Posted by - elian - on 16 August 2012 - 11:11pm
As I was searching the net trying to find more about my thoughts of going for a MIB/MIM or MBA, I felt upon your site which I must acknowledge it was worthwhile exploring it.
So having said that, I shall go forward with my profile:
According to my qualifications which business schools or unis do you suggest I’d focus on and apply? From my research I‘ve seen that I don’t match the credentials to get into top B-schools or not(like WHU,Manheim,HHL,GISMA etc.)?Tuition fees are not insignificant matter, however I could perhaps get a sponsorship from my firma or otherwise I ‘ll look for other ways to cover the total costs. I ‘d prefer to study in Germany or a German speaking country so that I could develop my language skills and also to explore the working chances there. My goal is to increase my business knowledge and network so that I could move into upper management positions in hospitality industry or/and why not in another industry.
Looking forward for your response.
With best regards,
Posted by - elian - on 18 August 2012 - 10:05pm
Thomas thank you for your clarification about GMAT. I am getting familiar with the idea of taking the GMAT test as soon as possible as you are suggesting.I 've ordered some books like McGraw-Hills Conquering the GMAT so that i could prepare myself mostly with night reading.Perhaps i could apply and then fill the future results to my application later,i will ask if that is possible.Thank you again for your guidance so far,you 've been very helpful so far.When i have something more concrete i will write again for further advice.
Posted by - elian - on 17 August 2012 - 7:13pm
First of all thank you for your quick response to my enquiry. As far as your questions:
With appreciation of your time given, I look forward of your reply,
Posted by - Thomas Graf - on 18 August 2012 - 2:03am
Hi there again,
you can get business knowledge from any MBA in Germany - that's not the problem.
The problem comes into play when you want "reputation". I am not exactly sure if I understand what you mean by it. But if you mean a school's "international recognition" and reputation among globally acting companies then you will hardly find a school that does not require the GMAT.
Some schools may offer both the GMAT and alternatively a test on campus which may be easier. Other schools may be more flexible regarding the time until when the GMAT needs to be done. For example, you may not provide the GMAT before the program starts. This would give you more time to prepare. I even heard of students who were accepted and did the GMAT during the MBA.
This is something that you need to find out by yourself by asking the respective school's representatives. It will never be officially published on the school's website.
My recommendation in your peculiar case therefore is: Make a list of 10 German schools that are interesting for you and contact them one by one by phone or email. Ask them if the GMAT is necessary, that you have time problems right now, and if there is any time flexibility regarding the date until when you need to have completed the GMAT. Also, ask them about alternatives for the GMAT.
I am sorry not being able to help you out here more - but I think there is no way around contacting the schools one by one.
Posted by - Thomas Graf - on 17 August 2012 - 4:01pm
well, there are many questions open and we need to tackle them one by one.
Fist question, whether you want a general management education or a specialized master.
Now, what is your interest?
Second question, is the program type.
Next question is the type of school:
My personal recommendation is: Try to find out FIRST how your area (tourist and hospitality management) is for you.
Does this answer help you move on?
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