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Masters in Management programs are excellent alternatives to an MBA for people who wish to gain management education right after their bachelor’s. These programs are designed for applicants with little or no work experience, and offer participants the chance to gain strong business education, business exposure, and leadership skills right at the onset of their career. The value proposition of the programs is strong, and most applicants will end up on a fast-track career growth trajectory, much like that of graduates from top MBA programs. The Masters in Management program is still almost exclusively a non-U.S. phenomenon, with the best programs in Europe, Canada, and Asia.

For long, a Masters in Management was considered as a precursor to the MBA – business education at the Master’s level that set one up for a career in business without really offering the same level of intensity or preparation that an MBA does. This is a myth, and a Masters in Management or MSc in Management (as it is known at some universities) can often be a strong substitute for an MBA. A majority of Masters in Management graduates treat the program as their terminal degree. And why should they not? After all, Masters in Management courses have proved their utility and value year after year across geographies, industries, and job functions.

A list of top Masters in Management / MSc in Management courses

Masters in Management program applications are fairly different from MBA applications. While MBA applications focus on work experience, leadership experience, and career fit, Masters in Management applications are more focused on leadership potential, academic scores, and differentiation.

A Masters in Management application therefore focused more on the individual rather than his/her professional experience. Leadership experience at the school and college level matters a lot. Academic awards are strong differentiators. Test scores matter, though GMAT averages are significantly below those of top MBA programs. As applicants at the Masters in Management stage do not have work experience / work awards / industry expertise / work achievements to differentiate their profile from that of other applicants, the need to create an outstanding application goes up.

This thread is for all MiM aspirants to LBS, HEC, ESSEC, ESADE, CEMS and other similar top MiM programs. Feel free to post all queries related to profile evaluation, MiM program selection, admission criterion, chances and inetrview process on this thread.
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Thank you so much for offering help. I am currently thinking about where to do my master in fall 2017. I am hoping to get some advice about what to do during the next year, where to apply, how my chances are etc.

I am a 24 year old German female

Academic Background:

I have the German Abitur
I have a 4-languages diploma (though in 5 languages), I did after my Abitur. In Business English, French, Spanish, Russian and Italian. I cannot speak all of the languages anymore, since I did this diploma in 2011/2012, but I suppose they’d come back if I started to study them again.
Since my mother is half Greek and I am in Greece each year, I can also speak some basic Greek.
During this diploma, I consistently traveled, e.g. to Thailand, to Myanmar, United States etc., never for a long time, but always enough time to get several impressions.
Studies: Media and Communication Management at the Macromedia University of Applied Sciences. (Bachelor grade 2.1; GPA: 3.57/4) My bachelor thesis had the topic: The Potential of Hemp in the Textile Industry - An Empirical Analysis of the Sustainable Trend in Germany and how Hemp fits in. (Grade 1.3)
I know my grades are not the best, but since during my last 3 semesters, I only had grades better than 1.3 (except for one essay), I hope that I can somehow explain myself in my motivation letters and make up for it.
Semester abroad at National University in San Diego
Practical Semester at ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG (One of the biggest German mass media companies) as a Special Ad Sales Intern.
GMAT: This is an issue, I have taken it twice; first: 700 (Q45/V41), second (I cancelled it, so that I still have time to think about whether to take it or not): 700 again (Q48/38); I plan on taking the GMAT again in the middle of August, since I consistently scored 760+ on the GMATPrep practice tests.
Letter of Recommendation: I have one letter of recommendation from my lecturer whom I had in 5 classes (e.g. Entrepreneurship, HR,..). I think this letter will be considered as very good.


Practical Experience:

ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG Intern for 5 months. I mainly worked with SalesForce. I did presentations for clients, sold ads myself (I even had my own clients), made market research, did translation work, etc.
Studies: during my studies, we consistently worked together with clients from large companies, for which we made corporate designs, new marketing strategies.
Internships: I am currently applying for internships for the next year, I want to do 2 – 3 internships in different fields. I try to get an internship in a finance department, one in a VC and one maybe in marketing
Start-up: I am currently founding my own start-up based on my bachelor thesis. With this start-up we enter a competitive field of only one other company world wide; It’s about a special kind of fashion made of hemp. I hope we’ll be done by this winter and can start selling in February/March 2017. It is all about the future and the importance of being sustainable.

