Forum: School selection (2 Comments)

MSc in Marketing Management

  • Posted by - cclza - on 21 November 2016 - 11:29pm

    Hello, I'm planning on applying for a Masters Course in Europe in 2017. I live in Peru. My goal is to insert myself in the European market. I've got a Bachelor's Degree in Communications from a top tier Peruvian University and 5.5 years of work experience. I got a 113 TOEFL score, 15.94/20 GPA.

    These are the Business Schools that I've gathered that I think could help me achieve my goal:

    1 HEC
    2 Warwick
    3 Cranfield
    4 Grenoble

    HEC is of course my top choice at the moment but I am worried about the GRE test that they ask for in their admissions. I'm willing to take it with only one month of preparation, and I'd have all the requested documentation by the school's third application deadline.

    Is that something to worry about?
    Are these B-schools that can truly help me reach my goal?
    What is the "OK" score that I'd have to achieve for this course at HEC? I've read 320 is adequate for MBA applicants, but I also read at the HEC website that they receive a variety of scores and that it's not a main focus in their process.


    • Posted by - Thomas Graf - on 22 November 2016 - 4:18pm

      Hi there,

      your basic approach - doing a Business Master in Europe to find a job at a European firm afterwards - is fine. A first assessment of your resources (e.g., your TOEFL score etc.) is fine as well. What you need to do now is finegraining your approach.

      (1) You need to finegrain your career goals:
      For example, by industry: Some schools have Silicon Valley firms recruiting on their campus whie others have not. If you know in advance where you want to work, you can screen the schools' offers for this and by this reduce the number of schools on your short list.

      (2) You need to better understand the entry requirements of your target schools. Business Schools, even schools that are supposed to belong to the same circle of premium schools, differ a lot regarding their expectations.

      • Please read my eBook "Entry Requirements" to inform yourself in detail about the requirements of more than 50 international schools.

      I have invested a lot of time to write these books and to provide future students with tips and the best possible value. Feel free to come back here after having worked through my eBooks.

      Best wishes,

      By Thomas Graf