Tuesday, July 17, 2018

コロンビア・ビジネス・スクール セクシャルハラスメント 事件


The Columbia Business School professor currently on trial for allegations of sexual harassment and career sabotage by a former female junior faculty member, also had drawn a complaint from an MBA student who claimed she was repeatedly harassed by him. In turn, the professor threatened the student with retaliation after he heard of the complaint.
That was among a series of shocking disclosures after the first week of a trial that explores a once-promising mentorship between a junior faculty member, Enrichetta Ravina, and a senior tenured professor, Geert Bekaert, who she had relied upon for help in her academic career. That mentorship, however, devolved into a bitter breakup that would ultimately cause a major split among the senior faculty at Columbia Business School and a $30 million lawsuit.
The emails introduced as evidence in the case portray Bekaert, who has been a tenured professor at CBS for 18 years, as an often emotional, angry and defensive man, eager to discredit and defame his accuser and claim that he was actually the victim in the case. “The laws in this country are screwed up and totally biased against the privileged white males,” he wrote in an email to a colleague. “It’s amazing how powerless I am right now, despite having done absolutely nothing wrong.”
‘IF THIS IS HARASSMENT, THE AMERICANS REALLY ARE TOTAL PUSSIES’
To a friend, Karl Aquino, who apparently had a similar experience, he claimed to have been played. “In a nutshell,” wrote Bekaert in an email dated July 12, 2014, “this is a schizophrenic woman whose bad side I failed to see for a long time…and who I thought was a friend and so probably trusted too much. I am dealing with this harassment case. It’s so insane. If this is harassment, the Americans really are total pussies.”
While the trial is expected to last up to three weeks, testimony by both Rivana and Bekaert dominated the first week. Scores of other witnesses are likely to be called in the case, including Columbia Business School Dean Glenn Hubbard and several of the school’s senior vice deans and professors. Ravina accuses Bekaert of abusing his power by sexually harassing her for more than a year, and then sabotaging her academic career when she continually fended off his alleged attempts to move what was a professional relationship to a personal one. She is also suing Columbia University, claiming that the school did little to protect her from Bekaert’s alleged retaliatory schemes and then unfairly rushed through a review that led to a decision to deny her tenure at the school.
Among the revelations in the trial so far:
  • When Columbia Business School brought Ravina up for tenure, a sizable number of her department’s senior faculty rose to her defense. In signed petitions submitted to the university provost and the dean of Columbia Business School, they believed the tenure and research process had gone awry and they were not in a position to provide an evaulation of Ravina’s tenure. They also urged that the university grant her request for more time on the tenure clock due to the impact that the sexual harassment and retaliation charges had on her work. Bekaert’s lawyer, Edward Hernstadt, acknowledged in court that Bekaert’s colleagues at CBS had turned against him.
  • Within days of being told by CBS Dean Glenn Hubbard that he was not to communicate directly with Ravina without cc’ing an appointed “relationship manager,” Bekeart sent a private email to her in violation of the dean’s directive. “The dean’s office has told me not to talk to you, hence the silence,” wrote Bekeart. “If you want to explain yourself, you can. I’m here. I’m intrigued to know who set you up to this.”
  • After she filed her harassment complaint against him, Bekeart conducted a concerted campaign to discredit Ravina and damage her academic career. He sent at least two dozen emails to professors all over the world, many of them in highly influential positions at top academic journals critical to her success. In those emails, he variously described his former mentee as “crazy,” “insane,” or “an evil bitch,” causing untold damage to her career and her ability to get published in the future.
  • When Ravina first came to Columbia in 2008, she brought with her from NYU Stern, where she had been an assistant professor for three years, a scant publication record. So from the very beginning, she had a lot riding on her collaborative work with Bekaert. When there was nearly a three-year delay in gaining access to a massive dataset that could ultimately result in four or five breakthrough papers, she still was unable to produce other publishable work to help her tenure case.
  • After Ravina’s complaint, Bekaert refused to create a set schedule of deadlines to insure a certain level of progress on their research. And for months, he refused her requests to gain computer codes to help her move forward on the research. At one point, he wrote both Dean Hubbard and Vice Dean Janet Horan: “This is driving me nuts. What do I do? I am not going to send it. Andrea (his research assistant) is not going to send it, period.”
  • Despite the detailed accusations of harassment against Bekeart, the university failed to send him for any kind of sexual harassment training. The one assigned training session, lasting little more than two hours, was to help him with his communication skills. Based on testimony in the trial, as much or more time during that session was spent agreeing with his story. According to an email he sent a friend, he was told that “it was very clear I had been played and that the legal environment had gone too far to the left and was getting abused left and right by evil people like this Enrichetta.”
  • In the midst of his deteriorating relationship with his mentee in the spring of 2014, an MBA student in one of his classes accused him of harassment and reported him to the university after which he threatened the student in an email exchange. “I am harassing you?,” Bekeart wrote her. “I am keeping this email in a safe place and you can just hope I am too busy to take this further.” After that email, the student who submitted the report to the universtiy’s Title IX office chose not to participate in the investigation.
  • The report alleged, among other things, that the unidentified student told a university investigator that Bekaert was harassing her repeatedly and using threats that made her feel unsafe. In Bekeart’s asset management class he began discussing his recent travels to Hong Kong. While rubbing his hands together with a smile, he said “Hong Kong, where the ladies are nice.” The student not only found the comment off-putting, other students in the class seemed shocked by the remark as well, according to the report. Another remark Bekaert made about “underage women” was not allowed to be revealed to the jury in the trial. Two months after the Title IX office closed its investigation, it received yet another sexual harassment complaint from Ravina.
HOPING FOR ‘BROWNIE POINTS,’ BEKAERT ADMITS ‘I’M NOT THE MOST POPULAR GUY’ AT COLUMBIA
Bekaert acknowledged that he was not necessarily the most beloved professor at Columbia Business School. In fact, he suggested it was one of several reasons he wanted to work with Ravina. “I am a little bit blunt and, you know, I have had my run-ins with some of my colleagues and the administration,” he told the court on Friday (July 13). “I’m not the most popular guy. I thought if I worked with somebody there, and I really helped a junior faculty’s career, I am really going to get brownie points in the dean’s office. They are going to appreciate me more because of this relationship.”
That strategy obviously backfired, to the point where Bekaert even suggested he wanted to strangle his one-time collaborator and mentee. “Can I just strangle her and get it over with?,” he asked Marie Hoerover, a principal economist in the financial research divison of the European Central Bank in an email.
No one could ever have imagined that the acrimony between the two could possibly get that vicious. When they first started working together in 2009 soon after Ravina’s arrival at Columbia, Bekaert says they had a very good relationship. “I thought she was a nice person,” he testified. “I thought we got along well. We’re both from Europe. So we sort of a little bit of a shared cultural heritage there.”