Extracurricular:

Mentally ill people: Since my father has a social company, I have always been involved in it. I have grown up with mentally ill people and have learned early how to provide the best help for them. I will also become a board member in the association this year. In the association we mainly plan events with the mentally ill people, do trips, etc.
Refugees: As the refugee wave came to Germany, a few friends and I organized a group of people who drove to the boarders and provided food and water to the refugees. I also plan to hire refugees to sew the fashion for the start-up (of course with fair wages), but I am not sure yet, if I will find suitable candidates.
Buddy Program: During my studies, I accompanied foreign people who came to Munich to study. I helped them with documents concerning their Visas, helped them to find suitable accommodation, helped them to find friends and to settle in Munich. (the students were e.g. from South Korea, Sweden…)
Dog’s Fashion Show: I don’t know if I should include it, but it emphasizes my interest in fashion and to face challenges. When I was 18 I organized a dog’s fashion show (for which I have designed the clothes and also sew them) with real dogs in front of a audience of several hundred people.
Theater: I have started to be in our theater club in school in 5th class and have continued ‘til the 11th, I have also had acting lessons for over 5 years. I think this could be relevant for presentation skills, since I have learned how to properly present myself.
(M)ein Englischer Garten: A project during my studies in which we proposed a way to connect the two parts of the English Garden in Munich.
Humans of Munich: Together with a photographer, I did an own interpretation of the famous project Humans of New York. We wanted to offer a new way to look at the Germans, since we are perceived as stiff and maybe boring. I conducted interviews, managed our social media channels and did the translation work. In only a couple of months, we had several articles in highly valued newspapers, radio interviews, more than 20.000 followers and a reach of (at our high time) over 100.000 people.
MinD/Mensa: Member of MinD/Mensa, which is an organization for intellectually gifted people around the world. To be accepted, you need to have an IQ over 130. Through this, you have the opportunity to get a high value network anywhere in the world.
Sports: Tennis Team Captain


I think that’s it, I don’t know if my interests should be included in my CV, but they would be: Aerial Hoop, piano (started at age 5), electrical guitar (started at age 12), diving (started at age 13), horseback riding (started at age 5), tennis (started at age 4), skiing (started at age 2), high interest in arts and photography (I modeled myself for a couple of years, for fashion and for art), traveling (I have been in over 25 countries and try to experience new cultures at least once or twice a year)


At the moment I am trying to make my CV somewhat more special, I am thinking of taking classes for programming C++ or Java, maybe a math or finance course at a university, since I barely had math in university.

I don’t know yet what would be the best for me to study. Mainly I thought about doing a Master in Management or Master in Finance. Maybe also an MBA, but I think that I don’t have sufficient work experience for it. Do you think I have any chances of getting into one of the top 10 management or finance programs? I thought about HEC, Insead, LBS, LSE and so on.

I would be so happy if you could help me to evaluate my profile and suggest me suitable universities and studies. I want to start in fall 2017 and apply during the first rounds because I have heard that in this round the chances of being accepted are highest.

Thank you so much in advance

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HI, I want to apply to german universities and busniness schools for a masters in management, I'm currently in my final year in law school (Ba.llB). I aim to apply for the fall semester in 2017. Which universities or B schools can i apply. I also have a bad GPA, 50-55%.

I am not sure what I'd like to specialize in, but I'm leaning towards operations and supply chain management, I would to work in an industry which offers better work life balance and I aim to live and work in Germany.

I have shortlisted 3 b schools which don't require a business degree:
1. Manheim
2. ESMT berlin
3.EBS
4. Frankfurt school of business(not so sure about this one)

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GERMAN female there, u have excellent academic, Extra curricular activities, work experience. Surely u can get admission from HEC, ESCP, LSE.. . Please contact the admission representative directly. Or. Reach them on FB, Instagram. Im 100℅. Confident u ll get the school of your chioce. All the best

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Hi GyanOne,

Thank you so much for offering help. I am currently thinking about where to do my master in fall 2017. I am hoping to get some advice about what to do during the next year, where to apply, how my chances are etc.

