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MIM vs MBA: everything you need to know

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If you are set on a career in business management, there are two obvious choices you can make: a Masters in Management (MIM) or a Masters in Business Administration (MBA). These two courses might look similar, but are as different as chalk and cheese. To help aspirants, we break down the key differences between the two courses. 

MIM vs MBA

  MIM MBA Significance
Full form Masters in Management or alternatively Masters in Business Management. Masters in Business Administration  –
Aliases The abbreviation MIM does not represent an official degree such as an MBA or MSc. However the umbrella brand is being used by business schools who abbreviate their Masters in Management with ‘MIM’. Depending on different University traditions, marketing strategies or different curriculum and course designs, the actual degree name may differ.In India for instance, the MIM is known by the name PGP or PGDM. Other names you may come across – MSc in Management, MSc in International Business, Master in Business and Economics, MSc in General Management No known aliases in USA, Europe. In India, different B-schools use different names for the full time MBA course. These include: PGPX (Post Graduate Programme for Executives), EPGP (Executive Post Graduate Programme), IPMX (International Programme in Management for Executives), PGPEX (Post Graduate Programme in Management for Executives), PGPM (Post Graduate Programme in Management), One year PGP (Post Graduate Programme). (Despite the misleading names these courses are not be confused with Executive MBAs which are part-time programmes. Read this for more on this branding faux pas unique to India: Executive MBA? No. India’s first globally accredited MBA? Yes!
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Popular courses Popular MIM courses include those offered by B-schools such as St. Gallen, Oxford, Hult, Indian Institute of Managements (PGP/ PGDM), IE Business School. Popular courses can be one year or two year in duration. Some top one year full time MBA courses are those offered by INSEAD, IMD, IIMs, ISB, Cornell, Kellogg. Some top two-year full time MBA courses are those offered by Harvard, Kellogg, Wharton, MIT, Stanford.  –
Who is it for? Fresh graduates or recent graduates  with minimal work experience ranging between 0 to 3 years Experienced professionals with minimum of 3 years of work experience and above. Average work experience in an MBA class is usually 5-7 years. Impacts your eligibility. You will have to gain substantial work experience if you have your sights set on an MBA. 
Typical age group of participants 23 years 27 to 32
Average work experience of participants 0 to 3 yrs (25% of MIM students have 0 yrs of work experience) 3 to 12 years  –
The goal of the degree To help fresh graduates gain a grounding in business management To help experienced professionals transition to leadership roles Don’t head into an MIM expecting managerial slots. Most MIM graduates land assignments as Management Trainees.   
Program length 40 percent of MIM programs take up to a year to complete; 58 percent take more than a year but no more than two years. On average, full time MIM programs take 18 months to complete. Most European MBAs take about one year to complete and North American MBAs about two years. In India the MBA programme is of one year duration. Across Asia and Australia, many MBA prorammes are of one year duration.  –
Tuition fee Typically an MIM programme is 63 percent cheaper than an MBA. Average fee EUR 12550 in Europe. Highest – and EUR 30000 .Fee in India for PGP/ PGDM programmes ranges between 2 lakh and 14 lakh depending on the institute. Higher fee. Average fee in Europe for One year MBA programmes EUR 33750. Highest – EUR 70700. Average fee in USA for a One year MBA $ 100000 and for two year MBA – $111000. An MIM is considerably cheaper than an MBA. But the salary on graduation are similarly far lesser than what you would make after an MBA. If you are touching the 2 to 2.5 years work experience level, you might be better off pursuing an MBA after crossing the 3 years work experience threshold.