スタンフォード大学経営大学院 Admissions Tips


Stanford GSB Criterion #1: Intellectual Vitality

Intellectual vitality is not a matter of how smart you are. The majority of people rejected by Stanford GSB are very smart. Someone with an average IQ can have huge intellectual vitality, and a person with a MENSA-level IQ can have very low intellectual vitality. Most people use their natural intellect in concrete ways to accomplish their tasks. People with intellectual vitality stand out by revealing curiosity, demonstrating enthusiasm for learning new things, nurturing and improving their natural intellect, and using it to question and investigate, to look into new areas, and to question the status quo.
Here are the 5 aspects of intellectual vitality:
  1. Zest for ideas. You probe for deeper meaning and new information. What does that statement really mean? Where did that theory come from? Why and how was that hypothesis formed? You delight in learning and using new information.
  2. Dynamic, engaged mind. You evaluate new information alongside things you already know, looking for similarities and differences. For you, nothing happens in a vacuum. Everything has a past to understand and a future to explore.
  3. But why … ? Some say that curiosity killed the cat, but curiosity reflects and fosters intellectual vitality. It motivates you to continue learning about a subject, long past the point when most others would have been satisfied.
  4. Reasons behind what you believe and what you do. You listen to all sides of a discussion and come to your own conclusions. You don’t follow the pack. You look at issues from many angles and make your decisions. How you think about things influences all areas of your life.
  5. Open and unafraid. You have developed your own beliefs and ideas, and you stand behind them. You’re not afraid of being challenged and enjoy defending your views. You relish playing devil’s advocate and can argue many points of view – even when they differ from your own. You like finding out where different opinions and views come from.
If you have intellectual vitality, you know that it can inspire you and can also lead you to inspire others.

