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MBA Program Open Days & Info Sessions in 2015

By Tim Dhoul

Updated August 16, 2016 Updated August 16, 2016

Has the start of 2015 been the moment you promised yourself a fresh assessment of your professional life and where you want your career to take you?

Well, you’re already visiting TopMBA.com, so the prospect of undertaking an MBA program - or related specialized master’s degree – and its potential career benefits must have already occurred to you.

But are these programs right for you and what you want to achieve in your career? Is 2015 the right year for you to turn a passing interest into a fully-fledged application?

You can find much that will help you answer these questions among the pages on this website, as well as on the QS World MBA Tour

But, once you’ve made a decision to apply for business school and whittled down your intended schools to the serious contenders, attending an MBA open day (open house) or campus visit will go a long way towards ensuring that your chosen school offers the structure and atmosphere that you were hoping for.

Below are some details of upcoming MBA open days and related events in 2015 at some of the world’s leading business schools to help in this endeavor – if you can’t make it to a campus event at one of your dream schools for logistical reasons, then online information sessions can often be useful replacements:

Europe

  • In January, HEC Paris has an open day at its Paris campus (January 31) and London Business School is holding an online information session for all its degree programs on January 21 2015.

The US

  • campus tours as part of an open house event
    A number of the leading business schools in the US offer regular, sometimes even weekly opportunities, to take a campus tour and get an introduction to their MBA programs.
  • At Stanford GSB, for example, a 90-minute overview of its MBA program from an admissions representative is on offer twice weekly now and throughout February; there are also options to sit in on an MBA class three times a week.
  • At Chicago Booth, meanwhile, campus visits will be taking place three times a week until mid-March for its full-time MBA program. These include a lunch meeting with students alongside an information session and class sit-in.

Off-campus alternatives for US schools are also available in the form of webinar and online information sessions.

  • For instance, at Harvard Business School an MBA admissions Q&A webinar is being held for those interested in applying to join its class of 2017 on February 11, with further dates to follow in March and April.

Canada

  • Over the border to the north in Canada, an online information session at Toronto’s Rotman School of Management on January 29 follows the on-campus session that was held on January 20.
  • You can also attend an open day, known - as is increasingly the case - as an MBA experience day to emphasize its hands-on approach, at UBC’s Sauder School of Business in Vancouver – on March 21 2015. Sauder is also hosting an info session over in Toronto at the start of February.
  • Staying in Toronto, there’s also an MBA experience day taking place at Schulich School of Business, York University on March 7, as well as a similar event being held at its Hyderabad campus on February 14 for those looking to fall in love with the MBA program Schulich offers from India.

Asia-Pacific

  • INSEAD Singapore has two MBA open day events on the horizon, on January 23 and March 27.

  • NUS Business School is holding information sessions for its MBA program in various locations around Asia-Pacific before returning for dates in Singapore across February and March.

  • Over in Hong Kong, HKUST holds campus visits roughly once each month, and CUHK Business School has a number of info sessions in the calendar, including one in Taipei on January 31, as well as some sample EMBA classes as part of info sessions taking place on-campus in Hong Kong.

  • Australian schools, AGSM and Melbourne Business School, are both holding regular information sessions for their MBA program in various cities over the next two months. For AGSM, there’s an info session in Melbourne on February 4, and a date for Melbourne Business School in Sydney on February 19, for instance.

If all these dates (and please note that this is by no means a definitive list!) are leaving you with a feeling of informational overload, you could always just head on down to the QS World MBA Tour when it hits a city convenient to you and meet some of the schools you’re interested in there.

The tour will be in the US and Canada as January turns to February in cities that include San Francisco and Toronto, before moving over to Europe for the start of March and cities such as Moscow and London.  

This article was originally published in January 2015 . It was last updated in August 2016

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Tim is a writer with a background in consumer journalism and charity communications. He trained as a journalist in the UK and holds degrees in history (BA) and Latin American studies (MA).

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