MiM for Indian job

General Forum
  • Posted by Vrishank Gupta on 08/12/21 10:17am

    I am planning to go for MiM from reputable business schools.
    Current profile
    UG: B.E. from NSIT, Computer Engineering (2020 passout), 7.58/10 GPA
    Work Ex: 13 months, currently as Software Engineer at Flipkart
    GMAT 720 (q49, v39)

    Future prospects:
    Return to India after completing Masters to get a respectable job here.

    So few questions:

    1. Is it difficult to find job in India after having MiM from European Management Schools that are achievable with my profile?
    2. Is MiM respected in India for atleast entry level positions in management?
    3. Is it advisable to wait for few years to get experience and go for MBA instead of MiM?
    4. Is it the case like "5 years of work experience after MiM" is as good and reputable as "MBA after 5 years of work experience"?

  • Posted by thomas.graf on 08/12/21 10:53am

    Hi there,

    thank you for your questions.

    Is it difficult to find job in India after having MiM from European Management Schools that are achievable with my profile?
    You will not find one person in this world who can give you a yes- or no-answer here. But I have a recommendation how you can find a proxy for it. You have to do your research in the school level, however. Just contact the schools of your interest and (1) check their statistics and (2) contact the admissions or career service department to ask (1) How many people from India are in your MIM program typically? (2) Where did they find a job after graduation? (3) Can you bring me in contact with them?

    Is MiM respected in India for at least entry level positions in management?
    Here is a suggested approach how you can find this out: (1) Pursue my recommendation above (question 1) as this will give you a feedback where students from India start to work after their Master in Management - and if their employers are in India, you automatically know the firms that acknowledge the MIM. (2) Contact your target firms in India and ask them - the HR departments, either directly or at job fairs, as well as employees (through professional networks). You can also google for "Master in Management" and "India" at Linkedin etc. to see where MIM-graduates work.

    Is it advisable to wait for few years to get experience and go for MBA instead of MiM?
    Here is my personal advise: Decide for yourself what you need NOW. If you need education now, go for education NOW. Then decide what education you need NOW (whether general management such as the Master in Management or specific education such as a specialized Master or seminars in an area of your interest. If you don't need education NOW ask yourself next year and the year after etc. If you decide in 3 years that you need education THEN, go for education THEN. Decide again whether you need general management (MBA) or specific knowledge (specialized masters, executive education etc.).

    Is it the case like "5 years of work experience after MiM" is as good and reputable as "MBA after 5 years of work experience"?
    You ask me about apples and oranges. MIM is not the same as MBA.
    The Master in Management is an entry level degree. You do it with no or few work experience and you START your career afterwards. 5 years from the MIM means 5 years work experience.
    The MBA is an advanced degree for professionals. You do it with a mimimum of 3 years work experience and you do it to boost your career. 5 years from the MBA means 8 or more years of work experience and likely leadership experience.

    I strongly recommend you to read my my guidebook Business Masters - How you find the best Master in Management and MBA to get a clear picture on your decision making path .

    Best wishes,
    Thomas Graf

    Founder of the MIM Compass
    Author of the MIM eBooks