I have admits from a lot of schools but I have narrowed my search down to Canadian ones.


Canada2912

I haven't taken the GMAT and have about 1.5 years of work experience. I had applied to a lot of schools and some of them had given me a GMAT waiver for the masters in management due to my undergrad institution. I have below average grades but a different (idk for better or for worse) profile. I went abroad for my undergraduate studies and have had internships in data analytics, finance, fashion, operations. So 4 months in analytics at a financial services firm in Spain, 6 months with a luxury firm in my country, 2 months with a multinational FMCG in Vietnam and 3 months at my family firm, which is the oldest in the sector, in my state. At the luxury brand I pitched ideas to the upper management at some very impressive brands from the LVMH portfolio etc.  I have a certificate of B1 level Spanish. Till now I have offers from Nova, ASU, University of Lausanne (HEC), Durham, Cranfield, warwick, SMU Dallas, Emlyon, uni college Dublin, Trinity College Dublin. I was leaning towards the msc in management with a concentration in business analytics at HEC Lausanne However I feel Immigration laws of a country are important to me too.

Hence, I decided to single-mindedly apply to Canadian schools. Uni of Victoria said that my GPA was low and I could complete some undergrad courses there to bring it up. Some unis like Windsor etc told me they don't accept 3 year degrees.
Ivey doesn't require the GMAT for its MiM but it's pretty tough to get into. What do you think about completing sone undergrad courses at Uvic then applying to the masters? What about 1 year Canadian diplomas at colleges in Canada like George brown and then applying to masters?

Education wise, would it be better to pursue a degree from HEC Lausanne then migrate to Canada rather than getting diplomas from public community colleges? 
Lastly, I have completed about 7 courses on edx and Coursera, related to finance, math, design and data analysis. Do they count for anything or they are just a waste of money? In the interim should I take 4 masters level courses from Cass online? Is my profile weak?

[Edited by Canada2912 on May 09, 2020]

I haven't taken the GMAT and have about 1.5 years of work experience. I had applied to a lot of schools and some of them had given me a GMAT waiver for the masters in management due to my undergrad institution. I have below average grades but a different (idk for better or for worse) profile. I went abroad for my undergraduate studies and have had internships in data analytics, finance, fashion, operations. So 4 months in analytics at a financial services firm in Spain, 6 months with a luxury firm in my country, 2 months with a multinational FMCG in Vietnam and 3 months at my family firm, which is the oldest in the sector, in my state. At the luxury brand I pitched ideas to the upper management at some very impressive brands from the LVMH portfolio etc.<div>&nbsp; I have a certificate of B1 level Spanish. Till now I have offers from Nova, ASU, University of Lausanne (HEC), Durham, Cranfield, warwick, SMU Dallas, Emlyon, uni college Dublin, Trinity College Dublin. I was leaning towards the msc in management with a concentration in business analytics at HEC Lausanne However I feel Immigration laws of a country are important to me too.

Hence, I decided to single-mindedly apply to Canadian schools. Uni of Victoria said that my GPA was low and I could complete some undergrad courses there to bring it up. Some unis like Windsor etc told me they don't accept 3 year degrees.
Ivey doesn't require the GMAT for its MiM but it's pretty tough to get into. What do you think about completing sone undergrad courses at Uvic then applying to the masters? What about 1 year Canadian diplomas at colleges in Canada like George brown and then applying to masters?

Education wise, would it be better to pursue a degree from HEC Lausanne then migrate to Canada rather than getting diplomas from public community colleges?&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>Lastly, I have completed about 7 courses on edx and Coursera, related to finance, math, design and data analysis. Do they count for anything or they are just a waste of money? In the interim should I take 4 masters level courses from Cass online? Is my profile weak?<br></div>
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George Pat...

University College Dublin already admited you and it seems like a very solid choice.Not only it is ranked above all the rest in the FT MiM ranking, but it is also ranked 1st in International student mobility, which seems to be your goal. Have you check out Ireland's visa laws? 

There is a thread in the forums about the best schools for MiM and MSc for international student mobility, you should really check it out. 

