Tours & Visits

Engaging a school to discover why that particular program resonates with you is of significant importance both in terms of increasing your chance of acceptance and in determining whether that particular school is right for you.  Schools conduct campus visits year-round, even during summer sessions.  Chicago GSB’s Campus Visit Program can be accessed at  Chicago GSB encourages you to reach out to various members of its student groups as well.  Certain students groups like the Armed Forces Group, Net Impact, OUTreach (LGBT), Media, Entertainment & Sports Group, Marketing Group, Management Consulting Group, Entrepreneurship & Venture Capital Group, Chicago Women in Business, and Booth Diversity host informal conversations over lunch.

Online registration is at

MBA Admisions Events are at  Booth hosts full time MBA Admissions Information Sessions, Booth Student-Hosted Events, Other Booth Events and Educational Forums and Fairs.

Stanford will be holding worldwide Information Sessions at many cities around the globe for applicants to better familiarize themselves with Stanford GSB.

The list of cities and dates can be found at

Stanford GSB MBA Admissions Events are listed here at

For a listing of Worldwide Information Sessions visit this link at

Stanford GSB On-Campus Events that include Knight Management Center Tours, Stanford University Campus Tours, Information Sessions and Class Visits follow the link:

To register online go to

Online Events with recordings for prospective students in Africa and ASEAN as well as Charles P. Bonini Partnership for Diversity Fellowship Program visit the link at

Information for female applicants visit, for US Minorities visit and for LGBT members

For a listing of Stanford GSB MBA Admissions Events go to

For a listing of Stanford GSB On-Campus Events that include Information Sessions, Class Visits, Knight Management Center Tours and Stanford University Campus Tours go to  The online registration system is at

Worldwide Information Sessions are listed at

Web Based Events with recordings for prospective students in Africa and ASEAN as well as Charles P. Bonini Partnership for Diversity Fellowship Program can be found at

Information sessions for LGBT members can be found at; for US Minorities at and for female applicants at

Wharton will be hosting upcoming MBA admissions events throughout the country.  To register go to

Admissions Events

14 June 2012General Admissions Presentation – Alumni Led EventMiamiFlorida
18 June 2012General Admissions PresentationSan FranciscoCalifornia
18 June 2012LGBT ReceptionSan FranciscoCalifornia
19 June 2012Entrepreneurship PanelSan FranciscoCalifornia
24 July 2012MBA TourHoustonTexas
26 July 2012MBA TourAtlantaGeorgia
29 July 2012MBA TourBostonMassachusetts
30 July 2012JD/MBA Information SessionBostonMassachusetts
30 July 2012General Admissions PresentationBostonMassachusetts
31 July 2012Energy PanelHoustonTexas
1 August 2012General Admissions PresentationDallasTexas
6 August 2012General Admissions PresentationSeattleWashington
7 August 2012Women’s PresentationSan FranciscoCalifornia
7 August 2012General Admissions PresentationChicagoIllinois
8 August 2012Clean Tech PanelSan FranciscoCalifornia
9 August 2012Diversity ReceptionLos AngelesCalifornia
9 August 2012General Admissions PresentationLos AngelesCalifornia
21 August 2012Forte ForumBostonMassachusetts
22 August 2012Forte ForumWashingtonDC
23 August 2012Forte ForumAtlantaGeorgia
23 August 2012JD/MBA Information SessionWashingtonDC
23 August 2012General Admissions PresentationWashingtonDC
27 August 2012Diversity PresentationNew YorkNew York
29 August 2012Diversity PresentationWashingtonDC
29 August 2012Forte ForumSan FranciscoCalifornia
30 August 2012Forte ForumLos AngelesCalifornia
4 September 2012Forte ForumNew YorkNY
5 September 2012Forte ForumNew YorkNY
6 September 2012Entrepreneurship PanelNew YorkNY
12 September 2012General Admissions PresentationAtlantaGeorgia
13 September 2012General Admissions PresentationNew YorkNY
13 September 2012General Admissions PresentationCharlotteNorth Carolina
13-14 September 2012Explore Wharton Diversity in ActionPhiladelphiaPA

HBS has opened up registration for September/Early October class visits.  Note that the classes are 2nd year classes.  Registration for first year class visits will be open later towards the end of September.

HBS also holds information sessions and conducts campus tours (both staff-led and audio-walking).  IN addition there is a lunch program in which 1st year students have casual lunch with prospective applicants.  You can learn more about these programs at

The Economist will be hosting a full-time MBA Fair on September 5th and 6th.  At this free online fair,  meet MBA admissions officers from programs around the world. Chat with alumni, join webinars, watch videos and download resources. Sign up or learn more at

The full press release states:


Coming this fall… the Which MBA? Online Fair
September 5th-6th, 2012

The countdown begins until the next Which MBA? Online Fair, which connects prospective MBA students to business schools around the world.

On September 5th-6th, 2012, over 40 business schools from North America, Europe, Australia and Asia will be waiting to meet prospective candidates through an online, interactive virtual MBA fair. Visitors can chat with admissions officers one-on-one or in group chat rooms, join live webinars, and download school information.

