Stellenbosch University: Stellenbosch and Tygerberg Campus

Date: 29 February 2020 | Time: 8:00 - 15:00


7-8 February: Blue Route Mall, Cape Town 

21-22 February: Clearwater Mall, Johannesburg

6-7 March: Grove, Pretoria

13-14 March: Sandton City, Sandton

24-25 July: The Glen Shopping Centre, Johannesburg South

The MBA: 5 Reasons Why You Should Take It Personally

 Top international business schools meet executive talent through One-to-One meetings in Johannesburg on August 29th 2018.


Over the past years the Master of Business Administration (MBA) has become  highly valued degree across all industries and types of organisations. And rightfully so – it can be an asset for professionals who wish to give their managerial career a boost, be it in the corporate world or as entrepreneurs, as well as for those who are looking to switch to a different professional field or geographic region. MBA programmes taught in English are delivered in diverse formats to reflect the variety of career development approaches and learning styles – full-time one- or two-year programmes, part-time, executive, online, modular, weekend, and blended.

Even with increased opportunities for studying in all parts of the world, competition is not to be disregarded. Top business schools select ambitious and well-prepared MBA candidates to build diversity in the classrooms, where peer learning is of high value, and to maintain strong alumni networks. Professionals aspiring to MBA studies need to be committed and driven during the school selection and application process in order to have a worthwhile MBA experience at the business school that will best develop their potential and career.

Here is why a personal touch can go a long way. 

1. The MBA is a personal commitment 

Deciding to do an MBA is a matter for career, lifestyle, and future development. The character and approach of a school are important factors for MBA candidates to consider. How different MBA programmes match one’s expectations is easily discernible by speaking with their representatives in person. 

2. Business meetings with business schools 

Determined MBA applicants take the opportunity to talk business with MBA representatives one-on-one. They find out which business schools will enable them to reach their personal and professional goals. MBA meetings also allow applicants to receive feedback on how competitive it is to get admitted to the school.

 3.  20 constructive minutes

 Access MBA’s One-to-One event enables professionals to meet the representatives of schools that were carefully selected to correspond to their professional background and expectations. Thus, the school and the MBA candidate are already familiar with one another and each 20-minute meeting is spent discussing the topics that matter the most. 

4. Gain an admissions advantage 

One-to-One MBA event participants get a sneak preview of their chances for admission by asking the right questions and putting forward their best presentation skills. Among the top-ranked, and thus most competitive, business schools participating in the Johannesburg Access MBA event on August 29th, 2018 are MIP Politecnico di Milano, IE Business School, Cass Business School, University of Cambridge - Judge Business School, Hult International Business School and many more.  

5. Real-time professional guidance 

Getting an MBA degree is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and MBA applicants appreciate expert advice. Before, after and in-between the business school meetings, event visitors can receive free MBA consulting on any aspect of MBA selection, GMAT preparation, funding options, and MBA application strategies to help guarantee a successful business education investment. 

Why consider an MBA? 

·         Studying for an MBA can help you not only learn valuable business skills, but also network with knowledgeable and successful professionals in the industry. 

·         The vast majority of B-school alumni are in work, whether for a company (79%) or as self-employed entrepreneurs (10%). The median base salary among alumni is USD 115,000, with variation by job level and location. (GMAC 2018 Alumni Perspectives Survey) 

·         83% of responding employers plan to hire new business school graduates in 2018. (GMAC 2017 Year-End Employer Poll)  

Meet top business schools’ admissions directors in person


29th August 2018                      

The Michelangelo Hotel            

9:30 AM – 3:30 PM                   

Register for Free!

Registration: Online registration is free of charge. By registering at least 10 days before the MBA event, event participants will receive a profile evaluation and a personalised consultation to identify the most suitable business schools at the event!