Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 20 Aug 2014, 04:42

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

How old is too old for MBA from AdCom Perspective

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 02 Dec 2004
Posts: 228
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
How old is too old for MBA from AdCom Perspective [#permalink] New post 01 Sep 2006, 13:27
Hi

How old is too old or how much experience is too much (in terms of chance) of getting into the top 10 or top 5 programs? There are many talks about school trending toward "younger" candidates/applicants. How do you see that play out in terms of positioning for older applicants? Is age also a bad mark for older applicants who wish to switch career or get some mega boost in career progression.

What school are more open to "older" or "more experience" applicants? What school are "young" friendily? How do you see this trend play out?

P
CIO
CIO
User avatar
Joined: 31 Oct 2003
Posts: 539
Location: Ann Arbor
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 154 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2006, 08:58
If you are between the ages of 30 and 35 then you will need a stronger case for why b-school. If you are between 35 and 40 you will need a very compelling case as to why now and why not an executive program.

In general the "you're too old" argument is completely over billed and not true. At Harvard I had classmates in their 40s.

Not enough work experience is typically more the issue.
_________________

http://www.mbagameplan.com

    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
How old is too old? Vid14 0 19 Feb 2014, 04:13
Experts publish their posts in the topic How old is too old? Vid14 2 19 Feb 2014, 04:13
Experts publish their posts in the topic How Old is too old? Vid14 1 19 Feb 2014, 04:11
2 Experts publish their posts in the topic How old is too old gmat3000 18 23 Oct 2012, 06:03
How old is too old for MBA? skozak 6 09 May 2011, 16:43
Display posts from previous: Sort by

How old is too old for MBA from AdCom Perspective

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.