Profile Evaluation for MiM program

Application & Admission
  • Posted by stu on 06/13/13 6:57pm


    I am Stuti from Bangalore, India. I am interested in applying for MiM programs in Europe starting in 2014. Below is my profile:

    Professional Experience:
    Working in Accenture, India, as Business and Quality Analyst from August 2008-Present.
    Worked in global projects focusing in industries such as Marketing, Consulting, Human Resources and IT within Accenture's internal organization.
    Received 25 performance awards till date.

    Bachelor of Engineering in Biotechnology from Sir MVIT, Visveswaraiah Technological University (VTU) Bangalore, with First Class, 67% (2004-2008)

    Extra-curricular activities:
    Active member of Accenture Event Management Team.
    Participated in and organized many cultural fests and workshops during undergraduate course.
    Volunteer for a non-profit organization focusing in the field of education (completed just 1 month)
    Planning to work full time in the non profit sector from October 2013.
    Fluent in written and spoken English and Hindi.

    GMAT - 590
    Toefl - 102

    Target Universities:
    University of Zurich
    Emylon Business School
    HHL Leipzig
    Emylon Business School
    ESSEC Business School
    HEC Lausanne

    Short term/Long term goals : switch to Strategy/Consulting and later work in the non-profit sector.

    I would be grateful to you if you could evaluate my profile and suggest schools where I can get in with my profile.
    Also can you please suggest some schools for MBA as well. I had applied in 2011 to few B-schools for full time MBA program but was not accepted in any.

    Thanks in advance.

    • Posted by Thomas Graf on 06/13/13 8:17pm

      Hi there,

      thank you for your question. After reading your profile, the MBA is the right program for you. The Master in Management, by contrast, is for graduates without professional experience.

      I wonder which schools rejected you as your profile fits very well to MBA programs. The only weakness may be your GMAT score. Most quality schools require at least 600 and top schools 650 or more. So, I recommend doing it again and apply again. As for ESSEC, EM Lyon amd HHL, I am confident that you have good chances to get in - maybe even with 590. But again: These schools are quality schools and like to see 600 at minimum. So, to be save re-do the GMAT and be ambitious.

      As for the HEC, the selection process may be stricter. But with your work experience at Accenture and a better GMAT result you should have also good chances here as well.

      By the way, I also had only 590 in my first GMAT. Then I prepared again for 1 month primarily focussing on the maths part (and mostly using material from Manhattan Review) - and I achieved 660...

      If you are interested in other MBA programs I recommend having a look at our MBA Compass platform.

      Best wishes

      By Thomas Graf

      • Posted by stu on 06/13/13 9:44pm

        Hi Thomas

        Thanks for the prompt reply and your valuable suggestions.
        In 2011, I had applied in Krannert School of Management, Boston University, and Michigan Broad with a score of 570.
        I also applied to HHL with a score of 590 last week (after the deadline was over for fall 2013) and was asked to re-apply next year with a better score.

        I have given GMAT thrice and unfortunately 590 is the highest score of all my 3 attempts. I do intend to prepare for GMAT again and improve especially in verbal.

        Again, thank you for evaluating my profile. I will look at the link for MBA Programs.