Visiting Schools?


I'm an American, and I'm going to apply to business schools in Europe, probably these:

IE
INSEAD
Goethe
Amsterdam Business School

When should I visit them? I'd like to go soon, before I apply, but I'd imagine that there's probably not much going on in the summertime. Should I wait until the fall so I can sit in on classes? Will that be too late?

I'm an American, and I'm going to apply to business schools in Europe, probably these:

IE
INSEAD
Goethe
Amsterdam Business School

When should I visit them? I'd like to go soon, before I apply, but I'd imagine that there's probably not much going on in the summertime. Should I wait until the fall so I can sit in on classes? Will that be too late?
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saint

Hello April

Best time to visit is the fall now as students are away doing projects. My best friend works at one of the top schools in the Netherlands that is 20 - 30 minutes away from Amsterdam, you should take a visit so you can compare, they also have scholarships. Make sure they listen to what you are looking for and that you have access to walk around and chat with other members like career services and possibly the Academic Director. Your a future client, see how much attention they give you. If you would like to know the school my friend works at, feel free to get back to me. Sitting in a class is a must and also meeting the students and alumni as well if you get the chance.
Saint

Hello April

Best time to visit is the fall now as students are away doing projects. My best friend works at one of the top schools in the Netherlands that is 20 - 30 minutes away from Amsterdam, you should take a visit so you can compare, they also have scholarships. Make sure they listen to what you are looking for and that you have access to walk around and chat with other members like career services and possibly the Academic Director. Your a future client, see how much attention they give you. If you would like to know the school my friend works at, feel free to get back to me. Sitting in a class is a must and also meeting the students and alumni as well if you get the chance.
Saint
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Thank you, Saint. I would like to sit in on a class and talk to people, which is why I think I'm waiting until the fall. September or October, maybe, before it gets too cold.

Thank you, Saint. I would like to sit in on a class and talk to people, which is why I think I'm waiting until the fall. September or October, maybe, before it gets too cold.
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Hi April,

Better to go is the open day, or schedule a visit while they are having classes.

If you go ti IE you can also visit IESE and ESADE in Barcelona (which are 2,30hours from Madrid by fast train).

I would not go to Amsterdam. Nothing there. If you like NL go to Rotterdam - RSM.

Hi April,

Better to go is the open day, or schedule a visit while they are having classes.

If you go ti IE you can also visit IESE and ESADE in Barcelona (which are 2,30hours from Madrid by fast train).

I would not go to Amsterdam. Nothing there. If you like NL go to Rotterdam - RSM.
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Thank you for that information. Just one question though - why not Amsterdam? I've been considering Amsterdam Business School, and it looks quite interesting.

Thank you for that information. Just one question though - why not Amsterdam? I've been considering Amsterdam Business School, and it looks quite interesting.
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Let's say that Rotterdam Business School is well ahead of Amsterdam in terms of quality, prestige, rankings, exits, networking...

So it´s worth to go RSM instead of ABS. But you may go both to check the previous info. When are you planning to visit all European Schools?

Let's say that Rotterdam Business School is well ahead of Amsterdam in terms of quality, prestige, rankings, exits, networking...

So it´s worth to go RSM instead of ABS. But you may go both to check the previous info. When are you planning to visit all European Schools?

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sally

If you're interested in just meeting with the schools recruiters they are probably all going to be on The MBA Tour OR the QS World MBA Tour. You could meet with them and learn about the schools more before you make the trip. Most of the North American tour dates are in September, they are hitting most of the major cities. I'll be at The MBA Tour in Chicago!

