Individual Meetings with the World's Top Business Schools
The prestigious MBA degree is your key for a career switch, a top management position and a 100% salary increase on average*. The extensive network with like-minded professionals that the MBA experience provides will broaden your career perspectives and entrepreneurial ventures.
Access MBA gives business professionals around the world the opportunity to meet with leading international MBA programmes. By registering for the One-to-One event, your profile will be hand-selected and matched to the best business schools for you by our team of expert consultants.
On the day of the event, you will:
- Meet Admissions Directors during private 20-minute meetings
- Take part in Panel Discussions featuring school representatives and alumni
- Get advice and support from our Access MBA consulting team
- Obtain GMAT and scholarship information
- Gain insight into the MBA admissions process
Register online and, ten days before the event, you will receive a free profile evaluation and a personalised consultation to help you prepare for your One-to-One meetings.
*FT MBA Rankings 2013
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Welcome Desk Opens
One-to-One meetings and workshops
The Dolder Grand
The Access MBA Team provides a unique consulting service to each qualified candidate. For ten years now, our in-house MBA experts have invested considerable time evaluating each candidate’s registration profile to better assess and advise individuals on their MBA project. Access to the event is upon invitation only and the selection process is conducted by an internal team of 10 highly experienced consultants led by Dr. Kalin Yanev, PhD in Psychology.
The MBA is designed for business professionals who hold at least a Bachelor degree or equivalent and are fluent in English. Potential applicants should have a minimum of 2 to 3 years of relevant work experience after graduation. The places at our event being limited to an average of 15 individual meetings per business school Admissions Officer, the Access MBA Committee applies further selection criteria based on the suitability of candidates' profiles to the admissions requirements of the attending schools.
After completing an online registration form, our MBA experts review each registrant’s profile and call the most qualified candidates to gain a detailed understanding of each individual's MBA project, assess their motivation and help them identify their options. Following this conversation, which is conducted in English, our Candidate Managers evaluate the MBA candidate’s preferences and requirements, and match the candidate with the business schools attending the event.
The MBA candidates selected for One-to-One meetings subsequently receive a list of school meetings and a specific arrival time at the event. Candidates are able to amend their school meetings list and are welcome to communicate with their dedicated consultant before the event. In the case of late registration or if we are not able to reach a candidate over the phone, we invite the qualified registered candidates to the event at a specific time for an on-site consultation session, in order to determine which schools they should meet at the event.
We recommend that candidates register early to benefit fully from this unique consulting service and come well prepared to the event by reading the profiles of the schools they will meet.
Previous event participants provide feedback about the Access MBA Tour
Being able to meet an admissions director face to face for 20 minutes was great" Celine – Paris candidate and winner of the 2012 Ipad contest ... Read more.
"The whole concept is very good, the one-to-one approach for 20 minutes is perfect, definitely better and more efficient than a fair." Ian – Zurich candidate
"The Access staff was very helpful, friendly and took a great personal interest in each person, especially having the chance of personal interviews with the universities was very satisfying." Jonathan – Paris candidate
"Everything was professional: the way we were received by the front desk, the interview arrangements, the quality of the business schools, and the efficiency of the staff." Gonçalo – Lisbon candidate
"The private interviews with Admissions Officers and professional MBA counsellors are an outstanding idea. Access MBA helped me more than any other education fair." Jane – London candidate
"The MBA conference confirmed why should I do an MBA and the orientation with the consultant helped me to define my MBA project and decide how to choose the right school. Thank you." Amarja – Dubai candidate
"Before coming, I was only targeting top 10 business schools. I'm now more deeply involved in this project and keen on applying for the MBA that is right for me – and maybe closer to home. After meeting other top MBA programmes, my criteria has changed and I think I am now ready to take the right decision." Milan candidate
"The individual meetings with Business School Representatives as well as the GMAT advisor and the MBA consultant have been supportive and enriching." Javier – Madrid candidate