Forum: Application & Admission (4 Comments)

Profile Evaluation for top MiM programs

  • Posted by - thomas.graf - on 24 June 2019 - 7:38am

    Dear Riya,

    thank you for reaching out. The eBook The MIM: Entry Requirements for the Master in Management is available at

    I suggest that you read it thoroughly as it provides you with an excellent overview of what 53 international Master in Management programs expect from you.

    As you will see from the ebook, some schools prioritize grades while others don't. If you don't fullfil the academic criteria of those specific schools, you cannot compensate for this with internships or alternative practice experience. But you can (and should) apply for programs whose admission officers have a more holistic approach and value experience, self-engagement and commitment in addition to academic achievements.

    Best regards,

    By Thomas Graf
    Author of the MIM eBook

  • Posted by - Riya - on 23 June 2019 - 3:50pm

    Hello Sir!
    The forum and site are extremely useful. I read that you have published 2 books regarding MiM in many of your replies in the forum. I wanted to buy Entry requirements but the book is currently unavailable on Amazon.

    I was wondering if you could answer a few of the questions that I had hoped would be cleared from the book. I am going to apply for Fall Intake 2021. I realise that I have enough time to build my profile and compensate as much as I can for the areas which are weak.

    Sir, my academic background is below average.
    I scored 80% in 10th; 73% in 12th with 94/100 in English. I am currently in my third year of engineering from the University of Mumbai which is ranked around 100 in my country. I have an average of 7.6/10 GPA with 3 backlogs in the past 2 years of undergrad.

    Moving to extracurricular: I have Merit certificates of Trinity College's GESE Grade 6 and 9. I haven't played sports nor have I worked for an NGO. I haven't done any internships either.

    I have helped my father in his business which inspired me to begin my own journey as an entrepreneur. In the past year, I have co-founded 2 organizations which deal with digital and content marketing. One of the company is doing well and generating revenue. I plan to incorporate the company by the end of this year. I don't know how much will this cover up for the lack of good marks.

    I am planning to join as a volunteer in an NGO that matches my interest soon. I am not sure if I will be able to do any internships as my company consumes a lot of my time. I will also make sure that my GPA increases in the coming semesters without any backlog. I'll be writing a research paper on a topic related to management and will get it published. I am planning to do a certified course related to business or management or marketing that will help me in understanding how to manage my company better; since my University does not offer an elective subject that extensively covers this area. I have started preparing for GMAT and I am aiming for 700+. I'll be giving the exam after 12 months.

    I would like to know your opinion on this. Do you feel what I have planned will significantly improve my application? Could you suggest more ways that will help compensate for my inconsistent academics and lack of extra curricular activities?

    I am aiming for top 25 Schools according to the FT ranking and MSMS program offered by Kellogg.

    I would also like to know your opinion on the Deferred MBA programs offered by Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Chicago Booth, and MIT Sloan School of management.

    I am sorry for taking up so much of your time. Please help me out. If you could then please do e-mail me when your book becomes available on Amazon. I could use some more in depth help.

    Looking forward to hearing from you!

  • Posted by - thomas.graf - on 21 March 2019 - 4:47pm

    Hi there,

    I would apply for entry this fall (=2019), For entry in 2020 you may have too much work experience and become eligible for an MBA (instead of an MIM).

    Best wishes,

    By Thomas Graf
    Author of the MIM eBook

  • Posted by - Abhishek Aggarwal - on 21 March 2019 - 10:12am

    Good Morning Everyone!
    Greetings from India!

    I had a query regarding my profile for MiM courses. I have completed my undergrad in Mathematics and Computing Engineering from Delhi Technological University(GPA:8.02) and post that I have worked with PwC(PriceWaterHouseCoopers) for about 17 months as a Technology Consultant. I have a GMAT score of 680(Q:48, V:34). I am also currently pursuing CFA level 1(June). I have left my job in Jan to pursue preparation for CFA. Can I apply for Mim courses this fall or is it too late to apply and I should focus on next fall?(Most courses have round 4 deadlines left)
    What do you guys think? Any help would be highly appreciated.
    Thanks a lot!

    Abhishek Aggarwal