Forum: Application & Admission (3 Comments)

Selection Chances

  • Posted by - prathameshpatkar - on 26 December 2013 - 5:27am

    Hi Thomas,

    My name is Prathamesh and I am from India.I have certain queries regarding probability of getting admits for MIM courses. I am going to apply to following universities:
    4] ESCP
    5] WHU
    6] HHL
    7] IE
    for the fall 2014 batch.What are my chances of getting in these universities?The reason I am applying to MIM is because I want to study from the top university and want to kick-start my career onto an international scale.

    Few details about my profile :

    Industrial Experience - Ancillaries Developement, TATA MOTORS,an automotive manufacturer from Nov 2012 to June 2013.

    Graduation -Graduated in August 2012, Mechanical Engineering with First Class With Distinction. Aggregate - 75 % Translated into GPA - 3.7 to 4

    10th - 89%

    12th - 89%

    I left my job in July and started preparing for CAT and GMAT.I will give GMAT in last week of January 2014.I am confident that i will score a minimum of 700 in GMAT.

    I had given GRE in 2012 and got 315/340 with 3 weeks of preparation.I also gave TOEFL in 2012 and secured 100/120.Do i need to take TOEFL twice as my score expires in March 2014?

    • Posted by - Thomas Graf - on 27 December 2013 - 5:48pm

      Hi there,

      thank you for your question. The general advise is: The more renowned a school is - as expressed for instance by ranking positions, the average GMAT score, and the amount of tuition fees - the more selective the school is. Now, if you go through your list of schools, you can re-order your list in terms of thee criteria and get a sense of which one is more selective and which one is less selective.

      If you want to apply for the very selective schools you should have a great academic record (best 5% or 10% in your class). 3.7 out of 4.0 looks good for me. If the school requires the GMAT, you should target a minimum of 650 and ideally a score around 700. So, your plan looks good here too.

      Next, some MIM programs (e.g. St Gallen) require a first degree in business. Hence, these schools or programs will not take you. You can find this information in our database - either by using our Search Filter "Entry Requirements => first degree in business not required" or by searching directly for the respective school (you see then in the program profile if a first degree in business is required or not).

      You may consider working one year more and start an MBA in 2015 when you have 3 years of work experience. Here is an article on the difference between MBA and MIM.

      best wishes

      by Thomas Graf

    • Posted by - prathameshpatkar - on 26 December 2013 - 5:35am

      My GPA is based on a scale of 0 to 4.0.