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The Meeting of Minds – MBA World Summit 2015

MBA World Summit 2015 - SearchMBA BlogUnder the impressive title, MBA World Summit 2014, the German professional network, Quarterly Crossing, managed to bring together 60 of the world’s best and brightest MBA students for 2 days (March 27 & 28th) of networking, lectures, workshops, think tanks, roundtable debates and recruiting sessions at the international business hub, Hong Kong.

This astounding feat is premised on the idea that by putting the cream of the crop from top-rated B-schools under one roof, it is possible to create an environment that is collaborative and conducive to innovation, creativity and the exchange of ideas.

From a pool of 2,500 applicants, 600 were shortlisted for a qualifying round of video interviews and only 60 of the most exceptional individuals were invited to the all-expenses paid 2-day summit.  Among these were MBA students from top schools Stanford GSB, London Business School, Harvard Business School, Columbia New York, IESE Barcelona, NUS Singapore, HEC Paris, Wharton Philadelphia, CIEBS Shanghai, UCLA, INSEAD, Chicago Booth, IU Japan, Peking, Berkeley, Bocconi, Seoul National University, Nanyang, HKUT, and Mannheim Business School, resulting in a compiled 28 nationalities.

With an intense focus on the MBA students as both attendees and coordinators, all applicants had the opportunity to apply for a spot as a speaker during the conferences. Ultimately, eighteen applicants were selected to hold talks, think tank sessions and workshops on their topics of expertise.

I know, I know – this meeting of the minds sounds like the most extraordinary opportunity. For those who missed the bus on this first annual MBA World Summit, have no fear! As the first of many, Quarterly Crossing, together with their network of collaborators, is already planning the 2015 summit. Summit locations will follow along the current theme of metropolitan ‘Edu-hubs’ such as San Francisco, Shanghai, Singapore, London and Boston.

In order to not miss out on this fortuitous occasions, apply for a spot at the 2015 gathering! Applications are being accepted from May 16, 2014 and must include:

     o Proof of enrolment in an MBA program

     o Your CVA personal essay answering both the following questions (400 words each):

                   o   What can you contribute to the "MBA World Summit 2015"?

                   o   What do you expect from the "MBA World Summit 2015"? 

     o For those interested in holding a talk/workshop/etc., include a topic suggestion and preliminary description

Get the full details on the MBA World Summit 2015 application requirements here and if you’re not yet in an MBA program you can take care of that here – it’s a one-stop-shop!

Good Luck!

Diandra at SearchMBA