Advent Group

Advent group is an independent media group established in 2004 specialising in Higher Education. The company is comprised of 50 experts from over 10 nationalities providing personalised services for international business schools and prospective students. With offices in Europe: Paris (2004), Sofia (2009) as well as South Asia (2014), the company has developed a truly global reach. Their unique matching expertise connects 30,000  qualified candidates with 150 top business schools by organising over 90 higher education events worldwide every year.

As the founder and leader of "One-to-One" education events, Advent Group's mission is to develop awareness about business schools through targeted branding and media outreach as well as to provide potential applicants with holistic support, from selecting the right programme, to guiding them successfully through the admissions process. 

One-to-One Events

Access MBA Tour

The Access MBA Tour is a series of One-to-One events which connects qualified candidates with admission directors during personal, face-to-face meetings. This innovative event concept created by the company's founder and CEO , Christophe Coutat, started a decade ago and has since set the standard for educational events in the industry.

Access Masters Tour

Created in 2009, Access Masters is a tour of customised recruitment events for specialised masters programmes. Its format includes roundtable workshops in addition to customised meetings with admissions directors of top international universities. It has become an effective way for prospective students to receive guidance in finding the right masters programme in areas such as Management, Marketing, Finance, International Business, and Science & Technology.

Admissions Consulting

Candidate Orientation

The Access MBA Team provides a unique consulting service to over 12,000 qualified MBA and Masters applicants per year. For over ten years now, the company's in-house MBA & Masters experts invest considerable time evaluating each candidate's registration profile to better assess and advise individuals on their higher education project, both before and during events.


Launched in March 2014, PrepAdviser aims to become the primary source of information and advice for MBA and Master's applicants from all over the world during their preparation and application process.

PrepAdviser is an open meeting point for the key players in the field of postgraduate business education where applicants, Admissions Officers, Advisers, Test Preparation Instructors, current students and alumni are invited to share their experience, discuss challenges and solutions and exchange advice.

Business School Marketing

Over 150 top global business schools have chosen Advent Group as a main partner in promoting their programmes to targeted audiences all over the world. Advent Group's international experts in business education provide schools with consulting on international media planning, recruitment strategies, as well as direct marketing. They also advise and inform admissions teams and marketing staff on the best markets to recruit new students and the optimal strategy to approach each region, based on extensive market knowledge and statistics.

Global Education Media Provider

The Access MBA and Masters Guide – is a print edition magazine published annually and distributed in over 35 countries, providing information on the best global MBA and specialised Masters programmes. The guide includes valuable information for candidates including business education news, trends and rankings.

The  and websites are comprehensive online orientation resources for candidates. With a growing audience of over 3 million targeted visitors per year, these sites provide a range of services including information about business schools and their programmes, MBA orientation, rankings, scholarships and industry news. Over 85,000 fans on our different Facebook pages (+10% each month) from all over the world get regular news and links to interesting articles and events they can visit to support their graduate education project and make the best choice.

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