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25 Feb 2007, 09:27
Paul:

I am 32 with 10+yrs work ex. Is it a -ve factor having too much work experience and the age above 30?

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25 Feb 2007, 20:19
IMHO, age is not a factor except for few of the european schools.

You will be fine so long as you are not aiming to switch careers and have a compelling reason for why MBA, Now?
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26 Feb 2007, 05:26
Hjort said the same thing in one of his threads.
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26 Feb 2007, 10:40
trivikram wrote:
Paul:

I am 32 with 10+yrs work ex. Is it a -ve factor having too much work experience and the age above 30?

Thanks!

trivikram,

It's true that European and Canadian schools tend to have somewhat older average class age's than U.S. schools, but at 32 you are still within (though admittedly right at the edge of) the middle 80% of many good U.S. schools, including Vanderbilt, Georgetown, Babson, Duke, Tuck, Purdue, etc. If you have a strong application and very well defined reasons for needing the MBA now, then you age will not be a *significant* negative.

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26 Feb 2007, 16:26
pbodine wrote:
trivikram wrote:
Paul:

I am 32 with 10+yrs work ex. Is it a -ve factor having too much work experience and the age above 30?

Thanks!

trivikram,

It's true that European and Canadian schools tend to have somewhat older average class age's than U.S. schools, but at 32 you are still within (though admittedly right at the edge of) the middle 80% of many good U.S. schools, including Vanderbilt, Georgetown, Babson, Duke, Tuck, Purdue, etc. If you have a strong application and very well defined reasons for needing the MBA now, then you age will not be a *significant* negative.

Good luck,

Thanks Paul for your detailed response.
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01 Mar 2007, 18:01
trivikram wrote:
pbodine wrote:
trivikram wrote:
Paul:

I am 32 with 10+yrs work ex. Is it a -ve factor having too much work experience and the age above 30?

Thanks!

trivikram,

It's true that European and Canadian schools tend to have somewhat older average class age's than U.S. schools, but at 32 you are still within (though admittedly right at the edge of) the middle 80% of many good U.S. schools, including Vanderbilt, Georgetown, Babson, Duke, Tuck, Purdue, etc. If you have a strong application and very well defined reasons for needing the MBA now, then you age will not be a *significant* negative.

Good luck,

Thanks Paul for your detailed response.

You're welcome.
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