Forum: School selection (11 Comments)
help needed---School Selection
Posted by - prasi - on 18 March 2014 - 4:34pm
I have been reading up a lot on this very informative website thumbs up on the good job.
I have no much Idea on which schools i should be applying, Kindly request you to Suggest some schools where i have a good probability (Safe as they say) of selection
My GMAT score:660
Indian 23 :
Pre university : 75%
University Education :Engineer Electronics and Communication
grade:67% topper scores 84%
Internships: International : University Internship in Dubai On an Electronics Project
Local : Was an Intern at a Start up company in Bangalore India Electronic Company
Both internships lasted for 3 months.
Recruited out of college
Work Exp: 1 yr at TCS Software Firm (fortune 500 comp)---- Within that one year i worked at 3 diff locations across India
Extra curriculars: Rotary youth leader award
NGO activist strongly associated with an NGO from my childhood
Institute of Engineers Student chapter rep for my college
Hosted NATIONAL level Tech seminar conferences etc
National Cadet Corps Air wing Best CAdet in 2006 Awarded at Delhi
My Aim: Msc In finance or general management course
Looking for Tier 2 colleges, colleges where I have a good chance of selection
Thank you in Advance for your time and Response
Posted by - Thomas Graf - on 20 March 2014 - 9:35am
with a GMAT of 660 you fulfill more than the minimum requirements of most MIM programs and fulfill the minimum requirements even at the top-ranked schools. This means: If a school does not grant you admission, the GMAT was not the problem.
To search for and analyze MIM programs, read my ebook: 'Roadmap to your Master in Business Degree 2014'
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Posted by - prasi - on 20 March 2014 - 12:42pm
hi Thomas I've already bought your book also downloaded the survey, I had heard some where that the Avg Gmat score for "Indian" applicant is higher than the class avg so i had to search here for help after replies from you and ojas03 also MIM applicant I think Im good to go, thanks guys will post again after selection
Thanks Thomas for your time and my feedback on your book will be posted soon
Posted by - MIMAPPLICANT - on 20 March 2014 - 9:13am
No I dint apply to Great Lakes, since MiM was my first choice.
My suggestion at this time would be to contact the various admissions coordinator from schools you find interesting and discuss your profile with them, that will give you a better idea as to where you stand.
All the best for your applications :)
Posted by - prasi - on 20 March 2014 - 4:26am
Thank you MIM applicant---One last question since you are an Indian had you applied for great lakes one year program its my first preference before any MIM and i would like to get an estimate of selection chances
Thank you ojas03 I will contact the school support committee and check out their application process on the website thanks for the suggestion
I would like to know how one can be prepared for the interview i maintain a daily log where i keep adding points to answers like why MIM ,career plans after MIM, Change from Engineering track to masters etc anything more you would like to share will help me .
Also ojas03 could you list a couple more suggestions for colleges, would you agree with MIM applicant on her suggestion of colleges
Posted by - ojas03 - on 19 March 2014 - 9:46pm
With your current profile and score, I think Essec should be your best option right now. Good college, good opportunities, a good community life.
Work hard on your application, choose wisely which part of your profile you want to highlight in your application and be clear about your goals. The Essec interview is a very good experience. If you plan to apply, let me know if you want details about my application process and the interview.
Posted by - gaurav9992 - on 2 October 2014 - 9:01am
Hey can you help with the interview questions and your overall experience
Posted by - Thomas Graf - on 2 October 2014 - 11:03am
read this Forum Post in Interviews and Preparation already?
By Thomas Graf
Owner MIM Compass
Author of the MIM eBook
Posted by - MIMAPPLICANT - on 19 March 2014 - 8:14pm
My profile very similar, I am a female Indian engineer, GMAT 660, IELTS - 8.5 , a few international internships and about an year of experience in Marketing.
I would really suggest you to talk to the admissions coordinators from these schools, and share your profile, that will certainly give you a better picture of things .
All the best :)
Posted by - prasi - on 19 March 2014 - 1:57pm
Thank you MIM APPLICANT
i am EXHAUSTED from gmat prep i tried and tried i started with a 430 score i reached 660 i don think i can go any further this is exactly why im asking people to help me select a Good B school that's all i need a good school,
f u really think i have a shot at EMLYON,SKEMA etc then i'm really really happy
your words encourage me to apply sooner
Also since you related your profile as similar to mine and since you already hold offers from good schools im encouraged even more
Thank you once again
Posted by - MIMAPPLICANT - on 19 March 2014 - 12:47pm
I had a very similar profile, but I wanted to pursue Masters in general management or Business Analytics, and I was able to secure admissions in EMLYON , EDHEC in France and Schulich in Canada.
Following is what I would suggest you
- Re-take GMAT if you can, a score over 700 would really help, though its nots very important.
- If you choose to apply with your current GMAT score then a lot of French B-Schools like ESSEC, Emlyon, EDHEC, skema are your safest bet . You can apply via SAI.
- Ms Finance in Schulich is also a good option.
Regarding Rankings in Finance you can search the FT ranking here - http://rankings.ft.com/home/masters-in-finance