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Masters In Management Europe

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New post 20 Feb 2019, 08:16
Hi,

I would really appreciate, if you could shed some light over my admission prospects at my target schools.
I am looking for a Masters in Management program in Europe.

Here's my Profile :-

Experience : 3 years in tech industry as a developer. Have worked closely with Product managers. Have been promoted once.

GMAT : 700 (Q49 V34 AWA4)

Graduation : 71%

Gender : Male

Nationality : Indian

Post MiM Goal : To get into Product management in tech industry itself.

Target Schools : Erasmus ; ESCP ; Maastricht

Would be great if you could suggest a few other schools I should target and my chances of getting admitted.

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You actually have a bit too much experience for a MiM & would be a better fit for a full-time MBA program. Generally speaking, MiMs are looking for applicants with a year or less of work experience, whereas MBA programs are looking for applicants with 3-6 years of experience (and it sounds like you'll have 4 once you start school, right?)

As an Indian male applicant, unfortunately you are in the very toughest demographic when it comes to b-school applications & it's also one that tends to have very high GMAT scores (740+ for top schools). If there's any chance at all to improve your score I'd do some work there in this next 3 months before essay prompts are released.

The strength of your candidacy will also depend on the extent to which you've been able to show impact & drive results at work as well as the prestige of your undergrad institution & your GPA there. You'll want to be even more specific in your goals as well. Product manager in a tech firm is the #1 most common goal among your demographic, so it will be important to be even more specific so you can differentiate yourself. Is there a particular niche within technology where you hope to focus? Why is that your passion? What specific impact do you hope to have in your career in the ST & LT? Strong, specific goals will also set you up to make a strong argument as to the skill gaps you need to fill to get there & why each school is the best fit for you.

Especially when you are coming from such a competitive demographic it's also critical to show them who you are as a person, since that's one more way to differentiate yourself. Have you had any unique extracurricular experience (FYI tutoring and working at an NGO are the most common ones among Indian applicants) & can you speak to why that experience was particularly meaningful?

Based on your current GMAT score & without knowing more about you (in terms of impact at work & any extracurriculars), I think you'd have a shot at schools like Oxford, IE, IESE, and ESADE. A 740+ would make you a candidate for schools like LBS & INSEAD.

Hope that helps! If you'd like more specific direction feel free to reach out to Claudia & she can get you set up with a free consultation with one of our MBA consultants who can take a look at your resume & talk to you about the specifics of your goals & then give you some more specific thoughts on the strength of your candidacy as well as how we could help you craft a story that will help you stand out from this competitive demographic.
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