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# 33 years old. Is it too late for an MBA to do IB?

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15 Sep 2010, 05:55
Thanks for the replies.

I think I will risk it and give it ago as I will only live life regretting not taking the risk.

I do hope that if it doesnt work out with regards to banking, the MBA will at least open other interesting doors.

In the UK whilst you dont have to specify age, you still have to input the year you graduated from university etc so it is easy to work out approximate age. Regarding age, whilst I will be mid 30's upon graduation I actually look alot younger so at least I have this in my favour.

Any more stories about older MBAs still welcome.
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15 Sep 2010, 06:14
MBAUncle wrote:
By the way, as far as I know you are not requested to specify your age during recruiting, right ? I know ball head man with 25 years that looks over 30, on the other hand I know a 35-year girl who looks 28 !

How is it in Great Britain ? Do you have to state your age ?

Unfortunately for the OP it is common to include date of birth, a photo, and sometimes marital status on CVs in Europe. Not sure about G.B. specifically, but I would guess they follow the same standard.

To the OP: It's worth applying, right? If you truly feel that a full-time, traditional MBA program is the path to get you to where you want to go, and your girlfriend is supportive of that decision, then why not? It sounds like this is something you long to do, so go for it! It's absolutely worth at least spending \$1,000 on application fees to check out your options.

Best of luck to you!
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15 Sep 2010, 07:58
MBAUncle wrote:
By the way, as far as I know you are not requested to specify your age during recruiting, right ? I know ball head man with 25 years that looks over 30, on the other hand I know a 35-year girl who looks 28 !

How is it in Great Britain ? Do you have to state your age ?

As UK Bond Raider says, you can pretty much always operate with a failsafe of graduation years. Not that it really matters all that much to be honest, just the older you are the more they might check out certain factors to be sure. If they like you though, they like you. Mind, I know in some states, you cannot discriminate based on mental retardation. You have to ask how, in many lines of business, that is really possible. I get the idea of what they are trying to put in place, but...

UKBondRaider - PM me. I have some insights on the UK recruiting that may or may not be of assistance.

I think you are making the right move - it is worth throwing the dice. You can always back down before paying deposits, but waiting and hating isn't going to be a good strategy.
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15 Sep 2010, 13:46
ukbondraider wrote:
Thanks for the replies.

I think I will risk it and give it ago as I will only live life regretting not taking the risk.

I do hope that if it doesnt work out with regards to banking, the MBA will at least open other interesting doors.

In the UK whilst you dont have to specify age, you still have to input the year you graduated from university etc so it is easy to work out approximate age. Regarding age, whilst I will be mid 30's upon graduation I actually look alot younger so at least I have this in my favour.

Any more stories about older MBAs still welcome.

I'm in almost the exact same position, and I have the same outlook. I'm 33 and am applying for 2011 entry, and I'm looking to get into IM.

I can't speak to IB, but I've talked to several connections in IM and they don't see my age as a problem (the job market generally, well that's another story...).

WRT age and top bschool admissions, while clearly the admitted student population is clustered around 26-29, I would argue that the applicant population is too. If you check out the CBS thread there's a spreadsheet with all the ED applicants, and there are 2 or 3 out of about 40 who are 30 or older. So there may not be a strong bias against us senior citizens as it seems (with certain exceptions like H/S). Or maybe I'm just trying to make myself feel better

Regardless, you're exactly right, you've got nothing to lose and plenty to gain, so go for it!

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16 Sep 2010, 15:44
brainhurt wrote:
ukbondraider wrote:
Thanks for the replies.

I think I will risk it and give it ago as I will only live life regretting not taking the risk.

I do hope that if it doesnt work out with regards to banking, the MBA will at least open other interesting doors.

In the UK whilst you dont have to specify age, you still have to input the year you graduated from university etc so it is easy to work out approximate age. Regarding age, whilst I will be mid 30's upon graduation I actually look alot younger so at least I have this in my favour.

Any more stories about older MBAs still welcome.

I'm in almost the exact same position, and I have the same outlook. I'm 33 and am applying for 2011 entry, and I'm looking to get into IM.

I can't speak to IB, but I've talked to several connections in IM and they don't see my age as a problem (the job market generally, well that's another story...).

WRT age and top bschool admissions, while clearly the admitted student population is clustered around 26-29, I would argue that the applicant population is too. If you check out the CBS thread there's a spreadsheet with all the ED applicants, and there are 2 or 3 out of about 40 who are 30 or older. So there may not be a strong bias against us senior citizens as it seems (with certain exceptions like H/S). Or maybe I'm just trying to make myself feel better

Regardless, you're exactly right, you've got nothing to lose and plenty to gain, so go for it!

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I too hope that the low number of "over 30" admitted people is proportional to the number of applicants.
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18 Sep 2010, 17:26

http://www.mergersandinquisitions.com/a ... t-banking/

Guidelines
In the FAQ I gave 30 as the upper limit for Analyst-level hires and 40 as the limit for Associate-level hires.
Those were both under the assumption that you graduate around age 22-25.
And those guidelines are mostly correct, but it’s not because of your age itself – it’s because of how much experience you’ll have by then.
Analyst-Level: Banks rarely hire anyone at the Analyst level with more than 2-3 years of full-time experience.
Associate-Level: If you’ve done an MBA banks usually want 3-5 years of experience but not more than 10.
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20 Sep 2010, 03:03
Thanks for the PM 3Underscore.

I would also like to add that I spent the weekend meeting up with old friends, one who went to LBS and one who went to Columbia for their MBA. One is now working in Management Consultancy whilst the other is in Banking.

In short, they absolutely recommend the MBA not only for the opportunities but the experience. They also felt that age was not too much of a big factor and gave many examples of their friends and colleagues who were mid 30's and came out with successful offers.

I was pretty much comforted by their words and genuine encouragement and will definitely pursue an MBA (unless I get a job offer before commencing). Thanks to those who replied on this thread.

I guess its now time to get those Manhatten books and start preparing for the GMAT.

Good luck to everyone else in a similar position than myself.
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