JOBS after MiM for Indians

General Forum
  • Posted by aishanimishra on 02/01/13 6:09pm

    I've applied for the MIM program in several schools in UK and FRANCE.But,people have been warning me against this recently saying job opportunities are slim for Indian citizens and sometimes not legal even!
    If I would attend a University in Europe ,I wish to get a job there and continue working there.Please tell me what the job market is like for Indians because many forums have mentioned getting a work permit is impossible.


    • Posted by Thomas Graf on 02/01/13 6:21pm

      Hi Aishani,

      well, there may be differences depending which European country. I think the best way you can find this out is by talking to:

      (1) The Embassy of India in the respective countries: They should know visa situation as well as the job market.

      (2) The business schools of your interest: and particularly the career service team. Ask them about their experiences with people from India in placing them after graduation. If they have no experience at all or if they couldn't place them it may not be a good sign.

      (3) Ask the admissions team to bring you in contact with an Alumni from India. He or she should provide you with a sense of how easy it is.

      One more thought: You could try to approach MIM programs with severa campuses or partner universities such as the CEMS MIM or the Hult MIB. By this, you are not depending on one country only.

      Best wishes

  • Posted by swarnesh rao on 10/07/17 9:54pm

    Dear sir,

    I am planning to do master in management degree in France,Germany or Ireland this worth investment for Indian as i am interested in management field and i am not interested doing it in India . Can you explain me in brief about the roi and job opportunities in these 3 countries for a fresh management graduate if you get a decent college.

    I am an average student particularly interested in management courses.

    My background:i have done my engineering in computer s and have work experience about 8 months in i am really confused about my career decision

    • Posted by gaurav on 04/15/18 9:26am

      Dear Swarnesh Ji Rao
      My name is Gaurav from Kolkata. My thoughts are also as like as you. I also want to establish my career in management and specifically from outside INDIA( Europe, Canada,) etc. The advice of Thomas sir is best in the WORLD. Do and follow the steps what Thomas Graf Sir has been saying. I had followed that steps thoroughly and after doing too much analysis for one year I came to conclusion. I got admission in a business school in France for my master in management course. I like this business school because of its course structure and reputation. Now, Waiting for the visa.
      Moreover, millions of thanks from the heart to Thomas Graf sir. I was confused. You and this website gave me the direction to approach ahead for better career and future.
      Now, it is my dream that I will meet you one day and i will try my best for that.
      Mr. swarnesh ji Rao, If you want to get in touch with me my email id- Best of luck

      Thank you Thomas sir

      • Posted by thomas.graf on 04/16/18 12:05pm

        Dear Gaurav,

        thank you so much for your kind words. I am happy that you were successful in finding the right business school for you.

        All the best

        By Thomas Graf
        Owner MIM Compass
        Author of the MIM eBook

      • Posted by Karan Pardeshi on 08/07/18 8:11am

        Hi sir,
        I am Karan from India. I have just completed my Bachelor's degree in computer science with 67% from PUNE UNIVERSITY. I wish to apply for MIM course and persuade my career in that . I am confused since I am having Engineering degree and i wish to switch for Management degree. For Masters degree I have to invest lots of money and I don't know whether it's gonna be good decision to make for MIM. I wish you to help me with my doubt.

        Thanks and regards.

  • Posted by Shashank kalra on 04/08/18 4:01pm

    Hi I am planning to do Mim from SMU Singapore can you tell me what is the value of this degree and job opportunities in Singapore for Indian students. Also should I go for July intake or January intake?

  • Posted by Thomas Graf on 10/09/17 12:16pm

    Hi there,

    regarding your career step, a Master in Management (MIM) is the right program type, provided that you are interested in a general management course. If you prefer to specialize in a specific business area - such as marketing or supply chain management - you would recommend a Master in the respective area (e.g., a MSc in Marketing).

    Regarding your decision in favor of more education, I always recommend to weigh your current job opportunities against the decision to invest in education. If you have a satisfying job or the chance to get a satisfying job at the moment, you could stick with that - and maybe add an MBA at a later stage of your life (whether full-time or part-time).

    If you are not satisfied with your current job situation or have other reasons (e.g., gain inzternational experience etc.), I recommend a Master's.

    Now, the question of ROI and job opportunities obviously is very important. For many people, it may even be THE most important criterion for selecting a specific school. Hence, preparing your decision thoroughly by investigating in numbers before, is important.

    The problem is: You will have to invest an effort toget reliable answers. If you are not willing to make this effort, you won't. If you make the following steps, for instance, you will have a much clearer picture and make a better decision.

