The QS World MBA Tour, described as the world’s largest series of recruitment and information fairs for business school applicants is returning to Johannesburg for its eighth consecutive year. It will take place at the Sandton Sun Hotel on Monday 7 May 2012 from 4-8pm.
The fair provides prospective MBA candidates with the opportunity to experience free expert seminars and obtain all the information they need in one venue. This includes full-time, part-time and distance learning MBA programmes, fees, admissions, scholarships, financial aid and graduate MBA career opportunities.
Also included is information on GMAT, the mandatory test for the majority of MBA programs. This is a computer-adaptive exam that assesses verbal, quantitative and analytical writing skills. Integrated reasoning will be added in June 2012, so candidates should prepare for the current test before it changes.
This year, the fair offers:
· US $1.2 million exclusive scholarships available for attendees from the 90 workshops presented across the world
· Workshops designed to help improve Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores
· Admissions strategy workshops
· Careers panel with MBA recruiters and alumni
· MBA Masterclass from top professors
4.00-4.45pm - panel discussion with Gordon Institute of Business Science, WITS Business School, Stellenbosch University and University of Cape Town on ‘Study in South Africa’
4.45-5.30pm -admissions seminar from AGSM, HULT, RSM, Vlerick & INSEAD on ‘Getting into an international business school’
6.15 -7.00pm - panel discussion with MBA alumni on ‘How the MBA can help your career’
7.00-7.30pm – seminar presented by Finweek and MBAConnect.net on ‘Should you do an MBA or not? What is its real impact on your life?’
Durham Business School
Edinburgh Business School
ESADE Business School
ESSEC Business School
Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) - University of Pretoria
Henley Business School
Hult International Business School
IE Business School
INSEAD Full Time (Fontainebleau)
Lancaster University Management School
Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO
Regenesys Business School
RSM Erasmus, Rotterdam School of Management
Robert Gordon University Aberdeen Business School Faculty of Management
University of Cape Town - Graduate School of Business (GSB)
University of Exeter
University of Stellenbosch, Business School
Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School
Wits Business School (WBS) - University of Witwatersrand
The fair is aimed at those who are considering studying an MBA, want to improve their chances of getting their preferred business school and improve their GMAT score. In addition, they can talk to admissions people from the business schools and apply for scholarships. For free attendance, register online at www.topmba.com, as registrations on the day incur a R50 entrance fee.