Forum: General Forum (14 Comments)

Eligibility for top MiM Programs

  • Posted by - Priya - on 6 October 2020 - 10:49am

    Can applying in any mim college in Europe?
    10th(2014) :- 64%
    12th(2016) :- 68%
    Graduation bcom(p)(2016-2020)(DU, NCWEB):- 47%
    My percentage are not good but if i score good in gmat after that is there any chance of getting in MIM college.

  • Posted by - thomas.graf - on 13 October 2019 - 12:41pm


    first you should investigate what the University of St.Gallen expects. Then you can compare this with your own records.

    On the University of St.Gallen SIM Admissions Page you find the admissions criteria and the respective weights.

    The average GMAT score of the Master of Finance and Banking students can be found on the St.Gallen Facts Page. It is 723.

    I could imagine that the SIM students GMAT score (average) is similarly high.

    But this does not mean that your result is too low to get accepted. It just means that your score is below average and that you need to convince the St.Gallen team on the other admissions dimensions.

    Best wishes,

    By Thomas Graf
    Author of the MIM eBook

  • Posted by - Meiyarasu - on 12 October 2019 - 11:34am

    My B.E CGPA is 8.0
    My 12th 87.16
    GMAT 678
    I can apply for MIM Program in St.gallen University

  • Posted by - thomas.graf - on 26 September 2018 - 12:32pm

    Hi there,

    in my my survey "The MIM - Entry Requirements for the Master in Management", you find the detailed and original admissions criteria of 53 Master in Management programs, and particularly the GMAT section.

    This will answer your question.

    Best regards,

    By Thomas Graf
    Owner MIM Compass
    Author of the MIM eBook

  • Posted by - rashmi - on 26 September 2018 - 11:01am

    Hello Sir,

    I would like you to evaluate my profile and lemme know which colleges I have a chance for MiM programs?

    10th: 88.8% 12th: 70% Grad, Bachelors in Engineering: 60%(overall 8 semester)
    work ex: 24 months+ counting.
    will more than 24 months harm my application?
    IELTS: 8 overall
    GRE: expecting 310- 320

    With my CGPA on the lower side, will my SOP, GRE and TOEFL make a change to the probability of getting into university?

  • Posted by - thomas.graf - on 3 July 2018 - 11:14am

    Hi there,

    some MIM programs require a first degree in business or economics while others do not. If you study economics in your undergrads, I recommend you to choose a MIM program that requires a first degree in business or economics. By this you will avoid a repetition in your MIM of what you studied already in your BA.

    To find MIM programs that specifically require a first degree in business or economics, please choose the filter "ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS" in the MIM Compass search engine at and select "First degree in business or economics required".

    Best regards,

    By Thomas Graf
    Owner MIM Compass
    Author of the MIM eBook

  • Posted by - Rutvik Bhatt - on 25 June 2018 - 12:36pm

    Respected sir,mam

    I am currently pursuing my ba program from Delhi University. I am in my first year. We are offered a variety of subjects and we have to choose as per our interest. I have taken economics as one of my core subjects.
    Here's my question:

    I heard there are some institute who require eco or business as a subject or degree. So am I eligible for all MIM college or I have to go for some other degree.

  • Posted by - Knight - on 4 October 2015 - 3:54pm

    I am doing B.Tech Computer Science. My undergrad percentage till 6th sem is 69.7%, 12th grade- 86, 10th grade- 10 CGPA
    I have a GMAT score of 710.

    1.Was a part of AIESEC ( A youth run organisation) for two years.
    2. Was the part of sponsorship team for my college fest.
    3. Director General for College MUN.
    4. Editor for the college magazine.
    5. Did a MSME workshop on entrepreneurship.
    6. Was OCVP for a conference held for interns from over 30 countries.
    7. Intern-ship from a bank (2 months) and an electronics company.
    8. Might be a volunteer for Jaipur Literature Fest in Jaunary.

    With the above, do I have a chance of getting into

    1. HEC Paris
    2. ESSEC
    3. IE
    4. ESADE
    5. LBS

    • Posted by - Anusha - on 14 November 2015 - 7:00am


      Below is my profile. I would like to apply for MBA for fall 2016, but as an option i would like to apply for MiM pogramm in usa for fall 2016.

      1, 19 months as a international customer service and Online marketing in gaming industry. Presently not working. Once i began working in digital marketing as seo analyst from Dec/January 2016 my experience will be more than 2yrs by Sep 2016.
      2, 315 in Gre 160 Quant, 155 Verbal
      3, St Peter's Institute of pharmaceutical sciences, 3.5/4 , Bachelor of Pharmacy.
      4, Volunteer and zonal co ordinator in youth for seva organisation for a government school, Volunteer for adventure club, 2 times winner in poster presentation on marketing and volunteer for college events. Started a project on clean and green city on garbage issue but did not work.
      5, No cfa courses , But taking course on Financial Markets and marketing from coursera
      6, Post MBA, I hope to work as a Marketing manager, supply chain manager with digital marketing, Later B2B marketing, long term to start a consultant by following global business strategies by producing best quality service.

