Forum: Application & Admission (2 Comments)

MIM admission

  • Posted by - rijul007 - on 3 August 2012 - 8:06pm


    I am planning to apply for MIM program next year for the batch that would start in 2014.
    I am from India.
    I'll be completing my under-graduation in Computer Science Engineering next year in June. My aggregate percentage till now is 64%. My GMAT score is 720.
    At the time of application, I wont be having any work experience.

    I wish to know whether I have a chance admitting into MIM program of either of these colleges: LBS, HEC Paris and IE Business school.

    • Posted by - Thomas Graf - on 6 August 2012 - 9:23am

      Hi there,

      thank you for your question. First of all, I recommend you having a look on the websites of these three institutions and check the admissions and entry requirement pages. For the LBS MIM, for instance, you can easily see that you need one year of postgraduate experience. So, your question is answered upfront.

      Then I would like to give you some more thoughts to think about:

      • Clearly, a GMAT of 720 is great and will help you stand out among others.
      • Your grades in your academic studies will be important as well, however - so my intuition is that you should try to optimize them as much as you can.
      • I would also recommend you doing an internship somwehere, ideally at a renowned firm.

      Overall, please put yourself in the position of the admissions managers of a top business school. Think about: Why should they choose you given that they receive many applications? My recommendation is: Try to answer this question. Try to give them good reasons to choose you. You can do it by academic grades, the GMAT, internships - and also by extracurricular activities, things that you do privately (e.g. starting your own business, engaging in community work or a social network etc.). In other words: Try to distinguish yourself from others and make your CV interesting.

      Finally, I recommend you trying to get in touch with the schools. Every school participates in informatin sessions or career fairs in India every year. Join these sessions and get in contact with the schools' representatives - then you can easily ask them how they evaluate your CV. Also, you can contact the school by email or phone and ask them whether a pre-evaluation of your CV is possible.

      Ok, so far for the moment. You should have a better understading now of "what this is all about" and some new inspirations to think about.

      Best wishes