Application Form for MDI.TOKYO Open Enrollment Courses
Innovation - Negotiation - Entrepreneurship
This application can be used for any of MDI.TOKYO's Open Enrollment Courses. It should take between 45 minutes and 1 hour to complete. You cannot save your work and return to it later, so please begin with the intention of finishing.

The two short essays in Section 5 of this application form will probably require the most time. If you would like to work on them in advance so you can cut and paste when you get to Section 5, here are the essay questions:

(1) JOB DESCRIPTION ESSAY
Please describe your current (or most recent) work responsibilities with an emphasis on how you create value
(300 words maximum).

(2) PERSONAL ESSAY
Tell us about a time when you achieved a goal or a time when you experienced a failure. What happened? What did you do, feel, and learn? 
(300 – 500 words maximum).

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Dear Applicant, 

MDI.TOKYO seeks to enroll in its Programs and Courses professionals who have
 
1) a passion for lifelong learning, and
2) a deep interest in adding to their leadership toolkit, while
3) expanding their network, all with a view to
4) leveraging new knowledge and networks to create new value for their organization and for society, and
5) to advance in their careers.    

PURPOSE OF THE APPLICATION & ADMISSIONS PROCESS 
Accordingly, the purpose of the admissions process is to select qualified individuals who are sincerely committed to creating value for themselves and their classmates throughout the learning process.  

Selection is based on a combination of an individual's professional and academic experience, personal characteristics and motivation, and willingness to learn and contribute to the exchange of ideas inside and outside of class.  

ESTIMATED TIME REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THIS APPLICATION
We estimate the time required to complete this application is between 45 minutes and one hour. Everything that you need to submit a complete application is contained within this single application form.

CONTENTS OF THIS APPLICATION
This application form asks you to provide demographic information, information about your personal learning preferences, information about your academic history, information about your work experience, and it asks you to write two brief essays.

For this application, you will not be asked to send transcripts; also, you will not be asked to send standardized test score reports. Finally, you will not be asked to send any letters of recommendation. We think that this makes the process of applying easier for you. But the reason that do not require transcripts, standardized test score reports, or letters of recommendation is because we are confident that if you have begun this application, it means that you have already carefully read our website and decided that you are a good fit for MDI.TOKYO Open-Enrollment Courses.

Thank you for applying for admission to MDI.TOKYO's Open Enrollment Course(s)! We look forward to reviewing your completed application.

 
Please select the Course(s) for which you are submitting this application for admission: *

F.A.Q. NOTES
A.
YOU CAN APPLY FOR ADMISSION TO ONE OR MORE COURSE(S)
In principle, you are applying for admission to the Course(s) you select below. You can apply for admission to more than one course.

B. BEST TIME TO APPLY
The primary application period for all MDI.TOKYO Courses is from October 1st through January 31st. Accordingly, the best time to submit your application for any Course is between October 1st and January 31st.

However, applications for Courses are accepted on a rolling basis. When seats remain available after the Primary Application Period (10/1 ~ 1/31), Offers of Admission may be made to Applicants who submitted their application after our standard Offer Period (February) has closed and before a Course has begun. 

C. DECISIONS
In principle, an Offer of Admission will be extended in early February to selected Applicants. 

During February and March invoicing, payment, (and, for Innovation Course Participants, onboarding processes) will proceed at a comfortable pace.

 
DIRECTIONS      
Please complete all required sections of this Application Form. (Optional questions are optional!) 

Applying As An Individual
The process for applying as an individual is very straightforward. Please remember to answer every required question. If you become an Innovation Course or Entrepreneurship Course Participant, you will be assigned to a Learning Team.

Applying As A Learning Team
A Learning Team has 5 members. If you are applying as a member of a self-organized Learning Team, please include the names of your four other prospective Teammates.

Each prospective Learning Team member needs to complete an online application. You should all use the same Learning Team Name in the applications that you submit.

Please note that the Negotiation Course does not make use of Learning Teams; instead, it uses Role Plays.

However, you can still apply to the Negotiation Course as a Learning Team as this will help ensure that you are in the same Section Cohort). 


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This application must be fully completed, electronically signed and submitted before it will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee.

 
Are you applying as an Individual, or as a member of a self-organized Learning Team? *


 
If you are applying as a member of a prospective Learning Team, please enter your Team Name below. (optional)

Some applicants submit applications as members of a prospective Learning Team. Admission decisions are made on an individual basis (so every prospective member needs to complete an application). When 5 applicants all indicate the same Team Name, our Admissions Committee can assess the goodness of fit for learning together.
 
