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Can age and experience become a deciding factor 4 B School ?

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Can age and experience become a deciding factor 4 B School ? [#permalink] New post 20 Jun 2005, 08:42
Hi,

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.

I would like your opinion on the same....

Thanks & Regards
Dhiraj
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A lot of people get into school with just two years of experience, but two or three more years of experience would probably help. You'll just have more professional stories to tell and accomplishments to write about than if you apply now. Business schools tend to put more emphasis on an applicant's professional achievements than they do on his GMAT score or GPA. So, my advice would be to wait.

My main concern would be the fact that your profile sound very common (IT major in Asia/India). Hopefully you have some activities and achievements outside of work & school that you can talk about. If not, then take the next two years to get that experience, and then apply. Your application will be much stronger for it!

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