Is it possible to get an international MiM after BBA?
Will 15 years of education (i.e. a 3-year bachelor’s degree) become a barrier for MiM programs in Canada, UK and other European countries, since many universities abroad ask for 16 years of education?
These are valid questions to ask, since the Masters in Management degree (MiM) doesn’t get as much air-time as its older and more popular cousin – the MBA.
Among the confusion is the fact that the MiM degree is packaged with different names, such as MSc in Management, instead of promoting a standardized Masters in Management degree.
BBA graduate, Yash Nagle, got into 4 top MSc / MiM programs in Canada and the UK, without a GMAT score. His 15 years of education wasn’t an issue either.
Before we plunge into his story, here’s something for your reference.
MiM without GMAT
Let us know if we’ve missed out any good MiM colleges that don’t require GMAT scores.
MiM without GMAT in Canada
- York University
- Lakehead University
- Ivey Business School
- Thomson Rivers University
MiM without GMAT in UK, Europe
- Cranfield University
- University of Manchester
- University of Warwick Business School
- Durham University
- Lancaster University
- Nottingham Trent University
- University of Leeds
- University of Strathclyde
- University of Bath School of Management
- University of Edinburgh Business School
- IE Business School
MiM without GMAT in Australia
- University of Sydney
- Melbourne Business School
- Monash University
- Australian National University
MiM without GMAT in Singapore
- Singapore Management University
- NUS Business School
MiM without GMAT in USA
- University of Illinois
- George Mason University
Alright, let’s hear Yash Nagle’s story that starts from a modest college in Nagpur University and ends with 4 admits from globally renowned universities in Canada and the UK.
MiM after BBA | 15 years of education
by Yash Nagle
Growing up, I watched my parents struggle to make ends meet. But I was also blessed enough to eventually witness them build an IT company of 300 people with nothing but resilience and diligence- the two virtues I have come to value the most in my life.
It was my parent’s ambition to create a legacy; mine is to continue it. My goal is to expand their company globally and turn it into a conglomerate.
Keeping my long-term goals in mind, I chose to pursue Bachelor’s in Business Administration (BBA) for my undergrad.
Curious to understand how theoretical study translated into practical situations, I joined the organizing committee of my college.
I also applied for an internship at IIM, Nagpur where I was among the few applicants who were chosen to work with a start-up backed by prestigious institutions like IIM, Bangalore, and Goldman Sachs.
The experience helped me understand the scope of my degree and further strengthened my passion for entrepreneurship.
My struggles with anxiety, motivated me to create TRUST, a mental health awareness club. TRUST was adopted officially by my college and positively impacted many students.
During my undergrad, I also participated in various debate and presentation competitions to improve my communication skills.
After completing my bachelor’s degree, I joined my parents’ company as a Functional Analyst to learn about business analysis and process improvement.
Eager to expand my horizons and dip my toes in core finance, I joined Knowcraft Analytics – a transaction advisory firm, to learn about business valuation.
My natural inquisitiveness turned out to be my biggest strength as a valuation analyst which helped me with a very important aspect of my job-research.
Reading stories on successful start-ups made me realize that to achieve my goal, I needed a deeper understanding of the science of management.
After an in-depth discussion with Manish sir, I realized that MSc in Management was the next logical step for me.
At the time, I did not have confidence that my profile would even be considered by any of the top schools, but Manish sir, with incredible patience and composure, convinced me otherwise.
He addressed my concerns, like the lack of a GMAT score, in a way that made me optimistic. Due to his input, I was able to take one of the biggest decisions of my life.
The Profile Builder provided by MBA Crystal Ball forced me to think of my strengths and weaknesses as a professional.
It helped me realize that even though I had a long way to go, I was in the right direction. It is a service that I would recommend every MBA aspirant buy.
After my call with Manish sir, I shortlisted a few schools and started connecting with their alumni on LinkedIn.
I also did a lot of research online before I started applying. I chose the schools that I felt had thriving communities and provided students with ample networking opportunities.
In a few weeks, I got an interview call from Ivey. As someone who is anxious, I felt that the interviewer did a great job making me feel comfortable.
After the interview, I was confident that I would receive a positive response. I also got acceptance letters from a few other schools during this period, but my heart was set on Ivey.
After a few weeks, I got a call from Eric Simard, the Director of Operations at Ivey, offering me admission to their school.
I also got admits from Sheffield, Durham and Warwick.
My journey, though it may seem straightforward, was a tumultuous one. It was full of self-doubt and anxiety.
Manish sir’s inputs were really helpful and a constant positive presence like him helped me overcome my barriers. My advice to those starting out their journey is this:
- Do a lot of research before you apply to any school
- Trust yourself. Be confident in your abilities and keep yourself grounded at all times.
- Focus on your growth. You are the center of your story. Always remember that. Embrace rejection as if you are embracing a friend.