Columbia SIPA Update for 2021 application period: GRE/GMAT test waiverを認める発表

Update for 2021 application period: GRE/GMAT test requirements

コロナウィルスの影響をうけて、Columbia SIPA ではGMAT/GRE試験の提出を免除することができることを


7月29日 (水) 19:30 – 21:00

■Columbia SIPAの発表
GRE or GMAT scores are required of all applicants, as we have found them to be useful indicators of academic ability.

In light of disruptions caused by COVID-19 to the administration of these tests and the ability of many applicants to prepare for them, SIPA will accept applications for admission for January 2021 and September 2021 without GRE/GMAT scores.

Applicants who do not submit GRE/GMAT scores must inform the Admissions Committee of the reason for the omission and provide other evidence not already apparent from their files of their ability to successfully complete SIPA’s program, such as coursework requiring significant quantitative capabilities taken after their undergraduate studies.

SIPA still has no minimum GPA or GRE/GMAT scores. The Admissions Committee carefully reviews every application in its entirety, including test scores, grades (particularly those in relevant coursework), letters of reference, and the applicant’s personal statement and work experience.

You can find the waiver request form on the Admissions FAQs page. Please note that this update is just for the 2021 application cycle. You can only request a waiver once you have created an application for the 2021 cycle. At this time, we expect the 2021 application to go live this August.

Chizuo Okada

Checkpoints for Creating the RESUME ~レジュメ(職務経歴書)作成の際のFAQ~



A Hidden Gem for Resume Writing

A Hidden Gem for Resume Writing

Questions to consider when developing an MBA resume

Questions to consider when developing an MBA resume

If you are starting the 2019-2020 MBA application process, then you are most likely preparing to take your GMATS and if you are an international student, the TOEFL exam. In addition, you probably are also starting to prepare your resume.
A resume, very often limited to one or two pages, summarizes your professional background, skills, and education. The fundamental principles of resume writing have not changed for generations; if you are getting ready for the application process or even your next career move, keep these rules in mind as you create and write your resume.

1. Cover the basics
The resume’s objective to represent your relevant skills and accomplishments. Therefore, every resume must include:
Relevant educational degrees and certifications
Relevant work or volunteer experiences
Contact information
Relevant skills and level of mastery (Fluent in Spanish; conversational French)

In addition, use an easy to read font and font size which is usually between 10-12 points. Complex or small font size will made your resume difficult to read.

2. Use as few words as possible
The Admission Officers will spend only a few minutes on your resume so make every word count. Avoid words like “a,” “an,” “the,” “such as” and “etc.”

3. Quantify your accomplishments wherever possible
Admissions Officers are looking for the impact you have made on the organization in your particular role. Numbers and data bring your experience to life, boost your credibility and adds detail to your resume.

4. Use action verbs
It is important to avoid passive verbs and business jargon or clichés such as “bottom line” or “move the needle.” Additionally, avoid tired words and phrases because poor word choice will undermine the strength and effectiveness of your resume. Instead, use powerful action verbs and avoid overusing the same verbs (such as “assisted,” “oversaw,” and “utilized.”) Using plain, clear language that explains how you’ve delivered value is much more effective.
TIP: Combine your action verbs with quantifiable results to demonstrate both what you did and the impact it had.

2020年留学対象者限定:MBA/LLM出願戦略コンサルティング 個別クイックアドバイス実施中




Before you apply….

MPP, MPA, MIA, MIR, MTop 3 resourcesSFS, MALD….Where to start? Which degree do you need? What do people  with these degrees do? Applying to Grad school can be daunting, but here are 3 resources to make it less so…..

  1. Careers in International Affairs. Published by Georgetown University Press, this book provides an overview of the wide variety of careers available under the very big umbrella of international affairs. From governments to multinational corporations to media, this book provides insights on the jobs available, and how to get them.
  2. APSIA. Featuring profiles of over 60 member schools, admissions events, and career resources, APSIA is a great first step on your admissions journey.
  3. NAASPA. A great search tool that uses your potential specialisation and interests to suggest schools.

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