Forum: School selection (4 Comments)

school selection

  • Posted by - jainkriti16 - on 24 December 2012 - 7:27am

    heyyy....the school selection for masters in management is posing a big problem for me.
    I have recently given gmat with a score of 650. i have done B.Tech and have a cgpa of 3.55/5 from a reputed institution.I have 8 months of international experience as well.In 10th and 12th , the percentages were 94% and 85% respectively.I have selected a few schools but dont know which can offer a scholarship to me,which will be better from job persepective...but the main question is from where i can expect a scholrship..

    the list of my universities

    1.Queens business school
    6.IE business school

    • Posted by - jainkriti16 - on 24 December 2012 - 5:23pm

      Thank you for your advice but one more thing is that which university is better in terms of jobs on the completion of the course....

      • Posted by - Thomas Graf - on 24 December 2012 - 11:15pm

        Hi there,

        this depends strongly on your career goals. Which jobs are you looking for? Which industries, tasks and companies? My advice is: Clear your favorites first.

        Second, screen the schools' websites and contact the career services to clear these questions:

        • Which companies come to campus to recruit? Are these the firms you want to work for?
        • Where do the graduates start to work? In which countries, industries and at which positions? Is this what you want to do?

        You will find lots of differences among the schools.

        One more advice: Try to find out which experience the schools have with students from your country - and with placing them in jobs after graduation. If a school has no experience with this it maybe more risky than a school that successfully places people from your country every year.

        Finally, I would consult your embassy in the school's country to check the via and work permit issues.

        Best wishes

    • Posted by - Thomas Graf - on 24 December 2012 - 4:16pm

      Hi there,

      I see two not mutually exclusive ways to find out about the scholarships:

      1. Proactively try to find out that information by screening the websites for financial aid information and/or directly contatcign the admissions department and asking for funding opportunities.

      2. Applying and waiting for your acceptance letters and involve the schools in a bargaining game afterwards. Once you have received more than one acceptance letter, you can signal to each school that you have several offers and that you need a scholarship. Then it's up to the schools to convince you about coming to their school by making you a nice offer.

      My final advice: Ask also about opportunities to work on campus during the program. Some schools offer jobs where you work for professors. You get paid up to 400 or 500 EUR per month - and often times you don't actually work as much as it is officially written in the contract.

      Best wishes