      Here my queries, I have began my application process for MiM , but question is since my experience will corss 2 years, will I be selected or do they reject me because more experience? Or Do i need to just focus on MBA.

      Do the universities just give more priority to applicants with gmat instead of gre??
      I am confused? Do i need to apply for both MBA and MiM for 2016 intake.

      I'm awaiting for quick reply.

      Anusha k.

      • Posted by - Thomas Graf - on 15 November 2015 - 6:01pm

        Hi Anushka,

        a Master in Management is for graduates, with a maximum of up to a year of work experience. If you want a general management postgraduate education, then the MBA is the right program.

        Read my MIM eBook to better understand that differences, the different program types and how to find the "right" program and school for you.

        GRE and GMAT - here you need to check the entry requirements of your favorite schools. Usually, they allow for both tests and this means that there is no preference for the on or the other.

        Visit to find programs and use the Search Engine Filter "Entry requirements" to select proggrams that require the GMAT/GRE or not.

        Best regards,

        by Thomas Graf
        MIM Compass Founder

        • Posted by - Ajay - on 30 January 2016 - 2:20pm

          Thank you sir...

          The book is really amazing ,it has been a great help .

        • Posted by - Ajay - on 28 January 2016 - 5:12pm


          I am going to apply for MIM in some business schools for fall 2016 session.There is a major problem in my profile,i took a gap of 2 years right after my graduation to prepare for a highly competitive exam for top government administration jobs,which i was not able to clear.

          Though my GPA is average but i have good number of extra-curricular activities(Literary Events,Music competitions,sports,Anchoring,Organizing events and festivals,national level science projects etc.).As per as your book i will apply for schools which gives high weightage to them.

          My question is that how badly are the gap years going to affect my application.even though the exam i was preparing for, has a success rate of 500 in a million,will it still be considered a failure .

          And,can i mention extra curricular activities i did in my high school,even though its been a while.

          I am looking forward to your reply


          • Posted by - Thomas Graf - on 28 January 2016 - 11:58pm

            Hello Ajay,

            if your GPA is average and if your extra-curricular records are good, I would apply for schools that do not over-emphasize grades but acknowledge such activities as something valuable for a Master's class.

            Read my "MIM Entry Requirements" eBook carefully - here you have the entry requirement profiles of 54 schools / MIM programs worldwide. The information provided here is based on a survey where I asked the schools about their entry requirements. You will find all their answers published in my eBook and decide which schools fits your profile and which not.

            Here is the list of schools whose MIM programs are included in the eBook:

            Aix-Marseille Graduate School of Management - IAE
            Alpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt
            Antwerp Management School
            Audencia Nantes School of Management
            Bocconi University
            Brunel University
            Catolica Lisbon School of Business and Economics
            CNAM - Institute of Management
            Cologne Business School
            Cranfield School of Management
            Deusto Business School - University of Deusto
            Durham University Business School
            EADA Business School Barcelona
            EDHEC Business School
            ESCP Europe Business School
            ESSEC Business School
            Fontys University of Applied Sciences
            Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
            HEC Lausanne
            HEC PARIS School of Management
            HFU Business School J8- University Furtwangen
            IAE Bordeaux University School of Management
            ICN Business School Nancy-Metz
            IE Business School
            Johannes Kepler University
            Kuehne Logistics University
            London Business School
            London School of Economics and Political Science, Department of Management
            Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester
            MGSM - Macquarie Graduate School of Management
            MIP Politecnico di Milano
            Munich Business School
            Nottingham Business School, Noittingham Trent University
            Nyenrode Business Universiteit
            Philipps- Universität Marburg
            S P Jain School of Global Managment
            Saunders College of Business at RIT
            SPbU, Graduate School of Management
            Stockholm School of Economics
            Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
            Università della Svizzera italiana
            Università di Bologna
            University of Bradford
            University of Cologne, Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences
            University of Economics, Prague
            University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
            University of Lethbridge
            University of Manitoba, Asper School of Business
            University of Trento, Italy
            University of Windsor
            Warsaw School of Economics
            WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management

            As for your other question, will your 2 years gap be a disadvantage - this depends on the school (and how open the admissions managers are for unusual tracks) and on how convincing you will be to persuade them that these 2 years were not "lost time" but were a necessary step on your career planning.

            Best regards,

            by Thomas Graf
            MIM Compass Founder

    • Posted by - Thomas Graf - on 5 October 2015 - 11:49am

      Hi there,

      have you read my eBook The MIM - Master in Management Entry Requirements already?

      You will find all 5 schools that you listed in there.

      Best regards,

      by Thomas Graf
      MIM Compass Founder