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How old is too old? [#permalink] New post 19 Feb 2014, 04:13
Dear Stacy,

Im a 27 year old, Indian male, from a family business background in Apparel Manufacturing & Retail. I have nearly 6 years of work ex at present. 2 years in Operations, 1 year in Micro finance (product of idealism) and nearly 3 years in Apparel Retail Operations. My career goal is to diversify the family business into a supply chain solution provider to industry. However, my 3 GMAT attempts - 560, 570, 580 - stopped me from applying to more than 3 schools. The problem is that studying for 5 months (second attempt) and not studying (3rd attempt) did not have any impact on my final score. I have decided to spend another 2 years working with a supply chain solution provider in India. My question to you is how old is too old for an MBA ? I will be 29 before i apply again & secondly any thoughts on figuring out the path to acing the GMAT??

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Re: How old is too old? [#permalink] New post 24 Feb 2014, 12:17
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Hi Vid14,

Thanks for your post. About your age, I do not recommend you be concerned. As an example, the average age of incoming students for Harvard Business School is 29, and there are many individuals attending who are older.

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Re: How old is too old? [#permalink] New post 24 Feb 2014, 12:24
StacyBlackman wrote:
As an example, the average age of incoming students for Harvard Business School is 29, and there are many individuals attending who are older.


This is completely untrue.
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