I am a 24 year old German female

Academic Background:

I have the German Abitur
I have a 4-languages diploma (though in 5 languages), I did after my Abitur. In Business English, French, Spanish, Russian and Italian. I cannot speak all of the languages anymore, since I did this diploma in 2011/2012, but I suppose they’d come back if I started to study them again.
Since my mother is half Greek and I am in Greece each year, I can also speak some basic Greek.
During this diploma, I consistently traveled, e.g. to Thailand, to Myanmar, United States etc., never for a long time, but always enough time to get several impressions.
Studies: Media and Communication Management at the Macromedia University of Applied Sciences. (Bachelor grade 2.1; GPA: 3.57/4) My bachelor thesis had the topic: The Potential of Hemp in the Textile Industry - An Empirical Analysis of the Sustainable Trend in Germany and how Hemp fits in. (Grade 1.3)
I know my grades are not the best, but since during my last 3 semesters, I only had grades better than 1.3 (except for one essay), I hope that I can somehow explain myself in my motivation letters and make up for it.
Semester abroad at National University in San Diego
Practical Semester at ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG (One of the biggest German mass media companies) as a Special Ad Sales Intern.
GMAT: This is an issue, I have taken it twice; first: 700 (Q45/V41), second (I cancelled it, so that I still have time to think about whether to take it or not): 700 again (Q48/38); I plan on taking the GMAT again in the middle of August, since I consistently scored 760+ on the GMATPrep practice tests.
Letter of Recommendation: I have one letter of recommendation from my lecturer whom I had in 5 classes (e.g. Entrepreneurship, HR,..). I think this letter will be considered as very good.


Practical Experience:

ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG Intern for 5 months. I mainly worked with SalesForce. I did presentations for clients, sold ads myself (I even had my own clients), made market research, did translation work, etc.
Studies: during my studies, we consistently worked together with clients from large companies, for which we made corporate designs, new marketing strategies.
Internships: I am currently applying for internships for the next year, I want to do 2 – 3 internships in different fields. I try to get an internship in a finance department, one in a VC and one maybe in marketing
Start-up: I am currently founding my own start-up based on my bachelor thesis. With this start-up we enter a competitive field of only one other company world wide; It’s about a special kind of fashion made of hemp. I hope we’ll be done by this winter and can start selling in February/March 2017. It is all about the future and the importance of being sustainable.

Extracurricular:

Mentally ill people: Since my father has a social company, I have always been involved in it. I have grown up with mentally ill people and have learned early how to provide the best help for them. I will also become a board member in the association this year. In the association we mainly plan events with the mentally ill people, do trips, etc.
Refugees: As the refugee wave came to Germany, a few friends and I organized a group of people who drove to the boarders and provided food and water to the refugees. I also plan to hire refugees to sew the fashion for the start-up (of course with fair wages), but I am not sure yet, if I will find suitable candidates.
Buddy Program: During my studies, I accompanied foreign people who came to Munich to study. I helped them with documents concerning their Visas, helped them to find suitable accommodation, helped them to find friends and to settle in Munich. (the students were e.g. from South Korea, Sweden…)
Dog’s Fashion Show: I don’t know if I should include it, but it emphasizes my interest in fashion and to face challenges. When I was 18 I organized a dog’s fashion show (for which I have designed the clothes and also sew them) with real dogs in front of a audience of several hundred people.
Theater: I have started to be in our theater club in school in 5th class and have continued ‘til the 11th, I have also had acting lessons for over 5 years. I think this could be relevant for presentation skills, since I have learned how to properly present myself.
(M)ein Englischer Garten: A project during my studies in which we proposed a way to connect the two parts of the English Garden in Munich.
Humans of Munich: Together with a photographer, I did an own interpretation of the famous project Humans of New York. We wanted to offer a new way to look at the Germans, since we are perceived as stiff and maybe boring. I conducted interviews, managed our social media channels and did the translation work. In only a couple of months, we had several articles in highly valued newspapers, radio interviews, more than 20.000 followers and a reach of (at our high time) over 100.000 people.
MinD/Mensa: Member of MinD/Mensa, which is an organization for intellectually gifted people around the world. To be accepted, you need to have an IQ over 130. Through this, you have the opportunity to get a high value network anywhere in the world.
Sports: Tennis Team Captain


I think that’s it, I don’t know if my interests should be included in my CV, but they would be: Aerial Hoop, piano (started at age 5), electrical guitar (started at age 12), diving (started at age 13), horseback riding (started at age 5), tennis (started at age 4), skiing (started at age 2), high interest in arts and photography (I modeled myself for a couple of years, for fashion and for art), traveling (I have been in over 25 countries and try to experience new cultures at least once or twice a year)


At the moment I am trying to make my CV somewhat more special, I am thinking of taking classes for programming C++ or Java, maybe a math or finance course at a university, since I barely had math in university.

