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20 Nov 2006, 19:32
Is age a factor in your apps. I have 3 degrees, a company and 1.5 years of experience under my belt. I am 26 years. Any advice as to how I should plan my MBA IS greatly appreciated. My top schools are Wharton, Kellogs, and Harvard.

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20 Nov 2006, 20:43
I have heard that most schools are turning young...and I was wondering what should be the ideal timeline/age to get into business school. The company i started is based in fremont, california..
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11 Dec 2006, 22:29
I suggest you try posting this question to Hjort, Paul, or in the B-School Experience section. Its current misplacement may mean it' not being read by the right people.

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21 Dec 2006, 07:04
lepium wrote:
I suggest you try posting this question to Hjort, Paul, or in the B-School Experience section. Its current misplacement may mean it' not being read by the right people.

Cheers. L.

I read Hjort saying something like this about age: people place undue emphasis on age. However, when the applicant is older, there are also higher expectations in terms of leadership experience at workplace.
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12 Nov 2007, 18:26
I am 24 with currently 2 yr of work experience, just got into Columbia and wharton. doesn't seem like age was a problem for me
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14 Sep 2009, 04:22
todolist wrote:
I am 24 with currently 2 yr of work experience, just got into Columbia and wharton. doesn't seem like age was a problem for me

HI "todolist" .....can you please tell us about ur work exp and how did u get thru ...i mean the main points in ur essays or SOP which might have worked in favour of u....ie if u don mind..

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14 Sep 2009, 05:12
kylexy dont think you are going to get an answer...that post is a few years old.
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18 Mar 2010, 11:54
I think age is important when evaluating the opportunity cost. Additionally, schools will accept you if they think they can place you. they need to keep their placement numbers high. Acceptance to a school will answer your question effectively. I see that 34 seems to be a cutoff when I view student profiles for full time programs.
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30 Mar 2010, 20:23
I'm 23 and I was accepted into the top two schools here in Canada and waitlisted at Notre Dame.

So, I guess that doesn't help you much since Canada might not have an age bias that the USA does, but your experience is pretty impressive! I think you're bang-on average age for MBA candidates though...

Harvard seems to like 'em younger from what I read.
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27 May 2010, 10:10
I agree, a lot of schools are churning out younger grads nowadays. But I wouldn't get discouraged. A lot of people are at different places at different times in their lives.
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