MiM for Medical Professionals

General Forum
  • Posted by drkatyal on 03/15/11 12:48pm

    Hi

    I have completed BDS( Bachelor Of Dental Surgery) from Manipal University, India. Im more interested to pursue my career as a management professional. In India, the medical/dental/pharmaceutical companies are hiring professionals with a management degree and background of medicine.
    Im interested to pursue MiM and currently hold an offer of a place from Warwick and Strathclyde Business Schools in UK.
    Im just unable to decide that which business school will be better in terms of employment. Also, anyone having knowledge on the career after MiM for medical background people?

    Dr. Sanal Katyal

    • Posted by Thomas Graf on 03/15/11 2:01pm

      Dear Dr. Katyal,

      thank you for your question. It is difficult to assess which business school is "better in terms of employment". My experience is that in most cases "it depends" - for example on the country, region, industry etc.

      There are some generic ways to proxy the answer, for example by visiting the website and reading the statistics published there about in which companies, industries, and countries the graduates of the respective school find a job after graduation, how long it takes for them to actually find a job, and how much money they earn.

      A good idea may also be to check the student portfolio of your favoured Master program to see which school has more students from India - this may act as an indicator that the school has more experience with the placement of Indians than other schools. In addition, you may also find out about the backgrounds of previous students BEFORE they enrolled in the Master program - if a school has experience with people having a medicine background this may be favorable for you.

      In addition to this, you can always contact the admissions department of the schools and ask them about your concerns (e.g., the career perspectives for Indians with medicine background) and - maybe even more important - bring you in contact with Indian alumni who can share their experience wth you.

      Finally, you can also contact companies that you are interested in after graduation and ask them which career opportunities you may have with a Master from Strathclyde or Warwick if you become recruited by them.

      Best wishes
      Thomas

      • Posted by drkatyal on 03/22/11 6:50pm

        Thanks a lot for your advise on this. I have made up my mind and finally going for Warwick Business School as it is reputed among biggest organisations both within UK and in India. Warwick will appear this year in the Financial Times rankings for MiM. Any idea what rank would it be able to capture??

    • Posted by drkatyal on 03/22/11 6:52pm

      Thanks a lot for your advise on this. I have made up my mind and finally going for Warwick Business School as it is reputed among biggest organisations both within UK and in India. Warwick will appear this year in the Financial Times rankings for MiM. Any idea what rank would it be able to capture??

    • Posted by Thomas Graf on 03/22/11 7:18pm

      Dear Dr. Katyal,

      I am afraid but no one will be able to capture the ranking position. However, I wouldn't care too much about it. As said in my earlier post, there are many other criteria important for the decision than that. My personal impression is also that not many employers actually know the MIM ranking (though however I may be wrong...).

      Good luck with your studies!
      Thomas

      p.s. If you get accepted maybe you would like to write blog about your Warwick expierence for us? A blog every two months would be sufficient.

    • Posted by drkatyal on 03/23/11 8:04pm

      Thanks a lot Thomas.... Well... yes.. if i do join Warwick this year, i will be very happy to update all the facts about the business school here on this site. In fact, i like this site very much and whatever research i do on the MiM programs, i would be pleased to share it with everyone.....

      Sanal

  • Posted by Sevvy Ranpariya on 09/02/21 10:37pm

    Hi...Thomas and Dr. Katyal...
    I have completed my bds from Rajiv Gandhi University in Bangalore...I too have a passion to pursue my career in the management field and I am searching for options and opportunities in europe.... Your help will be appreciated a lot..

    Thanking you
    Dr. Sevvy