Access MBA Tour is Returning to London

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Access MBA TourMBA Graduates Will Earn More in 2012!

MBA Exclusive: the ACCESS MBA One-to-One tour is returning to London for the 11th time at Le Meridien Piccadilly on Monday, September 24th from 4:00 pm to 9:30 pm. All you have to do is register online on and bring your CV to the event.

As the recruitment sector and financial markets become increasingly globalized, interest in Management Studies is at an all-time high. And the MBA degree is still the best key to fighting the crisis!


Getting an MBA will give you the best possible chance to access top-level jobs and increase your salary. According to a 2011 GMAC survey of 229 companies, 80% of employees in senior positions would not have earned their position without an MBA. Furthermore, the survey found that 93% of graduates of the top 100 programs found a permanent contract even before receiving their degree. The most prestigious universities pride themselves on the professional insertion record of their students – over 1,500 companies offered full time jobs to MBA students from IE Business School in 2008-2009.

But there is even better news: Companies are planning to recruit more MBA graduates in 2012 than in 2011 - 74% compared with 58%!


According to the latest Financial Times survey, the average salary of recent graduates of the top 100 worldwide MBA programs is £176,000. One third of companies that recruit MBA graduates are planning to increase their entry salaries in 2012, whilst 65% will maintain the salaries offered in 2011 (source: Graduate Management Admissions Council). Though an MBA costs between £30,000 and £60,000, Business Week says that graduates of the best European business schools see a major return on investment in less than five years. Leading graduates to international careers in management or enabling them to change the direction of their career in numerous ways, the MBA is without a doubt the anti-crisis diploma. “Today an MBA is essential for obtaining the highest managerial positions, but the degree also enables graduates to take a significant turn in their career without having previous experience in finance, strategy, consulting or business, for example,” says Christophe Coutat, General Director of the ACCESS MBA and ACCESS MASTERS Tours.


The globalization of the past 10 years has opened the MBA market to European and US schools. This is largely due to the diversity of the student body of European schools. The incoming Full-Time MBA program at Kellogg-Northwestern University is composed of 36% of international students. As much as 95% of foreign students make up the MBA student population at schools like IE Business School, which has the eighth best worldwide MBA program according to the Financial Times.

Cultural diversity is not only a sign of quality education; it also creates wider networking opportunities after degree completion. Another major advantage to international programs is the possibility of finding jobs in different countries. MBA study can be done in several locations, as is the case of Hult International Business School which, in addition to the USA, has opened campuses in London, Dubai and Shanghai. Thanks to these global MBA programs, you can benefit from an enriching experience on another continent and have a greater chance of finding the job of your dreams and quickly reimbursing your studies.

Manchester Business School offers students a practical program that introduces them to the UK job market via internships and partnerships with local businesses.

Location is an important factor when deciding on an MBA abroad. A cosmopolitan campus like Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School’s in Brussels puts graduates in the heart of Europe with over 41 nationalities and graduates working in 75 countries worldwide.

It is also good to keep in mind that today you can get a top education from a world-renowned institution without needing to live in the country where the school is located through “satellite” campuses. HEC has an Executive campus in Qatar in addition to the Executive and Full Time Paris campuses, London Business School has a campus in Dubai, while you can find France’s INSEAD in Abu Dhabi.


The ACCESS MBA Tour is an original and efficient way to find the right MBA. Created nine years ago, the renowned MBA Tour travels to 50 cities every year with a hundred international business schools. ACCESS MBA gives selected candidates the chance to meet individually with Admissions Directors of top-tier MBA programs. ACCESS MBA is based on a simple and original concept: twenty minutes to convince recruiters of your suitability for admission as well as to determine which MBA program is the best for you.

Being held for the eleventh time in London, representatives of Full Time, Part Time or Distance Learning programs will be present at the One-to-One event on Monday, September 24th 2012. “It is a unique experience and so much better than a traditional fair where you often feel a bit lost. Here we are guided, accompanied and individually oriented at each step. The individual meetings enabled me to think in more detail about what I want and now I know where I wish to apply” explains John Alvine, who participated in last year’s event in London.

How can you take advantage of ACCESS MBA’s exclusive services? All you have to do is register online on and bring your CV to the event.


Monday, September 24th 2012
4:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Le Meridien Piccadilly
21 Piccadilly, London W1J 0BH
Metro: Piccadilly Circus (Piccadilly or Bakerloo line)


Places for the One-to-One meetings are limited, and registration is free of charge.

Each event participant has access to:

  • Personalised meetings with admissions directors from the best worldwide MBA programs
  • Orientation sessions, practice GMAT tests with Kaplan and thematic conferences
  • £1m worth of exclusive scholarships to help you fund your education
  • Newspapers, coffee and helpful event assistance
  • An MBA Reach Account which includes practice GMAT test and unlimited access to MBA search tools
  • A specialised guide of 150 pages containing articles, school profiles and rankings

    The ACCESS MBA Tour features top ranked universities at each event, including London Business School, Insead, IE Business School, IESE Business School, University of Chicago - Booth, IMD, Duke, Kellogg-WHU, HEC Paris, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Manchester Business School, Esade Business School, Cass, RSM - Erasmus, Hult International Business School, Ashridge Business School, Danube Business School, Henley, International University of Monaco, John Molson School of Business – Concordia University, Moscow School of Management Skolkovo, University of North Carolina – Kenan-Flagler Business School…and many more!

    Special offer for GMAT Club members: Bring a qualified colleague or friend to the event and receive a one-hour personalized coaching session after the event!

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