School Selection

School selection
  • Posted by nakul_ict on 01/23/13 11:17am

    Hi,

    I am interested in pursuing MIM from Europe as a first preference. But due to my score in GMAT I think I will have to limit myself. Here is my profile.

    I have a GMAT score of 610 and I am working in an IT MNC in India with over 1 year and 8 months of experience. I have completed my Bachelors in Computer Science and Engineering.

    Can you please tell me what are the options for me where I stand a good chance of admission based on my GMAT?
    Looking at the average score of top Eusropean Business schools(which is mostly above 700's) it seems to me that I should not apply to them.

    Looking for an expert advice.

    Thanks in advance

    • Posted by Thomas Graf on 01/23/13 12:22pm

      Hi there,

      thank you for your question. To be honest, I don't think that the average GMAT score of MIM students is 700. In the Global MIM Study 2012 among 48 international MIM programs we found that

      • only 40 percent require the GMAT
      • and the average score was 610

      And even if an average score is 650 or higher it doesn't mean that you are rejected. It really depends on the school.

      I think you have three options now:

      1. Apply for 3 to 5 MIM programs: check in advance if they require the GMAT and if yes what's the average score (if it is 700 or more then contact the school and ask if 610 is a kick-out criterion - I don't think so...)
      2. Re-do the GMAT
      3. Or apply for MBA programs. Right now you nearly have 2 years of work experience. When you start the program you will have 2.5... this means you are an MBA candidate...

      Best wishes
      Thomas

    • Posted by nakul_ict on 01/23/13 2:00pm

      Thanks for your reply Thomas.

      Can you please tell me which universities should I apply to in terms of good chances to get selected for MIM?

      Thanks in advance

      • Posted by Thomas Graf on 01/23/13 2:33pm

        Hi there again,

        well, you should apply at those universities that YOU like the most. For this, you need to

        • analyze your preferences and criteria: e.g., where do you want to work later? in which industries? which positions? what's your budget? etc.
        • investigate which universities fulfill your criteria the most: try to get an overview on the MIM landscape in general (which schools in Europe offer MIM programs etc.) and visit the schools' websites - most information you find there (e.g. which companies recruit on campus etc.).

        Best wishes
        Thomas