Stanford GSB Criterion #2: Demonstrated Leadership Potential

Here is a breakdown of Demonstrated Leadership Potential, beginning with the key part.
  • For Stanford, leadership starts with your character. What do you believe in? How you advise a client or lead a group project will show your character. To be able to lead appropriately and meaningfully, you must have fundamental values that influence your actions. GSB is looking for individuals whose leadership is value- and ideal-driven. They refer to this as “directed idealism.”
  • You are looking for ways to improve your leadership abilities. You take criticism and feedback well. You are inventive, modest, and anxious to learn. You know you can do better and want to do so.
  • You possess a history of leadership as well as a potential for future leadership. Use your application to illustrate instances of past leadership in your essays, resume, and letters of recommendation. Be prepared to speak honestly about where you are in your leadership journey, where you need improvement, and where you see yourself going.
Demonstrated Leadership Potential is a complicated criterion. Be sure to incorporate examples throughout your application.

Stanford GSB Criterion #3: Personal Qualities and Contributions

Personal qualities form your character. Stanford looks for applicants who have the following qualities:
  • Someone who is involved in the world around them and is not merely passing through.
  • A person who is perceptive and takes time to look at the world. You are alert and take notice of the things around you.
  • Someone who is kind and careful. A thoughtful person takes time to get to know other people, is compassionate, and concerned about issues that are important to them.
Use your essay to show these personal qualities. Tell your story in your own distinctive style and the adcom will certainly take notice.

Stanford GSB Criterion #4: Initiative

This is not on Stanford’s website, but we feel it is mandatory for Stanford applicants to have if they want to be among the 6% of applicants that pursues their MBA at the GSB.
Because you are engaged, observant, and thoughtful, because you have demonstrated leadership in the past, and because you have a questioning mind, you see opportunities to contribute. And you seize them. You take the initiative when you see need or opportunity in a way that makes change happen. Consequently, you improve lives, organizations, and the world.
Stanford wants to see how you have contributed to your family, friends, neighborhood, school, employer, community, or the world. Show how you interact with others and that you care. Your contributions don’t have to be dramatic or world-altering, but they should reveal that you made an impact. Share as appropriate your feelings, interests, and aspirations in your essays. Don’t explain that you will contribute. Show that you do contribute.

Admissions Tips: Campus Visi

Admissions Tip: Visiting the B-School Campus


As many applicants are finding out at this time of year, conducting thorough research on MBA programs is an essential step in formulating a list of target schools and crafting convincing essays. Surfing the web and speaking with friends and mentors are great starting points in identifying programs of interest. However, to really get a feel for a school and determine whether it’s a good fit for one’s goals and personality, applicants need to dig deeper and gain some firsthand experience with the program and the people. Visiting the campus is a great way to gather this kind of information, and it can also be advantageous in the application process. Although most formal campus visit programs will not start until the fall (when classes are in session), we’d like to offer a few “head start” pointers for getting as much mileage as possible out of a trip to your target program.

1. Make yourself known.

Putting forth the effort to travel to a school is a signal of interest in the program that the adcom loves to see, however, you need to let them know that you’ve made the trip. It is possible to communicate this in your essays and interview, but the simplest route is often to register for a visit through the admissions office. Not only will most schools arrange for you to sit in on a class and have lunch with current students, but many will also make a note of your visit and include it in your file. Be sure to take advantage of all that the admissions office offers in this regard; even if you have friends on campus, it’s wise to speak to as many people as possible.