If you're interested in just meeting with the schools recruiters they are probably all going to be on The MBA Tour OR the QS World MBA Tour. You could meet with them and learn about the schools more before you make the trip. Most of the North American tour dates are in September, they are hitting most of the major cities. I'll be at The MBA Tour in Chicago!
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SingleSpain: Thanks for that info. I will probably end up going to both of those schools, and it's looking like I'll be going sometime in October, to see classes and meet representatives, etc.

sally: the MBA Tour looks like a fantastic idea! I am going to try and make one of those dates, for sure. Here's a link for anybody curious about it:

http://www.thembatour.com/

SingleSpain: Thanks for that info. I will probably end up going to both of those schools, and it's looking like I'll be going sometime in October, to see classes and meet representatives, etc.

sally: the MBA Tour looks like a fantastic idea! I am going to try and make one of those dates, for sure. Here's a link for anybody curious about it:

http://www.thembatour.com/
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Malia


sally: the MBA Tour looks like a fantastic idea! I am going to try and make one of those dates, for sure. Here's a link for anybody curious about it:
http://www.thembatour.com/


That's not the one she was talking about. The QS MBA Tour website is: http://www.topmba.com/mba_fairs

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sally: the MBA Tour looks like a fantastic idea! I am going to try and make one of those dates, for sure. Here's a link for anybody curious about it:
http://www.thembatour.com/
</blockquote>

That's not the one she was talking about. The QS MBA Tour website is: http://www.topmba.com/mba_fairs
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andy.j.

I would definitely try to visit the schools, but i am not sure that an open day gives you a true impression of the school - better make an appointment and go visit during regular semester time. most schools would agree to this, and you would get better attention from the school personal, as you will not be visiting on a day in which hundreds of others also do ++ the impression you would get would be more authentic.
the open days are nice, but they are a Marketing event.......

I would definitely try to visit the schools, but i am not sure that an open day gives you a true impression of the school - better make an appointment and go visit during regular semester time. most schools would agree to this, and you would get better attention from the school personal, as you will not be visiting on a day in which hundreds of others also do ++ the impression you would get would be more authentic.
the open days are nice, but they are a Marketing event.......
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Hi Andy, yes that's my plan, to make personal appointments with the schools. Mostly that's a logistical choice, though - I don't want to have to plan a trip to a number of different schools in various cities by the schedules of their "open days." And yes, I am looking for a more authentic experience...

Hi Andy, yes that's my plan, to make personal appointments with the schools. Mostly that's a logistical choice, though - I don't want to have to plan a trip to a number of different schools in various cities by the schedules of their "open days." And yes, I am looking for a more authentic experience...
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sally


That's not the one she was talking about. The QS MBA Tour website is: http://www.topmba.com/mba_fairs


Actually, I was referring to BOTH the QS World MBA Tour, and also the other one, that's just called The MBA Tour. They seem to be very similar events put on by different organizations.

You should check to make sure that the schools are interested in are attending the tour date that you're interested in. Both tours visit Chicago in September, but I chose to attend The MBA Tour event because ESADE will be there.. and they won't be at the QS World MBA Tour in that city. And that's one of the schools I plan to apply to. ESADE will be at some QS World MBA Tour events in other cities, though. It seems kind of random.. so when you pick a tour date to attend make sure all the schools you want will be there! A lot of them have calendars on their Web sites... but if not you have to e-mail to find out.

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That's not the one she was talking about. The QS MBA Tour website is: http://www.topmba.com/mba_fairs</blockquote>

Actually, I was referring to BOTH the QS World MBA Tour, and also the other one, that's just called The MBA Tour. They seem to be very similar events put on by different organizations.

You should check to make sure that the schools are interested in are attending the tour date that you're interested in. Both tours visit Chicago in September, but I chose to attend The MBA Tour event because ESADE will be there.. and they won't be at the QS World MBA Tour in that city. And that's one of the schools I plan to apply to. ESADE will be at some QS World MBA Tour events in other cities, though. It seems kind of random.. so when you pick a tour date to attend make sure all the schools you want will be there! A lot of them have calendars on their Web sites... but if not you have to e-mail to find out.
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Thank you, Sally. It looks like the QS World Tour has more of the schools I'm interested in, so I will probably go to that one, in Los Angeles.

Thank you, Sally. It looks like the QS World Tour has more of the schools I'm interested in, so I will probably go to that one, in Los Angeles.
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