University College Dublin already admited you and it seems like a very solid choice.<div>Not only it is ranked above all the rest in the FT MiM ranking, but it is also ranked 1st in International student mobility, which seems to be your goal. Have you check out Ireland's visa laws?&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div>There is a thread in the forums about the best schools for MiM and MSc for international student mobility, you should really check it out.&nbsp;</div>
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Canada2912

University College Dublin already admited you and it seems like a very solid choice.Not only it is ranked above all the rest in the FT MiM ranking, but it is also ranked 1st in International student mobility, which seems to be your goal. Have you check out Ireland's visa laws? 

There is a thread in the forums about the best schools for MiM and MSc for international student mobility, you should really check it out. 
You are right however the offer has now lapsed and I don't really want to settle in Ireland. I had already accepted the offer for HEC Lausanne as it is a much more quantitative degree than UCD. Ofc UCD has better outcomes but I feel the business analytics major which HECL has just introduced would be a good investment of my time. 
UCD admitted me for the management consulting masters which has a good placement rate but I doubt I'll learn anything of value. Most of my friends who went to warwick and Cranfield for the msc in management complained about how the courses lacked anything substantial and they paid 30k to learn "soft skills" and return to their previous jobs in my country.
With the new crisis at hand I doubt anyone will hire me if I have studied the following-
https://www.smurfitschool.ie/programmes/masters/mscinmanagementconsultancy/curriculumlearning/

Honestly the first semester courses of the following look more intensive than the entire program of UCD. I might be wrong but that's what I felt -
http://hec.unil.ch/hec/timetables/crs_de_pub?pub_id=18385&groupes=tous&dyn_lang=en


However I am very keen on Canada. If that doesn't work out then I guess I'll go ahead with HEC Lausanne.Additionally, do you think undertaking more Coursera courses are of any use? Or are they considered useless by employers and schools?

[Edited by Canada2912 on May 10, 2020]

[quote]University College Dublin already admited you and it seems like a very solid choice.<div>Not only it is ranked above all the rest in the FT MiM ranking, but it is also ranked 1st in International student mobility, which seems to be your goal. Have you check out Ireland's visa laws?&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div>There is a thread in the forums about the best schools for MiM and MSc for international student mobility, you should really check it out.&nbsp;</div> [/quote]<div>You are right however the offer has now lapsed and I don't really want to settle in Ireland. I had already accepted the offer for HEC Lausanne as it is a much more quantitative degree than UCD. Ofc UCD has better outcomes but I feel the business analytics major which HECL has just introduced would be a good investment of my time.&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>UCD admitted me for the management consulting masters which has a good placement rate but I doubt I'll learn anything of value. Most of my friends who went to warwick and Cranfield for the msc in management complained about how the courses lacked anything substantial and they paid 30k to learn "soft skills" and return to their previous jobs in my country.</div><div><br></div><div>With the new crisis at hand I doubt anyone will hire me if I have studied the following-</div><div><br></div><div>https://www.smurfitschool.ie/programmes/masters/mscinmanagementconsultancy/curriculumlearning/<br></div><div><br></div><div>Honestly the first semester courses of the following look more intensive than the entire program of UCD. I might be wrong but that's what I felt -</div><div><br></div><div>http://hec.unil.ch/hec/timetables/crs_de_pub?pub_id=18385&amp;groupes=tous&amp;dyn_lang=en<br></div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div>However I am very keen on Canada. If that doesn't work out then I guess I'll go ahead with HEC Lausanne.</div><div>Additionally, do you think undertaking more Coursera courses are of any use? Or are they considered useless by employers and schools?</div>
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Canada2912

University College Dublin already admited you and it seems like a very solid choice.Not only it is ranked above all the rest in the FT MiM ranking, but it is also ranked 1st in International student mobility, which seems to be your goal. Have you check out Ireland's visa laws? 

There is a thread in the forums about the best schools for MiM and MSc for international student mobility, you should really check it out. 

The offer for UCD has lapsed and honestly, I don't want to settle in Ireland really hence I had got it down to ASU, SMU and hec Lausanne and had finally chosen HEC Lausanne for the business analytics master.
However I realised that you guys give the right advice when you say that I should study where I want to get a job hence I was looking at Canada which is where I want to settle 
Lastly, what do you think about online Coursera courses? Are they useless? 

