Thanks very much for your reply.
I am not very inclined towards EMBA, because i have not done any masters and i believe one full time masters is required. I know my essays have to be very strong because of my age.
I don't have any problem in re-takling gmat, and i am confident that i can score 700 with prep of two months, but the obstacle is that if i apply for next year , i will be 32 in nov 2012 , and i am really apprehensive that with an age of 32 , will any top 15 US/ top 5 canadian schools take me ?
Please let me know my fitment for
1) Emory full time mba ( they have an option of one year for those with high experience )
2) Kellog ( they have an option of first year waiver subject to some eligibility criteria fullfillment, e.g. subjects studied in past etc, i got in touch with them and i fulfill those needs, the average gmat is 710 for this )
3) Cornell ( they have one year option within two year full time mba program, if one has satisfactory undergrads , i have written them and waiting for their reply)
thanks very much for your time and help.
There is no "Master's degree" requirement for the EMBA programs, so I do still recommend that you keep them in mind. Also, Stanford
, and LBS
have Sloan Master's/Fellows programs, which are full-time programs aimed at older and more experienced applicants, so they may make sense for you as well (and I assume you know about the IIMs in India and the Nanyang Fellows program
also aimed at older students). Emory's one-year option is not aimed at older applicants actually, just those with undergraduate business majors and business/finance course work under their belts; I am afraid that your fit in the class is going to be questioned there still. This is true for Cornell and Kellogg as well: students in Cornell's one-year MBA program have an average of 4 years of experience and in the Kellogg one-year MBA program they average 5 years of experience.
While the class at Queen's University does skew a bit older than the US programs, most of the other Canadian programs are aimed at 28 or 29 year olds. While this does not mean an automatic rejection and there are always going to be a few 30 or 31 years olds in the class, it is much more challenging
to prove that you should be among that small group.
Jennifer Bloom, CPRW
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