Between August and December 2018, the Tour will enable prospective graduate school applicants to meet graduate admissions directors One-to-One during 23 events in Europe, North America, Africa, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East. This fall the Access Masters Tour will visit Cape Town, Lagos, Accra and Montreal for the first time. Find the Access Masters events near you.
Tailor-made educational experience
During Access Masters events senior Bachelor’s degree students or recent graduates who are fluent in English have many opportunities to discover the best matching Masters programmes. Masters aspirants can participate in graduate school fairs, One-to-One meetings, admission workshops and consulting sessions that enable them to explore educational opportunities in the way that best suits them.
One-to-One meetings are by invitation only, based on the preferences, qualifications and English skills of prospective applicants and the offerings and requirements of the best matching business schools. It is a great advantage to have individual consulations with insiders from top business schools – admissions directors, professors, and alumni. Personal contact helps Masters aspirants identify the most appealing programmes for them and improve their chances of admission. One-to-One meetings offer the opportunity to learn more about individual Masters programmes directly from the source, discover all the details that matter to you most, and compare different perspectives and experiences.
The Access Masters Fairs allow participants to get to know many different Masters programmes in a couple of hours. During the open fair prospective Masters applicants can meet all admissions directors of all participating universities and get details about the full scope of their graduate programmes, beyond business and management. This provides a sense of the university environment and the interdisciplinary experience that potentially awaits you.
All these events are not solely designed to help prospective students find the right programme. Aspirants can also benefit from expert feedback on the strengths and areas of improvement of their profile, professional advice on how to select the right programmes, and what makes an outstanding application. They can also get practical tips on test preparation (GMAT, GRE, TOEFL, IELTS, etc.), scholarship application and other funding options.
In short, the Access Masters Tour enables you to explore, prepare and start your post-graduate education in the best way possible.
Top international universities and business schools
The 2018 Access Masters Fall Tour will feature leading Masters programmes taught in English from France, US, Germany, Netherlands, Canada, Belgium, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain and the UK. Students can meet top international business schools and universities including IE Business School (Spain), ranked No. 3 in the 2017 Financial Times European Business School Ranking and HEC Paris (France), No. 2 in the 2017 Financial Times European Business School Ranking and No. 2 in the 2017 Masters in Management Financial Times ranking.
Those of you interested in studying in Germany will be pleased to learn that the European School of Management and Technology, better known as ESMT Berlin, will also participate in the events. The school was placed No. 18 in the 2017 Financial Times European Business School Ranking. Other renowned participants will be ESCP Europe, ranked No. 6 in the 2017 Masters in Management Financial Times ranking and University of St. Gallen (Switzerland), No. 1 in the same ranking.
Some of the US universities that will present their graduate programmes are Northeastern University, which is ranked No. 6 in U.S. News’ 2017 Most Innovative Schools ranking, and Hult International Business School, whose Master in Management (MiM) programme is ranked 13th in the Economist 2017 ranking. Hult was ranked No. 21 in the 2017 Bloomberg Businessweek Best International Business Schools ranking.
In terms of programme formats, participants can choose from a wide variety, including one-year, two-year, full-time and part-time programmes. There is indeed something for everyone.
Who can benefit?
The Access Masters events are designed to help prospective Masters students find the programmes that suit them best.
Organisers encourage students in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree studies and recent graduates who are fluent in English to join the event. Most Masters degree programmes welcome applicants with no work experience. However, some programmes are targeted at young professionals who already have about two years of professional experience relevant to the intended field of specialisation in graduate school. Fluency in English for academic studies is a must because most of the programmes presented at the Access Masters events are taught in English.
It is important to know also that the One-to-One event format is different from the Access Masters fairs.
The One-to-One event format is designed for prospective students who are interested in all kinds of Masters degree programmes. Candidates connect with business schools and universities that match their profile and preferences during 20-minute meetings that had been scheduled in advance.
The fairs, on the other hand, allow candidates to go from booth to booth, meeting school representatives and learning about various Masters programmes in fields as diverse as Social Sciences, Humanities, Legal Studies, Engineering, Technology, Sciences and Arts. This variety of programmes and formats enables the Access Masters events to help a large number of candidates choose their path in life.
How to join
Visit accessmasterstour.com and take a look at the moving panels showing the upcoming events at the top of the page. Click on the event in which you want to participate, click on the register button in the lower right-hand corner of the panel and follow the instructions. An Access Masters orientation expert will get in touch with you to learn about your wishes and preferences. Your profile will then be evaluated and matched to the schools that best correspond to your desires and plans for the future.
The Access Masters events offer you an incredible opportunity to make a decision on your future based on exclusive information from the source. Just pick an event near you, sign up and start your ascent to the top!