Which one,Indian PGDM or MIM? for an Indian student

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  • Posted by kaushiksharma on 11/12/15 3:14am

    hie thomas ! i am kaushik from India. i need your
    help. Iam an engineering student,in final
    semester. I dont want to continue in engineering.
    i want to do finance. I have two options.
    option 1: cat(india), iift , xat etc.. getting
    into one of these, which is really a tough thing.
    but, with practise i can manage. roi will be
    around 12 lakh per annum and average fee to get
    into these colleges will be 20 lakhs for 2 years
    option 2: gmat . getting 600+ in gmat is, when
    compared to cat,an easy thing. fee will be 20-30
    lakhs for 2 years and return will also be the
    same.

    my profile: 10th std- 85%, 12th-66%, engineering
    (till now)- 70%
    actively participated in colleges fests, games,
    ngo member, 2 internships from automobile
    companies etc..
    i already apply for cat and will be appearing on
    29th. should i apply for indian pgdm colleges or
    directly take gmat?
    thanks in advance

    • Posted by Thomas Graf on 11/12/15 9:45am

      Hi there,

      I am not sure if I fully understand your question. Do you mean: Shall I rely on my CAT score and 29th rank and just apply? Or shall I also do the GMAT to potentially achieve better results?

      Frankly speaking, I cannot help you here. It depends on the entry requirements of your colleges. If you are interested in SP Jain in Mumbai, keep in mind that they require a GMAT of 650 (confer my MIM Entry Requirements eBook where 54 schools answered to my questions and revealed their criteria).

      Doing the GMAT may be an effort - but it may provide you with more options where to apply. Personally, I would do it.

      Best wishes
      Thomas

      By Thomas Graf
      Director MIM Compass
      Author of the MIM eBook

    • Posted by kaushiksharma on 11/12/15 12:46pm

      Thanks Thomas! I meant on 29th of this month, I'll be giving cat. Should i rely on cat and other indian entrances or take gmat? That was my question. Anyway chances are less in cat compared to gmat. But the cost of applying to each college in gmat is more. How can i reduce that? And,is giving toefel or ielts along with gmat , compulsory?

    • Posted by kaushiksharma on 11/12/15 12:48pm

      Thanks Thomas! I meant on 29th of this month, I'll be giving cat. Should i rely on cat and other indian entrances or take gmat? That was my question. Anyway chances are less in cat compared to gmat. But the cost of applying to each college in gmat is more. How can i reduce that? And,is giving toefel or ielts along with gmat compulsory?

      • Posted by Thomas Graf on 11/12/15 1:06pm

        Hi there,

        I am sorry but I don't understand your sentence "the cost of applying to each college in gmat" - what do you mean by "in GMAT"?

        You have a school and program wheer you want to apply to.
        You check the entry requirements.
        GMAT needed - yes or no.
        If yes, you do the GMAT.

        Simple as that. Sorry if I ddn't get your point.

        Best
        Thomas

  • Posted by Amey deokar on 06/25/18 8:29am

    Hello Thomas Sir . I am from India, right now in my final year of engineering (cse) .i want to go abroad and i am thinking of doing MIM from European universities . Sir could u plz help me out by giving someone's mail id or contact number ( the one who you know or to whom you guided )who is right now pursuing so that i can be more clear of what is taught, complete fees structure including everything and scenario over there.

  • Posted by thomas.graf on 07/03/18 11:10am

    Hi there,

    to find individual contacts for programs and schools you have two options:

    • Select the programs you are interested in by using the Search Engine at https://www.mim-compass.com, click on the link to th program's websites and search for "Contact" or "Admissions".

    • Click on the Logos on the right side of this website - e.g., London Business School, WHU, IE or HEC - and then on REQUEST INFO to send a message to the schools.

    To gain an overview on Masters in Management and learn a specific method of analyzing and selecting them, please read my eBook "Business Masters: How you find the best Master in Management or MBA".

    Best regards,
    Thomas

    By Thomas Graf
    Owner MIM Compass
    Author of the MIM eBook