2. Think it through.

Before arriving on campus, you should think carefully about the sort of information you hope to take away from your visit. Whether your inquiries cover something as broad as the night life or as narrow as the syllabus of a particular course, your trip will be much more informative if you come prepared with a sense of the details you hope to glean from information sessions and conversations. Further, it’s a great idea to reach out to members of the community before you arrive; if there’s a club about which you are particularly curious, for instance, you could contact one of its leaders and arrange a conversation over coffee on the day of your visit.

Put your best foot forward.

Even though your conduct and interactions won’t be on the record in the way that they would be when interviewing on campus, it’s important that you be aware of the impression you’re making. Because spending time on campus is a great way to forge ongoing contacts with students who could become allies for you in the admissions process, you’ll naturally want to put your best foot forward.

3. What to bring.

There is really nothing to bring that is required, but it would be smart to bring a note pad and your business cards. As you visit the campus, think hard about how you feel and how you would fit into the community. Write some of these thoughts down; they may be very helpful in crafting your essays and preparing for your interviews. During your campus visit, you should have the opportunity to interact with students, faculty and administrators. You want to make it easy to keep in touch, so make sure your contact information is handy.

4. When to visit.

The ideal to time to visit campus is when classes are in session, and the school’s campus visit program is up and running. Many schools do not start these visit programs until a few weeks into their Fall semester; they want their new students to settle in first. This makes it a challenge for those applying during the first round to visit prior to completing their applications, but if you can visit during the early Fall, when the visit program is underway, and still complete your application in the first round, that is ideal. If you cannot do this, but still plan on applying during the first round, you might want to make a shorter visit during the summer, in order to get a sense of the school, which will help shape your narrative in the application essays. It would still make sense to return for a more comprehensive visit when the campus visit program is up and running. Some candidates will plan to combine their campus visit with an admissions interview, if an interview is offered. If you are adopting this approach, make sure to schedule the visit before the interview, so you can add some additional perspective to your interview.
For more information please see the Clear Admit website 

Friday, July 13, 2018

マクドノー・スクール・オブ・ビジネス MBA Essay Questions 2018-2019

Georgetown MBA Essay Topic Analysis 2017-2018

2018-2019 Georgetown MBA Essay Questions

Essay 1: Describe a defining moment when you were challenged and exceeded expectations. (The moment can be a professional or personal one. If personal, then please also include how it had an impact on your professional development) (500 words or fewer)
Video Essay:  The required video essay is an opportunity for you to bring life to your application. Please introduce yourself to your future Georgetown MBA cohort in a one minute video. 
Optional Essay 1:  If you are not currently employed full-time, use this essay to provide information about your current activities. (250 words or fewer)
Optional Essay 2: Please provide any information you would like to add to your application that you have not otherwise included. (500 words or fewer)
Re-Applicant Essay: How have you strengthened your candidacy since your last application? We are particularly interested in hearing about how you have grown professionally and personally. (500 words or fewer)

Financial Times Ranking: Top MBA Programs for Entrepreneurship


Each year, the Financial Times releases its ranking of the best MBA programs for entrepreneurship, helping up-and-coming entrepreneurs make informed choices about the best program for their career and startup goals. 
The 2018 ranking compiled 50 schools from around the world. A number of factors went into determining which schools would make the grade, including the percentage of graduates who started a company after earning their degree, the percentage of female entrepreneurs, the extent to which funding from the school or from the school’s alumni network helped in the creation of new businesses, and more. These factors combined would help decide in what position a school would fall on the ranking.
This year, schools in the United States took the top three spots on the list: the Stanford Graduate School of Business, the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College, and the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. Two U.K. business schools—the Lancaster University Management School and the Cass Business School—rounded out the top five.
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Despite dipping numbers of students, the Stanford Graduate School of Business entrepreneurship program is still the top-ranked in the world, according to the Financial Times.
Stanford saw significant drop in the number of students starting a business within three years of graduation. This year, it was just 22 percent of students compared with last year’s 36 percent. Babson College’s Olin Graduate School of Business also witnessed a drop, from 52 percent last year to 37 percent in 2018.
One explanation for the drop, however, is not that interest in entrepreneurship is declining, but instead that it is being pursued more as a “side hustle” than a full-time career. Many students see a full-time role as just one step to eventually starting their own company. By putting their skills to work at a top company like Amazon or Google, students are able to more quickly pay off their student loans, which means eventually starting a business debt free. Companies like Amazon also may seek out those with entrepreneurial experience, because it demonstrates an attractive leadership quality
Nevertheless, student interest in studying entrepreneurship as part of their MBA has grown at schools like Cass. Part of this may be the result of Cass’s £10m investment fund, which has not only supported new MBA start-ups but has also trained students in the process of investing.

