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2016-2017 MBA Admissions Events: A School-By-School Listing

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There is never a perfect time to visit campus, let alone study for the GMAT or write essays. For busy and ambitious young professionals, there is always another deadline to meet or quota to beat. Thankfully, most prospective candidates don’t need to hit campus to get a taste for the MBA life. Instead, business schools are heading out to see them.

Indeed, August marks the kickoff of the annual off-campus road shows. From Seattle to Shenzhen and Minneapolis to Melbourne, admissions representatives are fanning out across the globe to meet with prospective full-time, executive, and online MBAs. They may be part of large sponsored events like Forté Forums, or more intimate information sessions or meetups. Some can be as simple as webinars or online chats. Many times, they target specific populations like military veterans, minorities, or the LGBT community.

For many applicants, these events, held in everything from Hyatt hotels to McKinsey offices, are a chance to size up a program for fit. They can meet with decision-makers to get a feel for a program’s culture and values — invaluable insights for drafting effective essays. More than starting a dialogue and getting answers, this face time enables attendees to develop relationships and make strong early impressions that can give them a leg up when adcoms meet to decide. Better still, admissions events are a natural spot to grow a network and nurture advocates among school alumni and even students, further increasing odds for admission.

Wondering where and when your target schools will be in your area? Just click the “Upcoming Events” next to the domestic and international MBA programs below for a complete listing of where you’ll find admissions and alumni visiting nearby.

 

U.S. MBA Programs: Admissions Events

 

Rank and School School Recruitment Events
 1) Harvard Business School  Upcoming Events
 2) Stanford GSB  Upcoming Events
 3) Chicago (Booth)  Upcoming Events
 4) University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)  Upcoming Events
 5) Northwestern University (Kellogg)  Upcoming Events
 6) Columbia Business School  Upcoming Events
 7) MIT (Sloan)  Upcoming Events
 8) UC-Berkeley (Haas)  Upcoming Events
 9) Dartmouth College (Tuck)  Upcoming Events
 10) Yale School of Management  Upcoming Events
 11) Duke University (Fuqua)  Upcoming Events
 12) University of Virginia (Darden)  Upcoming Events
 13) University of Michigan (Ross)  Upcoming Events
 14) Cornell (Johnson)  Upcoming Events
 14) UCLA (Anderson)  Upcoming Events
 16) New York (Stern)  Upcoming Events
 17) North Carolina (Kenan-Flagler)  Upcoming Events
 18) University of Texas (McCombs)  Upcoming Events
 19) Carnegie Mellon (Tepper)  Upcoming Events
 20) Emory University (Goizueta)  Upcoming Events
 21) Indiana University (Kelley)  Upcoming Events
 22) University of Washington (Foster)  Upcoming Events
 23) Washington University (Olin)  Upcoming Events
 24) Georgetown (McDonough)  Upcoming Events
 25) Notre Dame (Mendoza)  Upcoming Events
 26) Michigan State (Broad)  Upcoming Events
 27) USC (Marshall)  Upcoming Events
 28) Rice (Jones)  Upcoming Events
 29) Vanderbilt University (Owen)  Upcoming Events
 30) Minnesota (Carlson)  Upcoming Events
 31) Ohio State (Fisher)  Upcoming Events
 32) University of Wisconsin  Upcoming Events
 33) Penn State (Smeal)  Upcoming Events
 34) Georgia Tech (Scheller)  Upcoming Events
 35) University of Maryland (Smith)  Upcoming Events

 

International MBA Programs: Admissions Events

 

Rank and School School Recruitment Events
 1) INSEAD  Upcoming Events
 2) London Business School  Upcoming Events
 3) IESE Business School  Upcoming Events
 4) IE Business School  Upcoming Events
 5) HEC Paris  Upcoming Events
 6) IMD  Upcoming Events
 7) Cambridge Judge Business School  Upcoming Events
 7) ESADE  Upcoming Events
 9) SDA Bocconi  Upcoming Events
 10) Oxford Saïd  Upcoming Events

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