[quote]University College Dublin already admited you and it seems like a very solid choice.<div>Not only it is ranked above all the rest in the FT MiM ranking, but it is also ranked 1st in International student mobility, which seems to be your goal. Have you check out Ireland's visa laws?&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div>There is a thread in the forums about the best schools for MiM and MSc for international student mobility, you should really check it out.&nbsp;</div> [/quote]<div><br></div><div>The offer for UCD has lapsed and honestly, I don't want to settle in Ireland really hence I had got it down to ASU, SMU and hec Lausanne and had finally chosen HEC Lausanne for the business analytics master.</div><div><br></div><div>However I realised that you guys give the right advice when you say that I should study where I want to get a job hence I was looking at Canada which is where I want to settle&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>Lastly, what do you think about online Coursera courses? Are they useless?&nbsp;</div>
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Duncan

It depends on the course, like an MBA is worth more than a single course. 

It depends on the course, like an MBA is worth more than a single course.&nbsp;
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Canada2912

It depends on the course, like an MBA is worth more than a single course. 

What do you think of my other questions? Is my profile weak? 

[quote]It depends on the course, like an MBA is worth more than a single course.&nbsp; [/quote]<div><br></div><div>What do you think of my other questions? Is my profile weak?&nbsp;</div>
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Duncan

Well, I think you have explained how weak your profile is. I think the real challenge for you is to focus on your goals. When you have that, you can start to identify the schools where you are welcome.

Well, I think you have explained how weak your profile is. I think the real challenge for you is to focus on your goals. When you have that, you can start to identify the schools where you are welcome.
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Canada2912

Well, I think you have explained how weak your profile is. I think the real challenge for you is to focus on your goals. When you have that, you can start to identify the schools where you are welcome.
I feel my profile is weak but I was wondering what professionals think about it- 24 next month -3 languages -4 internships in diverse sectors -top 15 undergrad school- average grades- 6 Coursera courses on finance/ analytics- 1 NGO and 2 uni societies if that matters- offers from relatively good mid tier schools that I mentioned.
I am honestly looking to further my career in luxury. Since I have internships in unrelated sectors, would my profile be considered weak? I'm aiming for an MiM degree. 
According to you, should i aim at mid tier schools (which have already admitted me like warwick, UCD, Cranfield, HEC L) or can I aim for better schools like St Gallen, LBS, etc. What if I were to aim for the highest ranked school I could get into? 
I wanted your objective review of my profile. 

[quote]Well, I think you have explained how weak your profile is. I think the real challenge for you is to focus on your goals. When you have that, you can start to identify the schools where you are welcome. [/quote]<div>I feel my profile is weak but I was wondering what professionals think about it</div><div>- 24 next month&nbsp;</div><div>-3 languages&nbsp;</div><div>-4 internships in diverse sectors&nbsp;</div><div>-top 15 undergrad school</div><div>- average grades</div><div>- 6 Coursera courses on finance/ analytics</div><div>- 1 NGO and 2 uni societies if that matters</div><div>- offers from relatively good mid tier schools that I mentioned.</div><div><br></div><div>I am honestly looking to further my career in luxury. Since I have internships in unrelated sectors, would my profile be considered weak? I'm aiming for an MiM degree.&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>According to you, should i aim at mid tier schools (which have already admitted me like warwick, UCD, Cranfield, HEC L) or can I aim for better schools like St Gallen, LBS, etc. What if I were to aim for the highest ranked school I could get into?&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>I wanted your objective review of my profile.&nbsp;</div>
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Canada2912

Well, I think you have explained how weak your profile is. I think the real challenge for you is to focus on your goals. When you have that, you can start to identify the schools where you are welcome.
Also, could you please explain what you meant by, " you have explained how weak your profile is." I just wanted your objective assessment of where I stand. 

