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Schools for candidates with longer work experience [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2011, 13:42
Can anyone that had a longish (>7 years) work experience who is currently enrolled in fulltime US B-school speaking about their experience? I chose to spend last 4 years working in various countries for the global experience instead of applying to applying to B-school at that point. In retrospect that seems like a bad move as everyone I speak to now claim that younger is better for US B-schools. I know the overall profile matters but at this point can anyone tell me, is it even worth considering a full time MBA program with 9 years of work experience? If so, what schools are longer work experience friendly?

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Re: Schools for candidates with longer work experience [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2011, 07:12
You might want to check out Columbia and Wharton. I have seen few people in their class with more experience. Good luck!

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Can anyone that had a longish (>7 years) work experience who is currently enrolled in fulltime US B-school speaking about their experience? I chose to spend last 4 years working in various countries for the global experience instead of applying to applying to B-school at that point. In retrospect that seems like a bad move as everyone I speak to now claim that younger is better for US B-schools. I know the overall profile matters but at this point can anyone tell me, is it even worth considering a full time MBA program with 9 years of work experience? If so, what schools are longer work experience friendly?

Thanks in advance.
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Brownidentity wrote:
Can anyone that had a longish (>7 years) work experience who is currently enrolled in fulltime US B-school speaking about their experience? I chose to spend last 4 years working in various countries for the global experience instead of applying to applying to B-school at that point. In retrospect that seems like a bad move as everyone I speak to now claim that younger is better for US B-schools. I know the overall profile matters but at this point can anyone tell me, is it even worth considering a full time MBA program with 9 years of work experience? If so, what schools are longer work experience friendly?

Thanks in advance.


I haven't matriculated yet so I'm not exactly an ambassador. However, I will have 10 years of work experience upon matriculation in Fall 2012 and I was just accepted to Kellogg.

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Re: Schools for candidates with longer work experience   [#permalink] 31 Dec 2011, 16:25
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