Financial Times MBA Entrepreneur Ranking (2018)

  1. Stanford Graduate School of Business
  2. F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business (Babson)
  3. Tuck Business School (Dartmouth)
  4. Lancaster University Management School
  5. Cass Business School (City University)
  6. Otto Beisheim School of Management (WHU)
  7. IMD Business School
  8. Saïd Business School (Oxford)
  9. Harvard Business School
  10. Judge Business School (Cambridge)
This post has been republished in its entirety from its original source, metromba.com

インシアード Deadlines: September 2019 and January 2020 Intakes

INSEAD Deadlines: September 2019 Intake (Class of July 2020)

Round 1
Deadline: September 19, 2018
Interview Decision Notification: October 19, 2018
Final Decision Notification: November 23, 2018

Round 2
Deadline: November 14, 2018
Interview Decision Notification: December 14, 2018
Final Decision Notification: January 25, 2019

Round 3
Deadline: January 9, 2019
Interview Decision Notification: February 8, 2019
Final Decision Notification: March 15, 2019

Round 4
Deadline: March 6, 2019
Interview Decision Notification: April 5, 2019
Final Decision Notification: May 10, 2019

INSEAD Deadlines: January 2020 Intake (Class of December 2020)

Round 1
Deadline: February 20, 2019
Interview Decision Notification: March 22, 2019
Final Decision Notification: April 26, 2019

Round 2
Deadline: April 17, 2019
Interview Decision Notification: May 17, 2019
Final Decision Notification: June 21, 2019

Round 3
Deadline: June 5, 2019
Interview Decision Notification: July 5, 2019
Final Decision Notification: August 9, 2019

Round 4
Deadline: July 24, 2019
Interview Decision Notification: August 23, 2019
Final Decision Notification: September 27, 2019

Applicants should note that applications must be submitted by 11:59PM French Time on the day of the deadline. For more information, visit INSEAD’s admissions website.

インシアード Essay Topics: September 2019 Intake


INSEAD MBA student
The application for the September 2019 Intake is live, which means that this year’s INSEAD essay questions are now available. The usual job description short answer questions make an appearance.

INSEAD September 2019 Intake Essay Topics

Job Description Essays
Job Essay #1: Briefly summarise your current (or most recent) job, including the nature of work, major responsibilities, and where relevant, employees under your supervision, size of budget, clients/products and results achieved. (short answer)
Job Essay #2: What would be your next step in terms of position if you were to remain in the same company? (short answer)
Job Essay #3: Please give a full description of your career since graduating from university. Describe your career path with the rationale behind your choices. (short answer)
Job Essay #4: Discuss your short and long term career aspirations with or without an MBA from INSEAD. (short answer)
Optional Job Essay: If you are currently not working or if you plan to leave your current employer more than 2 months before the programme starts, please explain your activities and occupations between leaving your job and the start of the programme.

