Forum: GMAT, TOEFL, and other tests (7 Comments)

what would be the required GMAT/TOEFL score to qualify for the MiM program ??

  • Posted by - asutoshdas - on 1 July 2011 - 9:54am

    what would be the required GMAT/TOEFL score to qualify for the MiM program. ??

    • Posted by - Thomas Graf - on 23 October 2013 - 2:49pm

      Hi there,

      thank you for your question. The German educational system has two sorts of postgraduate studies.

      (1) Consecutive programs: they build on your undergraduate studies and do not require work experience. A Master in Management, for instance, may build (and therefore require) a first degree in business.

      (2) Further qualification programs: they do not build on a first degree - hence, they are open for graduates from other disciplines as well. However, they require some work experience.

      Schools have leeway to define "consecutive", however, so that you may find MIM programs for graduates that do not require a first degree in business.

      You are right, WHU and HHL require a first degree. But check our Filters and I am sure you will still find Masters in Management that work for you:

      • Program type: Master in Management
      • Country: Germany
      • Entry requirement: first degree in business NOT required
      • Teaching mode. full-time

      Check, for example, the ESMT MIM or the ESCP MIM, and others.

      Best wishes

      By Thomas Graf

    • Posted by - Nishant - on 23 October 2013 - 12:54pm

      Why do few colleges in Europe especially Germany require bachelor degree only in field of Economics not Engineering? I would love to pursue mim in whh or hhl or any good college

    • Posted by - WHU - on 7 July 2011 - 2:17pm


      to apply for the MSc Program at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, you should envisage a GMAT score of at least 600 points and a TOEFL score of at least 105 points (Internet-based). You will find further information on our MSc-Program and the admission criteria in particular at

      All the best for your GMAT preparation!

      Best wishes,

      Julia Teuber
      Program Assistant MSc-Program

      WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management
      Burgplatz 2
      56179 Vallendar, Germany

    • Posted by - The_KLU - on 1 July 2011 - 3:10pm


      pretty much the same applies for the Kuehne Logistics University. For our merit-based scholarships a GMAT result of at least 600 is required.
      At least this years, we do not require a GMAT score report for a place of study, i.e. for the MSc in Management program but a TOEFL result of at least 79 - for the internet based test.

      I hope that information was helpful for you.
      Best regards from Hamburg,

      Nicole Wedell

      [color=#660000] July 31th, 2011 - Application deadline for KLUs master of science program in Management
      Nicole Wedell-von Leupoldt
      Recruitment and Program Coordinator

      Kühne Logistics University – The KLU
      Wissenschaftliche Hochschule für Logistik und Unternehmensführung
      Brooktorkai 20
      20457 Hamburg

      Tel: +49 40 328 707-160
      Fax: +49 40 328 707-109


    • Posted by - Franziska Rook (HHL) - on 1 July 2011 - 1:16pm

      As Thomas said, it is good to aim at a GMAT score of 600 or higher. At HHL we have a score of 650 as minimum score for scholarships so if you think you will need a scholarship to fund your studies you should definitely put a lot of effort into your GMAT.

      Kind regards
      Franziska Rook
      HHL Student Recruitment

    • Posted by - Thomas Graf - on 1 July 2011 - 11:42am


      the MBA rule of thumb is: a score of 600 as a minimum score.

      • with 600 you will not create spraks in the eyes of the MBA recruiter
      • but most probably your application will not rejected BASED on your GMAT score

      However, there are also good schools (with international accreditation) who will inofficially accept you with between 550 and 600.

      As for the Master in Management (MIM), I don't have experience but it will hardly be harder than for the MBA. So if you focus on a minimum of 600 you should be fine.