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Starting MBA at age of 28 or 29 [#permalink] New post 10 Oct 2013, 10:04
Hi Team,

Brief Background
DOB: October 86.
Years of Experience : June 2009 - Now ( 4.25 yrs )
Role : Software Developer in Adobe and Amazon.
Target College : Stanford
Target Role Post MBA : Product Management.
Location Of Job : India
Nationality : Indian
GMAT Score : NA
Tentative Date of GMAT : 6 Nov 2013.

Confusion: As you can see that I have still not given my GMAT. By the time I give my GMAT I will be late to apply for round 1 of this year 2014 batch. I have also read that 4-6 years is an average work experience for US MBA for Indian Student.
I was wondering if I should wait till next year 2015 batch to apply for round 1 and spend this year building my profile to increase my chances of getting in Stanford or I shall apply this year itself.
By Waiting I am expecting my profile will be stronger, my essays will be better but I don't want to fall in the bucket of Old applicants as I will be 29 by the time batch of 2015 starts.

Please Advice .

Regards
Nitin.
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Re: Starting MBA at age of 28 or 29 [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2013, 06:57
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Hi nitinmehta,

Thanks for posting. With regards to your application, admissions teams in general like to see at least 2 years of experience, however there is no "right" number of years of work experience a candidate should have. We recommend you apply when you feel the time is right for you, and that your application is at its strongest.

The GMAT is an important factor in your candidacy, and it's something you should focus a lot of attention on. If you'd like, we provide free GMAT advice here: http://www.stacyblackman.com/test-prep-hub/. MBA.com also provides 2 free official practice GMAT exams.

We also provide a Stanford Essay Guide here: http://www.stacyblackman.com/essay-guides/stanford/

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