If you are applying as a member of a prospective Learning Team, please enter the names of your prospective team members in the spaces below. (Please enter your name as prospective Team Member #1).

 
Team Member #1 Name:

 
Team Member #2 Name:

 
Team Member #3 Name:

 
Team Member #4 Name:

 
Team Member #5 Name:

 
1. PERSONAL DATAPurpose: In this section we ask you to tell us basic demographic information about yourself. We ask for this information because it helps us to achieve our goal of selecting classes with an overall balance of academic competencies, and di

 
SALUTATION

Please click to select the appropriate title.

 
LAST NAME *

This is sometimes referred to as "FAMILY NAME" or "SURNAME."
 
FIRST NAME *

 
PREFERRED BADGE NAME *

Your full name will appear on your badge. However, the name you wish to be called will be emphasized. Examples: 
1) Mia SUZUKI ← Please call me "Suzuki-san."
2) MIA Suzuki ← Please call me "Mia."
3) Mia "JJ" Suzuki ← Please call me "JJ" which is my nickname.
 
DATE OF BIRTH

 
YOUR AGE (IN YEARS) ON JANUARY 1 OF THIS YEAR:

 
GENDER *

 
JOB TITLE *

Please provide your current (or most recent) job title.
 
COMPANY/ORGANIZATION NAME *

Please provide the name of your current or most recent employer.
 
COMPANY/ORGANIZATION URL *

Please provide the main URL for your current or most recent employer.
 
MOBILE PHONE *

 
OFFICE PHONE

(ONLY IF YOU ACCEPT TO BE CONTACTED AT THIS NUMBER)
 
POSTAL MAILING ADDRESS

Most of our mailings, including our invoices, are sent via email. But, just in case, please provide the postal mailing address where you would like to receive mailings from us.
 
STREET ADDRESS *

 
CITY *

 
PREFECTURE/PROVINCE/STATE *

 
POSTAL CODE *

 
COUNTRY *

 
CITIZENSHIP, RESIDENCE & ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

 
COUNTRY OF CITIZENSHIP *

 
COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE (OUTSIDE JAPAN)
Note: If you currently reside in Japan, you can skip this question.

If you do not currently reside in Japan, please provide brief answers to the following questions:

1) Can you commit to attending all class sessions and meeting in person with your team outside of class one time each week?

2) MDI.TOKYO cannot help you obtain a visa... will you be able to stay in Japan for the duration of the Course to which you are applying?

3) MDI.TOKYO cannot help you obtain accomodations... will you be able to arrange for accomodations for yourself?

 
FIRST (NATIVE) LANGUAGE *

 
IN WHICH LANGUAGE(S) WAS YOUR UNDERGRADUATE UNIVERSITY DEGREE TAUGHT? *

 
WHAT LANGUAGE(S) DO YOU USE AT WORK? *

 
PLEASE DECLARE AND SELF-ASSESS YOUR ENGLISH LANGUAGE ABILITIES USING THE DEFINITIONS LISTED BELOW

Native: Native English language speaker.
Fluent: Ability to communicate very fluently and precisely in complex situations in English.
Business Proficient: Ability to interact with a degree of fluency and communicate on a wide range of subjects including in a professional context in English.
Practical: Ability to understand and communicate on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc., in English.
Basic: Ability to communicate in a simple and direct exchange of information on routine matters in English.
Beginner: Limited knowledge of English language. *

Note:  Business Proficiency in spoken and written English is essential for active learning and participation in the fast-moving classes and small group discussions. Please be candid with your self-assessment.

 
PLEASE DECLARE AND SELF-ASSESS YOUR JAPANESE (日本語) LANGUAGE ABILITIES USING THE DEFINITIONS PROVIDED BELOW

Native
: Native Japanese language speaker.
Fluent: Ability to communicate very fluently and precisely in complex situations in Japanese.
Business Proficient: Ability to interact with a degree of fluency and communicate on a wide range of subjects including in a professional context in Japanese.
Practical: Ability to understand and communicate on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc., in Japanese.
Basic: Ability to communicate in a simple and direct exchange of information on routine matters in Japanese.
Beginner: Limited knowledge of Japanese language. *

Note:  Business Proficiency in spoken and written English (英語) is essential for active learning and participation in the fast-moving classes and small group discussions. However, MDI.TOKYO also collects information about applicants' Japanese language skills as this information relates to Career Planning activities and also impacts our strategies for student team formation.