I don’t know yet what would be the best for me to study. Mainly I thought about doing a Master in Management or Master in Finance. Maybe also an MBA, but I think that I don’t have sufficient work experience for it. Do you think I have any chances of getting into one of the top 10 management or finance programs? I thought about HEC, Insead, LBS, LSE and so on.

I would be so happy if you could help me to evaluate my profile and suggest me suitable universities and studies. I want to start in fall 2017 and apply during the first rounds because I have heard that in this round the chances of being accepted are highest.

Thank you so much in advance




U get the business school choice of u want. Surely you will get LSE, HEC, ESCP, Manheim, SSE. Just contact the school admissions officers directly. They will tell what u exactly have to do. Contact me Instagram @ragulcj.
All the best.

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Can final year graduates apply for the MIM programs ?

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Hi

I am currently pursuing a dual degree in BE manufacturing and MSc Biology at BITS Pilani, India. I plan to apply for MiM in Europe. I'm looking for low tuition courses mostly. So my target schools include Vlerick Business School (Belgium), Antwerp Management School (Belgium), Kozminski University(Poland) and Maastricht University (Netherlands). I'm not targeting any of the top schools as their fees is considerably higher. Do you think I'm making a mistake here? I plan to work in Europe for 3-4 years after the degree and eventually work in India. So is it a wise choice to target local top schools?

It'd really help if you could evaluate my profile. I am yet to take GMAT but I am confident about scoring my target.

So, here's my profile.

GMAT ~ 700-720
CGPA at the time of application ~ 6.1-6.2/10
Experience working at a startup for about 8 months.
A learning internship in Marketing Management.
A content writing internship for 2 months.
I'll be doing one more internship before applying.
Beginning German course with a Satisfactory Grade (Out of satisfactory and unsatisfactory)
Courses in Finance like Fundamentals of Financial Accounting; Derivatives and Risk Management; Securities and Portfolio Management.

If it matters -
10th Std- 10 CGPA
12th Std- 90%

What are my chances? I know my academics are lacking. Anything constructive towards a better profile? Also what are my chances if I apply to ESCP or Esade?

Also, do I need to take IELTS if my college gives me a transcript stating that all courses were conducted in English? The college admissions do accept the transcript and hence no need for IELTS. But I read in some forums that IELTS is still required for VISA. Any leads would be really helpful!

Thanks!

I'd really appreciate your help

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Can final year graduates apply for the MIM programs ?


Yes of course. It is students in the final year who apply to MiM programs, usually. MiM programs do not require work-ex.
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I am currently pursuing a dual degree in BE manufacturing and MSc Biology at BITS Pilani, India. I plan to apply for MiM in Europe. I'm looking for low tuition courses mostly. So my target schools include Vlerick Business School (Belgium), Antwerp Management School (Belgium), Kozminski University(Poland) and Maastricht University (Netherlands). I'm not targeting any of the top schools as their fees is considerably higher. Do you think I'm making a mistake here? I plan to work in Europe for 3-4 years after the degree and eventually work in India. So is it a wise choice to target local top schools?

It'd really help if you could evaluate my profile. I am yet to take GMAT but I am confident about scoring my target.

So, here's my profile.

GMAT ~ 700-720
CGPA at the time of application ~ 6.1-6.2/10
Experience working at a startup for about 8 months.
A learning internship in Marketing Management.
A content writing internship for 2 months.
I'll be doing one more internship before applying.
Beginning German course with a Satisfactory Grade (Out of satisfactory and unsatisfactory)
Courses in Finance like Fundamentals of Financial Accounting; Derivatives and Risk Management; Securities and Portfolio Management.

If it matters -
10th Std- 10 CGPA
12th Std- 90%

What are my chances? I know my academics are lacking. Anything constructive towards a better profile? Also what are my chances if I apply to ESCP or Esade?

