan is the best place for you to pursue your degree.

Videos should adhere to the following guidelines:

  • No more than 1 minute (60 second) in length
  • Single take (no editing)
  • You should be speaking directly to the camera
  • Do not include background music or subtitles

We recommend using applications such as QuickTime or iMovie to record yourself.  Upload the video file according to the detailed instructions within the application.

We support the following file formats: .avi, .flv, .m1v, .m2v, .m4v, .mkv, .mov, .mpeg, .mpg, .mp4, .webm, .wmv. Apple ProRes is not currently supported. If uploading a .mov, please use an alternate codec.

Should you experience difficulties uploading your file, please ensure that you’re using a modern web browser (Chrome, Firefox, or Safari) on the fastest wired internet connection available. An intermittent or slow internet connection can cause uploads to timeout.

その他のアプリケーションの詳細はこちら
https://mitsloan.mit.edu/mba/admissions/how-to-apply

 

Chizuko Okada

2021-2022 NYU Stern(MBA)出願締切日およびエッセイ課題発表

2021-2022 NYU Stern(MBA)の出願締切日およびエッセイ課題が発表されました。オンラインアプリケーションも更新されておりますので、NYUに興味がある方は、ぜひオンラインアプリケーションも含めて出願要綱を確認しましょう。

NYUは数多くのMBAプログラムを提供していますので、自分に合ったプログラム選定から始めることからお勧めします。

Full-time MBA

Deadline Initial Notification* By
1st Deadline September 15, 2021 December 1, 2021
2nd Deadline October 15, 2021 January 1, 2022
3rd Deadline January 15, 2022 April 1, 2022
4th Deadline March 15, 2022 June 1, 2022

 *You will receive one of three initial notifications: invitation to interview, waitlist offer, or denial of admission

Fashion & Luxury MBA

Deadline Initial Notification* By
1st Deadline September 15, 2021 December 1, 2021
2nd Deadline November 15, 2021 February 1, 2022
3rd Deadline January 15, 2022 March 1, 2022
4th Deadline** February 15, 2022 April 1, 2022

*You will receive one of three initial notifications: invitation to interview, waitlist offer, or denial of admission

**Only U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents may apply by this deadline. Applicants who are non-U.S. citizens at the time of submitting their application must apply no later than the January 15 deadline.

Andre Koo Tech MBA

Deadline Initial Notification* By
1st Deadline September 15, 2021 December 1, 2021
2nd Deadline November 15, 2021 February 1, 2022
3rd Deadline January 15, 2022 March 1, 2022
4th Deadline** February 15, 2022 April 1, 2022

*You will receive one of three initial notifications: invitation to interview, waitlist offer, or denial of admission

**Only U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents may apply by this deadline. Applicants who are non-U.S. citizens at the time of submitting their application must apply no later than the January 15 deadline.

Essays

Our Stern essay questions give you the opportunity to more fully present yourself to the Admissions Committee and to provide insight into your experiences, goals, and thought processes.

Your essays must be written entirely by you. An offer of admission will be rescinded if you did not write your essays.

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

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 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.

詳細は以下でご確認ください
https://www.stern.nyu.edu/programs-admissions/mba-programs/admissions

Chizuko Okada

2021-2022 UC Berkeley Haas出願締切日およびエッセイ課題発表

2021-2022 UC Berkeley Haas出願締切日およびエッセイ課題が発表されました

2021-2022 Application Deadlines

Round 1
Deadline: September 23, 2021
Decision: December 16, 2021

Round 2
Deadline: January 6, 2022
Decision: March 24, 2022

Round 3
Deadline: April 7, 2022
Decision: May 12, 2022

https://mba.haas.berkeley.edu/admissions

Essay topics

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

#2: The definition of successful leadership has evolved over the last decade and will continue to change. What do you need to develop to become a successful leader? (300 words max)

Optional Information #1

We invite you to help us better understand the context of your opportunities and achievements:

1. What is the highest level of education completed by your parent(s) or guardian(s)?

Did not complete high school
High school diploma or equivalency (GED) Associate’s degree (junior college) or vocational degree/license
Bachelor’s degree (BA, BS)
Master’s degree (MA, MS)
Doctorate or professional degree (MD, JD, DDS)
2. What is the most recent occupation of your parent(s) or guardian(s)?

Unemployed
Homemaker
Laborer
Skilled worker
Professional
3. If you were raised in one of the following household types, please indicate:

Raised by a single parent
Raised by an extended family member (grandparent, aunt/uncle, niece/nephew, cousin)
Raised in a multi-generational home
Raised in foster care
4. What was the primary language spoken in your childhood home?

