HELP NEEDED - SCHOOL SELECTION

School selection
  • Posted by MIMAPPLICANT on 03/06/14 7:37pm

    Hello,

    I am an Indian MiM ASPIRANT, I have the following schools/ programmes to choose from, please help me decide which one to choose -

    1. I applied to French Bschools via SAI , and I got dinged at HEC, ESCP, and waitlisted at Emlyon , and accepted at Skema and Audencia Nantes.

    2. I hold an offer from EDHEC business school

    3. I hold an offer from SCHULICH for the masters in Business Analytics programme.

    4. I also hold offers at Leeds business school and Manchester business school.

    5. I also applied at LSE and the result is pending (will be out by 15th March in my opinion).

    Right Now I am tied between EDHEC and SCHULICH, in the sense that the EDHEC programme is of almost 3 years duration, whereas Schulich is almost an year, but Schulich is a highly specialized course and EDHEC concentrates on Management as whole.
    I am also looking forward to hear from LSE, which was my 1st choice while applying, but now I am having second thoughts due to the job market condition in UK.
    I am not very keen to join Leeds and Manchester, considering the bad job conditions in U.K , Is LSE a good option?

    I have around 3 weeks to decide,
    Please Help.

    • Posted by ojas03 on 03/06/14 8:38pm

      Without a doubt , LSE is an excellent college. However, the job prospects in UK are not very good given the work permit issues. Also, MiM from LSE will cost you approximately 70 lakh rupees. You'll need to consider these things before arriving at your decision.

      As for your doubts regarding the choice between a one year course and a two-three year course, I would say that it really depends on what you want to do after MiM. If you want to work, a longer duration course should increase your chances of finding a job. Also, the two-three year course allows you to specialise in the field of your choice in technically the second year of the program.

    • Posted by MIMAPPLICANT on 03/08/14 2:09pm

      Hello Ojas,

      Thanks a lot for your reply.

      I am still awaiting my result from LSE , so currently I am tied between Schulich and EDHEC,
      following are the points that I am considering, and creating doubt in my mind

      1. SCHULICH is a highly specialized program, in analytic which I really feel interested in being an engineer, but EDHEC's is a basically a generalized programme, with 1 year general management , 1 year optional voluntary internship & last year as specialization in Marketing or finance or business development.

      2. I am also wondering about the reputation of these schools and their career centers , of which I would like to seek opinion from members of this forum

      3. Also, the location of the school as well, Canada seems as a better option now compared to France due to the job market.

      4. After completing this program I wish to work internationally for at least 4- 5 years, before considering entrepreneurship or an MBA degree.

      I would like your advise on these, would be grateful.

    • Posted by Thomas Graf on 03/09/14 3:02pm

      Hi there,

      thank you for your questions. The question between a general management education on one hand and a specialized education on the other is totally up to you and depends on your preferences. Ask yourself what knowledge you want to gain in the next year(s) and what knowledge you need on your next career level. Putting it differently: Do you want to be hired as an expert in a specific area such as marketing after your Master's degree or do you want to be hired with a less specific profile (keeping the doors more open)? If you heart beats for a specific area, go for the specialized Master - if not, go for a general management Master (MIM).

      As for your career questions, I offer many approaches to find out about the quality of a school in my ebook "Roadmap to your Master in Business Degree". In addition, I think that now is a good moment to get into contact with the schools directly and ask them how many percent of their graduates find a job within 3 months of graduating? Where do they find a job (country, industry, firms)? And if they have experience with placing people of your nationality.

      Finally, I would ask the school to bring you in contact with alumni and current students, so that you get first-hand information by them.

      Best wishes
      Thomas

      By Thomas Graf

    • Posted by MIMAPPLICANT on 03/10/14 10:24am

      Hello Thomas,

      Thank You for your detailed answer, will do what you suggested.

      Thanks a lot