Also, do I need to take IELTS if my college gives me a transcript stating that all courses were conducted in English? The college admissions do accept the transcript and hence no need for IELTS. But I read in some forums that IELTS is still required for VISA. Any leads would be really helpful!

Thanks!

I'd really appreciate your help


Hi Yash

Thanks for posting. Here are our perspectives:
- In our opinion, not applying to or targeting the top programs is a mistake. What you spend in terms of higher tuition fees is more than made up for by higher salaries and faster career growth after graduating from a top school. What you may instead like to do is get a strong GMAT score so you could get scholarships at some of the top schools, lessening your cost of education.
- Your CGPA is not great, so target not just 700, but more (possibly 720) on the GMAT, in order to be competitive for scholarships.
- Your chances at ESCP and ESADE should be good, but these are not the best schools you could aim for, though they are better than the ones you list initially. You should be looking at ESSEC, ESADE, St Gallen, and LBS with a 700+ GMAT.
- You dont really need to take the IELTS or TOEFL. Once you get an admit from a top school, that itself suffices in terms of your ability to speak and communicate fluently in English.
- As of now, study for the GMAT and focus on getting a good score there. And of course, plan diligently to meet early deadlines for the top MiM programs. These are now around 2 months away.

Hope this helps. Feel free to come back with more queries as needed.
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New post 13 Aug 2017, 00:21
Hi,

I would like to know my chance to get in a MiM program, i'm aiming for the best possible school.
I just graduated cum laude from a joint bachelor's degree in Economics and Law, at the Toulouse School of Economics and University Toulouse 1 Capitole. At the time of my application, I will be pursuing a dual master's degree (first year of Master's degree, "M1" ) in Economics and Business Law, at TSE and University Toulouse 1 Capitole.
In France grades are out of 20, and my CGPA during my bachelor's degree was 13.725/20, ranked 6 out of 42 in the double degree.
Member of the junior enterprise at TSE.
English C2, TOEIC 990/990 (I plan on taking the TOEFL/IELTS as there are not a lot of schools who accept TOEIC). French mother tongue
Relevant coursework : Mathematics, statistics, econometrics, markets organization, micro/macroeconomics, business law, private law.


I don't have any internship or relevant work experience, only summer jobs (the explanation for this is my personal situation, have to work every summer to get money and help my parents).
Did not take the GMAT yet. What school could I get if score 700+ ? same question for 670-700

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Hello,

I have already contacted some b-schools with my updated CV (such as IE, EADA, Cranfield and ESCP) and all of them told me to apply. For instance, I had two skype sessions with EADA and IE, which were very helpful at clearing some of my doubts.

However, some doubts still remain, since some other schools don't provide any type of insight about our eligibility, which is understandable.

Anyway, my profile is a bit of a mess, to be honest, though I have been through a couple of very rough situations.

First of all, I'm 25 year-old and about to finish his bachelor in Economics with a 13/20 GPA (average in my country. Not great, not bad, but it's a grade that enables you to go to interviews at PwC and all that).
I took a lot longer than I wanted to finish it, but I have good reasons.
For instance, due to a deep financial crisis in Portugal, my mother lost her job and my parents filled for bankruptcy, so we lost our house, our car and any other assets we had at the time. Some time after that, my parents split up, so it was a little rough at the beginning to cope with all that.

Since there was no money, I had to stop studying and start working full time. I was lucky enough to secure a job which enabled me to live by myself. After some years, that company closed and I started my own company (a nursing home). So, I managed it -> 4 years of experience in management, not only related with accountancy, but I had also to employ physicians, lawyers and a civil engineer in order to get my project approved. Why? Because not only did I need money to live, but also to finance my studies in another country.

It all went well and I came back to college, though part-time (had to, since I was working 40/hours a week). Ok, gross part of my text: had a pilonidal cyst this year, so it was a really rough semester.

Until today, coupled with my company, I also helped a friend of mine create his own company (I have a good knowledge of the fiscal system of Portugal, so I advised him - he's a dentist - to do that and helped for almost 6 months until he had a good grasp on the subject) and also helped the daughter of my mother's boyfriend create her own company and take care of the accountancy.