    (1) Read my eBook "Business Masters: How you find the best Master in Management & MBA" THOROUGHLY.
    (2) Read my Global MIM Survey 2014 THOROUGHLY.
    (3) Based on your readings, make a firsdt selection of 5-10 schools that appear to be interesting for you.
    (4) Visit the websites of these schools and carefully read the career pages of the respective Master in Management - e.g., watch out for info on career statistics such as employers, average time until graduates receive a job offer, percentage of graduates who accepted a job offer within 3 months etc. If the employers are not interesting for you, maybe this is the wrong program for you. If only few people get jobs, maybe the wrong problem for you...
    (5) Screen the website for MIM student statistics: How many students from India have been enrolled in the past? If the school has no experience with placing students from your country at employers... it may be the wrong school for you.
    (6) Contact the school and ask them to bring you in contact with (a) current MIM students and (b)alumni, ideally from your region.
    (7) Contact these students or alumni via email or Skype and ask your questions... What is or was your experience? How easy do you think you will find a job? Ho easy was it to find a job? What are you doing now?
    (8) Contact some of your favorite employers and ask the where they recruit. If they don't answer you on the phone, be creative... for instance, attend job fairs where these employers attend and ask them there...

    You see: There is no free lunch and no one will easily give you the answers you are looking for - at least not, if the person you ask is serious. But if you make an effort, you will profit from it in the mid-run.

    Best wishes,

    By Thomas Graf
    Founder MIM Compass

  • Posted by Swarnesh Rao on 05/30/18 10:29pm

    Hi sir I had commented on mim
    Now I am about to start with supply chain management course@ France in one of the reputed school.

    Hope supply chain management has a good future.

    Wish me luck and comment about th career opportunities in your own words sir.


  • Posted by Raunak on 07/21/18 7:51pm

    Hello Sir,
    This is Raunak from India. And I am pursuing my second year bachelor's degree in Commerce studies right now. I am planning to do my Masters in Management(MiM) from a good B-School in Europe. But the only problem is that do we have the job security or placement programs. Because I will be expecting a good rate of return on my investment as the fees are comparatively higher. And which all schools accept more of Indian Students?

    Thank you,

  • Posted by thomas.graf on 07/23/18 12:17pm

    Hi there,

    thank you for your email. Everyone wants to have a "job security" for the MIM, right? And everyone is expecting a "good rate of return", correct? So, this is what you have in common with all the other thousands of MIM applicants and MIM students in this world.

    The bad news is: There is no guarantee upfront.

    The good news is: You can do a lot (before you enrol in a program) to increase the likelihood that the respective program helps you achieve your career goals. I developed a strategy for this that includes some basic steps:

    1. Reflect your goals (e.g., career goals and experience goals)
    2. Reflect your resources (e.g., GMAT and financial resources)
    3. Based on (1) and (2) create a target profile of your ideal program.
    4. Screen business schools and programs to find those that come close to your ideal program.
    5. Use application tactics such as making two buckets: One with programs that are your "dream" programs but that are too expensive for you; and one with programs that are not perfect but that come close to your ideal program and that are affordable or you - and apply for both.

    You can read this strategy in detail and learn how you apply it in my eBook Business Masters: How you find the best Master in Management or MBA.

    Best regards,

    By Thomas Graf
    Owner MIM Compass
    Author of the MIM eBook

  • Posted by Vishal on 08/06/18 9:39pm

    Hi sir,
    I want to know about job market for MIM graduates in Australia for Indian students.

  • Posted by thomas.graf on 08/07/18 9:04am

    Hi there,

    in my eBook Business Masters - How you find the best Master in Management or MBA I describe a method how you can find such information. E.g., how can you find out about career options in a specific country for students with a specific backround?

    Best regards,

    By Thomas Graf
    Owner MIM Compass
    Author of the MIM eBook

  • Posted by Alekhya Duddukuru on 10/08/18 9:16am

    Hi Sir,
    I have worked for 20 months in IT after completing my B.Tech but I quitted the job as I was not gaining knowledge and I was helping father in his business from 1 year.I want to go for MIM programme as I'm interested in Management studies.So

    1. I wanted to know will this 1 year gap of unemployment will reflect my profile during selection process of universities??
    2. How are job opportunities for MIM graduates and what is opt period for MIM graduates??

  • Posted by thomas.graf on 10/08/18 1:02pm


    as for your first question: No one can clearly say in advance how admission officers will interpret your records. Some may prefer candidates with a clearer job profile - others may understand your job decisions as an expression of high motivation to gain knowledge and see this positively.

    In general, with 2 years of work experience you may want to consider an MBA instead of a MIM. Don't say "I prefer the MIM because it is the cheaper option" as it is not an alternative for the MBA as you may understand if you read our MBA-MIM article.

    About question 2, please read my MIM survey.

    Best regards,

    By Thomas Graf
    Owner MIM Compass
    Author of the MIM eBook