Profile Evaluation for LSE MiM

Application & Admission
  • Posted by kartikc11 on 12/09/13 10:42am

    Hi There,

    This site has been a great resource in getting information, but I really wanted to get an idea of where I stand with regards to an admission at LSE.

    I have received offers from ESCP, Essec and EM LYON for 2014 MiM. I am applying now to LSE, should be done in a week. Here is my profile:

    GMAT : 680
    Undergraduate : BE with first class distinction
    Work Experience : 26 months in a consultancy
    Extra Curriculars: Public relations head for Toastmasters (Global public speaking forum), Events head for a social service initiative chapter (started by the government of India)

    The reason I am not considering an MBA is essentially because I want to understand theory behind management and eventually do a Phd in one of the fields

    Please let me know if my profile looks competitive.

    Thanks for you help!

    Kartik Chaturvedi

    • Posted by Thomas Graf on 12/09/13 11:29am

      Hi there,

      I think you are fine. First, your motivation for a MIM (your scientific approach and the PhD as next career goal) makes sense and justifies doing it, even though your work experience would rather qualify you for an MBA.

      Second, the LSE is renowned for its scientific competence - hence, I consider it to be a good selection when it comes to preparing for a PhD.

      Third, the LSE is a school that acknowledges your work experience. They openly say it can be an advantage. At other schools, it may be a disadvantage for the MIM (these other schools would recommend you an MBA instead).

      Fourth, with a GMAT score of 680 you fulfill the requirements (at least the minimum requirements). You will not impress the LSE with that score but your score will be accepted.

      Best of luck
      Thomas

      By Thomas Graf

      • Posted by kartikc11 on 12/09/13 11:35am

        Thank you Thomas

        I appreciate the prompt reply. I will let you know how my admission process goes

        Regards,

        Kartik Chaturvedi