Career path – on graduation Graduates join companies in entry level slots such as Management Trainee Graduates join companies in lateral management slots such as Senior Manager, General Manager, Vice president & CEO  –
Career path – lifetime Some organisations may prefer MBAs for top management slots. MBA is the established degree required for top office Depends on maturity of economy and regulatory framework. In USA and UK, an MBA might be preferred for top managerial slots since it is the established degree. In India, B-schools have traditionally produced MIMs albeit branded as MBAs by virtue of accreditation granted by local bodies AIU and AICTE. Global accreditation awarded by AMBA, UK classifies these programmes as MIMs. Read about the accreditation at these links – (http://bit.ly/iimlaccreditation), (http://bit.ly/spjainaccreditation)  & (http://bit.ly/mdiaccreditation)  and the recent MBA accreditation granted to PGPEX at IIM C: PGPEX awarded MBA accreditation by AMBA. Only prog. at IIM C to make the cut.The industry in India is beginning to understand the value of true blue MBAs and with time might give preference to MBAs for top slots.  
Geographies the course is popular in European countries and India. In India the 2 year PGDM/ PGP courses are extremely popular. Across the world  –
Eligibility Fewer eligibility criteria. For instance MIM courses do not require prior work experience. The primary entry requirements are a bachelor degree, proof of language skills, sometimes the GMAT or comparable tests, such as the GRE, and academic achievements during the undergraduate degree. About two thirds of theMIM programs worldwide accept graduates from all types of undergraduate programs whereas one third requires a business or economics degree.  Higher number of eligibility criteria. Most B-schools require GMAT, a minimum of 3 years of work-experience and largely accept candidates with 5+ years of work experience. Some B-schools in India specify a certain age for aspirants, such as IIM A which requires aspirants to be at least 27 years of age.  –
GMAT Requirements 40 percent of MIM programs need a GMAT Score. Average GMAT Score of MIM Students is 610. In India, CAT is the exam used for admission to 2 year PGP/ PGDM programmes and the admission process is primarily score based unlike admission process in countries such as UK, USA and France which are more broad based. GMAT is a requirement at most B-schools. Average score of MBA students worldwide is 650. Average scores at top 10 B-schools in Europe, USA, India hovers around 700-720.  
The curriculum Theoretical grounding in general managerial concepts. Eg. How to design a consumer research study or how to create a profit and loss statement from a balance sheet.A lot of learning happens on the job after graduation. Practical application of general management concepts useful for a manager as MBAs are expected to hit the ground running. Course focuses on analysis and application of concepts rather than theory of how to do it: consistent with managerial job.Eg. How to analyse research findings and how to analyse a balance sheet and profit and loss statement to chart strategy. – 
Reputation (The programmes don’t compete per say as they are meant for different groups of students) Primarily known in Europe and India but the concept is catching up in other continents. Traditional management degree. The exception is India, where MBA courses gained traction in 2001 prior to which only MIM courses were on offer. In general, MBA courses are more popular among HR Managers worldwide.  
Job Level & Salary Average earnings – 55000 EUR per year. Average PGDM/ PGP salaries at top B-schools in India range between 8 lakh and 17 lakh. Roles on offer – Management Trainee, Assistant Manager Salaries in USA ranges between $60,000 and $300,000. Average salary hovers around $100,000 across B-schools. In India, average MBA salaries at IIMs, ISB, XLRI etc range between 18 lakh and 33 lakh. Highest reported domestic salary in India stands at 1 crore domestic at IIM B.Roles on offer – Senior Manager, AGM, DGM, CEO, VP  

