Forum: School selection (4 Comments)

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  • Posted by - Vvgowtham - on 12 April 2013 - 6:35pm

    Hello kindly evaluate my profile and guide me.
    I am a college senior with engineering background.
    My details are as follows mechanical engineering 68%
    B.a public administration 65%(distance mode)
    Class 12 60%
    Class 10 86%
    Member National service scheme.
    Member We are for you chartable institution
    Member TSFI charitable trust
    Attended many technical events at various colleges in the country.
    Awarded best presentation by microsoft in dream spark event.

    I hail from a costal area with rich aqua resources with the interest in business and management i established an sea food export firm in the year 2009 qhen i joined my grad. I am running the firm succesfully with 24 employees.i started the firm with a small capital and now the annual turnover of firm is 5 crore per annum.i am also working as a chief programe organiser and member of the charitble orgnisation.i just want to expand my business with some improvised business skills. So kindly help me where to apply for mim i require to take gmat or gre for admission.also kindly suggest the colleges which provide admission without gmat or gre.thank u.

    • Posted by - Vvgowtham - on 13 April 2013 - 6:10pm

      Thank u..iam prepared to move to any place where can i get good education.and i can afford fee for a good institution.kindly suggest me some institutions offering mim without gmat gre..

      • Posted by - Thomas Graf - on 13 April 2013 - 8:35pm

        Hi there again,

        I am sorry but I can't help you at the moment. There are 450 fulltime MIM programs out there and I cannot suggest you some... It all depends on your preferences. Again, my recommendation is:

        • Go one step further and decide in which area you want to go. Just saying "I can go anywhere" is great but not sufficient. You need to narrow down your search and then take the effort and inform yourself about the best schools in a certain country.
        • Once you have done this, you wtach out for schools that do not require the GMAT or GRE.
        • Finally, you check the companies at your selected schools and choose those schools where your favorite future employers recruit.

        Now you have a road Map. I am aware that following it takes time but at the end of the day it is worth it.

        Best wishes

    • Posted by - Thomas Graf - on 13 April 2013 - 11:34am

      Hi there,

      thank you for your question. You seem to be at a very early stage of your MIM search process and I recommend you to take more time to reflect your goals first.

      I understand that you want to do a Master in General Management (MIM) - and that makes sense to me. You mentioned that you already have "improvised business skills", and a MIM would help you develop these skills to a more professional level.

      Now you need to become clearer in which country or geographic region you want to study, how much budget you have, and where you see yourself after the MIM. The country is important because most students start to work in the country of where their campus was located. The budget is important as it limits your options. You may be able to increase your budget by a scholarship or loan program, but you should be clear in advance how much you want or are able to spend. Finally, your career goal after the MIM is important because it should influence which schools become your favorites. If you, for instance, plan to work for an investment bank after the MIM you should watch out for schools where investment banks recruit.

      As for your GMAT or GRE question, I am afraid you will have to search for them by yourself. I guess that about half of the MIM programs do not require these tests, but before you screen the websites of schools you should first narrow your target schoosl down to a specific country or region.

      Finally, why do you not consider doing the GMAT or GRE? A good score could increase your chances getting to a good school. Preparing these tests is an investment of time and energy but it may make a difference.

      Best wishes