Posted by - Nikitha - on 25 December 2012 - 1:30pm
I am from India.
Education : Bachelor of Engineer(BE) in Computer Science
Experience : 2.5 years @Robert Bosch.(20 months International Experience in Germany, working for Robert Bosch, Germany)
I am looking to apply for Masters of Managment course for 2014. And hence at that time I would have a total experience of 3.5 or 4 years of work experience.Does this profile match for apply this course(MIM) ? Because I see that mostly the requirement specifies that a candidate should have max of 2 years of experience.
Please let know. Your answer will be helpful.
Posted by - Nikitha - on 1 January 2013 - 2:19pm
Thanks for the detailed information.It gave me a lot of clarity.
I will do some survey now and get back to you :)
Posted by - Thomas Graf - on 1 January 2013 - 10:41pm
Don't forget to tell the schools how helpful the MIM Compass was for your search process ;)
All the bestThomas
Posted by - Nikitha - on 27 December 2012 - 6:50pm
Thanks for your reply.
In the last days this has been in my mind MIM/MBA/MEM knowing that I am from the Engineering background and have experience for the same.I have read thro many forum, websites, also mim-compass.com, have clearly understood the differences& requirements.
To get more clear and better understanding so that I can come to a conclusion I have following questions :
Agreed MIM is not the right choice. But just-in-case say , I take up MIM course (with 3.5 yrs experience).Once im graduated what kind job profile/role/position I would be getting into ?A fresher/junior employee out of University graduated with MIM degree ?and I will be considered same level as the other co-students who have had NIL or less experience ?or will my prior experience/International experience of 3.5 yrs as a Engineer will have some concern/role to play when comes to job profile/position/etc ?
On the other hand I came across another Management course designed for Engineers, MEM course ( Msc in Engineering management OR Master of Engineering in Engineering Management ) -http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Master_of_Engineering_Management (mainly in US, also if you read this wiki link - there's a statement given that MEM is 'Engineer's MBA')This course is not compared with MIM/MBA. ( Im aware they are different lines ).Its another course which also I was considering that how well this might fit in me.Do you have any say regarding this course/jobs keeping in mind my educational background & experience ?
Eagerly waiting for your reply.Thank you again Thomas.
Posted by - Thomas Graf - on 28 December 2012 - 11:51am
as for your first question, here is a general thought: A primary recruiting means for graduates are the on-campus fairs where firms come to campus and invite graduates for interviews.
There are differences, however, between the on-campus fairs for Master graduates and MBA graduates. The firms may be the same or different; the HR people may be the same or different; but most importantly, the people they are looking for on such a firm are different - meaning, the positions that they have in their pockets when they come to these fairs are different:
Having said that, there may be bypasses around this obstacle depending on the career srevices of the school where you study.
It's a good idea, actually, to mention your question (and conflict) to the schools admissions and career service in advance and ask them what they think (or how they consider to suppport you here).
Here are some more advices:
As for your second question, I am not experienced in an MEM. But some things are clear upfront:
Intuitively, the MEM seems to be the less risky decision for you as it strengthens your profile (I may be wrong, however).
I recommend you to clearly compare the curricula, students' profiles, and entry positions of the graduates of a more general management program (MIM) and the MEM. Maybe you even find a school that offers both types of program - then finding this data out through the website or by contacting the career service should be easier.
Posted by - Thomas Graf - on 25 December 2012 - 7:53pm
you may find schools that still accept you. But with 3.5 years of work experience, you are the perfect MBA candidate. Think about it: Do you really want to study with people who do not have work experience at all? People who are heading for their job entry after graduation?
Alternatively, the MBA brings you in contact ONLY with people who have work experience. You will profit a lot just by the fact that your classmates have valuable experience that you get access to.
Please have a look at our article difference between MBA and MIM.
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