 
SOCIAL MEDIA (optional)

 
LinkedIn

If you have a LinkedIn account, please paste your LinkedIn URL here. (An example of a LinkedIn URL is https://www.linkedin.com/in/seanmhackett/)
 
facebook

If you have a facebook account, please paste your facebook URL here. (An example of a facebook URL is https://www.facebook.com/seanm.hackett.5)
 
2. LEARNING MOTIVATIONS, PERSPECTIVES & PREFERENCES

 
YOUR LEARNING MOTIVATIONS: PART I

Purpose:
In this section we ask you to tell us about your learning motivations.

We ask for this information because it helps us to achieve our goal of selecting classes with an overall balance of personal ambition, academic competencies, and diversity in terms of work experience, background, and personal characteristics.  


Directions:
Please select all the learning motivations that are important to you.

 
"I am applying for admission to MDI.TOKYO Course(s) because I want to …  *


 
Directions: 
Please select the one
 learning motivation that best represents your reason for applying for admission to MDI.TOKYO Course(s).   

"I am applying for admission to MDI.TOKYO Course(s) because I want to … 
*


 
YOUR LEARNING MOTIVATIONS: PART II

Purpose:
In this section we ask you to tell us about your learning motivations.

We ask for this information because it helps us to achieve our goal of selecting classes with an overall balance of personal ambition, academic competencies, and diversity in terms of work experience, background, and personal characteristics.  

If you are a fan of Disruptive Innovation theory, Prof. Clayton Christensen, author of The Innovator’s Dilemma, would frame this question differently.

Specifically, he would ask you to think about this question: “What job(s) are you hiring MDI.TOKYO's Course(s) to perform?”  

Keeping Prof. Christensen's question in mind can help you to achieve clarity while identifying your preferred learning goals.



Directions:
Please select all the learning goals that are important to you.

 
"I am applying for admission to MDI.TOKYO Course(s) because I want to hire the Course(s) to enable me to…  *


 
Directions: 
Please select the one learning motivation that best represents your reason for applying for admission to MDI.TOKYO Course(s).   

"I am applying for admission to MDI.TOKYO Course(s) because I want to hire the Course(s) to enable me to…  *


 
YOUR LEARNING PERSPECTIVES: 

Purpose:
In this section we ask you to tell us about you view learning.

We ask for this information because it helps us to achieve our goal of selecting classes with an overall balance of personal ambition, academic competencies, and diversity in terms of work experience, background, and personal characteristics.  


Directions:
Please select all the perspectives on learning that resonate with you.

 
"I view learning as an opportunity to …  *


 
Directions: 
Please select the one perspective on
 learning that best represents your perspective on learning.   

"I view learning as an opportunity to … 
*


 
YOUR CLASS PARTICIPATION STYLE PREFERENCES

Purpose:
In this section we ask you to tell us how you like to learn in terms of Class Participation. We ask for this information because it helps us to achieve our goal of selecting classes with an overall balance of academic competencies, and diversity in terms of work experience, background, and personal characteristics.  

You should feel comfortable being your authentic self in an MDI.TOKYO classroom while endeavoring to push yourself to become the best version of your professional self. So, please read and consider the definitions of Class Participation Styles provided below. Then, advance to the next question and select your current (default) preferred learning style. 

Definitions:
      
Active Class Participation: If you enjoy being in a classroom environment and meeting new people, making new friends, expanding your professional and social networks, AND you enjoy answering questions and presenting in front of others, please choose “Active Class Participation.” (If you are an Extrovert on the Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator -- MBTI -- this is probably your preferred learning style).·        

Semi-Active Class Participation: If you enjoy being in a classroom environment and meeting new people, making friends and expanding your professional and social networks, if you are ok presenting as part of a team and answering questions when called upon, BUT you do not like raising your hand, please choose “Semi-Active Class Participation. (If you are a slightly expressed Extrovert or you are an Introvert on the Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator -- MBTI -- this is probably your preferred learning style).·   

Passive Class Participation: If you need structured settings (like a classroom) in order to meet new people, if you do not like being called upon and you do not like making presentations, BUT you are willing to join a team and be a contributor, then please select “Passive Class Participation.”  

Auditor: If you want to be a Course Observer who does not join a team and who is not expected to be prepared for each class, BUT you are interested in sitting in the back of the classroom with other Auditors and simply observing the class, then please select this option. Alternatively, please select this option if you are interested in the Course, but you know that you are going to miss a few sessions due to business trips, etc., and you know that you cannot keep a committment to meet regularly with a team. Finally, if you know that your language skills are not good enough to contribute to team learning, but you are still interested in the course topics and readings, please select this option.

