Forum: School selection (7 Comments)

Help with the future

  • Posted by - Afcb - on 6 January 2014 - 6:48pm

    Hi! I am from Madrid and I want to know if it would be a good idea to make an MiM in IE or is it better to do it in another european university and if so which one. Are any conditions for that apart from GMAT? How long does it take to prepare GMAT exam?
    If anyone could help me it would be great!

    • Posted by - aditya2706 - on 30 March 2014 - 5:12pm

      I am a final year engineering student
      my marks are as follows
      1.10th(SSC): 89%
      2. 12th(HSC):83%
      3. Engineering:65% (till date)
      4. I also have certificates for various extra-curricular activities an organising social work events
      i wish to apply for MiM
      I plan on giving gmat this year and would like to know which colleges i can apply too.
      i am also confused as to which country to choose
      the European countries have had MiM programmes since long and hence are much more credible as compared to US b-schools. However from what i know it is really difficult to get a work permit in europe.
      please help

    • Posted by - saurabhkaushik - on 12 January 2014 - 6:41pm

      I want to know that is aquinas college will be good for me.
      I want to do MIM or MIB course.
      I am a graduate student in engineering.
      Can you help me out with letting me know that whether I will be able to get this college,
      an can you also tell me about the deadlines of top MIM or MIB colleges of USA.

      • Posted by - Thomas Graf - on 13 January 2014 - 12:52pm

        Hi there,

        thank you for your questions.

        "Sir I want to know that is aquinas college will be good for me."
        "Whether Aquinas is "good" for you depends on how you define "good". This sounds obvious but I want to give you an example. If you want to work in investment banking and no bank recruits at your school, this school is not "top" for you - even though this school may be top in a ranking.

        ""I want to do MIM or MIB course. I am a graduate student in engineering."
        As you can see at the Aquinas website, the school offers a Master in Management that is open for people without an academic business background. So far you are fine, accordingly.

        "Can you help me out with letting me know that whether I will be able to get this college"
        That depends on Aquinas requirements and your CV. Have you checked Aquinas requirements already? Since I don't know your profile, have you checked where you fulfill Aquinas requirements and where you may have weaknesses?

        Can you also tell me about the deadlines of top MIM or MIB colleges of USA."
        I recommend you to define what you mean by "top" and by visiting the school's website. If you mean by "top" being in rankings such as the Financial Times or Business Week Rankings, just check these rankings to identify schools and visit their websites. Since the MIM is less popular in the US you won't find US MIM Rankings. Therefore, I recommend looking out for schools that are in MBA rankings and still offer a MIM. The rationale behind is: If a school has a strong reputation in management education such as for MBA education, this reputation may likely spill over to the Masters as well.

        Overall, I recommend yo - if you have not dine it yet - take some days or even weeks and intensively visit MIM websites from schools and get a sense of what tehy offer, how they differ, and what you can expect from them.

        If you look for a structured approach to analyze programs and develop a solution where to study, I also recommend my soon-coming eBook "Roadmap to your Master in Business Degree".

        Best wishes

    • Posted by - Thomas Graf - on 8 January 2014 - 11:36am

      Hi there,

      thank you for your questions. As for the requirements of a Master in Management, I recommend you checking closer the schools' websites. Not every school requires the GMAT in fact - others also allow for the GRE, offer their own on-campus test, or don't require GMAT/GRE at all. Also, some MIM programs require a first degree in business or economics while others are open t graduates from other academic backgrounds as well.

      As for the GMAT preparation, I recommend 2-3 months, making GMAT exercises every day for 30 min. But that differs from person to person.

      Whether it is a "good" decision strongly depends on what you want.As for the location, for instance, you mentioned that you come from Madrid. Hence, if you want to gain experience abroad studying at IE would not be a good decision for you. If you look for internationality (check the school's student demographics) and an institution that is high in the FT Ranking, the IE may be your institution.

      I guess you see my logic. To move on, I recommend you (1) invest some days or even weeks to screen the websites of MIM programs very carefully (curriculum, program structure, entry requirements) and (2) get in contact with admissions manager and even students at some of your favorite schools. You can contact the schools, for instance, through our SCHOOL CONTACT page; you also have a personal contact now to EM Lyon; and you can always contact other schools by email or phone.

      Best wishes

      By Thomas Graf

    • Posted by - rbeaty - on 7 January 2014 - 6:24pm

      Dear Afcb,

      My name is Rebecca Beaty and I work as International Marketing Officer at EMLYON Business School.

      I am writing to you as I see that you are interested in studying a master in management in a european university and I believe that you might be interested in the European Master in Management of EMLYON Business School in France.

      This degree is a two year triple master's degree run jointly by EMLYON Business School (France), Aston Business School (UK) and Ludwig Maximilian Universität (Germany).

      Would you be interested in knowing more about this programme? I can give you more details about the programme, admission requirements etc...

      Here's the programme link if you want to know more right away:

      I would be happy to help you with your career ambitions and answer any question you may have :)

      Rebecca Beaty