Thank you Jen for your words.
In relation to your questions, yes, my age could match with an EMBA; however, according to some experts and adcom officers, that degree is not as helpful as an MBA to switch careers. I work in the government, but I would like to work in a consulting firm such as McKinsey or BCG.
Also, you mentioned that probably the adcom, seeing my GMAT score (680), would wonder 'why DIDN'T he try again?'. The fact is that this is my second GMAT. In my first attempt, three years ago, I scored 580. Then, I realized that my English skills had to be strengthened before taking the GMAT again; that's why I couldn't take the exam inmediately.
In this sense, after seeing that this is my second GMAT and seeing that I have improved a lot (680), what the adcom could think?, will they expect to take the GMAT again?
Finally, I am interested in the joint degree MBA/MasterInPublicPolicy of HBS and HKS (the Kennedy School of Government). I have experience in the government, the private sector, and in a think tank. Therefore, based on my work experience that fits to that joint degree, my excellent academic records, and my second GMAT score (680, 49Q), Do i have a chance to be admitted?, What should I do to improve my profile?
Thank you very much!
Thanks for posting. Overall I feel you do have a strong profile that stands out to a certain degree with your work with the Spanish? government as well your previously quantitative and analytical experience, leadership and innovation examples, and international experiences.
With 10 years of experience, have you looked into executive MBA programs at all? For a traditional FT MBA, you would be on the older/higher-end of experience which could be a little more challenging, and they'd generally we wondering-- does he really NEED this degree??!! and if unsure, would admit someone who had the clear need for it over you.
You haven't mentioned your career goals and reasons for the WHY here... note that that is a critical component of the application!
As for the 680.... with the schools you mentioned, definitely higher would be better! Unless you do end up looking into EMBA, as the average GMAT tends to be lower. But keep in mind that schools do take the highest and re-takes are common; you don't want an admissions officer to wonder 'why DIDN'T he try again?'. If you go EMBA I think you're ok.
Good luck to you on this process!