MIM admission eligibility criteria for HEC Paris and ESSEC

Application & Admission
  • Posted by Karthika on 03/09/17 8:26am


    I have a gmat score of 660(Q48,V33,IR 7). I have more than 1.5 years experience as a Business Technology Analyst in one of the Big Four Companies. I also have about 1 year internship experience as a Research Assistant at Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and have worked on both private as well as public sector projects.

    I have a postgraduate degree( M.Sc) in Computer Science from one of the premier institutes in India and have a CGPA of 8.63/10(distinction).

    I am planning to apply to these schools for 2018-

    1. HEC- Paris( Grande Ecole -MIM)
    2. Essec Business (MSc in Management- Grande Ecole)
    3. NTU Singapore(MBA)
    4. Insead Singapore (MBA).

    Do you think this profile is good enough to apply to these schools? Should I write GMAT once more to improve my score or should I apply with my current score?

    Thanks & Regards,

    • Posted by Thomas Graf on 03/09/17 11:55am

      Hi Karthika,

      have you read my eBook "The MIM - Entry Requirements" already? Here you have all the answers from my interview with 50 business schools, including HEC and ESSEC, about what they expect from you.

      Best wishes,

      By Thomas Graf

      • Posted by Karthika on 03/09/17 1:12pm

        Hi Thomas,

        Yes,I read your book. But for both Essec and HEC, the average score is higher than 660 as per your book. Hence, I am confused whether I should repeat the gmat exam or concentrate more on my resume and essays.
        Kindly help me on this.


        • Posted by Thomas Graf on 03/10/17 9:17am

          Ok, great. Two comments:

          1. What does the ESSEC rcommend you if your GMAT score is below average? Just have a look at ESSEC's anders in my "MIM Entry Requirements" eBook again - then you have a much better answer than anyone else could give to you.

          2. Did you go through the other criteria that ESSEC asks you for? In the first answer, ESSEC tells you other criteria that are considered as important. Knowing that, you can evaluate your own profile whether it fits these criteria or not (or to what degree). The less it fits or the more doubts you have, the more important it may be to re-do the GMAT just to score better.

          Same approach for HEC.

          Best wishes,

          by Thomas Graf