Profile Evaluation - Masters in Management (MIM)

Application & Admission
  • Posted by aakash.ahuja101 on 07/10/14 1:15pm

    HI,

    I am a graduate from India planning to apply for MIM in the upcoming admission cycle.
    I Gave my Gmat but not happy with the score.

    My profile is as follows:

    Age: 21
    Grad college : Delhi University
    Grad major: Computer Science
    Graduating Division : First division
    Gmat Score : 660/800(q44 v36) AWA 5/6 ---> Not happy

    Additional Academic: Cisco Certified Network Associate(Wireless)
    Marketing Management, Harvard Extension

    Academic Projects: Creation and implementation of Database for my High school aimed at maintaining daily activities and year end result report cards.
    Development of a business plan while pursuing Marketing management. Now a successful business in Henderson, NV

    Work/Internship: 2 Summer Internship in Marketing/sales department.
    2 Months internship with an NGO in rural areas of Thailand: Taught children English.
    1 Year full time work experience in the same company i interned in.(Marketing Dept)

    Achievements : Won Numerous Inter-college competition for programming and quiz
    Member of MENSA international, the world’s largest and oldest IQ society: Scored the highest percentile (99%) awarded by MENSA India chapter

    Positions of leadership held : President - Computer&technology society(Grad college)
    Organising Committee President - Global Human Resource Summit(Attended by delegates from over 10 Countries, speakers from prominent companies such as Ernst and young).... And more while in HIgh School.

    I would like to apply to schools such as HEC Paris , IE Business school , fuqua(Duke) , CEMS MIM. Please let me know if i have a chance according to my profile. Should i retake the GMAT before applying?

    Thanks!

    • Posted by Thomas Graf on 07/10/14 2:50pm

      Hi there,

      have you read my MIM eBook already?

      Best wishes
      Thomas

      By Thomas Graf
      Owner MIM Compass

    • Posted by aakash.ahuja101 on 07/28/14 5:46pm

      Hi Thomas,

      Hey i bought you book ,read the whole book. Got a pretty clear idea about MiM.
      I would like if you could evaluate my profile and let me know the chances of me getting accepted at schools as IE,fuqua,essec,escp.

      Thanks.

      • Posted by Thomas Graf on 07/29/14 11:39am

        Hi there,

        in my eBook I show how you can do that by yourself. Read, for instance, the chapters RESOURCES and PRACTICAL TIPS. In the latter, you also learn to which person and sort of people at each school you need to talk to.

        Best wishes
        Thomas

        By Thomas Graf
        Owner MIM Compass

    • Posted by adityavijay on 08/07/14 8:21pm

      Hello Sir,
      I am doing mechanical engineering from one of the reputated institutes in India and planning to apply for MIM. I would really appreciate your help to tell me my chances in getting into top b schools. My profile:

      Age: 22
      GMAT:650 ( q 50 v 28)
      CGPA: 8/10

      Internship: 1 month internship in project management from indonesia in one of the leading company globally.
      Planning to do few more internship in management.

      Extra curricular: Board member in one of the club/chapter in my college.
      Have few certificates of conducting various workshops,events etc.
      Have done few projects.

      I wish to apply to following colleges:

      1. HEC Paris
      2. Essec business school
        3.IE business school

      I am also planning to apply to ESADE business school, Emlyon business school and Rotterdam school of management to be on safe side.

      Please tell me what chances do i have to get into the first three and the last three colleges i have mentioned. I am also planning to write a research paper in management. Would that help significantly? What else can I do to improve my admission chances.
      I would also like to know that would it be wise to apply to colleges like HEC Montreal and University of Sydney Business School ( Low in ranking but one of the top colleges in their country). Please suggest me some other colleges according to my profile.
      Also suggest me whether a good IELTS score would help me to make up for my low verbal score. Should I consider giving GMAT again considering the time left for application deadlines which is generally in Oct, Nov?
      Thank you.

      • Posted by Thomas Graf on 08/08/14 1:34am

        Hi there,

        have you read my MIM eBook already?

        Best wishes
        Thomas

        By Thomas Graf
        Owner MIM Compass

    • Posted by adityavijay on 08/08/14 8:47am

      Hello Sir,
      Yes, I have read your book but I would like if you can tell me my admission chances according to my profile.

      • Posted by Thomas Graf on 08/08/14 11:40am

        Hi there,

        I understand your question and interest in evaluating your profile as well as schools. My MIM eBook, in fact, has the purpose to provide you with the means to find answers to your questions if you apply by yourself - provided that you read it carefully and think about how you can apply it in practice.

        "What are my chances to get in?"
        An important chapter, for instance, is the chapter SOURCES OF INFORMATION (Read to, Talk to) on pages 73-76. Here you have first-class sources of information where you find answers on how good your chances are to get into these institutions.

        I also recommend you to read carefully the chapter RESOURCES as this tells you about requirements - particularly, if you want to understand what your profile of GMAT 650, Age 22, or CGPA: 8/10 means for the schools

        As for your grades, check, for instance, pages 55 and 56.

        "I would also like to know that would it be wise to apply to colleges like HEC Montreal and University of Sydney Business School ( Low in ranking but one of the top colleges in their country)."
        At the heart of the MIM eBook is my methodology to find answer such a question. Would it be wise to apply to certain colleges? If you follow my 9 steps structure (as summarized on page 70 and 71) you can develop answers to your questions.

        "Also suggest me whether a good IELTS score would help me to make up for my low verbal score. Should I consider giving GMAT again considering the time left for application deadlines which is generally in Oct, Nov?"
        Here, the answer becomes clear when you read pages 51-32 (Tests)...

        Some of your questions are not explicitly directly covered in my eBook, so I will comment here:

        "Internship: 1 month internship in project management from indonesia in one of the leading company globally.
        Planning to do few more internship in management."

        Try to THINK about it: What does it mean for the schools if you do this? Is it positive or negative? If you think this is something positive - e.g., if you gain practical experience and if you express commitment by these internships - then of course it is positive for your application.

        Same answer for your other points: "Extra curricular: Board member in one of the club/chapter in my college.
        Have few certificates of conducting various workshops,events etc. Have done few projects." and " I am also planning to write a research paper in management. Would that help significantly?"

        For some schools this experience may be more influential than for other schools, however. If a school's primary interest in academic excxellence - and I am referring in my eBook to this type of schools - than none of your extracurricilar activity will help you compensate a grade if this grade is too weak for a school.

        "Please tell me what chances do i have to get into the first three and the last three colleges i have mentioned"
        In my eBook chapter "Read & Talk to" as well as in the chapters about rankings (pages 72/73) and accreditations (p. 74).

        Overall, I strongly recommend you READ my chapter HOW TO ANALYZE PROGRAMS? (pages 77 onward). Your profile looks good and I am confident that you get admission at several of the schools that you mentioned.

        Best wishes
        Thomas

        By Thomas Graf
        Owner MIM Compass
        Author of the MIM eBook