Motivation Essays
Motivation Essay #1: Give a candid description of yourself (who are you as a person), stressing the personal characteristics you feel to be your strengths and weaknesses and the main factors which have influenced your personal development, giving examples when necessary (approximately 500 words).
Motivation Essay #2: Describe the achievement of which you are most proud and explain why. In addition, describe a situation where you failed. How did these experiences impact your relationships with others? Comment on what you learned(approximately 400 words).
Motivation Essay #3: Describe all types of extra-professional activities in which you have been or are still involved for a significant amount of time (clubs, sports, music, arts, politics, etc). How are you enriched by these activities? (approximately 300 words)
Optional Motivation Essay: Is there anything else that was not covered in your application that you would like to share with the Admissions Committee? (approximately 300 words)

ケンブリッジ・ジャッジ・ビジネス・スクール Essay Questions 2018-2019


Cambridge Judge Essay Topic Analysis 2016-2017
The Cambridge admissions committee has released the Judge essay questions & deadlines for the 2018-2019 application season. Cambridge / Judge conducts its admissions process in 5 rounds, with set interview dates for those invited to attend.

2018-2019 Cambridge / Judge Essay Questions

  1. Please provide a personal statement. It should not exceed 500 words and must address the following questions:
    • What are your short and long-term career objectives and what skills/characteristics do you already have that will help you achieve them?
    • What actions will you take before and during the MBA to contribute to your career outcome?
    • If you are unsure of your post-MBA career path, how will the MBA equip you for the future?
  2. What did you learn from your most spectacular failure? (200 words)
  3. Describe a situation where you had to work jointly with others to achieve a common goal. What did you learn from the experience? (up to 200 words)

ゴイズエタ・ビジネス・スクール MBA Essay Questions 2018-2019


The Emory University admissions committee has posted the Goizueta MBA essay questions for the school’s full-time, two-year MBA Program.
Applicants are asked to respond to four brief required prompts. The adcom also offers an optional essay. The prompts for this year’s application remain unchanged from the prior year.

2018-2019 Emory / Goizueta MBA Essay Questions

Essay 1: Define your short-term post-MBA career goals. How are your professional strengths, past experience and personal attributes aligned with these goals? (300 word limit)
Essay 2: The business school is named for Roberto C. Goizueta, former Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company, who led the organization for 16 years, extending its global reach, quadrupling consumption, building brand responsibility, and creating unprecedented shareholder wealth. Mr. Goizueta’s core values guide us in educating Principled Leaders for Global Enterprise. Provide an example of your leadership – professional or personal – and explain what you learned about yourself through the experience. (300 word limit)
Essay 3: Complete one of the following statements. (250 word limit)
I am passionate about…
The best piece of advice I’ve received is…
The best day of my life was…
A personal goal I want to accomplish is…

Essay 4: Share with the committee and your future classmates a fun or noteworthy fact about you. (25 word limit)
Optional Essay: If you have additional information or feel there are extenuating circumstances which you would like to share with the MBA Admissions Committee (i.e. unexplained gaps in work experience, choice of recommenders, academic performance issues or areas of weakness in application). (250 words)
Reapplicant Essay 1: Define your short-term post-MBA career goals. How are your professional strengths, past experience and personal attributes aligned with these goals? (300 word limit)
Reapplicant Essay 2: Explain how you have improved your candidacy for Goizueta Business School’s MBA Program since your last application (250 word limit)
For more information about applying for the Emory MBA, visit the Goizueta admissions website.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