[quote]Well, I think you have explained how weak your profile is. I think the real challenge for you is to focus on your goals. When you have that, you can start to identify the schools where you are welcome. [/quote]<div>Also, could you please explain what you meant by, " you have explained how weak your profile is." I just wanted your objective assessment of where I stand.&nbsp;</div>
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Duncan

There's a lot of variables involved in 'handicapping' a candidate, but clarity on goals matters for multiple reasons. I'm not going to repeat the list of things you have presented as weaknesses. That's a waste of my time. 

There's a lot of variables involved in 'handicapping' a candidate, but clarity on goals matters for multiple reasons. I'm not going to repeat the list of things you have presented as weaknesses. That's a waste of my time.&nbsp;
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mba hipste...

I would say that if you are worried about your strength as a candidate, and especially if you have below-average grades, getting a great score on the GMAT would go a long way.
Low GPA / poor grades are a big red flag with business schools, because they see this as a sign that you are not capable of great performance in an academic setting. They'd typically look towards other metrics, like strong work experience, to help them offset these fears. Unfortunately, not having a lot of work experience gives them little additional information.
Getting a strong GMAT score can go a long way towards alleviating their fears, because it shows that you are capable of focusing, studying, and working towards a goal. 

I would say that if you are worried about your strength as a candidate, and especially if you have below-average grades, getting a great score on the GMAT would go a long way.<div><br></div><div>Low GPA / poor grades are a big red flag with business schools, because they see this as a sign that you are not capable of great performance in an academic setting. They'd typically look towards other metrics, like strong work experience, to help them offset these fears. Unfortunately, not having a lot of work experience gives them little additional information.</div><div><br></div><div>Getting a strong GMAT score can go a long way towards alleviating their fears, because it shows that you are capable of focusing, studying, and working towards a goal.&nbsp;</div>
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Canada2912

I would say that if you are worried about your strength as a candidate, and especially if you have below-average grades, getting a great score on the GMAT would go a long way.
Low GPA / poor grades are a big red flag with business schools, because they see this as a sign that you are not capable of great performance in an academic setting. They'd typically look towards other metrics, like strong work experience, to help them offset these fears. Unfortunately, not having a lot of work experience gives them little additional information.
Getting a strong GMAT score can go a long way towards alleviating their fears, because it shows that you are capable of focusing, studying, and working towards a goal. 
Or should I just accept my offer from one of the following- Cass, Cranfield, UCD, hec Lausanne, etc as mentioned above. I mean these are supposed to be pretty solid schools for an msc in finance or msc in management. Sure LBS is better or a lot of people would want to go in for the the HEC Paris - ecole poly double degree but what if these are the highest ranked schools I can get into? All the schools I got into are ranked by the FT and are somewhere in the middle . Also, I am not looking at an MBA. It's been a year since I graduated from uni (I am 23 now). I doubt any good MBA would accept me with 1.5 years of internship experience. Surely, I would have better chances by 26 after I have worked for a bit. 

[Edited by Canada2912 on May 12, 2020]

[quote]I would say that if you are worried about your strength as a candidate, and especially if you have below-average grades, getting a great score on the GMAT would go a long way.<div><br></div><div>Low GPA / poor grades are a big red flag with business schools, because they see this as a sign that you are not capable of great performance in an academic setting. They'd typically look towards other metrics, like strong work experience, to help them offset these fears. Unfortunately, not having a lot of work experience gives them little additional information.</div><div><br></div><div>Getting a strong GMAT score can go a long way towards alleviating their fears, because it shows that you are capable of focusing, studying, and working towards a goal.&nbsp;</div> [/quote]<div>Or should I just accept my offer from one of the following- Cass, Cranfield, UCD, hec Lausanne, etc as mentioned above. I mean these are supposed to be pretty solid schools for an msc in finance or msc in management. Sure LBS is better or a lot of people would want to go in for the the HEC Paris - ecole poly double degree but what if these are the highest ranked schools I can get into? All the schools I got into are ranked by the FT and are somewhere in the middle . Also, I am not looking at an MBA.&nbsp;</div><div>It's been a year since I graduated from uni (I am 23 now). I doubt any good MBA would accept me with 1.5 years of internship experience.</div><div>&nbsp;Surely, I would have better chances by 26 after I have worked for a bit.&nbsp;</div>
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