school selection

School selection
  • Posted by praveen305 on 10/24/12 11:07am

    hi,
    i have completed my bachelors in computer science and looking to do Masters in management ,
    but i m kinda confused on selecting the right school,
    my choices are
    LBS,
    IE,
    HEC
    ESADE ,
    i heard about the immersion programme given in ESADE for students from non business background.(impressed)
    The LBS placement results were impressive , but they don't provide any dual degrees as in HEC or IE.
    As i my UG is from non business background, i felt having a dual degree like MIM & MIF (or any equivalent) would benefit my CV and knowledge indeed .
    I also like to know which school provides more practical knowledge, and better internship opportunities.

    thanks !

    • Posted by Thomas Graf on 10/24/12 4:30pm

      Hi there,

      you already have selected a great list of schools. And you have defined your criteria already:

      • double degree
      • internships

      Well done! What I would do next is:

      • Carefully screen the curriculum and program structure of all these programs: particularly with respect to internships (where? how long?) and in-company projects
      • Contact the school if anything is unclear
      • Contact the school andf ask them to bring you in contact with a current student - you can ask him or her questions then
      • Also try to contact an MIM alum (through the school)
      • Maybe also interesting for you: Ask the school how often students are placed in the company after graduating where they did their internship

      WIth these answers you should be able to finalize your shortlist of about 3 Master in Management programs where you finally apply.

      best wishes
      Thomas

    • Posted by praveen305 on 10/24/12 7:30pm

      Tanks for the reply , indeed alumnus are the best source , btw what is the general view of London business school MIM program, I dint c it rated in FT Rankings either , but the placement report and their testimonials sound good , anyways thanks again :)

      • Posted by Thomas Graf on 10/25/12 12:36am

        Hi there,

        I wouldn't take the MIM Ranking too serious.

        Of course it provides a good orientation among the ranked schools and for them it's actually great. But if a school of program is not ranked this doesn't mean that there is a lack of quality.

        MIM programs need to fulfill minimum criteria to become eligible for the ranking. For instance, they need to be running for three years (as far as I know). An example is the IE Business School Master in Management. It wasn't ranked for three years and now it achieved immediately position 6.

        In our interview with Martin Boehm from IE, he explains the situation of not being ranked and still offer a high quality program quite well.

        The London Business School is a top school and internationally recognized. Therefore, I wouldn't have any doubt on the quality of their Master in Management.

        Best wishes
        Thomas