Tuesday, September 10, 2019

合格 Points For フュークア・スクール・オブ・ビジネス

Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business recently revamped its application process to revise its short answer questions. Catherine Tuttle, a former associate director at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, recently discussed tips for applicants on how to best approach Fuqua’s application. 

Fuqua’s notorious 25 Random Things essay can be tricky if you aren’t familiar with it. Yet, Tuttle says, this prompt is simply to learn more about you beyond your professional attributes.
“This is an opportunity to have some fun and to highlight an aspect of yourself that may not shine through in traditional MBA essay questions,” Tuttle writes. “This is also an opportunity to connect on a personal level – this is a medium to be courageous. If done right, your answers will draw the committee in and lead them to advocate for you during the process.”
To answer this question, Tuttle says, applicants should reflect on their values, hobbies, and passions.
“These can and should be a combination of poignant, playful, sad, funny, striking, deep and everything that lies in between,” she writes. “Some can be a paragraph whereas others may be a declarative sentence. Remember that these things should reflect with the core values of Fuqua’s community – collaboration, diversity, respect, honesty and contributing to a cause greater than yourself.”
The Fuqua Community and You
The second Fuqua essay prompt asks you how you see yourself engaging in and contributing to the Fuqua community outside of the classroom.
Tuttle says the key aspect of this question is “outside of the classroom.”
“Applicants frequently ignore that portion of the prompt and wax poetic about how their experiences will add value in classroom discussions,” Tuttle writes. “Going deeper here is crucial. Fuqua boasts over 60 clubs, all of which were initiated and run by students. These clubs and other experiential opportunities position you to take action and flex the leadership muscle you’ll be strengthening in the program.”
It’s important, Tuttle adds, to highlight which clubs you think you’d fit into and tie in your experience.
“Consider the associations you’d enjoy being a contributor to – professional clubs but also merrier ones like the Outdoors Club or the Wine Club,” Tuttle writes. “Then, contemplate your past experiences and how they will reinforce Fuqua’s mission and goals. Connecting with club members will ensure you’re even better armed to specifically articulate how you plan to add value.”
Fuqua also emphasizes its diversity. Nearly 40% of its student body hails from outside the United States.
Tuttle says it’s critical that applicants demonstrate cultural competency when applying to Fuqua.
“Explore ways to emphasize your experience partnering with globally diverse teams and why an international perspective is essential to you from a personal and professional perspective,” Tuttle writes.


You want to get a business degree, but you aren’t sure whether the Full-Time MBA or Executive MBA is right for you.
Brian O’Connell, of TheStreet, recently discussed the differences between the two degrees and how prospective applicants can decide which is right from them.
For O’Connell, the Full-Time MBA is a flexible degree that can be applied to a variety of industries.
“While an MBA’s core disciplines are in the business arena, an MBA can also prove useful in a number of other professional categories, including law, public policy, urban planning, marketing, sales and a myriad of careers,” O’Connell writes.
Yet, as flexible as the degree is, it comes with a few pre-requisites.
“The MBA student needs to pass and complete a core academic series of subjects, including finance and economics, accounting, operations and logistics, and marketing classes,” O’Connell writes. “More recently, many colleges and universities require a technology element as well, such as financial/technology (fin-tech), logistics, data analysis and statistics, and technology product development.”
The GMAT is, traditionally, the standardized exam you’ll need to take to get into an MBA program. However, more schools are now accepting the GRE as well.
“The GMAT is considered tougher in the math department due to its data sufficiency questions, while the GRE Verbal section’s emphasis on vocabulary can make it tougher for non-native speakers and those who don’t regularly read complex literature,” according to The Economist.
The Executive MBA (EMBA) has similarities to the MBA. However, the degree is catered more to applicants who are well-established in their professional sectors.
“By and large, EMBA students have already worked in the real world, usually as a manager, executive, analyst, or other high-level position at a company, organization or government agency,” O’Connell writes. “While they’re at graduate school, EMBA candidates usually keep their full-time jobs and study in their spare hours.”
To that extent, EMBA candidates tend to be older.
“More or less, the average EMBA student is 28-years-of-age or older while the average MBA student is in the 22 to 25 age range,” O’Connell writes.
Additionally, the EMBA curriculum tends to not require electives, unlike the MBA.
“In bypassing elective courses, EMBA students can better focus on the core curriculum schools require to graduate,” O’Connell writes.
O’Connell says it’s important for applicants to consider their personal situation when deciding between the two degrees.
“If you’re already in the professional sector for five or 10 years (or more) and have made progress as a manager or executive, you’ve likely bypassed the need for an MBA and can move right on to an EMBA program,” he writes. “MBA program applicants may do better if they have no or low professional work experience and are looking to add some luster to their academic record so they can land a better job in their chosen vocation.”

