Access MBA Tour Matches Candidates with the Best B-Schools

The prestigious business education event will take place in New York City on June 18th,offering an opportunity to evaluate the current situation of the MBA degree. An elite selection of international business schools will meet one-on-one with highly qualified candidates in the US.

Recruiters hire increasing numbers of MBA graduates

As many companies struggle to rebuild and expand their activity after the economic crisis, an increasing number have shifted their hiring focus and are now recruiting qualified MBA graduates. Two-thirds of companies participating in the latest Graduate Management Admission Council’s Corporate Recruiter’s Survey planned to hire MBA graduates for mid-level positions.

This is in great contrast to corporate recruitment in 2009, when companies reduced the number of available positions by half. Experts indicate that companies are in need of dynamic MBA-educated executives to help them to build and strengthen their business for the future.

The general consensus is that MBA graduates are more qualified to take on business-building tasks than employees without such experience. In the past, individuals with BAs were frequently on equal footing with MBA graduates. An MBA degree is a major asset and now almost a mandatory condition for a management position.

An event that helps candidates select the right MBA program

one-on-one interviewThe Access MBA Tour will return to New York City with international business schools that wish to recruit local MBA candidates. The event’s One-to-One format is a unique and effective way to match candidates who meet schools’ admissions criteria. When registering online, candidates provide information about their personal and professional profile.

Before the event, Access MBA matches the candidates with the MBA programs that meet their needs and criteria, and at the event the candidates meet with MBA Admission Directors in 20-minute intervals. Event participants can also benefit from free orientation sessions with Access MBA’s professional consultants and GMAT test preparation advisers.

The MBA One-to-One format that we created 8 years ago has become the new standard of graduate recruitments amongst top international business schools” says Christophe Coutat, founder and CEO of Advent Group, the media agency that organizes the Access MBA Tour.

Participating international business schools

The Access MBA Tour features top ranked universities at each event, including Cass, ESADE, IE, INSEAD, Kellogg-WHU, Manchester, RSM ”“ Erasmus, University of Chicago ”“ Booth, IMD, Durham, Hult International Business School, and many more!

About the Access MBA Tour

The Tour holds 55 MBA events annually in over 40 cities worldwide. Access MBA is a project of Advent Group, a Paris-based media agency that coordinates educational and recruiting events throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Americas. More information can be found on

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3 Responses to Access MBA Tour Matches Candidates with the Best B-Schools

  1. Charlotte says:

    Hi Stacy and many thanks for this post,
    I had seen the access MBA fair announcements, but unfortunately I cannot make it into Paris next week. I was wondering when are the worldwide tour dates for the schools released (I checked the events website for many of the schools I’d like to talk to, but their schedules do not seem to include many cities as of this date).
    When are schedules normally released? Are the tours normally in september-october or do they spread over the whole year?
    Are there other fairs like Access MBA where we can meet various schools?

    • Hi Charlotte,
      I’m glad this post was useful to you. MBA fairs are a great way to meet representatives from many schools at one time and they often take place in the fall, though some fairs do offer events worldwide and take place throughout the year. Check out the QS World MBA Tour, as well as The MBA Tour, and the Forté Forum for events taking place near you. I also have a blog post on U.S. News on the Ins and Outs of MBA Fairs which you may find helpful.
      Thanks for stopping by to leave a comment!

  2. Fabien Dufil says:

    Hi Charlotte,

    Thank you for your comment! I’m the Project Manager of Access MBA based in Paris. The next Access MBA destination is New York on June 18th. Feel free to register here and don’t hesitate to spread the word around you. We have also just published our Fall Tour 2012 Schedule on Feel free to ask me if you have any other questions!


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