Top 3 Business schools for studying MIM

April 2020, 25

Choosing the best business school is the crucial step in a master's degree process. The top 10 business schools for MIM is:

  1. University of St.Gallen, IfB
  2. HEC Paris School of Management
  3. London Business School
  4. Essec Business School
  5. ESCP Europe
  6. Bocconi University
  7. UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School
  8. RSM - Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus
  9. University
  10. CEMS
  11. IE Business School and
  12. ESADE Business School

This blog picks 3 business schools from top 10 for pursuing MIM with the admission process, fee structure and scholarships.

HEC Paris School of Management

Ranked #2 by IFT for MIM the HEC Paris School offers dual degree MIM programs and placement for their students.

Admission process

The admission criteria has very checklists to be done.

  • The candidate should not be more than 30 years.
  • The candidate should hold a bachelor's degree at any field of studies.
  • Test scores

   English proficiency- TOEFL or IELTS or TOEIC or Cambridge.

   Other test scores- GRE or GMAT or TAGE or MAGE.

   For application follow the link below

Documents required

  • Bachelor's Degree Certificate.
  • Copy of Passport.
  • A Resume.
  • Test score documents.
  • Up to date Academic transcripts.
  • Passport size photograph.
  • 2 completed online reference forms.

The interview for direct applicants to HEC is conducted at the campus or the candidates can choose to have a skype interview. For candidates applied via Join a School in France, the interview is conducted at one of the centres which is located worldwide.

Fee structure

The fee structure for European Union students and Non-European students varies. For European Union students the fee is €36,500 and for Non-European students the fee is €39,700.

Scholarships and Funds

HEC Foundation Excellence Scholarships

This scholarship is provided for all students who get admitted to one of the master degree programs. The scholarship varies for students in consideration with their academic excellence and the test scores.

The Eiffel Excellence Scholarship

The scholarship issued by Ministry for Europe and Foreign affairs to attract international students covers an expense of €1181 along with one international return ticket, social security and cultural activities.


  • Candidates under 30yrs of age.
  • Non-French Nationality candidates.
  • Candidates who have previously applied and rejected.
  • Candidates who have acquired the scholarship for master's level cannot apply for doctoral level.

Know about MIM Scholarships

Prodigy Finance Loan Scheme

The loan scheme offers a credit to students who have got admitted to the Master's degree programs in Management Studies. Non-French students are only eligible for Prodigy loan.

The Volkswagen-HEC Women in Leadership Scholarship

The Volkswagen Scholarship which is worth of €15,000 is given for German-speaking women with a strong sense of leadership skills. The scholarship can be applied once when the student gets admitted to HEC and has paid the initial deposit. Students enrolled for HEC Paris Grande Ecole Master in Management,

Master in Management & Innovation HEC - TU Munich and

Master in Management & Public Affairs HEC - FU Berlin

are eligible for this scholarship.

For getting the scholarship the students has to pen an essay of 350 words to the following questions

What will innovation in the auto industry look like?

What innovations to you imagine for VW? and send it in a PDF format or Word document to

For more details on fee structure and funding follow the link given

London Business School

Ranked #3 globally by Times of India for MIM, London Business School comes with a quote of "An integrated, flexible curriculum to launch a world-class career".

Admission process

The applications can be submitted by referring the admission calendar (link below). Usually the admission results are announced by the school either within the admission deadline or after the deadline. It takes four weeks for the initial results to be communicated and final decision within six to eight weeks.

Documents required

  • A completed online application form.
  • Application fee receipt.
  • A one page Resume.
  • Test score documents GRE/ GMAT.

   A GMAT score of 600 and above are eligible to apply. The university code for      GMAT is Z11-J7-40 and for GRE is 3805.

  • Application essays.
  • English proficiency test scores, TOEFL or IELTS or TOEIC or CPE or CAE or PTE or Cambridge.
  • Name and details of two referees.
  • University transcripts copy.

The interview for UK based candidates is conducted at the campus by the member of the Admissions team. For Europe based candidates they can choose the nearest center for the interview and for International candidates Skype interview is taken.

Fee structure

The fee structure for 2019 admission is £32,500 with an additional fee of £120 for Student Association subscription. An extra fee of £7500 is charged for students taking up fourth term.

Scholarships and Funds

Masters in Management Scholarship

This scholarship is available for all MIM applicants with eligible academic merits. The maximum value of grant amount is £8000 and students are eligible for this grant once received the offer letter.

Masters in Management Merit Scholarship for Women

Open to all female MIM applicants with a grant of £8000 who receives the offer for MIM admission.

Early Careers Legacy Award

The scholarship open to all MIM applicants who have mother/father/aunt/uncle/legal guardian being the alumni of London Business school Executive MBA program or the Sloan Masters in Leadership and Strategy. The grant amount is £8000 and is awarded for one person only.

London Business School Fellowship

The scholarship can be availed by all admitted students with a financial need and an outstanding academic performance. A grant amount of of maximum £12,000 is issued.

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Santander Scholarship

The scholarship is open to all students who are residents of Santander Universidades scheme: Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Germany, Ghana, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, United Arab Emirates, UK, Uruguay, USA. The grant amount of £5000 is issued for students who received their offer letter.

The Monica and Navin Valrani Scholarship

The scholarship is available for Indian female applicants who thrive to success in their education and career. The grant amount is £20000 and is issued when they receive an offer from the London Business School.

LIFE Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded for Lebanese nationals with exemplary academic performance and proves the need of financial services during the interview. It was given by Lebanese International Finance Executives, a non-profit organization. The grant amount is £12000 and students who receive their offer letter is eligible for this scholarship. The final decision is taken by LIFE and London Business School.

Huckleberry Scholarship Thailand

The grant amount of £10000 is issued for only one Thailand National student who received their offer letter from London Business School and have an outstanding academic merit.

The Great Scholarship, India

Two Indian applicants who have an exemplary academic scores and received their offer letter are eligible for this scholarship with a grant of £10000.

The Stolyarenko Scholarship-Russia

The Russian student with an academic merit and admitted to LBS is eligible for this award. The grant is £17500.

David and Molly Pott Foundation Scholarship

All applicants for Early Career program, received their offer letters is eligible for this award. Two persons with academic merit receives the grant of £20000 under this scholarship program.

Prithiv Ghosal Scholarship

The scholarship open to all MIM applicants but issued to only one with academic merit and an outstanding performance during the interview. The grant of £5000 is issued.

For more details on fee structure and funding follow the link given

Bocconi University

Bocconi University offers CEMS MIM during the second year of M.Sc., International Management. This helps the students with graduation of two master's degree at the same time from two prestigious universities.

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The CEMS MIM study plan has a curriculum of providing the basic, in-depth knowledge of International Management studies in the first year through core courses with Bocconi activities.

The second year consists of CEMS and Bocconi activities - Seminars, Projects, Internships and Foreign Languages.