Are you an aspiring MBA professional looking for an opportunity to meet top North American schools in a city near you? We have good news for you as the Access MBA Summer Tour, also known as “North American Schools on Tour”, is starting in June.

The series will kick off in London on 25 June, followed by Paris and Amsterdam on 27 and 29 June respectively. For its wrap-up, the tour will leave Europe with a closing event Tel Aviv on 2 July.

What to expect from the event format

Participants who register and attend the event in one of the four cities will be able to take advantage of the successful and well-known One-to-One format. Upon registering online, the academic background and career aspirations of every professional are assessed by experienced consultants. Each candidate is then individually matched to the MBA programmes that fit their goals and receives a schedule of their personal meetings with business school representatives. One-to-One meetings are an invaluable opportunity to talk to MBA admissions directors in person and find out more about what these institutions have to offer in Canada and the US.

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On the day of the event, attendees can also benefit from an individual consulting session with an Access MBA representative. If you have questions regarding your choice of programme, the admissions process or test preparation, you will receive assistance and expert advice during the event. In addition, all participants are invited to attend the school presentation and GMAT workshop organised in the venue.

Participating schools and programmes

Business professionals who are interested in attending one of the four events can be sure of the excellent quality and reputation of the North American schools on tour. Their MBA programmes are featured in prestigious management education rankings such as those published by the Financial Times and The Economist. Even more importantly, we have participating institutions accredited by all three of the most distinguished accrediting bodies – AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA.

Yale School of Management (US), Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan (US), HULT International Business School (US), and HEC Montreal (Canada) are just some of the schools you can expect to meet, although participation differs per city. You will have the opportunity to learn more about their study environment, campus culture, programme formats, and career prospects directly from the industry insiders.

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How to save your spot

Before rushing off to one of the upcoming events, you first need to consider if you are the right candidate for an MBA programme in the US or Canada. Start by getting to know the most common admissions requirements in those countries and ask yourself if you tick the necessary boxes. For example, do you have a Bachelor’s degree under your belt? Have you spent at least two or three years working full-time in a relevant role? Are you fluent in English? Keep in mind that in most cases this is the bare minimum for gaining admission to a top business school. During One-to-One meetings and throughout the MBA application process, admissions directors will be especially interested to find out your motivation for taking this important step in your life. It is normal to have some hesitations and questions in mind but make sure you are not attending the event just because you have nothing better to do.

To guarantee their event attendance, which is entirely free of charge, candidates need to fill in the online registration form at least 10 days in advance. Access MBA orientation experts carefully review each submitted profile and then get in touch over the phone or by email to get to know the preferences of attendees in more detail. Depending on this evaluation, the orientation team may schedule One-to-One meetings with appropriate schools or invite candidates on site for a more personalised consultation.

London (25 June): Register here

Paris (27 June): Register here

Amsterdam (29 June): Register here

Tel Aviv (2 July): Register here

If your One-to-One meetings have been arranged and you are already looking forward to the event, be sure to learn more about the schools and programmes from your schedule. Prepare well, believe in yourself, and be ready to make a good impression when meeting your potential business school.