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The MBA Tour is an independent and high quality information source regarding MBA admissions. Our events emphasize personal interaction between prospective MBA students, business school admissions representatives, alumni and other like-minded education enthusiasts. Established in 1993, we have built our reputation based on representing top business schools from North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and South America. We define our brand by providing unique opportunities for personal interaction between top business schools and potential students from around the world.


Business schools interested in The MBA Tour must be approved in order to participate. Business programs are selected on the basis of the quality of their MBA program, their commitment to international activity, services to international students, and the diversity (curriculum, philosophy, program cost, geography) that they would add to the tour. With few exceptions, the MBA programs included in our events are taught in English.

Participants in events organized by The MBA Tour must be full-time, campus-based professionals and should have extensive knowledge of their programs and admissions requirements. Throughout the tour, university representatives have the opportunity to collaborate in workshops that orient students and colleagues to current information and trends. It is important that the person designated by the university to travel with us be capable of contributing to an ongoing professional dialogue with prospective students and local colleagues about admissions issues and innovations in MBA programs.


  • USA: AACSB accreditation
  • Europe and UK: EQUIS, AMBA or EFMD accreditation
  • For those countries without regional MBA accreditation: all global qualifications must be met; must be recognized and respected by peer schools in country; must have local certification or accredited partner program
  • Will draw qualified students to the event that otherwise might not come

In some of our local markets, there are schools that will add value to our tour events by targeting specific populations of students. For this reason, we consider them “Schools of Opportunity.”

  • Length of time in MBA market
  • Offer a Full Time MBA program
  • Offer a campus-based MBA program
  • Hold non-profit status
  • MBA programs geared towards underrepresented minorities
  • MBA programs geared towards women
  • MBA programs with unique academic or practical opportunities
  • Local MBA programs that offer “at home” opportunities


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