Forum: Application & Admission (4 Comments)

Profile Evaluation and Advice

  • Posted by - vishwajitster - on 16 November 2013 - 7:02pm


    • Posted by - vishwajitster - on 28 November 2013 - 9:04am

      Hi Thomas,

      In my interview, the interviewers asked me whether I had explored the PhD courses at HEC and encouraged/asked why don't I pursue a phd there? (Perhaps it was because they felt that I had a research based profile) Now, this was totally unexpected for me. Can you suggest from your experience if the outcome of the interview will be unfavorable, considering their insistence for a phd? Also, is an MiM the right thing to do if one aspires to do a phd in management? (just asking out of curiosity). Also, roughly what percentage weightage is given to the interview?


      • Posted by - Thomas Graf - on 28 November 2013 - 5:45pm

        Hi there,

        thank you for your post. The question in your interview is indeed surprising. I wouldn't perceive this as negative, however. It just shows that they seem to have interest in you. Whether your answer is "Yes, I would be interested in them" or "No, I plan to stay in the business world", or whether you say "I wanted to do the MIM first and then decide about whether I pursue an academic or business career" - all of this should be fine.

        "is an MiM the right thing to do if one aspires to do a phd in management?"
        In our Global MIM Survey 2013, we found that two thirds of all schools that offer both a MIM and a PhD, the MIM qualifies for the PhD. As for HECm I would just contact the PhD Department and ask - but I am sure that the MIM indeed qualifies for it.

        "Also, roughly what percentage weightage is given to the interview?"
        Roughly 20 percent.

        Best wishes

        by Thomas Graf

    • Posted by - Thomas Graf - on 17 November 2013 - 3:03pm

      Hi there,

      thank you for your question. For the moment and based on the few information you gave me, I think your chances are good. Now try to do good interviews. I recommend you checking this thread to learn more about this.

      Since you will have about 2 years of work experience, when you actually start the program, however, it may be that the schools recommend you the MBA instead of a MIM. Check the difference here.

      Good luck!

      by Thomas Graf