5. If you have you ever been responsible for providing significant and continuing financial or supervisory support for someone else, please indicate:

Child
Spouse
Sibling
Parent
Extended family member (grandparent, aunt/uncle, niece/nephew, cousin)
Other
6. Please elaborate on any of your above responses. Alternatively, you may use this opportunity to expand on other hardships or unusual life circumstances that may help us understand the context of your opportunities, achievements, and impact. (300 words maximum)

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

Chizuko Okada

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

2021-2022 Stanford GSB (MBA )の出願締切日およびエッセイ課題が発表されました。エッセイ課題は昨年と同様になります。

2021–22 Deadlines
Submit your application by We will notify you on
09 Sep 2021 09 Dec 2021
05 Jan 2022 31 Mar 2022
TBA TBA

https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/programs/mba/admission/deadlines

Application
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 find effective essays that are written in fewer words.

Short Answers (Optional)
Optional Question A

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?

Optional Question B

We know that each person is more than a list of facts or pre-defined categories. We are interested in how your background may have influenced your life experiences. In answering this question, consider how your background, such as your work, education, skills, interests, culture, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ethnicity, where/how you grew up, and/or other factors had an impact on your recent actions and choices (up to 1,200 characters, or approximately 200 words).

Question: Tell us about a time within the last three years when your background influenced your participation in a situation, interaction, or project.

その他のアプリケーションの詳細はこちら
https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/programs/mba/admission/application

Chizuko Okada

2021-2022 UCLA MBA 出願締切日およびエッセイ課題発表

2021-2022 UCLA MBA 出願締切日およびエッセイ課題発表が発表されました

All applicants must apply to the MBA program online. Applications will be accepted for Fall 2022 starting August 1, 2021.

Deadlines & Decisions
Application Deadline Decision release date
Roud 1 2021/10/5 2021/12/14
Roud 2 2022/1/4 2022/3/22
Roud 3 2022/4/12 2022/5/17
Essays

We look forward to learning about your perspectives and plans via your essay responses. Essays complement the answers you provide throughout the application to show us your whole profile. The best applications are introspective, genuine and succinct in directly answering our questions and showing clear plans for the future.

A) Essay: For the 2021-2022 application year, we have one essay question that is required for first-time applicants and optional for re-applicants:

How have recent events influenced the impact you would like to make in your community, career, or both? (250 words maximum)

We welcome reflection on any events that influenced you in your personal or professional lives, or in society in general, and look forward to learning about specific ways you want to leave your mark.

B) Optional Essay: No preference is given in the evaluation process to those who choose to respond to this optional essay, so please use your best judgment:

Are there any extenuating circumstances in your profile about which the Admissions committee should be aware? (250 words maximum)

Reapplicants

Reapplicants are those who applied to the MBA program within the last two application years, so those who applied three or more years ago are considered new applicants.

Reapplicants may answer one or both of the essay questions above as options, and they must provide additional updates within text boxes given in the application for any new test scores, career developments, or other changes since their last application.

詳細はこちら
https://www.anderson.ucla.edu/degrees/full-time-mba/admissions

Chizuko Okada

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

Chizuko Okada

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。

出願締切日

2011-2022は3ラウンド制になります。

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
エッセイ課題

昨シーズンと同じ課題となります

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)

詳細はこちら
https://michiganross.umich.edu/graduate/full-time-mba/admissions/admissions-blog/2021/05/28/what-you-need-know-2021-22-essay?utm_medium=Email&utm_source=ExactTarget&utm_campaign=FTMBA&utm_content=AppAnnounce&utm_term=052721

学校調査の重要性

学校調査の方法を知りたいという方、ぜひセミナーにお越しください。

【ウェビナー】2022年留学を目指す!MBA出願Strategyゼミ体験授業

Chizuko Okada

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

Harvardに続いて、多くの学校の募集要項やエッセイ課題が今後発表される予定です。志望校合格にむけて5月以降は準備事項が増えてきます。
正しい方法で、学校調査、書類作成戦略を練ることが、合格の質を高めるうえで重要です。

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。
各学校の特徴を理解し、学校調査、書類作成に向けた調査をどのように進めていくか、そのアプローチ方法を理解することを狙いとします。

ゼミの中で扱う内容:
-各校の応募基準の分析
-各校の出願書類の分析
-各校の合格に必要な学校調査のアドバイス

開催日
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

詳細はこちら
https://www.agos.co.jp/pdf/TopMBASeminarSeries.pdf

ご興味のある方は、ぜひ当校までお問い合わせください。

Chizuko Okada