The course fee is the same regardless of your Class Participation style preference. The information you provide about your Class Participation style preference will aid in the selection of a balanced class and balanced teams. Please feel very confident about honestly indicating your preferred learning style.
 
Directions:
Please choose the Class Participation Style that most accurately reflects your likely mode of participation in this course. *


 
YOUR CLASSROOM LOCATION PREFERENCES

Purpose: Currently, MDI.TOKYO makes use of rental classroom space that is typically located in one of the following locations: Kayabacho, Nihombashi, Otemachi, Marunouchi, or Tsukiji.

However, MDI.TOKYO is committed to understanding the current location preferences of applicants in order to plan for a future that may include permanent facilities.

Accordingly, in this section we ask you to tell us which potential classroom location(s) are convenient for you based on the options indicated below.

 
Directions: Please select all the boxes below that represent your Classroom Location Preference(s). *


 
Directions: In the section below, please select the one Classroom Location Preference that represents your top choice. *


 
Hello!

This is the Admissions Committee.

Congratulations on making it this far!

Keep up the good work!

 
3. ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

 
Purpose:
In this section we ask you to provide information about your academic history. We ask for this information because it helps us to achieve our goal of selecting classes with an overall balance of academic competencies, and diversity in terms of work experience, background, and personal characteristics.

Information about your undergraduate university is required for this application.

If you have also attended graduate school, please also provide information about the last graduate school from which you graduated OR the graduate school which had the greatest impact on your personal/professional development.
 
Directions: In the spaces provided below, please enter the requested information.

 
NAME OF UNDERGRADUATE UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE *

 
STARTING DATE - ENDING DATE *

(MM/YYYY-MM/YYYY)
 
DEGREE RECEIVED *

(e.g. BA, BS, BBA)
 
MAJOR FIELD *

(e.g. Political Science, Business, Physics, etc.)
 
NAME OF GRADUATE SCHOOL

 
STARTING DATE - ENDING DATE

(MM/YYYY-MM/YYYY)
 
DEGREE RECEIVED

(e.g. MA, ME, MS, LLM, MBA, JD, MD, PhD, etc.)
 
MAJOR FIELD

(e.g. Engineering, Law, Business, Divinity, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, etc.)
 
Please select the highest level degree you have obtained. *

(You can only choose one option).

 
STANDARDIZED TEST SCORES (optional)If you have taken standardized tests such as GMAT, GRE, TOEIC, TOEFL, IELTS, JLPT, etc., and you would like to report those scores to the Admissions Committee, please use the space below to do so.

Note: Please understand that providing standardized test scores is completely optional; you are not required to provide any standardized test scores as part of this application. If you do decide to voluntarily report standardized test scores, please do not send official test score reports to MDI.TOKYO. Honor Code applies).

If you are a non-native English speaker and you are curious about benchmarks for success, generally the minimum recommended English level is TOEFL iBT 83/CBT 220/PBT 557-560, TOEIC 750.
 
GMAT SCORE:

 
GRE SCORE:

 
TOEIC SCORE:

 
TOEFL SCORE:

The TOEFL iBT® [internet-based] test measures the ability to use and understand English at the university level. 

The TOEFL ITP® [Institutional Testing Program] tests are paper-based and use academic content to evaluate the English-language proficiency of non-native English speakers. TOEFL ITP tests are administered by an institution and are intended for internal use. 


Note: In 2012, the TOEFL PBT® [printed-based test] was replaced by the TOEFL iBT in most countries.
 
IELTS SCORE:

 
JLPT (Highest Level Passed):

 
OTHER (Please enter test name and highest score earned):

 
4. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE & CAREER GOALS

Purpose: In this section we ask you to provide information about your employment history and career goals. We ask for this information because it helps us to achieve our goal of selecting classes with an overall balance of academic competencies, and diversity in terms of work experience, background, and personal characteristics.

 
Directions: In the spaces provided below, please enter the requested information regarding your professional experience.

 
WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT LEVEL OF RESPONSIBILITY AT WORK? *

(Please select only one).

 
WHAT ARE YOUR AREAS OF EXPERTISE? *


 
WHAT FUNCTION BEST DESCRIBES YOUR CURRENT POSITION? *

(Please select only one).

 
"CAREER: A career is a series of jobs or occupations undertaken for a significant period of a person's working life and with opportunities for progress/advancement."