2018-2019 MBA Applications Deadlines


With more and more MBA candidates filing their applications in the first and second rounds, respectively in September and January, Harvard admission officials thought an extra round wasn’t really needed, anymore. The school, however, will retain a spring round, however, for applicants to its 2+2 deferred admissions program. Consultants estimate that round three accounts for fewer than 5% of Harvard’s incoming class of roughly 930 MBAs in recent years.
Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business also eliminated a round this year: the school’s ‘early action’ round which typically had a deadline of early October. Instead, Tuck is moving to three rounds starting with a first deadline of September 24, a second on  January 7th, and a third on April 1st.  More importantly, the school’s admissions team has made a commitment to speed up admit/deny decisions. Tuck found that MBA applicants to the school had to wait 100 days–longer than any other peer school–to get an answer from Tuck on its November round.
“We’re ‘sun setting’ the ‘applicant-unfriendly’ November round,” announced Tuck admissions chief Luke Anthony Peña,  “We’ll now offer three admission rounds with more applicant-friendly turnaround times.” The upshot: For its November round, Tuck cut the wait time by more than 25% to 73 days to Dec. 6th. Last year, November candidates had to wait until Feb. 9th for a decision.
Once Harvard tips off the season with its Sept. 5th cutoff, the deadlines fall like dominoes. Yale SOM and Duke follow on the 12th, then Stanford and Wharton cutoffs occur on the 18th, followed by INSEAD and Northwestern Kellogg a day later, with Chicago Booth on the 27th and Dartmouth Tuck on the 24th. As more schools report their dates, expect September and October to be ground zero for round one applicants.
Otherwise, there has been some more slight admissions deadline creep in this year’s deadlines, with Wharton scheduling its round one cutoff a day earlier than a year ago on Sept. 18th, along with several other leading schools. For Columbia Business School’s early decision and January intake round, the deadline was also moved up a day to Oct. 4th this year. Columbia offers two intakes, an August entry and an accelerated January intake. Unlike most of its peer schools, Columbia uses a rolling admissions process for both entry options, evaluating applications and extending interview invitations as they are received.
It’s always wise to follow the links to the web pages of the school’s admissions office. It’s always possible that there could be slight changes in the dates, or greater detail. And there can be significant differences in the number of rounds and deadlines from school to school. While HBS is now down to just two deadline rounds, INSEAD and London Business School both have four rounds for each of their intakes. HEC-Paris has a half dozen for its Sept. 2019 intake and an amazing 11 rounds for its Jan. 2019 intake.
APPLY AS EARLY AS YOU CAN BUT NOT UNTIL YOU HAVE DONE THE BEST JOB POSSIBLE
No matter what you do, there’s some helpful general advice: If you can, apply in the first round when none of the seats in the class are filled. At most schools, early applicants have an advantage over those that complete their applications in later rounds. Typically, the second application round is the largest, and many schools, including Wharton, advise candidates that round three is the most competitive mostly because the vast majority of the class seats are already filled. There are some other reasons why you want to get your app in early:
  • The ability to receive a scholarship award from the school’s Financial Aid Office prior to the date by which you must respond to your offer of admission.
  • Ample time to complete recommended quantitative and/or language coursework prior to arrival on campus.
  • Access to on-campus housing lottery systems at some schools.
  • Sufficient time to complete the visa application process for international candidates.
  • Attendance at a school’s Admit Weekends. Sometimes, round three candidates lose out on this opportunity.
All that said, the best time to apply is when you believe you’ve done the best job possible with your application. If you have to rush and cut corners to make round one, don’t. Hold off until another round. At all the highly selective business schools, admissions officials are looking for reasons to cut you from the pool. After all, the odds are substantially against you and as many as 80% of the candidates in any school’s applicant pool are usually fully qualified to attend. So you want to make sure you are putting your best foot forward when you do apply.
We’ll update this list continuously as more schools provide info on their new deadlines. If a school has released its essays for the 2018-2019 admissions season, you can access them by clicking on the “Yes” in the table below.