Thinking about business school? Why you should attend the Which MBA? Online Fair:

Researching business schools takes a lot of time and energy. At the Which MBA? Online Fair, visitors can easily navigate a plethora of information and browse the virtual booths of business schools. With the click of a mouse, visitors can instantly download brochures and applications or flip through photo galleries and videos. Plus, business school representatives will be available to answer questions via personal instant message, group chat rooms, Skype chat, and webinar presentations.

You’ll be in good company.  In February, nearly 4,000 visitors from 142 countries attended the fair. Candidates came from all industries – business, finance, start-ups, marketing, sales, and IT, to name a few. September’s fair is on track to be even bigger.

Which schools are participating?

The fair on September 5th-6th will include a variety of full-time, online and part-time MBA programmes. A few of the schools include:

–          Aston Business School

–          Audencia Nantes School of Management

–          Australian School of Business (AGSM)

–          Babson College

–          Hult International Business School

–          University of California, Riverside

–          University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

–          University of Virginia, Darden School of Business

–          … many more to be announced soon.

Space is limited. Reserve your free spot at the fair today: 

From HBS Events page:

As part of our commitment to a truly diverse, international student body, we bring a sample of the Harvard Business School experience to locations throughout the world. At these outreach events, you will have the opportunity to meet representatives from the HBS community and learn more about the MBA Program and its application process. In addition, we host a variety of campus events throughout the year.

If you’d like to participate, complete the Introduce Yourself form so that we can give you event, application, and HBS news and information specifically suited to your interests.

Click on the location of an event to register for that event. If neither the event title nor the location is linked, registration is not yet open for the event.

All dates are tentative and subject to change.

Registration will open approximately 2-3 weeks prior to the date for general outreach events.

Registration will open approximately 2-3 weeks prior to the date for on campus events.


Free MBA Fair

The Economist‘s Which MBA? Online Fair – online February 6th and 7th 2012 – FREE:

Meet MBA admissions officers from programs around the world at this free online fair. Chat with alumni, join webinars, watch videos and download resources. Sign up or learn more at

** Sign up now for your chance to win a free iPad 2 when you visit 5 or more school booths on February 6th-7th. **

From Darden Admissions & MBA Blog:

Admissions Q & A

Question: It sounds as if interview invites will be coming out soon. Can you describe the interview day a bit further? In other words, are there events aside from the actual interview when one goes to campus?

Answer: We understand that not everyone could attend one of our Open Houses during the fall so we try to make the interview day pretty robust. You will have the chance to not only interview but also go to class (on select days) and have lunch with students and faculty. You can also go on a tour and students will be available in the lobby to speak with you about their experience at Darden.

Question: Do applicants interview with both students and admissions committee members? Or just one or the other?

Answer: You will be interviewed by either a member of our Student Admissions Committee (SAC) or a member of our full-time Admissions Committee staff. In the beginning we do have SAC members sitting with us as they get trained, but that should be seen as good thing — you get to ask them questions about their experiences. Don’t think that interviewing with a student isn’t as good as being with a full-time Committee member. We respect their opinions — they have a good eye for what makes a great Darden student.

Question: Could you please elaborate on how scholarships are awarded? Also, how and when are students notified?

Answer: The Committee will nominate candidates for scholarships based on a lot of different factors (i.e. leadership, career interests, etc.) Those that are nominated are forwarded to our scholarship committee (mostly faculty) who make the final decisions. When you receive your offer of admission we will include whether you have been offered a scholarship and other financial aid information. We will always have more people who are worthy of scholarships than we have money to give!

Question: How does the interview timeframe work?  i.e., if invited to interview, are applicants given an opportunity to schedule? If so, how soon should they plan to be on campus?

Answer: You can self-schedule. We usually give you about a two week timeframe to work with.

Question: Does Darden provide any support for partners to find jobs in the area?

Answer: We do. We have the Darden Partners Association. They do a great job of providing support and information. Your partner is welcome to reach out to them at any point to get information about what it’s like to be a partner and what’s it’s like to live in Charlottesville. And we have several partners who actually work at Darden as well.

Full-time MBA Fair:

The Economist‘s Full-time MBA Fair – online November 9th and 10th 2011 – FREE:

Meet full-time MBA admissions officers from programs around the world at this FREE online fair. Gain insight into the MBA experience by chatting with alumni, watching webinars and videos, and downloading resources. Sign up free or learn more at

** Sign up now for your chance to win a free iPad 2 when you visit 5+ business school booths on November 9th-10th. **


Executive MBA Fair:

The Economist‘s Executive MBA Fair – online November 11th 2011 – FREE:

Meet Executive MBA admissions officers from programs around the world at this FREE online fair. Gain insight into the MBA experience by chatting with alumni, watching webinars and videos, and downloading resources. Sign up free or learn more at

** Sign up now for your chance to win a free iPad 2 when you visit 3+ business school booths on November 11th. **

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