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Do I have any chance to join the Stanford MBA program being 37 years old?
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Hey IgorC, I am already 34 and if I enrolled by next year I will be 35 so I think we should do our best to make admission committee accept us through our whole application.

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You definitely do! For ad-coms, age is just a number. it all depends on what you are and what you have achieved. share a bit more information about your profile, and people here will definitely help you out :)
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IgorC while there might be some sliver of hope, NO, that is too old. I do not think it would be a quality investment of your time. There is no official age range stated because that they are concerned about that being discriminatory but consider that the average work experience at GSB is 4 years. The average age is 27. It would be awkward to have a 38 year old man in class with 25 year olds, would throw off the dynamic and unfortunately on campus recruiters are looking for people within a specific age range.

You would be better suited to apply to the Stanford MSx program. I believe it requires 8 years of work experience. It's specifically intended or mid-career professionals who want to do a full time one year program. To increase your odds, might also apply to sister programs similar to Stanford MSx called Sloan Fellows at MIT, and then one also at LBS.

Your main option is to go for executive MBA programs. You're also too old for most part-time MBA programs or one year programs but its not entirely impossible; would require doing some research.


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Do I have any chance to join the Stanford MBA program being 37 years old?

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To increase your odds, might also apply to sister programs similar to Stanford MSx called Sloan Fellows at MIT, and then one also at LBS.


Which one at LBS? Is it LBS Sloan Masters?
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Yes Narenn LBS Masters in Leadership and Strategy. That one requires 15 years of experience, so it is much older than Stanford MSx while MIT Sloan fellows is middle of the road; this link provides a wealth of information, recommend you check it out Igor. Stanford MSx is an awesome and elite program, a one year residency where people all around the world live in the same community. The MIT Sloan Fellows program offers an official MBA as one option if that is important to you. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sloan_Fellows

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To increase your odds, might also apply to sister programs similar to Stanford MSx called Sloan Fellows at MIT, and then one also at LBS.


Which one at LBS? Is it LBS Sloan Masters?

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Yes Narenn LBS Masters in Leadership and Strategy. That one requires 15 years of experience, so it is much older than Stanford MSx while MIT Sloan fellows is middle of the road[/url]

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Which one at LBS? Is it LBS Sloan Masters?


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Hi IgorC

US programs might be a little more discriminatory about age. If a full-time MBA is your only or preferred choice, you might consider one year programs in Europe.

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IgorC while there might be some sliver of hope, NO, that is too old. I do not think it would be a quality investment of your time. There is no official age range stated because that they are concerned about that being discriminatory but consider that the average work experience at GSB is 4 years. The average age is 27. It would be awkward to have a 38 year old man in class with 25 year olds, would throw off the dynamic and unfortunately on campus recruiters are looking for people within a specific age range.

You would be better suited to apply to the Stanford MSx program. I believe it requires 8 years of work experience. It's specifically intended or mid-career professionals who want to do a full time one year program. To increase your odds, might also apply to sister programs similar to Stanford MSx called Sloan Fellows at MIT, and then one also at LBS.

Your main option is to go for executive MBA programs. You're also too old for most part-time MBA programs or one year programs but its not entirely impossible; would require doing some research.


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Do I have any chance to join the Stanford MBA program being 37 years old?


Please, what would you say is the upper-limit age-wise for doing an MBA? Would an MBA make sense for a 33 year old with good work experience from a third-world country that is earning $20K per annum?
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New post 25 Sep 2019, 08:28
Personally, I dont think there is an upper-limit that is quotable. There are outliers at programs every year. It depends on your situation, goals, drive, etc. I am older than every age discussed here and was recently accepted into three European programs with scholarships.

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