About us

Access Masters is a project of Advent Group, an independent media agency established in 2004 and specialised in Higher Education. The company is comprised of over 100 experts from 10+ nationalities that provide personalised services for business schools, universities, and prospective students. A unique matching service aims to connect 50,000 qualified candidates with over 200 top business schools through the organization of over 125 international events per year.

As founder and, by far, the worldwide leader of "One-to-One" education events, Advent Group's mission is to develop awareness about higher education opportunities. The Advent team provides prospective students with holistic support, from selecting the right programme to guiding them successfully through the Admissions process.

One-to-One Events

Access MBA Tour

The Access MBA Tour is a series of One-to-One events that connects qualified MBA candidates with Admission Directors during personal, one-to-one meetings in over 60 cities around the world. The innovative event concept was created by the company's founder and CEO, Christophe Coutat, in 2004 and has since set the standard for educational events in the industry.

Access Masters Tour

Created in 2009, Access Masters features tailor-made events for Specialised Masters programmes and prospective candidates in 30 countries. Potential students meet representatives from leading business schools in various event formats including an open fair, One-to-One meetings, and conferences.

Premier EMBA

A series of elite events featuring top-ranked Executive MBA programmes and aspiring business leaders. EMBA Admissions Directors, business school alumni, and potential applicants network and share their experiences in a VIP setting in select cities around the world. 

Merit Summit

The MERIT Summit gives 250 international business school executives and corporate HR managers the opportunity to connect, brainstorm, and collaborate on mutually beneficial learning and development strategies. First held in Barcelona in January 2017, the next edition will take place in Lisbon in January 2018.

Admissions Consulting

Candidate Orientation

The Access MBA Candidate Relations Team provides a unique consulting service to over 20,000 qualified MBA and Masters applicants per year. The 25 in-house experts invest considerable time evaluating each candidate's registration profile to better assess and advise them in their higher education project, both before and during events.


Launched in March 2014, PrepAdviser aims to be the primary source of information and advice for MBA and Masters applicants from all over the world during their preparation and application process. Applicants, Admissions Officers, Advisers, Test Preparation Instructors, current students and alumni are invited to share their experience, discuss challenges and solutions and exchange advice.

Business School Marketing

Over 200 global business schools and universities have made Advent Group one of their main partners in promoting their programmes to target groups all over the world. Advent’s international business education experts easily advise schools on international media planning, recruitment strategies and direct marketing. They also guide admissions and marketing staff towards the best markets for recruiting new students and the best strategy to approach each region, based on their extensive market knowledge and statistics.

Global Education Media Provider

The Access MBA and Masters Guide is published annually and distributed in over 60 countries around the world, providing information on the best global MBA and Specialised Masters programmes. The 250+ page glossy guide includes valuable information for candidates including business education news, trends and rankings.

The www.accessmba.com  and www.accessmasterstour.com websites are comprehensive online orientation resources for business school candidates. With a growing audience of over 3 million targeted visitors per year, the websites provide a range of services including information about business schools and their programmes, MBA orientation, rankings, scholarships and industry news.

Over 200,000 international users follow Access MBA and Access Masters on a variety of social media channels to receive regular updates, links to interesting articles, and suggested events that will help guide their school research and selection.


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