Posted by Zeeshan on 09/13/13 6:33pm
I am student from INDIA graduated from CALCUTTA UNIVERSITY with B.COM and want to do MIM, can I do MIM I have no work experience I have graduated last year. Is MIM suitable for me and I want to get a start in Management area and want to do MBA in future. Is University of North British Columbia MIM good. Thank you.
Posted by Thomas Graf on 09/16/13 1:19pm
thank you for your message.
"can I do MIM I have no work experience I have graduated last year."Yes, most Masters in Management do not require work experience.
"Is MIM suitable for me and I want to get a start in Management area and want to do MBA in future."A Master in Management or Business is one way to build up management knowledge and to qualify for positions that require management knowledge. Hence, the answer is yes - a MIM is suitable for you in that respect.
Whether you do an MBA in the future or not is another thing and totally irrespective of your decision today. You can do an MBA in some years, as a full-time or as a part-time program, or even as an executive program. You can do the MBA with or without a Master in Management.
"Is University of North British Columbia MIM good."Which program do you refer to? Do ypu mean the MSc Business Administration? In general, it all depends on what you mean with "good". Universities or programs, ususally, cannot be classified in good or bad. It all depends on your goals and expectations from a school. Example: If you want to work for Microsoft, many schools are not "good" for you because Microsoft does not recruit there. But for people who want to work for other employers, the same programs may be just perfect.
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Posted by Zeeshan on 09/17/13 5:12pm
Thank you I was looking forward to your suggestion becuase it valuable. Thus can I do my Masters from University of North British Columbia and yes the course is MSc in Business Administration and will I be able to get a job, and do I need to give GMAT, I have seen that University of London is giving Msc in International Business Administration thus which course is good and I also have a question University of London is giving the Msc through distance learning and I live in Kolkata, INDIA and I don't know from where to do it in INDIA. Thank you
Posted by Thomas Graf on 09/18/13 3:10pm
thank you for your question. I do, however, have difficulties to understand your English. So, I hope that may answers help you.
In general, please note that the MSc in Business Administration at the University of North British Columbia is a research program. This means that you learn research methodologies to do a PhD and an academic career afterwards. It is not a practical Master in Management that you do for your job entry.
Second, please note that the MSc in Business Administration at the University of London is a part-time program for senior managers - not for young students that want to qualify for their first job.
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Posted by Saptak on 09/17/13 7:48pm
Hi Thomas ,
Myself Saptak , hopefully you can recognize me as I have decided to get back to you over a thing that is lingering in mind for some days. Few days before I was checking the ft ranking of MIM program all over the world in 2013. Can you help me telling whether I should choose an university by looking at its "rank" or the "value" given in the FT chart? I would be glad if you throw some light in this regard.
Thank you ,
Posted by Thomas Graf on 09/18/13 3:18pm
thank you for your question. In our Global Master in Management Survey 2013, we found that programs listed in the FT Ranking seem to be superior to programs not included. They have more graduates who find a job within 3 months after graduation and they had a higher salary on average.
This does not mean, however, that you cannot find a great program outside of the ranking - a program, that helps you to find a satisfying job and a decent salary. It just means that on average the chances are better for ranked programs.
Higher ranked programs within the ranking usually are more expensive and selective but offer some extra benefits such as better firm contacts or a stronger reputation in the eyes of some employers. But again: This does not mean that a higher ranked program is the right one for YOU. Imagine that your target employer does not rad the ranking at all - then paying the higher tuition fees are lost money. Or you may want to work for a specific telecommunication company and no telecommunication company may recruit at a specific school - then it is the wrong program for you.
Hence, I always suggest: Clarify your goals and the benefits a MIM should provide you with - and then screen programs along these criteria.
Posted by Zeeshan on 09/20/13 5:22pm
I have understood what you said, thus my question is, what should I do should I go for MIM or do a PGDM course from a Business School in INDIA. I would also be happy if you could suggest me some colleges from where I can do MIM and which will provide me with good placement. Thank you
Posted by Thomas Graf on 09/20/13 8:38pm
thank you or your question. Whether you go for a Master in Management or a PGDM course in India is completely you decision. Both can have advantages or disadvantages - and most important for your decision (in my opinion) is: What do you want from the master?
I am afraid but there are not quick answers. You need to analyze your goals clearly. Then you need to develop a master search profile - how your master should look like. Then you search for programs that match this profile.
For example: If your career goal is to work for an international consulting firm in France or Germany, then I recommend you to choose a Master in Europe - maybe even in France or Germany - that has good connections to consulting firms. You screen the schools' websites for career statistics to find out where consulting firms recruit - or you contact the schools' career service teams. If you want a pre-selection I recommend to look for accredited and ranked schools first.
This is - in my opinion - a tedious but the most effective way to find a master that satisfies you.
