One-to-One MBA Event

Johannesburg, South Africa

Aug 24, 2023
10 seats left


Aug 24, 2023
3:50 PM
Opening of welcome desk
4:20 PM- 4:50 PM
"Skills, Expertise, and Connections – the MBA Offers All"- Panel discussion by Rotterdam School Of Management, ESADE Business School, Maastricht University
“Preparing Women for a Successful Career” - HULT Business School presentation for aspiring female leaders
5:00 PM - 9:10 PM
Seize the opportunity to become a mentor or find your mentor— free consultation at the National Mentorship Movement table
5:00 PM - 9:10 PM
One-to-One meetings with business schools

* Resume or LinkedIn profile upload recommended


The Leonardo
75 Maude St, Sandown, Sandton, 2146, Johannesburg, South Africa
Venue Halls
Meeting hall - Isabella 3 - 4 - Floor: 1
Presentation hall - Isabella 2 - Floor: 1
The Leonardo


We understand the challenges candidates face as they seek to obtain an MBA degree. That’s why we at Access MBA have always stood by aspirants and supported them with a wide range of incentives designed to help them enrol in their dream programme. To reward commitment and ambition, we give candidates who have participated in at least three One-to-One meetings access to all available incentives (see below).

  • 3 candidates will win a free UK study visa application and support worth $100 by Sable International: Study Abroad
  • Join the event and get a 50% discount on Chantelle Botha's transformative WAY (Who Are You) session, where you'll define your identity, unpack your value add, craft your vision statement, and combine all into a cohesive elevator pitch for networking success. Standard price is USD95.
  • Get the chance to win 30-min personal consultation on funding options for your MBA studies.
  • At the event there will be a raffle for 1 online course by GMAT Prep provider Manhattan Review
  • Free 30-min consultation by
  • Win USD 1000 in financial aid for your MBA

About this event

One-to-One Meetings with the World's Top Business Schools
The Access MBA Tour is a series of One-to-One events connecting qualified candidates with admissions directors of top business schools through face-to-face and online meetings. The Tour helps aspiring business leaders start building a solid and sustainable career path. 

Pre-event guidance:

  • All registered candidates get free pre-event guidance and school matching.
  • Free Access PremiumConsult and Fast-track event service is available to select early-bird registered candidates. Limited availability.
On the day of the Access MBA event, you will:
  • Meet admissions directors during 20-minute One-to-One and small group meetings
  • Take part in panel discussions featuring school representatives and alumni
  • Receive advice and support from the Access MBA consulting team, as well as GMAT and scholarship information
How to Participate
Participation is free of charge and is by invitation only. Here is how it works:
Step 1: Sign up and complete the online registration form, preferably at least 10 days before the event. Then, we review each profile and call the candidates to gain a detailed understanding of their MBA projects, assess their motivation, and help them identify their options. The conversation is conducted in English.

Exclusive: Access PremiumConsult provides free pre-event online private sessions with school selection experts. It ensures pre-scheduled meetings and fast-track event service. Limited availability.

Step 2: After that, we evaluate each MBA candidate’s preferences and requirements and match them with the most appropriate business schools.
Step 3: Those selected for One-to-One meetings receive a list of their scheduled meetings with business schools. Candidates can change the schools in the list by turning to their dedicated consultant.
Step 4: Participate in the event and find the best university for your future. 
In the event of late registration or if we are not able to reach selected candidates over the phone, we offer to consult them on the day of the event in order to determine which schools they can meet.
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90% of enrolled students believe the MBA improves their employability
89% of MBA alumni report a positive ROI
60% of alumni increased their median salaries to higher income ranges


""It was well-organised and very informative. I received advice and resources that can help me in my future endeavours. It was great to be informed about application deadlines, scholarship options and international education opportunities.""
Aletea Fraser
""We got to discuss different career opportunities, the differences, benefits and available resources of full- time and part-time programmes. I really enjoyed the panel discussions and the opportunity to get a free resume review onsite.""
Yordan Villalon
""I had an amazing experience at the event, it was very well-organised. I really appreciated the transparency and willingness to receive help from all admission directors. It was nice to be able to talk with multiple schools and have a better understanding of each MBA programme. I was able to get informed on topics like diversity initiatives, MBA funding and resources available for women.""
Shabnam Popal

Most common questions

Yes! Register and participate in the event free of charge. To guarantee the best possible event experience and secure school meetings, we recommend that you sign up as early as possible.
Each attendee receives the Access MBA Guide latest edition & Admissions book by ClearAdmit. Attend 3+ meetings for a chance to win a GMAT course, $1000 scholarship, plus other discounts and incentives for consulting strategy sessions, test prep, and more.
Before the event, we recommend you learn the main info about the MBA programs on your schedule. This allows your meetings to be spent on questions beyond the basics. Deeper, productive conversations with school representatives is what this event is all about.
You’ll leverage the extensive knowledge of MBA Admissions Directors that’s most relevant to your own experience and interests. This is far beyond what any website could capture! Alumni panels and on-site industry experts arm you with insights to make the best possible choices in your journey to business school.
We’ll connect with you before the event to get to know your profile, interests, as well as any programs you want to meet with. This helps us to build your individual schedule of meetings. Our team is always available to make changes to your schedule if needed.
You’ll receive a schedule with your start time once you register. The full event runs for about 4-5 hours. School meetings are 20-25 minutes each. Most attendees meet with at least 3 schools, as well as participate in a few workshops and panels.
There’s no dress code, but we recommend business casual to make a good first impression.
Attendees must have a bachelor’s degree and a minimum 1-2 years of professional work experience. MBA programs at the event typically require between 2-8 years of work experience (after graduating undergrad). Requirements differ program to program.

Have questions? We are here for you:

The Access MBA team is composed of over 80 full-time and multi-lingual professionals that work on a daily basis to advance international business education from our offices in Paris, Sofia and Montreal.

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