 

Top 35 MIM Programmes in the world as per Financial Times, UK MIM Ranking 2013

Rank in 2013
3 yr. rank
School name
Country
Weighted sal. ($)
Value
Employment
1 1 University of St Gallen Switzerland 80,081 1 100 (71)
2 2 ESCP Europe France, UK, Germany, Spain, Italy 64,800 32 88 (62)
3 WHU BeisheimFeatured business school Germany 97,050 7 95 (94)
4 4 HEC Paris France 76,130 24 96 (47)
5 7 Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Netherlands 68,452 5 89 (100)
5 IE Business SchoolFeatured business school Spain 79,076 16 94 (88)
7 4 Cems See table note 62,672 3 88 (47)
8 7 Essec Business School France 73,424 21 92 (71)
9 13 HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management Germany 88,402 20 95 (100)
10 10 Esade Business SchoolFeatured business school Spain 66,240 10 92 (92)
11 8 EMLyon Business School France 55,159 48 95 (78)
12 13 Imperial College Business School UK 60,557 60 82 (82)
13 12 Grenoble Graduate School of BusinessFeatured business school France 56,216 49 89 (74)
14 14 Edhec Business School France 56,580 54 96 (92)
14 16 City University: CassFeatured business school UK 56,133 38 72 (90)
16 14 Mannheim Business SchoolFeatured business school Germany 75,970 2 93 (78)
17 22 Università Bocconi Italy 58,539 57 96 (62)
18 12 Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad India 94,313 69 100 (100)
19 Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta India 81,650 68 100 (100)
20 29 Eada Business School BarcelonaFeatured business school Spain 54,861 40 89 (88)
20 London School of Economics and Political Science UK 69,628 70 92 (50)
22 21 WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) Austria 55,180 11 98 (96)
23 19 Stockholm School of Economics Sweden 59,889 14 100 (73)
24 Iéseg School of Management France 48,104 52 78 (91)
25 29 Kozminski University Poland 53,580 28 91 (84)
26 22 Toulouse Business School France 49,010 51 88 (45)
27 23 HEC Lausanne Switzerland 54,159 15 57 (72)
28 26 Louvain School of Management Belgium 50,658 23 95 (65)
29 29 Skema Business School France, US, China 47,555 58 84 (75)
29 32 Vlerick Business School Belgium 58,682 8 95 (96)
31 25 Audencia Nantes France 52,878 47 91 (81)
31 27 Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management Belgium 53,440 19 99 (90)
33 32 University of Strathclyde Business SchoolFeatured business school UK 47,038 46 93 (71)
34 Télécom Business School France 50,942 35 93 (64)
35 34 Aston Business SchoolFeatured business school UK 51,716 42 88 (65)

 

Top 35 MBA Programmes in the world as per Financial Times, UK MBA Ranking 2013

Rank ’13
3 yr. rank
School name
Country
Weighted sal. ($)
Salary inc. (%)
1 2 Harvard Business School US 187,223 121
2 2 Stanford Graduate School of Business US 194,645 115
3 2 University of Pennsylvania: Wharton US 180,772 121
4 3 London Business SchoolFeatured business school UK 160,988 124
5 6 Columbia Business School US 174,347 123
6 5 Insead France / Singapore 153,992 96
7 8 Iese Business School Spain 146,049 141
8 8 Hong Kong UST Business School China 132,685 153
9 8 MIT: Sloan US 160,414 117
10 11 University of Chicago: Booth US 162,363 108
11 9 IE Business SchoolFeatured business school Spain 157,054 117
12 17 University of California at Berkeley: Haas US 151,952 98
13 17 Northwestern University: Kellogg US 161,269 99
14 16 Yale School of Management US 159,370 118
15 19 Ceibs China 131,362 157
16 18 Dartmouth College: Tuck US 156,765 117
16 23 University of Cambridge: JudgeFeatured business school UK 145,169 98
18 18 Duke University: Fuqua US 145,147 108
19 15 IMD Switzerland 147,380 65
19 17 New York University: Stern US 144,586 106
21 19 HEC Paris France 123,571 109
22 25 Esade Business SchoolFeatured business school Spain 126,699 118
23 29 UCLA: Anderson US 147,125 115
24 24 University of Oxford: SaïdFeatured business school UK 136,609 95
24 26 Cornell University: Johnson US 147,799 112
26 16 Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad India 171,188 110
27 CUHK Business SchoolFeatured business school China 103,423 153
28 38 Warwick Business School UK 120,111 89
29 30 Manchester Business School UK 114,769 111
30 28 University of Michigan: Ross US 140,195 97
31 University of Hong Kong China 114,119 114
32 33 Nanyang Business School Singapore 102,683 132
33 33 Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Netherlands 105,546 103
34 22 Indian School of Business India 123,470 152
35 38 University of Virginia: Darden US 142,657 110

 

Final word

The Masters programme is for talented and ambitious young people with limited (if any work) work experience who would like to start a career in business. It is also more theory-oriented in terms of teaching style and more specialized in terms of content.

The MBA is usually for those who have already started their careers and want or need new knowledge, analysis tools and networking opportunities in order to change their line of business or secure a promotion.

Your career aspirations should decide your decision on which course to pursue. An MIM graduate will be hard pressed to find a managerial position upon graduating from B-school. MIM students lack the c.v. of their MBA counterparts and their work experience is limited. MIM graduate can expect entry level positions rather than managerial jobs. MBA graduates on the other hand are considered ‘experienced hires’, since they have been in business for several years prior to their MBA degree – consequently they are eligible to bag leadership or management positions.

