Forum: School selection (2 Comments)

Why to select masters in bussiness management and what are the carrier oppurtunities for the canditate ?

  • Posted by - test3028 - on 15 May 2013 - 7:06am

    Hi Thomas,

    I have reviewing your posts at this web-site for a long-time and have observer that you have been helpful in directing the people to choose the correct and best choice.

    I am currently applying for master in international business at BSL laussane Switerzland.
    I am intreseted to know what is the scope of this scope in current in industrial market and what job opprutunities are available .

    I have completed my degree in Computers and have a almost 2 years of work experinence as a team leader and project management.

    I would also like to know more as is the course really ,helpful since i am interested to work more into the international market and have a good analytical and problem solving skill.

    Hope to get a positive and helping hand from you to guide me to choose the correct carrier path.
    Look forward towards the reply

    • Posted by - Thomas Graf - on 15 May 2013 - 4:03pm

      Hi there,

      thank you for your question. There are several paths that you could pursuit from here.

      (1) What's the MIB student portfolio?
      You mentioned that you have "good analytical and problem solving skills". That's great. But you do not have strong academic business knowledge, right? In that case, a Master in Management or Business makes sense (provided that you need such knowledge for your carere plans). Now, I recommend you to ask the school or find the information on its website who you will be studying with you - where, for instance, do the other students come from? The school should have statistics on previous classes that you can analyze. How diverse is the class? Which academic backgrounds do the students have? Which nationalities are represented? This could give you a first signal about the learning level. For example, if the class includes primarily people with a backround in humanities it may start on a more basic level than with students who have a business or economics background.

      (2) Job prospects
      You asked about your job prospects. A good advise is to ask the school's career office or find the information online about: Which companies come to campus and recruit? Which industries? Which jobs? From which countries? Secondly, you can also ask about the placement statistics (e.g. how many percent got a job within 3 months after graduating).

      (3) Master of Business Administration (MBA) as alternative?
      Finally, I recommend you to consider doing an MBA instead of a MIM. You already have work experience and even team leadership experience. WIth this you are the perfect candidate for an MBA. The MIM or MIB, instead, is rather for graduates who want to start a career. Please have a look at our article on the differences between MIM and MBA.

      Best wishes

      By Thomas Graf