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I am currently 35 and have 10 years of work experience in market research and consulting.

Currently working as senior manager for a business analytics company in India and have experience in market research and consulting services in energy industry and manage the account of nearly 1.3 MM USD.

I'm responsible for global (US, EU, ASIA AND MENA) account management, operations management, customer management, deliveries and business development, so basically involved in selling of analytics services like competitive intelligence, forecasting analytics, customer intelligence, supply chain and pricing analytics.

I am a post graduate in science and have done executive management program from premium Indian institute and would like to do a 1 year MBA program.

I would like to know if I will be able to find students of my age in colleges and it would be a right decision to enrol in college at this age.

If yes, then

I would like to have recommendations on the colleges where I can apply and also want to check if I can be a good fit in INSEAD.

Please advice.

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New post 28 Feb 2016, 15:40
Age isn't the problem. I definitely don't think you are too old. However, I think you might be looking at the wrong program. With that much experience, why don't you check out an executive MBA program? This will give you a much stronger network since your classmates will be people at a similar career point as yourself, versus the full time program that will have folks who are much younger and just starting in their careers.

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New post 29 Feb 2016, 00:29
Agree with Mike's assessment, that you'd probably be better with an executive MBA program, for the following reasons:
1) Fit. Most incoming full time MBAs are in their mid 20's to early 30's, with classes being increasingly younger as a trend in some schools (e.g. HBS).

2) Network. You are probably looking to take the leap from senior manager to director or vice president level, and opportunity to get to know more people at the senior or directorship level. An Executive MBA will get you that network, a full time MBA will not (at least not during the first 5-8 post-MBA years).

3) Learning. With 10 years of marketing and consulting experience, you probably are already familiar with concepts being taught at entry level full time MBA programs.

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