Forum: Application & Admission (2 Comments)

Getting into top MiM schools

  • Posted by - teambogeyman - on 23 September 2013 - 6:35pm


    I m Utkarsh from India . I would like to know if I would be able to get a good MIM admission in the top Univs .
    My Profile . :
    X Std - 91 % XII Std - 80 %
    Bachelors of Engineering in Information Technology - CGPA - 6.8/10 (ITM University)
    No Job Experience
    I have visited many countries
    And design websites for people.
    GMAT - 720 and yet to take TOEFL
    What are my chances ??

    • Posted by - Thomas Graf - on 24 September 2013 - 9:26am

      Hi there,

      thank you for your question. First of all, I recommend you to define more clearly what you actually mean with "top universities". The problem is that "top" is a very vague expression and schools like to present themselves as top schools as a marketing style.

      But as a student and future MIM student, you need to define what "top" means for YOU. Do you mean the schools ranked on position one, two, and three in the FT MIM Ranking? Do you mean the first 10? Do you mean schools that have general quality criteria such as accreditations (I would recommend you looking int that)? Overall, I suggest that you take some days to reflect your goals - what do you want from a master? - and then define a target profile - what benefits should a master provide you with so that you become satisfied with it - eventually, "top" programs will be those programs that maximize the overlap between their benefits and your goals.

      In general, a GMAT of 720 is great. A CGPA of 6.8, however, may become a problem at some schools such as HEC Paris that are very selective and emphasize academic records very much. But since your average scores in your final years are very high (90% if I see it correctly) and together with your high GMAT I would even apply there (provided that you identified this school as one of your target schools).

      Bottom line: I would reflect your goals and develop a target profile of how your master should look like. Then I would search for these programs and apply. It should not be a problem at most of them to pass the first round and make it to the interviews (provided that your application is written well).

      best wishes

      by Thomas Graf