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MBA & MIM without GMAT

Today, management positions are appealing to both young aspirants and working professionals. In addition to offering a variety of rewarding and exciting job opportunities, a career in management enables you to take on people-focused positions, executive roles in the workplace, and earn huge remuneration.

An MBA programme is one entry point into the business side of the corporate world that we are all aware of, and the majority of us believe it to be the only one. However it has been decades since new emerging courses like MIM and other management specialisations are coming up, which is an alternative to MBA.


With a concentration on case studies and actual examples from the business world, an MBA is more hands-on learning-oriented.After earning a few years of full-time job experience following their undergraduate degree, professionals wishing to gain a broader understanding of business basics have typically been the target audience for MBA programmes.  Candidates gain the ability to analytically assess and research diverse business scenarios through experiential learning. 

The MBA degree is a prestigious and well-liked management degree that lasts between one and two years and is also the most popular course in any discipline. Both courses have very different orientations. 

However, Masters in Management (MIM) is a closely related programme that places a greater emphasis on the theoretical side of applications. It's a quick-paced management programme that aims to give students the abilities they need to enter the job market more quickly.

 MiM programmes are aimed at candidates who want to learn in-depth about various business disciplines or even change their career from a different field to one that is more management-oriented but do not want to wait a long time to do so. The average class experience ranges from zero to two years.


 Masters in Finance - The foundation of the corporate world is finance. Every firm needs a competent financial team in this developing sector. The objective of this specialisation  is to provide qualified and experienced financial undergraduates an opportunity to assist companies/individuals by interpreting financial markets, economic trends followed by long term financial planning.

Salary - $83,760 - $121,750

Job Prospects - 

Financial Analyst

Financial Advisor

Portfolio Manager

Investment Banking

Corporate Finance


Masters in Data Science - This  course focuses  on data storage, analysis, and its documentation for future forecasts.  It facilitates the identification of patterns in unprocessed data that can be applied to the formulation of critical business decisions. Applicants with a background in mathematics, engineering (cs centred) are advised to take up this as one of their choices.

Salary - $80,000 -  $126,000 

Job Prospects -  

Data Analyst

Data Engineer

Data Scientist

Data Administrator

Masters in International Business - This specialisation focuses on the study of  worldwide transfer of products and services, capital, technology, and information across international borders. The formation and operation of manufacturing, sales, R&D, and distribution facilities in foreign markets, as well as the commercial operations that support the transfer of goods from one country to another, are all topics included in this domain.

Salary -  $79,000 - $123,750

Job Prospects - 

International Marketing Manager

Logistics Manager

International Brand Manager

International Supply Chain Manager

Is the GMAT truly necessary?

 The emphasis is placed more on an overall evaluation of the applicants. Which includes - 

  • Good academic history

  • Work history and abilities

  • Extracurricular pursuits and community service

  • International recognition

  • Standardised Test score - GMAT/GRE

Although many universities advise students to take the GMAT, not all b - schools require it. There are several colleges available that you can opt for without having to take the GMAT/GRE. 

Hence, the options are - 


University of Maryland

University of Illinois - Gies College of Business

Northeastern University

Boston University

Arizona State University

Loyola Marymount University

University of Rochester

Babson College 

Wisconsin Madison


University of Manchester

Leeds University

Cass Business School

Queen Mary University London

University of warwick

Glasgow University

Southampton University

Cardiff University

IE Business School


University of Melbourne

Monash University

UNSW Sydney

University of Adelaide

RMIT University

La Trobe University

However, even if business schools let you enrol, the option gets a little restricted, especially if you lack major components in profile. 

Written by Ms. Anu Chopra - Jitin Chawla Team

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