At the Fair you can ask questions on many different topics, such as: MBA program content, costs and ROI, the benefits of short or long program length, financial aid and post-MBA career options. The event is designed to inform and to encourage candidates to ask questions, enter into discussion and gain advice based on their own experience and ambitions.
MBA candidates consistently rate face-to-face contact with MBA admissions officers and alumni as the two most important sources of information in making their business school choice.
You are welcome to attend invaluable MBA Admissions panels, featuring admissions directors from up to five top business schools and QS experts discussing key topics such as: choosing the right business school, financing an MBA, taking the GMAT test and preparing a winning application.
A free GMAT seminar will provide an overview of the GMAT test, as well as offering strategies to maximize your score. GMAT study guides and test prep centres are also reviewed. The GMAT seminar is provided by an experienced GMAT trainer.
And if you want to get the taste of a business school classroom, join The MasterClass in Management seminars. Presented by leading professors of some of the world's top business schools, these interactive sessions aim to provide MBA aspirants with insight into the dynamic and engaging atmosphere of an MBA class.
Candidates who attend the World MBA Tour and World Grad School Tour qualify to apply for scholarships worth over US$ 1.6 million.
Many of the business schools taking part in the Tour, including The Wharton School, Chicago GSB, Rotman - Toronto, IE Instituto de Empresa, Nijenrode, Ashridge and Politecnico di Milano, as well as QS Quacquarelli Symonds, the organiser of the QS World MBA Tour, offer scholarships to candidates they meet at the fairs.
"The QS World MBA Tour Scholarship has helped me towards completing my MBA," Ana Paula Fontes, Brazil - MBA INSEAD.
The admission officers will give you information on the financial aid and loan schemes available for their MBA programs and, at selected venues local banks will illustrate their MBA loan schemes.
The majority of the schools travelling with the QS World MBA Tour are accredited by the main international bodies such as the US-based Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International); EQUIS, the accreditation arm of the European Foundation for Management Development (efmd) in Brussels; and the UK's Association of MBAs (AMBA).
However, the World MBA Tour invites the top local schools in each country to take part in the event and often these Institutions are recognised by their national accreditation bodies. QS ensures that the business schools that take part in the World MBA Tour enjoy a solid reputation within the international and/or local business community.
You can check the status of schools on the tour by visiting TopMBA.com's Scorecard - this free service helps you create a personalized MBA ranking based on audited data. You can see the reputation of each school with recruiters, as well as: career placement record; student quality, faculty strength, specializations and even Return on Investment. You can even review the ranking of each school from third party publications like the FT, The Economist, Wall Street Journal.
At the QS World MBA Tour you will meet business schools that offer Full-time MBA programs as well as Executive MBA, Part- time MBA and Distance Learning MBA programs.
The QS World Executive MBA Tour at key QS World MBA Tour events is the ideal chance for experienced professionals, corporate high-flyersand HR managers to enquire about a growing range of focused Executive MBA programs.
The QS World MBA Tour is the biggest event of its kind in the world. Over 400 business schools take part in the tour each year, and at a typical fair we will have between 80 and 140 top business schools present. You really do have every chance to make an informed decision about your future.
Once you have registered, you will be able to access the list of schools taking part in each region of the tour. You will also be given a password and will be able to use TopMBA.com Scorecard to research suitable schools and gather background information before you meet them at the fair.
"Attending the QS World MBA Tour was invaluable in helping me to find the right MBA program. It was important for me to meet both with admission officers and alumni before applying, and here I found all the world's top business schools in one room," Alex Pitt, Stanford GSB - 06.