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

It is currently 18 Sep 2014, 08:19

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

Please evaluate / guide - older applicant - thanks a lot!

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 12 Nov 2009
Posts: 4
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 0

Please evaluate / guide - older applicant - thanks a lot! [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2009, 04:34
Hi,

Am deep in my search for the right MBA, but am getting stuck a bit owing to my oddish profile for an MBA applicant, in terms of age / exp (34 years of age, 11+ years of experience), and am hoping that you'll be able to help me out in identifying the right MBA programs I should be focusing on.

In brief, my profile is as below:
11+ years of experience in IT, in diverse roles ranging from software development to business development. 4.5 years of experience spread over US and Europe (primarily UK). GMAT 770 / 6.0. UG Mechanical Engineering - 70.8% from India (1998). Good EC in UG, but not much after then (other than having published English poetry in bits and pieces, and rudimentary volunteer work).

Primary objectives from MBA: Gain good in-depth knowledge of the financial and strategic planning aspects of business management.

Ideal job post MBA: Corporate Strategy Planning in global IT firm (alternative: strategy consulting with global techno-business consulting firm).

Looking forward to your help! Thanks much!

Posted from my mobile device Image
Kaplan GMAT Prep Discount CodesKnewton GMAT Discount CodesGMAT Pill GMAT Discount Codes
SVP
SVP
avatar
Joined: 12 Dec 2005
Posts: 1667
Location: San Diego, California
Followers: 12

Kudos [?]: 163 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
Re: Please evaluate / guide - older applicant - thanks a lot! [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2009, 21:48
lienovan,

Your age and lack of extracurricular leadership will hurt you at top full-time B-schools in the U.S., but will be less important in European schools. If you want a full-time MBA at a "top school" (and your career path has some 'fast-track' or high leadership elements), then I would encourage you to look at European schools like IE, IESE, HEC Paris, Oxford, or Cambridge. If you are open to executive or part-time MBAs, then you could consider programs like perhaps Michigan and Duke in the U.S. In terms of placement in consulting, there are more top B-schools in Europe with high (30+) percentages of MBAs in consulting than in the U.S.

Hope this helps,

_________________

Paul Bodine /
Author, Great Applications for Business School and Perfect Phrases for Business School Acceptance

Follow Paul Bodine on Twitter

    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Profile evaluation ( older applicant ), Please ! kikikathy 0 13 Oct 2010, 09:22
Please evaluate / guide - older applicant - thanks a lot! lienovan 1 12 Nov 2009, 04:35
Profile Evaluation Requested for 'older applicant' - thanks! lienovan 1 12 Nov 2009, 04:27
Please evaluate my Profile. Thanks a lot! radicalchange 3 17 Sep 2009, 00:10
Experts publish their posts in the topic Please evaluate my profile.. thanks a lot URSB710 3 29 Jun 2008, 07:13
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Please evaluate / guide - older applicant - thanks a lot!

  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®.