MiM @IE: Any tips?


MarCat

After a call with IE and CV review, I was found suitable for the MiM program in January 2021. I just started my online application and I need some tips in order to have a strong candidation. I will have 2 years working experience in December 2020. Part-time UK bachelor's degree graduation on December 2020;

Main goal: international mobility within consulting firms (Europe or Brazil). I speak both spanish and portoguese.

Tips:
1. Abour my GMAT study plan, how many study hours I need to reach a score between 650 and 680?
2. I don't have an high GPA from my bachelor's degree, due to the fact I'm finding hard the work/study balance while being involved in consulting projects. Can this point be a serious issue for my application?

To clarify, I chose this program at IE for its program lenght, without be too much time away from work (10 months + 10 weeks internship).

Thanks in advance and best regards.

After a call with IE and CV review, I was found suitable for the MiM program in January 2021. I just started my online application and I need some tips in order to have a strong candidation. I will have 2 years working experience in December 2020. Part-time UK bachelor's degree graduation on December 2020;

Main goal: international mobility within consulting firms (Europe or Brazil). I speak both spanish and portoguese.

Tips:
1. Abour my GMAT study plan, how many study hours I need to reach a score between 650 and 680?
2. I don't have an high GPA from my bachelor's degree, due to the fact I'm finding hard the work/study balance while being involved in consulting projects. Can this point be a serious issue for my application?

To clarify, I chose this program at IE for its program lenght, without be too much time away from work (10 months + 10 weeks internship).

Thanks in advance and best regards.
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Larry

If you have a low GPA, you'll probably need a higher-than-average GMAT score to compensate.

Typically a 'lowish' GPA is only a problem if the committee can't find other evidence that you would do well in an academic setting. That's what the GMAT is for. Also, if you've taken any other post-degree courses and have done well on them, I would mention those as well.

In terms of how long it would take you to study to get your target GMAT score, that completely depends on where you are now. Have you taken a practice test?

If you have a low GPA, you'll probably need a higher-than-average GMAT score to compensate.

Typically a 'lowish' GPA is only a problem if the committee can't find other evidence that you would do well in an academic setting. That's what the GMAT is for. Also, if you've taken any other post-degree courses and have done well on them, I would mention those as well.

In terms of how long it would take you to study to get your target GMAT score, that completely depends on where you are now. Have you taken a practice test?
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MarCat

Sorry for my late response. I still didn't take any practice test, due to the fact that the MiM program manager suggested to try the internal academic test (ieGAT), which has the same weight of GMAT for the application process. I'm actually investing my time while making a strong essay.

However, I'm thinking to make application also for NOVA and IESE MiMs. Do you have any opinion about which of these 3 would be better suitable for my needs (international mobility experience in LATAM) and which of them has a strong international recognition?

Sorry for my late response. I still didn't take any practice test, due to the fact that the MiM program manager suggested to try the internal academic test (ieGAT), which has the same weight of GMAT for the application process. I'm actually investing my time while making a strong essay.

However, I'm thinking to make application also for NOVA and IESE MiMs. Do you have any opinion about which of these 3 would be better suitable for my needs (international mobility experience in LATAM) and which of them has a strong international recognition?
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MarCat

However, I'm thinking to make application also for NOVA and IESE MiMs. Do you have any opinion about which of these 3 would be better suitable for my needs (international mobility experience in LATAM) and which of them has a strong international recognition?

Fresh update: I got an offer from NOVA SBE MiM (without International track), September intake. 
Considering that with various COVID-19 issues in Brazil, the international semester exchange would be risky, I applied directly to the normal MiM (2 semesters in Portugal + 1 internship in Europe). Do you think NOVA is a great school for my future goals, compared to IE? Is it a big gap at curricular level to don't make the exchange in the country where I want to work? Consider that I speak Spanish, Portuguese and Italian.
Moreover, as an alternative to the MiM, I considered a full-time specialized master at Bocconi, with a duration of one year (including internship in my target companies), starting in 2021. 
What would you recommend to my profile, taking into account that I'm 26, with more than two years work experience, and I would like to apply in a great full time MBA in the future?

[quote] However, I'm thinking to make application also for NOVA and IESE MiMs. Do you have any opinion about which of these 3 would be better suitable for my needs (international mobility experience in LATAM) and which of them has a strong international recognition? [/quote]<div><br></div><div>Fresh update: I got an offer from NOVA SBE MiM (without International track), September intake.&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>Considering that with various COVID-19 issues in Brazil, the international semester exchange would be risky, I applied directly to the normal MiM (2 semesters in Portugal + 1 internship in Europe). Do you think NOVA is a great school for my future goals, compared to IE? Is it a big gap at curricular level to don't make the exchange in the country where I want to work? Consider that I speak Spanish, Portuguese and Italian.</div><div><br></div><div>Moreover, as an alternative to the MiM, I considered a full-time specialized master at Bocconi, with a duration of one year (including internship in my target companies), starting in 2021.&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div><div>What would you recommend to my profile, taking into account that I'm 26, with more than two years work experience, and I would like to apply in a great full time MBA in the future?<br></div></div>
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