5 Insider Tips For ニューヨーク州イサカにあるコーネル大学の大学院

Johnson at Cornell has deployed many initiatives over the past few years to achieve its  #10 ranking in by Bloomberg Businessweek in 2018:
1) Are-vamp of its management curriculum
2) A new NYC campus
3) It erged the business school with its schools of Applied Economics and Hotel Administration.

Tips for the Cornell Johnson MBA application
Incoming MBA students get the best of both worlds – the small-town vibe of Cornell’s Ithaca, New York campus – nested in the academic universe of Cornell University, the largest Ivy League in the US – along with living in a local college town for a semester in NYC. 

Cornel is building a community. Class discussion, interaction, and teamwork are central to the program experience. 


1. Visit and know the Johnson School, its people, and its culture.

Ithaca, in the bucolic Finger Lakes region of New York state, is a unique place where you’ll spend many months, so make sure the location, culture, and community resonate with you. The best way to gauge this is to visit the campus, sit in on a class and speak with Johnson Ambassadors and faculty. When you do, be sure to speak with a few of the students in the Atrium and ask them hard questions – politely of course – what they like and don’t like, why they chose Cornell, what would they change if they could. By the end of the day, you’ll have a feeling in your gut about whether Johnson is a fit for you, or not. Trust that feeling and act accordingly. Cornell knows it isn’t for everyone and they’re ok with that (and you should be, too).

2. Be authentic, be authentic, be authentic.

Write the application in your own voice, not someone else’s. Tell the admissions committee about you and your life, career, passions and why you are interested in Johnson. Do not tell them what you think they want to hear. Be honest, forthright and professional – Johnson is looking for those people. Accept advice from others who look at your application, but don’t let them edit your work until it has lost your voice or style.

3. Be creative on the “back of the resume” essay.

This is an opportunity to be you without any boundaries. Given the leeway you have with the format of sharing – you can submit your song, video, digital portfolio, etc. – how you choose to present is as important as what you choose to convey. Be unique, tell a story, draw/take a picture, make a video, stand-out with something funny, scary, honest, vulnerable, extraordinary. For example, one applicant’s video made the difference by displaying a dazzling unique differentiator: While his application was solid, his experience was typical, but when his training as a classical pianist was revealed in a video performance, he surprised everyone on the team (no one would have guessed it). Not only did he get in, I remember the video more than a decade later. Another memorable essay was submitted by a soldier stationed in a war zone, who provided the chapter headings for a book of his life. It was written to his two daughters as if he was not returning from war. It was vulnerable, profound and creative, bringing everyone who read it on the adcom to tears, which left us eager to meet him in person. Johnson is giving you the opportunity to make this part of the application anything you want it to be. (For more tips on the essay, view my article, Writing Cornell Johnson’s “Back Of The Resume” Essay.)

4. Have a plan for your short-term and long-term goals.

Quality in and quality out is important to all business schools. At Johnson, the Admissions Office and Career Services Office want to make sure that you know where you want to go and how you are going to get there. Everyone knows that ambitions can evolve, but make sure you can draw reasonable lines from what you are doing now through where you will be once you earn your MBA. For example, it’s tough to take an IT person and make them an Investment Banker, but the MBA can take the IT person and make them a consultant working in the tech space. Be prepared to discuss this transition in the interview process and have a Plan B if Plan A does not work out.

5. Let your application age and hit submit.

When you are finished with the application, don’t think about it for a few days. Let it age – get away from it and clear your mind. Go back to it when you are well-rested and review it with a critical eye. Make the necessary changes and let it rest again. You will know when it’s the best effort you can provide to convey who you are, who you want to be, and how Cornell is going to influence the rest of your career and life. Ask one or two friends to give it a look and then submit. Relax and wait for the Johnson School interview email to arrive!