I have a typical question.
I am a software engineer (B.E. in Comp Science ) I completed my graduation in 2003. I was selected from Campus into Asia's largest IT Company. I am currently working in the same company. My experience has been in ERP Consulting. I got a good exposure to the functional and business processes of the world's largest company in Europe which I believe has definitely changed many of my ways of looking at things.
Now my delimma is :
(1) Right now I am 23 years old and in December would be 24, Can this age be a factor in getting admission into a B School ?
(2) I have 2 years of experience ? Can this be a hinderance ?
Do I really need more experience, the reason I want to do MBA is because I believe that at 25 I would be in a comfortable position to learn the intricacies which are involved in understanding business processes and an MBA would definitely add a tremendous value addition to help grow in my carrer.
Please advice on this. I am a bit :confused:
Thanks & Regards
Yes age and more importantly experience is a factor in admissions as it is in hiring. Certain schools are more open to younger applicants than others. If you believe you are ready to benefit and contribute to b-school you should aim your applicatons at those schools. However if you don't have the grades and GMAT for them, then you should wait and acquire more experience.
Please see "MBA Admissions: Advice for the younger applicant"
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