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Masters in Management - An Overview

Masters in Management programs are a relatively new entrant in the world of post-graduate programs for general management, having gained popularity in the 21st century!

This post is the first in a series of articles which will help us shed light on a number of topics related to the two most popular management programs - Masters in Management and MBA. I will keep these articles as short as possible, while also ensuring that you gain maximum value out of it.

So, let’s start with the first program at hand - Masters in Management!

Masters in Management programs are a relatively new entrant in the world of post-graduate programs for general management. They have gained significant popularity since the 2000s, especially in Europe, as they present a viable alternative to candidates who want to make their careers in the management domain!

If we look at the general profile of an MIM program from one of the top B-Schools, it gives us a pretty clear picture of what these programs are looking for from their applicants!

Most of the top MIM programs very proudly display the incredible diversity they contain - ranging from 38% international students at ESSEC Business School in France, to 98% for the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. The average age of the incoming students ranges from 23 - 25 years, and in line with this data is the average work experience that the students possess - less than 2 years.

The SIM program of the University of St. Gallen has 98% international students.

Most of the graduating students find jobs at entry-level management profiles, often also becoming part of the graduate trainee programs offered by the world’s top companies.

So, with all this information - how can you assess if a Masters in Management is indeed the right choice for you? We present a short checklist for you below:

  • Are you looking for a career in the management domain (marketing/finance/consulting etc)?

  • Will you have work experience less than or equal to 2 years by the time you join the program?

If your answers to both the above questions is a “Yes”, then a Masters in Management might be a great choice for you!

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Piyush Ranjan is the chief consultant for Management Masters. He did his undergrad from IIT-BHU, and then studied at the SIM program of the University of St. Gallen. He has helped multiple students get admission calls from HEC Paris, ESSEC Business School, and other top Business schools worldwide.


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