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Question for pre-mba mktg people re: w/e [#permalink] New post 12 Sep 2009, 18:00
This question is for people who work/worked in marketing before applying to b-school, how many years of experience did you have before applying/upon matriculation? I'll have 3 yrs upon matriculation if i were to start school in fall 2010, but I'm starting to doubt myself and wondering if I as a mktg person need more work experience (even though this is not my intended career path afterward). It seems like mktg/gen mgmt people need to have more experience than the average "2 and out" consultants and finance guys.

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Re: Question for pre-mba mktg people re: w/e [#permalink] New post 14 Sep 2009, 14:22
hmm, no takers. should i post this in a different sub-forum?
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Re: Question for pre-mba mktg people re: w/e [#permalink] New post 17 Sep 2009, 12:15
Well I'm not a marketing person but since there are no responses, I might as well chime in. I think 3 years might just be enough (or at least definitely worth a try) to apply to the programs. I feel if you have a few good stories and some progression in career, you should apply now. Looking at how the schools are going younger toward 24-25 year olds, I don't think you would really be at a disadvantage in terms of experience.

Also from last year class of G-Clubbers, there were a couple with around 2 years experience that got into top schools, IE eva23 was media marketing - CBS. Personally, I wouldn't worry about it.
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Re: Question for pre-mba mktg people re: w/e [#permalink] New post 28 Sep 2009, 11:46
I have almost 3 years in mkt and would start at almost 4.
Since younger ppl are getting admitted, i think it's worth the try, and if you've been working on a competitive and dynamic sector, then 3 years i suppose would be more than enough.

(Remember that ppl with almost no experience at all get admitted to top schools too).
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Re: Question for pre-mba mktg people re: w/e [#permalink] New post 29 Sep 2009, 18:44
3 yrs is okay, you better have some good stories to tell. 4 years is better.

this is regardless of what field you did.

basically it goes 2 years borderline, 3 years okay, 4 years standard, 5 years is more than average
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Re: Question for pre-mba mktg people re: w/e [#permalink] New post 30 Sep 2009, 09:06
Tarmac wrote:
3 yrs is okay, you better have some good stories to tell. 4 years is better.

this is regardless of what field you did.

basically it goes 2 years borderline, 3 years okay, 4 years standard, 5 years is more than average


Do you mean from an admissions standpoint or from a recruiting standpoint? Or some other standpoint?
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