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Are you just over 23 years with little or no prior work experience? If yes, you might want to consider a Master in Management (MIM). For most, the term ‘management’ typically triggers either fight or flight. But what if there is another response? One that welcomes you with open arms. All you need is a deep-rooted passion for kickstarting your career. Here is a guide of the top 15 MIM programs in Europe to look out for in 2021 and beyond.

1. University of St. Gallen, Switzerland:

MA HSG in Strategy and International Management is St. Gallen’s 1.5-year flagship program. The curriculum combines an MA program’s academic and research rigor with the field practice of an MBA program through a myriad of interdisciplinary activities such as block seminars, business projects, individual coaching, and international internships.

Tuition fees: CHF 3329/semester

2. HEC Paris, France:

MA in Management is a 24-month program, and since 2014 has been consistently ranked second worldwide by Financial Times. You will have the opportunity to pursue general management with an array of other specializations. Upon graduation, you also gain prestigious access to the France Alumni Network comprising 60, 000 professionals in over 130 countries.

Tuition fees: EUR 41,700

3. ESSEC Business School, France:

Ranked third worldwide by Financial Times 2020, its MSc in Management is a two-year full-time program. ESSEC’s leadership management style and incubation ventures will train you to be the next generation of top leaders and innovators securing senior-level managerial positions.

Tuition fees: EUR 42,500

4. Rotterdam School of Management, Netherlands:

Ranked sixth worldwide by Financial Times 2019, MSc International Management/CEMS is a highly-selective, 16-month long program. The curriculum has been designed to combine theory with practical experience through real-time business consultancy projects, international internships, company visits, seminars, specialized coaching and in-house activities with CEMS partners.

Tuition fees: EUR 28,050

5. ESCP Business School, Paris:

Ranked sixth worldwide by Financial Times 2020, this 24 month-long program allows you to study in ESCP’S own six European campuses. Developed in tandem with global recruiters, you will graduate with a competitive skill set gathered over 36 weeks of extended intercultural internship and apprenticeship track.

Tuition fees: EUR 21,850

6. WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, Vallendar and Düsseldorf, Germany:

The 21-month MSc in Management program offers you the option to pursue general management alongside a specialization. The curriculum is further supported by mandatory semester abroad opportunities with partner universities and (or) internship placements. Co-curricular activities include student-driven programs, career orientation events, conferences and incubator ventures.

Tuition fees: EUR 32,400

7. University of Bocconi, Milan:

Ranked 9th worldwide by Financial Times 2019, the 28-month long MSc in Management has been designed to help you develop problem-solving competencies. Bocconi is the only Italian founding member of the prestigious CEMS Global Alliance in Management Education, promising you valuable exposure to guest lectures, company visits, discussion of ad hoc business cases and international internships.

Tuition fees: EUR 14,073/year

8. IE Business School, Spain:

Ranked 16th worldwide by Financial Times 2019, the one-year, full-time MIM program promises you a customizable experience. You can choose your area of interest from over six different tracks and fifty electives. You may also opt for the optional BBE (Beyond Borders Experience), which offers an International Exchange or a Dual Specialisation.

Tuition fees: EUR 38,200

9. ESADE Business School, Spain:

A one-year, full-time program, the ESADE MSc in Management Programme is substantiated with international internship opportunities and a mid-term Business Project. In the second year, you also qualify for the prestigious CEMS Masters in International Management, making you employment-ready.

Tuition fees: EUR 29,100

10. Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen:

The joint two-year MSc in International Management/CEMS program has been designed to bridge the gap between theory and practice and provide you an international, intercultural experience.

Tuition fees: EUR 15,200/year

11. EDHEC Business School- Lille-Nice, France:

The 24-month long MIM program will introduce you to the perks of challenging entrepreneurial spirit with their cutting-edge academic coursework, research centers and start-up incubators.

Tuition fees: EUR 41,400

12. WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business- Austria:

The 24 month long, joint MIM/CEMS program is an exclusive multicultural and multilingual alliance. Students will understand the core skills needed to succeed in a global business environment and benefit from privileged access to a well-established CEMS partner companies’ recruitment pool.

Tuition fees: EUR 726.72/semester

13. University of Cologne, Germany:

The 24-month long joint MIM/CEMS program promises a multifaceted curriculum ensuring a skillful balance between theory and experiential learning. You will also be encouraged to participate in Business Projects, Skill-based Seminars and international internships.

Tuition fees: None (Bi-annual semester contribution of EUR 280)

14. Aalto University School of Business, Finland:

The 24-month long Global Management(GM)/CEMS program prepares you for successful careers in international organizations. This program’s USP is their Personal Study Plan (PSP). You can compile an optimal array of courses aligned with your interests and ambitions.

Tuition fees: EUR 15,000/year

15. ESMT European School of Management and Technology, Berlin:

Ranked first in Germany by Financial Times 2019, the two-year MSc in International Management substantiates coursework with ten months of specialized internships and a social impact project. You have the option of two focused tracks: Quantitative Business and Innovative Management. This program’s USP is their optional Portfolio Management Program (PMP). Selected students will actively manage a total portfolio value of 3 million Euros.

Tuition fees: EUR 29,500

Therefore, MIM is a remarkable way to improve your prospects, gather new skills, and become mobile internationally. And if you find a program to your liking, don’t hesitate to schedule a free 15-minute counseling session with us. We will be glad to help you with your GMAT/GRE and IELTS/TOEFL preparation, profile building, applications, interviews, visa and lots more!

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