So... apart from this, in college I belonged to its journal, where I wrote economic and political articles and was also a guitarist of its musical band.
I was also a swimmer at 2 major portuguese teams and a professional footballer (that is, until I had a hernia and had to stop playing football lol).

I created a team to participate in the Global Management Challenge of Portugal in 2012 and my team was the second best of its group (we were only beaten by EDP, which was the winning portuguese team of that year).

Also a bit of some more extracurricular activities, such as volunteering at a stray dog NGO. Was also a videogame analyst for a website that later became known as Eurogamer Portugal.

Anyway, scored 8/9 in IELTS and 760/800 in GMAT (though it was, I think, 4/5 years ago, so I'll be retaking the test soon) and I'll also be doing the Delf/Dalf (yeah, as you can see, I'm planning on going to France/Switzerland, maybe Belgium, though I don't exclude Spain, as I have a soft side for warm countries) and a couple of electives in Python, C++, etc, in case I change my mind and end up applying to a Master in Business Analytics.

P.S.: don't know if this counts, but I'm a trader (though not a professional one, consider it my hobbie :p), particularly in crypto currencies.


So... I know my academics aren't great, though they're kind of justified. Are schools like ESCP or IE/ESADE achievable, or should I be aiming a little lower?

Thanks and sorry for the biblical text.

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I am currently pursuing a dual degree in BE manufacturing and MSc Biology at BITS Pilani, India. I plan to apply for MiM in Europe. I'm looking for low tuition courses mostly. So my target schools include Vlerick Business School (Belgium), Antwerp Management School (Belgium), Kozminski University(Poland) and Maastricht University (Netherlands). I'm not targeting any of the top schools as their fees is considerably higher. Do you think I'm making a mistake here? I plan to work in Europe for 3-4 years after the degree and eventually work in India. So is it a wise choice to target local top schools?

It'd really help if you could evaluate my profile. I am yet to take GMAT but I am confident about scoring my target.

So, here's my profile.

GMAT ~ 700-720
CGPA at the time of application ~ 6.1-6.2/10
Experience working at a startup for about 8 months.
A learning internship in Marketing Management.
A content writing internship for 2 months.
I'll be doing one more internship before applying.
Beginning German course with a Satisfactory Grade (Out of satisfactory and unsatisfactory)
Courses in Finance like Fundamentals of Financial Accounting; Derivatives and Risk Management; Securities and Portfolio Management.

If it matters -
10th Std- 10 CGPA
12th Std- 90%

What are my chances? I know my academics are lacking. Anything constructive towards a better profile? Also what are my chances if I apply to ESCP or Esade?

Also, do I need to take IELTS if my college gives me a transcript stating that all courses were conducted in English? The college admissions do accept the transcript and hence no need for IELTS. But I read in some forums that IELTS is still required for VISA. Any leads would be really helpful!

Thanks!

I'd really appreciate your help


Hi Yash

Thanks for posting. Here are our perspectives:
- In our opinion, not applying to or targeting the top programs is a mistake. What you spend in terms of higher tuition fees is more than made up for by higher salaries and faster career growth after graduating from a top school. What you may instead like to do is get a strong GMAT score so you could get scholarships at some of the top schools, lessening your cost of education.
- Your CGPA is not great, so target not just 700, but more (possibly 720) on the GMAT, in order to be competitive for scholarships.
- Your chances at ESCP and ESADE should be good, but these are not the best schools you could aim for, though they are better than the ones you list initially. You should be looking at ESSEC, ESADE, St Gallen, and LBS with a 700+ GMAT.
- You dont really need to take the IELTS or TOEFL. Once you get an admit from a top school, that itself suffices in terms of your ability to speak and communicate fluently in English.
- As of now, study for the GMAT and focus on getting a good score there. And of course, plan diligently to meet early deadlines for the top MiM programs. These are now around 2 months away.

Hope this helps. Feel free to come back with more queries as needed.



Thanks for replying.

I have been thinking about my target schools a lot. Financial aid is an important aspect for me. But I get your point of applying at top schools. So I think I'll now target IE, ESSEC, ESCP and LBS, with Vlerick as a safe option. But LBS doesn't give many scholarships. And also you didn't mention HEC. So do I not stand a chance for HEC? With a better GMAT score?

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