Students who are trying to decide on which MBA program to attend will get the chance to meet face-to-face with school admission officials this Thursday when the QS Top MBA fair comes to Toronto.


“It provides a unique opportunity to go and meet with people from different schools, and also in some cases to actually meet with alumni,” says QS Top MBA Fair Director Nunzio Quacquarelli.


By meeting with school officials, Quacquarelli says students will attain a better grasp of what a school has to offer, and how it aligns with their personal goals. “Everyone has their own career objective.”


This is especially important for MBA students who will be investing large amounts of money into their education, making their decision all the more important.


“It is not enough to go to a school based solely on its rankings. I would suggest that anyone who decided on a school solely on its ranking will not have a very good experience,” he says.

Representatives from schools such as Cass, Duke, Cambridge Judge, Manchester, Warwick, MIP and many more will be available to speak to students.

And while Quacquarelli urges students to come out, he says researching on your own before the fair can prove beneficial.

“We recommend that students do some online research and come to the fair with a short list of about five to 10 schools,” he says, adding: “It is important to ask probing questions about the school, to make sure it aligns with your own values.”

The fair, which visits 72 countries across five continents, is now in its ninth year in Toronto, where it regularly draws crowds topping 1,000.

“It constantly attracts a large audience and I believe a lot of that has to do with word of mouth,” Quacquarelli says.

  • The fair runs Feb. 7 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Admission is $5 with an online ticket and $10 at the door.

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