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  1. Though a lots of knowledge is given in this article but still can’t decide to choose which one , as I am a civil engineering student of last semester and in a dilemma to choose one of other . According to present scenario I don’t think I will like working for3-5 yr with a starting sal of 10 -15k because as I looking forward to do management I am not sitting in p.s.u’s to get a good govt. Job and good salary. Plz could you tell me that doing M.I.M will be worthwhile for me and to be clear I don’t want to work for 5 years ..so what do you say.???

    • Hi siddharth,

      You have raised a pertinent point-

      Why go for a MBA instead of an MIM? From a real world perspective, does it make a difference? In our view it does.
      And most of the difference lies in the learning you gain – an aspect which is mostly ignored as students are often focused on placements alone. Learning gained in an MBA should stand you in good stead over the long run.

      First and foremost the learning you gain in an MBA course is valuable – you learn alongside people with 5-10 years experience in diverse fields. Learning with experienced folk prepares you for interactions in senior roles in corporate life and trains you to analyse problems from different perspectives.

      Second as a professional with some experience on your side, you will relate to the learning taught in class and be able to absorb concepts better as well as apply them immediately on the job after the MBA.

      For instance most case studies taught in PGP/ PGDM as well as one year MBA classes are published by Harvard, Wharton etc who have experienced folk in class and hence their cases mostly deal with situations faced by senior management – the MBA class in the Indian context with work experience on their side are equipped to relate to a situation faced by a General Manager, use past knowledge to solve the case study and absorb learning which they can then apply in their next job.

      Gaining work experience also gives one clarity on what career one is really interested in. Often our choices change with time. For all you know a few years later you may realize you don’t want to do an MBA at all!

      These are just some of the reasons you may want to explore life for a few years, pursue your interests and gain some valuable work experience.

      That said, if you feel you restricted by the options available to you after graduation and are certain on your career path after an MIM (pgp/pgdm), by all means go ahead and pursue the course.

      • Hello Sir
        Sir currently i am in my final year of my graduation and already placed at infosys
        currently i am preparing for GRE ,my question to you is that whether should i apply immediately after graduation for mim program or have work experience of 2 years and then apply for MBA

        • Hi Ankish, depends on your preference. If you are sure you want do go into a certain field, an MIM is ok. If you want to dabble in somethings before you zoom in on a certain career, a proper globally certified MBA will give you time to do that. Just know that in India, with lax accreditation norms all management courses are being sold as MBA and consequently most see both pre-experience and post-experience MBAs as same courses when they are not. This however may change as there is more awareness of the difference between an MBA (one-year courses in India) and pre-experience MIM (two year PGP/PGDM)

  2. Thank you sir for such a prompt reply , as i told you earlier i am a civil engineering student and certainly
    i have decided to pursue m.i.m but unfortunately the problem is that i can’t decide to pursue which course
    in master degree as there are many option like master in finance , masters in consultancy ,master in international business , master in management and i have no knowledge about any of these feilds cuz all i have studied about is engineering till now.
    1. So could you suggest me which feild suits to my profile ..
    2. And if i do choose feild like finance will i have to leave my undergraduate
    3. Switch feids is like this is good for me or not..
    4. last thing i want to know is that after doing m.i.m and taking 5 yr experience can i do mba also if i like ..

    • Hi Siddharth,

      the answer completely depends upon your own interests. If you want to remain in the civil engineering field, look at a programme that asists you in the journey ahead. Maybe a degree in operations for instance. In fact, Adani institute of Management has a One year MBA in Infrastructure management which you may want to check out. The programme requires lesser work experience than most one year MBAs. Some requirements:

      (a) A Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline.
      (b) Work experience of more than 18 months after the completion of Bachelor’s Degree
      (c) GMAT score
      Or
      (c) CAT score

      Check details here: http://bit.ly/1kYhc1l

      You are young and you should be more worried about pursuing your interests rather than worrying about continuity in your studies at this stage unless there is a financial reason which is pushing you to settle down at the earliest etc.

