MIM with Chartered Accountancy

General Forum
  • Posted by RUCHI on 06/27/13 9:58am

    I have completed my graduation from an esteemed college in India. But my aggregate percentage is 63.25 falling short of 65% as the minimum criteria for entry into the top universities offering MiM. But in addition i have 2 professional degrees i.e. CA from ICAI and C.S. from ICSI, india. Iam very interested in CEMS MIM programme, which is a further extention offered by few unviersities. I havnt given GMAT. i would like to know whether my inablity to meet the minimum percentage criteria could be compensated by addition qualifications.

    • Posted by Thomas Graf on 06/28/13 1:28pm

      Hi there,

      thank you for your question. I don't know about a "minimum GPA requirement", actually - may I ask where you found that?

      The rule of thumb, however, is: The more renowned the business school the more selective they are and the more applications (and the more high GPA applications) they receive. This means that your chances may not necessarily be zero - but you may find it more difficult to get in.

      HEC Paris expresed it very clearly in a recent post: "Good internship and a good GMAT is a big plus but cannot waive a good GPA." Hence, I am sure that your tw professional degrees may be an advantage - but they may not fully compensate for the lower GPA.

      As for the CEMS specifically, I send them a message and asked about minimum GPAs. I will let you know as soon as I have an answer.

      As for your next steps: I recommend you to (1) accept that your GPA is as it is; (2) be aware that you can do a MIM that satisfies you - not necessarily at any business school but at a place that makes you happy regarding the education and job prospects; (3) concentrate fully on generating a good (minimum 600) GMAT score or even a very good (650 or more) GMAT score.

      Then choose three of your most favorite MIM programs and apply.

      Best wishes

      By Thomas Graf

      • Posted by RUCHI on 06/29/13 9:30pm

        I went through the details of few universities offering MiM, and they demand a minimum of 65% equivalent to indian education of the undergraduates. Morever, iam more keen on joining the CEMS MIM program over just MiM. This is being offered in 28 colleges. However, i could not fully understand whether if i apply for MiM in these colleges, am I directly eligible for the CEMS course, or do they select only a few students.
        Could you help me clarify it ?

        • Posted by Thomas Graf on 07/04/13 11:10am

          Hi there again,

          with respect to the assumed "minimum GPA", here is the answer that I received from CEMS:

          *"CEMS does not have a minimum 65% GPA threshold and 65% is not compulsory for the CEMS MIM Programme as common application requirement, but some of the schools ask for the GPA either for their master programme or for their MIM programme. In several cases a min GPA is set but it is not necessarily indicated.

          All MIM candidates must prove a strong academic standing. Beyond proven academics a student must show potential for an international career. To view further how the schools determine this please see our website on selection criteria at http://www.cems.org/mim/how-to-apply/selection-criteria

          As each school is in charge of their selection process, they may interpret our common selection criteria as they deem best. For this reason it is always important to check with the CEMS Programme Manager on site to discuss with them their specific MIM programme and selection requirements."*

          Best wishes

          By Thomas Graf

          • Posted by RUCHI on 07/05/13 2:53pm

            Dear Thomas,

            Thank you so much for your help. I have put in my query to the unviersities offering the program. Hopefully i will get a positive feedback.
            Thank You

            Ruchi Saraf

    • Posted by Thomas Graf on 07/01/13 10:49am

      Hi there,

      here is what I received from CEMS:

      "CEMS applicants must be accepted to the connected master programme at one of the CEMS partner universities to be able to be accepted for CEMS. There are two ways: At some schools students first get into the master programme and then they go through another selection process to get into CEMS. At other schools (e.g. WU Vienna University), students directly apply to the master programme and to the CEMS MIM at the same time, so when they are accepted in the master programme, they are also accepted in the MIM programme."

      You should see the respective procedure on the individual school's website.

      Best wishes

      By Thomas Graf

  • Posted by Arya on 07/25/19 3:36pm

    Hi Thomas

    I'm a Indian candidate with 63% in undergraduate and 3 backlogs. Due to some medical emergency in family which lasted for 2-3 years. I have completed CFA & CA. I completed my under graduation in 2017. No work ex, i have a GMAT of 760 and Ielts of 8. National level table tennis player and chess but have never won, I can prove with my skills

  • Posted by thomas.graf on 07/26/19 11:08am

    Hi there,

    for the Master in Management you don't need work experience. But the school differ regarding their selection criteria.

    Check the admission pages of your favorite MIM programs now. And compare your profile withe admission criteria of 53 international MIM programs here.

    Best wishes,

    By Thomas Graf
    Author of the MIM eBook