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Am I Too Old For Finance? [#permalink] New post 01 Aug 2012, 12:30
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Hi all,

I'm 34 years old. I'm going back to school for finance. I'll be graduating from the Terry College of Business in Athens at 38.

If I managed to graduate with a 4.0 GPA, what are my possibilities?

At this age...
Is it even possible for me to get hired at a good job in Atlanta?

I'd like to move to Atlanta and work a good job for few years and then apply to Emory for an MBA.
I'd be 42 by then... is this a possibility as well?

Am i too old to go this route?

Please advise. A healthy dose of reality is what I need. I want to remain hopeful that it's not too late for me. I'm male, single, capable, smart, and driven. But I'm getting a late start.

Thanks!
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Re: Am I Too Old For Finance? [#permalink] New post 12 Aug 2012, 18:07
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What do you want to do? "Finance" is pretty broad. If you're truly flexible, there are absolutely tons of jobs available to you.
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Re: Am I Too Old For Finance? [#permalink] New post 29 Aug 2012, 10:28
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Hi all,

I'm 34 years old. I'm going back to school for finance. I'll be graduating from the Terry College of Business in Athens at 38.

If I managed to graduate with a 4.0 GPA, what are my possibilities?

At this age...
Is it even possible for me to get hired at a good job in Atlanta?

I'd like to move to Atlanta and work a good job for few years and then apply to Emory for an MBA.
I'd be 42 by then... is this a possibility as well?

Am i too old to go this route?

Please advise. A healthy dose of reality is what I need. I want to remain hopeful that it's not too late for me. I'm male, single, capable, smart, and driven. But I'm getting a late start.

Thanks!


Hi,

I think there are still many job opportunities for you even when you had a late start. Maybe you just have to know which jobs would fit you in Atlanta. I would like to suggest that you also talk to some good consultants from sites like mbaqanda. My older brother was one of their clients and he told me that the guys there were very helpful and they seem to be really smart. My brother now works in Washington with a pretty good salary.
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Re: Am I Too Old For Finance? [#permalink] New post 30 Aug 2012, 16:57
It really depends on what you want to do. Personally, I think spending two years for bschool that may or may not help me in the end is a pretty big opportunity cost.
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Re: Am I Too Old For Finance? [#permalink] New post 04 Sep 2012, 12:11
If you have adequate experience I would look to go for an EMBA program because that would fit your age range. If not, I would look at doing an evening program or a 1 year program so you dont have that 2 year gap. You are never too old to learn the main thing to consider would be your family and income. If you ask a school for the ROI they will either have it on the site or be able to guide you.
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Re: Am I Too Old For Finance? [#permalink] New post 18 Sep 2012, 03:39
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Maybe a bit old for IB (although i am sure there are exceptions), however as Moss stated Finance is quite broad.
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Re: Am I Too Old For Finance? [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2012, 22:59
keep working man. You need a lot more research !!!
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Re: Am I Too Old For Finance? [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2012, 23:06
I'm seeking for this information
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