The 2018 Access Masters Spring Tour begins on 24 January with an event in Brussels, offering Masters aspirants the opportunity to meet the best schools One-on-One.

Between January and April 2018, the Tour will enable prospective applicants to meet leading international universities and business schools at 17 events in Europe, Latin America, India, and the Middle East. The Access Masters Tour will visit Berlin and Brussels for the first time. Find the full schedule at the events page on

Tailor-made educational experience

During Access Masters events senior Bachelor’s degree students or recent graduates can discover the best matching Masters programme. The events combine a graduate school fair, one-to-one meetings and consulting sessions that enable aspirants to explore educational opportunities in the way that best fits them.

One-to-One events enable participants to meet insiders from top business schools – admissions directors, professors, current students and alumni. In doing so, they are in a better position to identify the best programmes for them and improve their chances of admission. One-to-one meetings offer the opportunity to learn more about individual business 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 at a time. During the open fair format prospective Masters applicants can meet 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 one can immerse into.

Read: Highlights from the 2018 Access MBA Spring Tour

But these events are not only about helping 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.

Leading international universities and business schools

The AccessMasters Spring Tour will feature schools from France, US, Germany, Netherlands, Canada, Belgium, Spain and the UK. Students can meet leading international business schools and universities including EDHEC Business School (France), 14th in the Financial Times’ 2017 European Business School Ranking, and IESEG School of Management (France), 31st among the best Masters in Management programmes in the world and 7th among the best Masters in Management programmes among French business schools, also according to the Financial Times.

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 ranks 14th globally in The Economist Masters in Management 2017 ranking. Other renowned participants will be Schulich School of Business (Canada), a regular feature in the various rankings released by Forbes, the Financial Times, and the Economist, Solvay Brussels School Economics and Management (Belgium) and the Nottingham University Business School (UK).

Some of the US universities that will present their graduate programmes are Northeastern University, which is ranked 6th in U.S. News’ 2017 Most Innovative Schools ranking and Hult International Business School, whose MiM programme is ranked 13th in the Economist 2017 ranking. Hult was ranked 21th 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, online, and distance-learning programmes. There is indeed something for everyone.

Who can benefit

Access Masters events are designed to help prospective Masters students find the Masters programmes that suit them best.

Organisers encourage students in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree studies, as well as recent graduates to join the event. Most Master’s 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 the majority 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 and the Access Masters fairs cater to different types of candidates.

The One-to-One event format is designed for prospective students who are interested in business degree programmes. Candidates connect with business schools that match their profile and preferences during up to 20-minute meetings that are scheduled in advance.

The fairs, on the other hand, allow candidates to meet dozens of school representatives to learn about various Masters programmes. This variety of programmes and formats enables the Access Masters events to help a large number of candidates to choose their path in life. 

How to join

Visit and take a look at the moving panels showing the upcoming events at the top of the page. Click on the event you want to participate in and create your profile and registration form. 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!