      MBA can be done after MIM. Though since the content between the two overlaps by almost 30% you should evaluate basis your circumstances after 5 years if you would like to and need to pursue the course.

      Regards.

  3. ADMIN you are ultimate 😀
    Nicely explained everything but in addition i would like to ask one question actually i am looking for MIM but i didn’t appear for GMAT and neither prepared yet so far as i thought its not required for MIM but when i was checking the criteria its there for almost every college and their deadline are very nearby so i want your opinion for two things.
    1-Should i go for a OK OK college by taking MIM course who are not asking for GMAT or should i give Gmat and go for next session (you seems to have very profound knowledge about all this please help)

    2-Which place is best for MIM UK,France,Canada or any other ? Can u prioritise it please

    • Hi SB,

      Thanks for your positive feedback!

      The answer to your question depends to a large extent on your aims. Are you seeing the MIM as a stop-gap and do you intend to pursue an MBA later? Or is the MIM degree important for you and do you plan to base your career on it? If its the first case and you are really determined to join a course this session, you could look at a tier-2 course.

      However, we won’t recommend this approach. Since this is a post grad degree that one doesn’t pursue everyday, we would suggest you take a shot at the GMAT and then take a considered decision with all options open to you.

      2. The Financial Times MIM ranking reproduced above is fairly exhaustive in terms of parameters it considers and schools in the Top 10 of course enjoy the best reputation. The Geography is important primarily from the angle of your future aims. If you intend to work in France/ Europe then an MIM in France/ UK would make sense. If instead Canada is where you want to build a career, aim for a school there.

      Regards.

  4. Thanks for replying so fast 🙂
    What i have decided is to study MIM then work for some time in foreign only then MBA in future.
    I have 3+ years experience so i guess one more option is there to work for one more year then Apply for MBA with GMAT score.
    1- What do u think admin ? Does MIM course is worthy? Or one should go directly go for MBA ? Although by ur impressive blog i know the difference between both.

    2. I was thinking to study MIM from London but i don’t want to get stuck with this thing that okay now i will have to work in London only.Is it so that u don’t get placements outside that particular country from where u r studying ur course.

    • Hi Sb,

      1. An MIM course is a perfectly ok option, but since you have 3 years work experience you may find placements at the end of the course not in sync with your
      aspirations.

      With 3 + years of work ex, you are eligible for MBA at ISB in India. Also B-schools in USA such as Harvard, Stanford accept students with 3+ years of work experience. You are also eligible for schools in Europe.

      The only thing to keep in mind is that the average work experience in the classroom of B-schools in Europe and USA is typically 5 years. So the chances of admission go up when you come closer to the class average.

      2. You can very well get placements in a country different from the one you study in, but the percentage of international offers will always be a small fraction of domestic offers. So if you identify the geography you want to work in then preferably go for a school in that geography.

      3. Regarding your query on Tier 2 schools – tier 2 refers to schools that are ranked lower than the premier B-schools.

      Regards.

  5. Oh my god,Thank you so much 😀 Admin.You have been great help.
    This website and your blogs are phenomenal.Keep it up.

  6. Admin
    I hv just finished my btech in electronics
    I wish to do a master’s .. I have my GMAT score of 640 .. thru dat I applied to Australia for MBA ..
    But I am confused whether I will get my return on investment or not as I dont have any work experience .. what do u suggest me to do for my career .. I have interest in IT sector as well
    Your guidance would be appreciated

    • Hi Karan,

      Hard to comment without knowing the School – what the Fee is and what placements you get on graduation determine the immediate ROI of the course. The school’s brand and alumni network will decide the long term ROI. Share more details and we’ll get back with our view.

      Regards.

  7. Hi sir I am thinking about University of technology Sydney (UTS) .. they have mba in IT .. fees is about 30 lakhs (tuition fee ) for entire course ?

    • Hi Karan,

      UTS is a respected university and their MBA is ranked among the Top 10 in Australia as per some Australian rankings. However the school is not as well known internationally as some of the other B-schools in Australia such as Melbourne Business School. Factor this into your calculations if you plan to work outside Australia.

      Now, to answer whether you can derive value from the programme. An MBA is always recommended after gaining some real world experience and we would any day advise you to go for an MBA after gaining work experience to derive the maximum value from your education.

