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Profile evaluation request [#permalink] New post 03 Apr 2012, 17:46
This is a great forum with excellent people. I have been planning for an MBA for a while but wasn't able to work on in till now. Here are some details:

Age:
Will be 30 when applying for 2013 admissions

Education:
Undergrad in a Computer-related Engineering field (outside North America and Europe), GPA 4/4
Master's Degree in a Computer-related engineering field from a top Canadian university, GPA 4/4

Work Experience:
~3 years engineering in a leading semiconductor company (doing software)
~4 years (by round 1) in a small and fast growing american software company
started in tech position but currently hold a management position in one of departments at the company

GMAT: 760+

Extra-curricular: very good.. both in university but mainly in an NGO.

Planning for R1/R2 for 2013 admissions..

I understand my profile is not weak, but should I be concerned about age? I do have some top schools in mind, but I have been reading that age may be an issue. Any feedback is welcome.
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Re: Profile evaluation request [#permalink] New post 04 Apr 2012, 08:38
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Hi, Misterclub,

Thanks for your post. It sounds like you have a lot of strong qualifications for an MBA program. Take a look at the average age of incoming classes for various programs to get a feel for where you might fit in best (along with your other school selection criteria). Keep in mind that these are the averages, so some candidates will be above and some below these ranges.

You have above average years of work experience with some strong varied experiences which will enable you to make contributions to the business school community. At the same time, it will be important for you to explain to the admissions committee why you are applying at this point in your career. You have already made a transition to a management role. What are your future career goals and why do you need an MBA to get there? Since you have a Master’s you will also want to demonstrate why you need an MBA in addition. So focus on making a compelling case for that part of your application.

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