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Hi All,

I'm new here, so if I'm posting in the wrong place, let me know.

I have spent my career in the classical music performance field. I've been very successful throughout the years, traveled and performed all over the world, taught lessons both privately and as a Professor at a university, and have enjoyed my time as a performer through the 10+ years I have done it. Now, I am looking to pivot fields into something more traditional and would like to apply to business school.

About me - I am 35, have taken practice GMATs and while I want/need to work on my Q score - I am around 700+.
Schools - Went to a top 25 university - GPA - 3.451 - Honors in Music. 2 Grad schools - Masters GPA 3.70 at Hopkins, and Diploma (unfinished because I began to travel and perform) at Yale 3.90 GPA.

I am very solid in Verbal on GMAT and my essays probably won't be an issue, but I wonder if I will be completely locked out of most schools because of my strange working past and age.

Because of my age, I hope to be able to get a quick ROI at whatever school I attend, and would very much like to go to a top school - but I don't know if that is off the table.

Many thanks for any help.
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New post 26 Aug 2018, 18:01
Music2mba I will say you are on the razor's edge in terms of age: do it now!

One program that is a good fit if you are interested in consulting; however do the homework on the ROI, I have only just recently found out about it
https://www.marshall.usc.edu/programs/mba-programs/ibear-mba

Beyond that, might want to focus on European schools as they are more accepting towards older applicants.
Think IMD, HEC, INSEAD. Maybe LBS. Will need to demonstrate how you have, in your career, demonstrated teamwork, leadership and problem solving to be successful IMO. They are open to career diversity if you can demonstrate these things, and show you can do the math.

700 is OK, but particularly interested in quant score, you want that to be at least 70%
If quant is not high do MBA Math program (mbamath.com) It will present you as someone who can do the work.)


Music2mba wrote:
Hi All,

I'm new here, so if I'm posting in the wrong place, let me know.

I have spent my career in the classical music performance field. I've been very successful throughout the years, traveled and performed all over the world, taught lessons both privately and as a Professor at a university, and have enjoyed my time as a performer through the 10+ years I have done it. Now, I am looking to pivot fields into something more traditional and would like to apply to business school.

About me - I am 35, have taken practice GMATs and while I want/need to work on my Q score - I am around 700+.
Schools - Went to a top 25 university - GPA - 3.451 - Honors in Music. 2 Grad schools - Masters GPA 3.70 at Hopkins, and Diploma (unfinished because I began to travel and perform) at Yale 3.90 GPA.

I am very solid in Verbal on GMAT and my essays probably won't be an issue, but I wonder if I will be completely locked out of most schools because of my strange working past and age.

Because of my age, I hope to be able to get a quick ROI at whatever school I attend, and would very much like to go to a top school - but I don't know if that is off the table.

Many thanks for any help.

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