      PS – UTS is one of the few programmes in the world that accept students without work experience to their MBA programme and so while the B-school is AACSB accredited, it is not AMBA, UK accredited (AMBA accredits courses, AASCB accredits the institution).

  8. Thank u for your valuable inputs .. I will keep this in mind while deciding .

    In that case can u suggest courses or universities abroad which are respectable for MBA and suitable for my score
    ps I want to pursue master’s as soon as possible .. what are options if I apply next year with 1 year of work ex .. I am open to all options anywhere in Australia or canada

  9. Admin :
    i m in final year of my B-tech in Computer Science domain ….i wants to see myself at an senior managerial post in coming 6-8 years .Before knowing about the MIM course , i was clear about my coming 5 years plan that first i will be gaining 3 years expereince in IT sector then i will go for an US-MBA or UK-MBA ….as these ranked top among the world ,but now i m confused with MIM or MBA as MIM is getting popular every year in Europe and north america ,the recruiters are focusing more on MIM candidates rather than MBAians …
    the first question is :
    1.which degree would make an impact in my career, MIM or MBA?.
    2. the aftergrowth in an industry ,which would be preferenced more an MIMian or an MBAian?.
    3. gaining few years experience now and then going for an MBA or enrolling now for an MIM/MBA …..which would be more benefited for any individual hoping for a career in Management .?

    • Hi Prashant, the MIM programme is certainly gaining in popularity. Not so sure about recruiters focusing on MIM candidates over MBA candidates – in case you know of specific cases, do share.

      1. Both are good options – which is the one for you, would depend on the career path/ geography/ sector you are looking at. If its IT, check with the HR of a few dream companies on what degree holds more value for them.

      2. An MBA is the standard management degree and some companies require you to specifically have an MBA before they consider you for certain leadership slots. Again this changes from sector to sector/ geography to geography.

  10. Hi Admin,

    I am an electronics and telecommunication engineer and I have 2.3 years of experience in IT. I want to pursue post grad in management field. But, I we confused If I should go for MiM or MBA. I have gone through lot college websites for both and observed that even though MBA colleges accept candidates having 3 years of experience they should have outstanding achievements during their job,which I don’t have. So if i definitely want to purse my post grad this year itself then which option is suitable for me.
    Could you please suggest if I go for MiM , will that give me good returns. Also, will it guarantee good placement post MiM from UK/ Europe.
    Or should I give a shot for MBA, and what would be my chances of getting admission.

    • Hi Supriya,

      You could try applying to some MBA courses in India such as ISB. ISB accepts grads with 2+ years of work experience. MYRA, SOIL, Great Lakes, are also open to you. These courses will place you at a lateral level.

      MIM courses are also a good option for you and are increasingly being pursued by many students in Europe and USA. The chances of gaining admission to this course are of course brighter as compared to chances of making it to MBA courses outside India in Europe, USA.

      The better MIM courses in europe report good placement numbers – so try and research more on the sector you want to get placed and the track record of the school you are targeting.

  11. Hi sir,
    I got admitted into the University of Technology, Sydney in the MBA program. I have done Bachelors of Commerce (honors) from University of Delhi with a 74% aggregate. I have no work experience at present. On the basis of my grades UTS granted me admission. I am confused whether to work right now or join UTS as it is a reputed university. Please guide me on the same.
    Thanks

    • Hi Rashi, this completely depends on your own goals. Yes UTS is one of the few Australian universities (possibly only) that grant an MBA without work experience, and you will get an MBA degree – if the data given by the university in terms of prospects and career progression after the course matches your vision for yourself in the next few years, by all means, go ahead!

      The question you should think about is what do YOU want to do the next few years? Do you want to dabble in a career that may or may not be allied to management – then work. If instead, you are sure management areas such as marketing, finance are where you want to be, then the UTS course could be a way to that. The other way to the same destination could be to intern and start working, get a sense of where you want to be (marketing, finance, HR etc) and then do an MBA a few years down the line.

      We know that since UTS is offering an MBA it confuses things a bit, but while we haven’t gone over recent UTS data, if the class has little work experience, the placements will tend to be at a fresher level.

      So the choice is for you to make!

