Forum: GMAT, TOEFL, and other tests (8 Comments)

Mim opportunities

  • Posted by - Nishant - on 23 October 2013 - 12:50pm

    Hi Thomas i would like to know about job placements in mim.. I am doing my computer science Engineering final year.. I will be taking up my Gmat this year.. Please help me with this.. So that i can ask you more doubts.. Thanks

    • Posted by - Thomas Graf - on 23 October 2013 - 4:00pm

      Hi there,

      thank you for your question. I recommend you to invest some effort in screening MBA and MIM websites. For example, take 10 programs from the FT MIM Ranking and 10 programs from the FT MBA Ranking and screen the website carefully.

      If you are interested in scholarships, look out for "financial aid". If you are interested in GMAT scores, check the admission requirements and FAQs. I also recommend you to read our article on MBA and MIM.

      I understand that this is time-consuming and tedious but there is no way around this, Only through carefully screening the websites, you build up decent knowledge on MIM programs and an overview of the area.

      One more tip: Schools like candidates who have carefully screened their websites. If you ask a school about its average GMAT score or GMAT requirements and if the score is published on the school's website, for example, you run the risk that the school thinks that you are not motivated enough to read their website texts. This could be a disadvantage for you in case you want to apply.

      Hence, my recommendation: Do your job well and invest some weeks to research schools' websites (MIM and MBA).

      Best wishes

      By Thomas Graf

      • Posted by - Nishant - on 27 October 2013 - 1:46pm

        Is it possible to talk to someone from HEC paris or ESCP ?? I couldnt contact them..tried reaching them :)

        • Posted by - Thomas Graf - on 28 October 2013 - 1:21pm

          Hi there,

          this is strange. In my opinion, schools - at least those that I invest a lot of money in - should be approachable. Of course, they may face a lot of applications. But if you send them an email asking whether it would be possible to reach them by phone and when it would be a good time for that, they should be able to give you a schedule.

          Other opportunities:

          • Call the general reception number of a school - you find them under "ABOUT" - and tell the person that you would like to speak with the admissions department.
          • Try to meet school representatives at one of their worldwide info sessions and fairs (you find this information again on their websites).
          • Try to attend a virtual info session if they offer this.
          • Send an email to the school and ask them to put you in contact with a current and an ex student - so that you can interview this person.

          Best wishes

          by Thomas Graf

    • Posted by - Thomas Graf - on 23 October 2013 - 3:26pm

      Hi there,

      thank you for your question. You can easily find the average GMAT scores on the schools' websites (often in he FAQ section) since most renowned programs publish them. Alternatively, just ask the program representatives by sending an email.

      The MBA is a degree for professionals with 2 or 3 years work experience at minimum. MIM programs are for graduates. If you still want to pursue an MBA some day, I recommend you checking the financial aid pages of the business schools. Good schools offer lots of scholarships.

      best wishes

      • Posted by - Nishant - on 23 October 2013 - 3:34pm

        I wanted to pursue my MBA but I should work for some years ..but for mim I dont need it ..Umm confused ..I know if i wanted to mim i should only consider Europe i.e. France ...MIM colleges also provide scholarships ??

    • Posted by - Nishant - on 23 October 2013 - 2:58pm

      I Had started my research on mim a month ago just wanted to know your opinion ...can you please post me the average gmat score for top colleges ?? also MIM is cost effiective ...MBA is too costly and any possibilities to do MBA ? since i am doing my CSE final year

    • Posted by - Thomas Graf - on 23 October 2013 - 2:43pm

      Hi there,

      thank you for your question. Well, your job options depend on many things. Your cv, your interviews with employers, the reputation of your school, your target industry, the school's careers service, the country and economy where you want to work etc. etc. Hence, it is not possible to answer your question specifically at this point in time.

      In general, nearly 90 percent of MIM graduates find a job within 3 months of graduating. And most of them start to work in consulting or financial service industries. Have a look at our Global Master in Management Survey.

      For the moment, I recommend you to take some weeks to analyze the "field" of MIM programs and schools. Screen websites of schools, read the pages on the content, career impact, entry requirements; read about rankings and accreditations. And try to develop an understanding what benefits these programs could provide you with.

      Then reflect on your own career goals. In which country do you want to work, which employers, which industries, which positions? And start to analyze the MIM programs as to which employers recruit at which programs.

      Both together, first an investigation in "What is offered?" and second in "What do you want?" will help you develop a sense of whether a Master in Management is a good step for you. It will also help you identify programs that meet your preferences.

      best wishes

      By Thomas Graf