Posted by Saptak on 09/20/13 6:51pm
I still could not get you very clearly. I would request you to make me understand one more time which matters the most , is it the "program value" or the "ranking" itself ? Actually, I am very confused after seeing this on the financial times ranking.
Thank you ,
Posted by Thomas Graf on 09/20/13 8:49pm
please accept my apologies if my answer was confusing. In our survey we found that graduates from schools included in the Financial Times Master in Management Ranking, on average, earned a higher salary in their first job after graduation than graduates from programs not included in the ranking. This result was independent of the actual ranking position.
There can be many reasons for this. For example, it can be that "being in the ranking" is like a self-selection such that only good or better programs become included. Then programs with less career chances would not occur in the ranking.
However, you always need to keep in mind that this is just a statistical result. It can also be that you do a program that is not listed in the ranking and still earn a higher salary than you would have earned after doing a program listed in the ranking. The statistics just tell you a tendency or likelihood.
Your salary after graduating depends on so many things that it is hard to anticipate what you will earn. For example, it depends on the industry you will work for, the position, the country, your negotiation skills etc. etc. Therefore, just choosing a program does not guarantee you a higher salary. And choosing a program not in the ranking does not guarantee you a lower salary.
But choosing a program that is included in the ranking seems to increase the likelihood that you earn more than in a program not included. Does that make sense?
Posted by Saptak on 09/20/13 9:28pm
It does absolutely !!! thank you :)
Posted by Thomas Graf on 09/21/13 1:21pm
thank you for your question. In general, I recommend applying at more than one school. In your case: Why not applying at both of them?
As for the career prospects, I would not reduce the impact of a Master only to the regional economy. Let me turn the perspective around, instead. In my opinion, you gain a lot of new knowledge and competencies when you do a Master (independent of where you do it). This means that you should be more attractive for employers at any place in the world after the program compared to before.
Second, you may profit from an employers network that the school has and foster, for instance through career fairs. Here you should have a closer look (that means: check the websites and ask the program managers at the schools, either by email or during the interview face-to-face or by phone...) on (1) the career services a school offers and (2) which companies recruit at the respective campuses and (3) where the graduates end up working (which country, industry, firms). Is this where you want to work for as well?
Third, a school may provide you with a reputation beyond the country where you achieve the master degree. HEC Paris and IE, for example, are well-known beyond France and Spain. Of course, not every employer in every country knows them - but the big firms at least in Europe certainly are aware of these schools. Hence, you need to ask yourself: Where do you want to work and does your target employer (or your target employers ... or their competitors) know about these schools, if you want to exploit such an reputation advantage. For instance, you can call and ask them (their HR departments).
I hope this gives you some more food for your thoughts, and further orientation and ideas how to move on.
Posted by Saptak on 09/20/13 9:37pm
One more thing , I am very much confused on where should I apply... is it at the IE business school Spain or HEC Paris ? Keeping the economic instability in Spain right now, will it be safe going there? On the other hand , French economies are also unstable. What should I do in this regard ? Pls suggest ..
Posted by Zeeshan on 09/24/13 3:02pm
I got your point and it is a valuable suggestion, I have a request that can you suggest from which College should I do my MIM in CANADA and what are the admission requirements. Thank you
Posted by Thomas Graf on 09/25/13 12:26pm
thank you for your question. I recommend you to use our search engine using Canada as filter. Then you find about 18 full-time programs in English. Then you can visit their websites one by one and screen them carefully - not only with respect to the admission requirements but also regarding the curriculum, structure, and career services they offer.
Posted by Zeeshan on 09/25/13 2:18pm
Thank you I will do it, and I will get back to you with my selected college for your suggestion
Posted by Springs on 11/24/17 11:20am
Hi. I am right now at ground zero with respect to applying for Masters in Management. I am from India and I completed BE Electrical and Electronics engineering from an average private institution. Then I took a year gap for personal reason. I also completed 2 yrs PGDM in Agribusiness Management. I graduated PGDM in 2017 and currently working in a startup. My work experience is less than a yr till date. That makes me 24 yrs old.
I am confused if MiM would be a right option for me considering my age and my PGDM course which is not related to my undergraduate course. I would also like to know the career prospect if I do MiM
Posted by thomas.graf on 11/27/17 9:36am
thank you for your question. My impression is that you have not done much research in Masters in Management so far. Otherwise you wouldn't ask if your age or prior academic subject is fine for a MIM. Therefore, I strongly recommend you to read the MIM eBook ("Business Masters: How you find the best MIM or MBA") first. Keep in mind that doing a MIM is an investment - and the more info you have before your decision, the better will be your investment.
To answer your questions: Yes, your age is fine for a MIM - or I should rather say: Your current career stage is fine for a MIM. And yes, you can do a MIM without having a first degree in business (read my eBook!!!). Check the search filter "Academic requirements" at www.mim-compass.com to find only MIM programs that do NOT require a first degree in business.
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