humble MiM program now vs getting a second bachelor vs master before MiM

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  • Posted by Frederik07 on 03/18/20 8:28pm

    Hey there,
    First off, huge thanks to answering all our questions. This forum is a nice help for people like me who are unsure.
    However, i still have a question.

    I am 22 now and have a bachelor in computer science. Now i want to gather more business/management experience and would prefer a MiM over an MBA.
    But i have only a 3.3/4 GPA, no work experience yet and still have to work on my GMAT. (Toefl is 101, so no problem with that)

    Now im thinking about what i should do. I consider the following options:

    1. Go for a not-so-competitive MiM program, which may not even require GMAT (like Edinburgh MiM).
      But i can hardly estimate how much the prestige/ranking of a top MiM program is worth, so i fear i could miss out on too many opportunities.
    2. Getting a second bachelors in management, (working on my profile and GMAT in parallel) and apply for more competitive MiM programs later. Would be time consuming though, and i hope i am not "too old" for competitive MiM programs with age ~26/27
    3. getting a business master, work on GPA, get GMAT, and then get a second master, namely the MiM. Is there any disadvantage or things to consider when going for a master before MiM?

    I am pretty worried because i dont want to make the wrong decision here. Would be really glad if you could help me with that or provide some insights about what option you may find more appealing, less risky etc..

  • Posted by thomas.graf on 03/20/20 9:05am

    Hi there,

    for you reading my guidebook Business Masters - How you find the best Master in Management and MBA would make a lot of sense.

    It would help you clarifying some misunderstandings and misleading thoughts such as "would prefer a MiM over an MBA" - there is no preference of a MIM over an MBA as these are two different types of programs and you can do both.

    It would help you clearly understand your options: You have no work experience right now - hence, you can ignore advanced / post-experience Masters at all (e.g., the MBA or postexperience Masters in specific business areas. Instead, the MIM or specialized pre-experience Masters are your options.

    It would give you guidance on how to find out what is important for you now and help you analyze specific programs - then you would easier find a decision regarding your three directions (mentioned above).

    Feel welcome to come back here if you have read it thoroughly.

    Best wishes,
    Thomas Graf

    Founder of the MIM Compass
    Author of the MIM eBooks