Which master's degree is better to pursue abroad?MBA or MiM?

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Deepali Singh

Deepali Singh

MentR-Me Team

Study Abroad Expert

Both systems have very different orientations. An MBA is more hands-on and learning-oriented, concentrating on case studies and actual examples from the business world. Candidates gain the ability to assess and research diverse business scenarios through experiential learning analytically. In addition, MBA programs strongly emphasize teaching students how to use a variety of financial instruments so they can pursue careers in the business.

In contrast, the Masters in Management (MIM) program is a closely related course that strongly emphasizes the theoretical side of management applications and promotes critical thinking. MIM courses typically last between 10 and 13 months. A MIM program generally is 40–60% identical to an MBA program. It is thought that MIM programs primarily originated in Europe, aiming to develop one's theoretical foundation before one launches a profession.

Who Is the Audience for MBA Versus MIM?
Although the audiences for the two programs are not separated, they tend to overlap. The MBA program is specifically designed for professionals aged 25–28 years old and above. 

Conversely, the MIM targets a little younger demographic that falls within the 21–24 age range. These age ranges are based on average data, although the requirements for pursuing a MIM in Canada and a MIM in Europe can change.

MIM vs MBA: Work Experience Is Necessary
According to the needs of the program's objectives, candidates for an MBA degree must have a minimum of three to five years of professional experience to be admitted. 

However, the MIM degree, primarily geared at recent graduates, can be pursued with little to no work experience.

The MBA remains the most in-demand degree in the world, and for a good reason. It provides a genuinely foreign experience as well as excellent post-graduation prospects. The names of the top B-schools that dominate the MBA rankings are familiar to most of us. Institutions and B-Schools like Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, HEC, LBS, INSEAD, MIT(Sloan), etc., are considered the holy mecca for any business and management student from any part of the world. 

The MiM, on the other hand, is based on specific regions. The MiM began in European universities and has expanded rapidly recently, with various universities now offering it in English. However, this degree is much more well-known in countries where it has long been practiced, such as France, Germany, and Italy, to name a few. As a result, most MiM schools are situated in European Union countries. However, nations where it has been practised for a long time, like France, Germany, and Italy, to mention a few, are considerably more familiar with this degree. As a result, most MiM schools are located in nations that are members of the European Union.


So, make your decision wisely.


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