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 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

HEC Paris

Henley Business School

Hult International Business School

IE Business School


INSEAD Full Time (Fontainebleau)

Lancaster University Management School

Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO

Prime GMAT

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, as registrations on the day incur a R50 entrance fee.