Go Beyond The Indian MBA – An Introduction To Management Education Abroad | InsideIIM MBA Abroad Series

India is a country with a population of over 1.2 billion people (as per that last census conducted in 2011). Of these 1.2 billion, approximately 0.1% of the population appears for the exam that is the gateway to the highly venerable management institutes of the country – the IIMs. Of these 0.1% of the applicants, only 1% are shortlisted to fill the PGP seats across the 20 IIMs across the country. A few hundred more fill-up the seats at other top non-IIM management institutes, while the rest kill their dreams of joining an elite management institute and end up joining B-schools that may be subpar in terms of pedagogy and/or placements, or decide to give the exam another shot and hope that lady luck smiles upon them. However, there is an option which Indian MBA aspirants fail to take cognizance of while they’re putting on their shoes to run the IIM race – pursuing an MBA abroad.

So what is the process by which you can get admission to some of the world’s top management institutes? What is the level of competition when it comes to internationally recognised exams? What is the scope of management education when compared to India? What are the selection criteria of business schools in North America, Europe, and Oceania and Asia? And how do you even apply to these B-schools?

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Manisha Sanghani

Million thanks to team insideIIM for this very useful comprehensive article. It answered so many questions that we generally struggle with. Ofcourse, there is dirth of information all around but i found this one very comprehensive and much required all in one article. What more, it comes from insideIIM so we can trust. Thank you team

Team InsideIIM

Hi Manisha! Glad you found it useful! Stay tuned for more stories in this series 🙂