Directions: Please indicate whether you consider yourself a Career Explorer, Career Accelerator, Career Switcher, Entrepreneur/Founder, or Retiree.

"Career Explorer" is someone who is satisfied with their current pace of career progress, and they are interested in looking at a variety of potential future roles, but not necessarily ready to make a change now . 

"Career Accelerator" is someone who seeks to advance in their current career more quickly than their current pace of advancement.

"Career Switcher" is someone who is interested in changing their career.

"Entrepreneur/Founder" is someone who is interested in running (or planning to start) their own business.

"Retiree" is someone who has reached the "giving back/paying it forward" stage of their career.

I am a... *


 
Please estimate your total number of years of professional experience: *

 
Hello Again! 

You are making great progress. 

The next section is the Essay Section.

Good luck and gambatte!

Sincerely,
Admissions Committee

 
5. ESSAYS

Purpose: In this section we ask you to provide a brief writing sample while telling us about your work and your career aspirations.  

We ask for this information because it helps us to achieve our goal of selecting classes with an overall balance of academic competencies, and diversity in terms of work experience, background, and personal characteristics.  

Directions: In the spaces provided below, please write two brief essays. There is also an optional third essay where you can ask or tell us anything.

 
JOB DESCRIPTION ESSAY

Please describe your current (or most recent) work responsibilities with an emphasis on how you create value. *

(300 words maximum).
 
PERSONAL ESSAY

Tell us about a time when you achieved a goal or a time when you experienced a failure. What happened? What did you do, feel, and learn?
*

(300-500 words)
 
ASK OR TELL US ANYTHING (optional):

Directions:
Is there anything that you have not mentioned in your application that you would like the Admissions Committee to know? Is there anything you would like to ask us?

(350 words maximum). This section is optional.
 
6. SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION (optional).

If you are selected and you require special accommodations in order to be able to participate in a Course, please provide details below.

 
7. QUESTION 
Is there someone with whom you would like to take this course who needs a little encouragement? If you would like us to invite them to apply, please enter their email address here:

 
8. PAYMENTS & BILLING ADDRESS If you are offered a seat in the Course, the fee should be paid within 30 days of the invoice date, and never later than the start of the Course. If you are offered a seat in the Course, in whose name should the invoice for

 
SALUTATION (Billing)

Please click to select the appropriate title.

 
LAST NAME (Billing)

This is sometimes referred to as "FAMILY NAME" or "SURNAME."
 
FIRST NAME (Billing)

 
JOB TITLE (Billing)

 
COMPANY/ORGANIZATION NAME (Billing)

 
STREET ADDRESS (Billing)

 
CITY (Billing)

 
PREFECTURE/PROVINCE/STATE (Billing)

 
POSTAL CODE (Billing)

 
COUNTRY (Billing)

 
OFFICE PHONE (Billing)

 
9. CANCELLATION POLICY
 

Cancellations must be submitted in writing more than 30 days before the Course start date to receive a full refund. Due to Course demand and the volume of pre-Course preparation, cancellations or deferrals received 14 to 30 days before the Course start date are subject to a fee of one-half of the Course fee. Cancellation requests received within 14 days of the Course start date are subject to full payment of the Course fee.

I have read the cancellation policy and agree to the terms stated. (Please enter your initials below). *

 
10. STATEMENT OF INTEGRITY
"I hereby certify that I have provided accurate information in this application. I am the sole author of the essays included in this application. I understand that any misrepresentation or omission of facts in my application may result in denial of admission, cancellation of admission or expulsion from the Course."
*


 
SUBSCRIBE TO UPDATES FROM MDI.TOKYO *

MDI.TOKYO maintains an email list so that we can communicate effectively and efficiently with our stakeholders. As part of the application process you are required to subscribe to email updates from MDI.TOKYO. You may unsubscribe from the list at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any MDI.TOKYO email and following the directions.

 
11. ELECTRONIC SIGNATURE"I hereby certify that all the information and accompanying material provided in connection with this application are authentic and accurate. I request the Admissions Committee to review my application for admission to the course."

 
Please type your full name in the space below: *

(This functions a your electronic signature).
 
Please type today's date in the space below: *

 
Hello Again,

You are almost done! 

Hopefully this application was fun and created an opportunity for you to reflect on your accomplishments as well as your reasons for wanting to learn at MDI.TOKYO.

We look forward to receiving your application. You just need to click a few more buttons. 

After you finish submitting your application, please check your email inbox for a confirmation from us.

Sincerely,
Admissions Committee

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