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Originally posted by N19 on 20 Dec 2017, 11:00.
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New post 20 Dec 2017, 11:18
Hi there,

The short answer is no. I have worked with candidates in their early thirties who have been successful in gaining admission to the school(s) of their choice. But there are a few key questions that you will need to answer: For example, what is your story? Why now? What will an MBA give you that you won't be able to get by following your current trajectory?

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Is 30 too late an age for MBA?

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Hey 30+ applicant,

Not at all! I would suggest you start applying to schools sooner than later (so they don't start thinking you should be in the EMBA program! =)

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New post 20 Dec 2017, 18:41
not at all...on the contrary this will help you
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New post 20 Dec 2017, 19:50
No, it is not, the average age at some school may have you thinking this but averages are that for a reason, some applicants are below and some above so keep this in mind. The key question you will need to answer for admissions is why is right now the ideal time to apply to business school. If you can answer that questions effectively then you should be in good shape
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30 is not too late. However, you need to articulate why MBA at this stage of your career. Here are few other things to consider if one is applying with significant work experience.
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New post 21 Dec 2017, 13:27
I agree with all comments.

I just simply would like to add that being 30 at the time of the start of the MBA is a bit different from being 30 at the time of considering an MBA. The latter will put you at 31/32 at the time of the start of the program. Not sure which of the two better represents your case.

Although still perfectly fine to be admitted, some schools, especially US ones, might give you a harder time, and you'll have to justify extremely well why you're applying now and not before, and have very clear post-MBA goals.

European schools typically accept applicants of an older age. For instance, INSEAD and LBS age averages are about 29. IMD is about 31.

I hope this helps.

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alexruizlee wrote:
I agree with all comments.

I just simply would like to add that being 30 at the time of the start of the MBA is a bit different from being 30 at the time of considering an MBA. The latter will put you at 31/32 at the time of the start of the program. Not sure which of the two better represents your case.

Although still perfectly fine to be admitted, some schools, especially US ones, might give you a harder time, and you'll have to justify extremely well why you're applying now and not before, and have very clear post-MBA goals.

European schools typically accept applicants of an older age. For instance, INSEAD and LBS age averages are about 29. IMD is about 31.

I hope this helps.

Good luck!
hi,

So I am 29 right now, but since I will start the school next year probably, so asked.

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Hi N19,

thank you for the clarification.

Yeah, like I said, it is definitely not too late, especially if you target European schools (e.g. INSEAD, LBS, IMD...).

Feel free to send me directly your CV for a free evaluation of your profile.

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Is 30 too late an age for MBA?

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Nope. Pretty normal...
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New post 01 Mar 2018, 00:54
N19 wrote:
alexruizlee wrote:
I agree with all comments.

I just simply would like to add that being 30 at the time of the start of the MBA is a bit different from being 30 at the time of considering an MBA. The latter will put you at 31/32 at the time of the start of the program. Not sure which of the two better represents your case.

Although still perfectly fine to be admitted, some schools, especially US ones, might give you a harder time, and you'll have to justify extremely well why you're applying now and not before, and have very clear post-MBA goals.

European schools typically accept applicants of an older age. For instance, INSEAD and LBS age averages are about 29. IMD is about 31.

I hope this helps.

Good luck!
hi,

So I am 29 right now, but since I will start the school next year probably, so asked.

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Hi N19,

No, 29 is definitely not too late :) A number of schools have a class with an average age around this. Just focus on building a strong case as to why you need an MBA at this point :)

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