      • Hi sir,
        Thanks a lot for this very prompt and suggestive reply. Really helped clear a few things in my mind. I am sure that I want to enter into a management field, preferable supply chain and ecommerce. UTS has a mixed class of students which has both freshers and people with 4 years or more work experience. Also, I have already interned in various companies to know my interest and thats how i finalised supply chain. So Do you suggest me to go to UTS for MBA and hence not work knowing the above things?

        • Ideally talk to a few HR guys in the geography you plan to work in to understand roles UTS will open for you. If the job prospects match your requirements and if Australia is somewhere you plan to work and settle, sure, go ahead!

  12. Hi,

    I have been selected for SMU’s MIM programme. I have 2 years of experience in IT industry currently and by the time I will join in fall , I will have 2.5 years of experience.
    My motivation for selecting this programme was two-fold:
    1) I wasn’t sure about the specialisation that I wanted to pursue , so wanted to explore general management and make sure that i select the right field.
    2) I wanted to do my Masters from a prestigious college. An MBA from a renowned college would not have been possible for me at this point of time.

    I am now feeling a little unsure of my decision as people have been recommending going for an MBA rather than MIM. I do not have any placement information for this course either.

    What do you recommend?

  13. Hi

    I have done Maths(Hons) from Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University(with 80% grad score). I have 10 months work ex at Mu Sigma and am currently pursuing PGPM from MDI Gurgaon(will graduate in 2016). I wanted to pursue MiM course in the UK. But would like to get a job back in India ( in consulting) post that. How are the job prospects in India for an Mim Graduate?

    Thanks a lot for your help!!

  14. Siddhanth Jain on

    hello,
    I have done my B.tech from M.D.U university i dont have a work experience !!!
    i am confused between MIM or MBA as to gain work experience of 3-4 years than applying for MBA or right now now go for MIM
    sir please could you guide me
    I dont have any interest in technical field ….
    will MIM be a good ROI ?

  15. Hello, I am a commerce graduate. I have done b.com (hons) from delhi university(2012-15) and wish to do my further studies from US. Right now I do not have many good options for jobs. There are a few but a pg gives you a better pay as everyone knows. Can you suggest me if I should go for MIM programme or work for some time(which I don’t think can be for more than 2 years) and then go for mba. Are there good enough b-schools accepting students with 2 years worl experience.
    Thanks in advance 🙂

  16. I am working for EY as a consultant. EY has collaborated with ISB with a PGP in General Management for some selected employees. Selection is made jointly by USB and EY. The course is conducted on campus over two years with almost the same classroom goes as the regular ISB PGP.
    How would this course be rated by the rest of the industry? Would this be equal to am MBA or an MIM? Worth doing?

  17. hey..!!!!
    right now I am in my final year of I.T engineering from Mumbai university and I was planning for M.I.M after degree.One of my teacher suggested me to do M.I.M instead of M.B.A because after particular period of time i.e working and getting experience of 2-3 years and getting work experience after doing M.I.M will land me on same position in company.is it true…?

  18. Hi Admin
    I’m an Engineer with 04 years(2008-2012) of experience in corporate world and then I joined Education Institution(2012-2015) as a manager.
    I have changed my field from Engineering to School. Do my work experience count of school?
    I want to go for one year MBA, please guide me for admission process. And how this programme will shape my career, please throw some light.

  19. Avnit Kaur Gamlin on

    Hi!
    Am doing computer science engineering from NIT, jalandhar India. The placement I would be offered here would be max 7-8 lakh. The field is not of much interest to me, therefore I wont be able to push myself for a 3 year work ex.
    However would it be the right choice to opt for Master in management in an extremely reputed institution or would the wait be worth it?

  20. Hi, I am 31 as of now. Have worked with Genpact for almost 5 years as of now & have gained exposure in operations, training and some part of quality. I am Six Sigma Trained and Tested from ISI Mumbai. I am currently working in education industry upskilling CA and CS Aspirants. I wish to purse MBA to take a big leap in career.I did the B.com (distance education) from Annamalai University and scored 50.1%. My academics are not that good. Can you please suggest what college should I prefer keeping in mind that I am 31 backed with almost 10 years of exp. & not good academic. Need your inputs. Thanks

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