EARLIEST 2018-2019 DEADLINES AT TOP BUSINESS SCHOOLS

SchoolDeadlineInterview NotificationDecisionEssay Release
HEC Paris (Sept. 2019 Intake)June 1, 2018 (R1)NAJuly 6, 2018Yes
INSEAD (Jan. 2019 Intake)June 20, 2018 (R3)July 27, 2018Sept. 7, 2018Yes
HEC Paris (Sept. 2019 Intake)July 1, 2018 (R2)NAJuly 27, 2018Yes
INSEAD (Jan. 2019 Intake)Aug. 1, 2018 (R4)Aug. 31, 2018Sept. 28, 2018Yes
HEC Paris (Sept. 2019 Intake)Aug. 15, 2018 (R3)NASept. 21, 2018Yes
IESESept. 4, 2018 (Early Decision)NAOct. 19, 2018Yes
HarvardSept. 5, 2018NADec. 11, 2018Yes
Virginia (Darden)Sept. 7, 2018 (Early Action)Mid-July to Late-Sept.Oct. 17, 2018Yes
Cornell (Johnson)Sept. 10, 2018 (Early Action-1-Year MBA)Nov. 15, 2018Dec. 20, 2018Yes
Duke (Fuqua)Sept. 12, 2018 (Early Action)Sept. 25, 2018Oct. 19, 2018No
Yale SOMSept. 12, 2018NADec. 5 2018Yes
NYU (Stern)Sept. 15, 2018 (R1: Fashion & Tech MBAs)NADec. 1, 2018Yes
HEC Paris (Sept. 2019 Intake)Sept. 15, 2018 (R4)NAOct. 19, 2018Yes
Stanford GSBSept. 18, 2018NADec. 13, 2018Yes
WhartonSept. 18, 2018Oct. 30, 2018Dec. 13, 2018Yes
Northwestern (Kellogg)Sept. 19, 2018 (R1)Sept. 21, 2018Dec. 12, 2018Yes
INSEAD (Sept. 20/19 Intake)Sept. 19, 2018 (R1)Oct. 19, 2018Nov. 23, 2018Yes
Dartmouth (Tuck)Sept. 24, 2018NADec. 6, 2018No
MIT (Sloan)Sept. 25, 2018NADec. 19, 2018Yes
Chicago (Booth)Sept. 27, 2018NADec. 6, 2018No
UC-Berkeley (Haas)Sept. 27, 2018NADec. 13, 2019Yes
Michigan (Ross)Oct. 1, 2018NADec. 21, 2018Yes
Emory GoizuetaOct. 1, 2018 (R1)NANov. 30, 2018Yes
Toronto (Rotman)Oct. 1, 2018 (R1)NADec. 14, 2018Yes
UCLA (Anderson)Oct. 2, 2018NADec. 18, 2018Yes
ColumbiaOct. 3, 2018 (early decision/January intake)Rolling DecisionsRollingYes
Virginia (Darden)Oct. 4, 2018 (R1)NADec. 12, 2018Yes
Emory GoizuetaOct. 5, 2018 (R1)NANov. 20, 2018Yes
Texas (McCombs)Oct. 9, 2018 (R1)NADec. 18, 2018Yes
Georgetown (McDonough)Oct. 9, 2018 (R1)NADec. 19, 2018Yes
Duke (Fuqua)Oct. 10, 2018 (R1)Nov. 8, 2018Dec. 13, 2018No
Cornell (Johnson)Oct. 10, 2018 (R1-1-Year MBA)Nov. 15, 2018Dec. 20, 2018Yes
Cornell (Johnson)Oct. 10, 2018 (Early Action-1-Year MBA)Nov. 15, 2018Dec. 20, 2018Yes
Washington (Foster)Oct. 10, 2018NADec. 21, 2018Yes
IESEOct. 11, 2018 (R1)NADec. 4, 2018Yes
NYU (Stern)Oct. 15, 2018NAJan. 1, 2019Yes
Indiana (Kelley)Oct. 15, 2018 (Early)NADec. 20, 2018Yes
UNC (Kenan-Flagler)Oct. 15, 2018 (R1-Early)Sept 5 to Oct. 31 (Open)Dec. 7, 2018No
HEC Paris (Sept. 2019 Intake)Oct. 15, 2018 (R5)NANov. 16, 2018Yes
Emory GoizuetaNov. 9, 2018 (R2)NAJan. 25, 2019Yes
INSEAD (Sept. 20/19 Intake)Nov. 14, 2018 (R2)Dec. 14, 2018Jan. 25, 2019Yes
NYU (Stern)Nov. 15, 2018 (R2)NAFeb. 1, 2019Yes
NYU (Stern)Nov. 15, 2018 (R2: Fashion & Tech MBAs)NAFeb. 1, 2019Yes
Cornell (Johnson)Nov. 15, 2018 (R2-Nov.)Jan. 10, 2019Feb. 20, 2019Yes
Cornell (Johnson)Nov. 15, 2018 (R2-1-Year MBA)Jan. 10, 2019Feb. 20, 2019Yes
HEC Paris (Sept. 2019 Intake)Nov. 15, 2018 (R6)NADec. 14, 2018Yes
Source: Business school websites