The prestigious MBA degree has been an important contribution to career development over the last century. It has gained a sound reputation beyond the corporate world in almost every professional field and industry, and across every continent.
Today, hundreds of thousands of business professionals actively seek admission to the business schools of their choice. At the same time, top international MBA programmes also invest time in personally communicating with prospective applicants in order to build a diverse MBA class and alumni network.
The process of MBA selection requires much research and reflection. Here is why in-person MBA meetings are crucial to the selection process.
1. An MBA is a personal commitment
Deciding to do an MBA is a matter for career, lifestyle and future development. The personality and approach of a school are important factors for MBA candidates to consider. How different MBA programmes match one’s expectations is easily discernible by speaking with their representatives in person.
2. Business meetings with business schools
Determined MBA applicants take the opportunity to talk business with MBA representatives one-on-one. They find out which business schools will enable them to reach their personal and professional goals. MBA meetings also allow applicants to receive feedback on how competitive it is to get admitted to the school.
3. 25 constructive minutes
Access MBA’s One-to-One event enables professionals to meet the representatives of schools that were selected to correspond to their professional background and expectations. Thus, the school and the candidate are already familiar with one another and each 25-minute meeting is spent discussing the topics that matter the most.
4. Gain an admissions advantage
One-to-One MBA event participants get a sneak preview of their chances for admission by asking the right questions and putting forward their best presentation skills.
5. Real-time professional guidance
Getting an MBA degree is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and MBA applicants appreciate expert advice. Before, after and in-between the business school meetings, event visitors can receive free MBA consulting on any aspect of MBA selection, GMAT preparation, funding options and MBA application strategies to help guarantee a successful business education investment.
The Access MBA Tour will return to Budapest on May 17 and will bring together top international business schools from Europe, USA and Canada. See accessmba.com.
Why consider an MBA?
Eighty-eight percent of employers planned to hire MBA graduates in 2016 (GMAC 2016 Corporate Recruiters Survey)
MBA graduates attain an average salary of USD 135,000 three years after graduation (Financial Times 2016 Global MBA Rankings)
Flexible MBA programmes provide a work-life balance that is compatible with personal and professional obligations