MiM Program's scope in US

School selection
  • Posted by VISHALCHOPRA1991@GMAIL.COM on 02/15/14 9:33pm

    Hi,

    I am currently working as a software engineer in TCS.

    10th(secondary school)- 80%
    12th(senior school)-75%
    Btech(ECE)-75%

    Is my academic profile suitable for b schools like IE, Imperial, Fuqua?

    I want to study MiM. What is the scope of MiM in USA.?

    Is it better to go for European schools to study MiM as compared to USA(I saw none of the US b-schools in ft rankings)?

    Ross School of Business, University of Michigan is starting its first batch for MiM this year, how is it? Will it be upto the standards as compared to the Top b-schools?
    Similalry, Tuck b-school will start Mim from 2015.

    Should I apply to both these b-schools?

    Thanks & Regards,
    Vishal

    • Posted by Thomas Graf on 02/16/14 9:59am

      Hi there,

      thank you for your questions. From what I see so far, you can apply at the schools mentioned. Keep in mind that one one hand, schools prefer high university grades - and on the other hand, these scores (GPA) are only one criterion on which the admissions managers place their decision. Schools such as IE particularly look at the full profile of a person, e.g. on other test scores such as the GMAT but also on what else you have done in your life (extra curricular activities) etc.

      As for your US vs. Europe question:
      If you want to work in the US I would do the degree there. If you want to work in Europe you can do it in Europe or the US:

      As for the scope: Master in Management programs - that is MSc or MA in General Management or Business programs (abbreviated MIM) - are only at the beginning in the US. Many companies may not understand directly what a Master in Management is. Hence, it is important in my opinion to choose a school that already has a strong reputation for its management education in general, as expressed for instance through its MBA programs. If companies know a school because of its MBA then I find it very likely that they positively acknowledge graduates from other programs (that the same school offers) as well.

      I recommend to check some MBA rankings for instance. As for Ross, it is the same. You cannot analyze career statistics (in contrast to IE or Imperial college) since they don't exist yet (the program just starts). But you can check the school's reputation for management education in general.

      Also...

      • check if your favorite employers or companies from your target industries recruit at these schools (no matter which program)
      • compare the curricula among the schools as well as the structure of the studies
      • what information does the school provide about how they help students find a job?
      • calculate the total costs: tuition fees + living expenses - scholarship (how likely is it? how many scholarships do the schools grant? etc.)

      Best wishes
      Thomas

      By Thomas Graf