The MBA: 5 Reasons Why You Should Take it Personally

Top international business schools meet executive talent through One-to-One meetings in Lagos

 The prestigious Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree has been an important contribution to career development over the last century. It has gained a sound reputation beyond the corporate world in almost every professional field and industry, and across every continent.

Today, hundreds of thousands of business professionals actively seek admission to the business schools of their choice. At the same time, top international MBA programmes also invest time in personally communicating with prospective applicants in order to build a diverse MBA class and alumni network.


The process of MBA selection requires much research and reflection. Here is why in-person MBA meetings are crucial to the selection process.

  1. The MBA is a personal commitment

Deciding to do an MBA is a matter for career, lifestyle and future development. The personality 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 25 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 25-minute meeting is spent discussing the topics that matter the most.

  1. 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 Access MBA event in Lagos are:
  • HEC Paris
  • Manchester BS
  • Washington University in St. Louis – Olin
  • York University – Schulich School of Business
  • Arizona State University – WP Carey School of Business
  • Audencia Nantes School of Management
  • EU Business School International
  • Hult International Business School


  1. 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?

  • MBA graduates saw an 81% jump over their median salary before business school. After six to eight years, annual pay typically increased another 64%, to about USD 169,000 a year. (Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Best Business Schools ranking, 2015)


  • A greater percentage of companies in Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the United States plan to hire MBA graduates in 2016 compared to those who did so in 2015. US-based companies plan to offer recent MBA graduates a starting median base salary of USD 105,000 in 2016. (GMAC, Corporate Recruiters Survey Report, 2016)


  • Eighty-eight percent of surveyed corporate recruiters who work directly with participating graduate business schools plan to hire recent MBA graduates in 2016. (GMAC, Corporate Recruiters Survey Report, 2016)


Meet top business schools’ admissions directors in person

 The Access MBA Tour will return to Lagos in September and will bring together top international business schools from Canada, USA, Europe and Asia.


Access MBA event in Lagos – 9th of September


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