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A general question from a 33 year old [#permalink] New post 09 Jun 2006, 18:14
Hello there,

I'm 33, while I sure am "another Indian engineer with IT background" blah blah - I do have pretty strong leadership background, and I'm interested in pursuing one of those 1 year MBA programs (such as INSEAD, LBS, Stanford exec MBA is way too expensive and I'm not interested). Assuming I get a 700 in GMAT (I'm figuring out if my brain has rotted or if it's still functioning), my question really is

* What is your knowledge of what happens to applicants who are admitted when they are 34, get out when 35? What kind of jobs do they get?

* I know I'm older than the average applicant but do I really belong to the museum, or will the admissions officers scream "prehistoric!" in terror if they see me?

* What programs would best suit me? I'm clearly not interested in part time programs for several reasons. I'm interested in knowing about full time US 1 year programs - can't seem to find many.

* My interest is moving into consulting - stepping up from project and group management, that coupled along with a very real possibility of facing the "glass ceiling" sooner or later, is my reason for doing management.

I'm reasonably confident that my essays won't suck, my recos will be pretty good too (I said reasonably ;) ).

Any, all feedback is greatly appreciated.
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Sorry for taking so long to reply! Don't be too paranoid about your age. That's good that you're targeting accelerated programs, since you'll tend to fit into those a little better than you might fit into a regular 2-year program. 35 is definitely NOT prehistoric! Just be sure that you have a good answer to the "Why an MBA now?" question, and you should be okay.

As for other accelerated program, consider Kellogg, Cornell, Columbia, Rochester, and Babson. Those are some other good programs that come to mind.

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Thanks Paul [#permalink] New post 14 Jun 2006, 07:17
Scott,
Thank you for replying. Those were good words to hear. I will look at the other programs you mentioned and see what interests me.

I'm pretty clear about doing an accelerated (1 yr) full time program, so I'll prepare myself accordingly.
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