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Hi there. I'm a marine engineer(merchant navy) and have been sailing since nov'2010 on merchant tanker vessels. I have 37 months of sailing experience as of now.I have 3 times been promoted till now. The gaps are mainly due to exams for upgrading my officer license, and somewhat to fulfill personal commitments when I'm on leave.

Now, my family is at stable position and I want to pursue my MBA goals and switch my career to a shore based job. My technical expertise has been in plethora of machineries installed on a ship, which makes it habitable and fulfill its commercial functions. Therefore I have been thinking of using that knowledge and apply for colleges with better exposure for operations concentration. I have selected MIT, Tepper, Ross, IMD, INSEAD to apply for, after my research in various platforms.

I'm 29 now and will be applying for the intake batch of 2020 or 2021.i have scored 710 in gmat. I plan to retake the test again in the meantime.

Please suggest me to which colleges should I apply for my future goals in operations related field. And how much will my age be a factor?

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New post 27 Dec 2017, 20:08
Hello! I can see why you want to switch your career, that sounds tough to be offshore! I think an operations path would be a good use of your technical skills. The schools you listed are all strong in operations. Sloan's LGO program may be attractive to you (though quite competitive). For safer options in the US, you could also consider Purdue, Georgia Tech, or Ohio State.

There is no age cutoff or anything for programs, so don't be too dismayed by that. Make sure that you have clear reasons for why you need a full-time MBA at this point in your career, and show that you've done your research on how you could make the switch to an operations role.

Otherwise, I think GMAT is the main thing to improve, so good luck with the retake!
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Hi there. I'm a marine engineer(merchant navy) and have been sailing since nov'2010 on merchant tanker vessels. I have 37 months of sailing experience as of now.I have 3 times been promoted till now. The gaps are mainly due to exams for upgrading my officer license, and somewhat to fulfill personal commitments when I'm on leave.

Now, my family is at stable position and I want to pursue my MBA goals and switch my career to a shore based job. My technical expertise has been in plethora of machineries installed on a ship, which makes it habitable and fulfill its commercial functions. Therefore I have been thinking of using that knowledge and apply for colleges with better exposure for operations concentration. I have selected MIT, Tepper, Ross, IMD, INSEAD to apply for, after my research in various platforms.

I'm 29 now and will be applying for the intake batch of 2020 or 2021.i have scored 710 in gmat. I plan to retake the test again in the meantime.

Please suggest me to which colleges should I apply for my future goals in operations related field. And how much will my age be a factor?

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I'm really thankful for yor reply. I also want to keep European colleges in my list. Could you please provide me some of your expertise for that region. Thank you

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You're welcome! Yes we have helped many applicants apply successfully to European MBA programs. You can read our primers on schools in Europe here:

https://shop.mbamission.com/collections ... ol-primers

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Hi... I have a dgpa of 7.76(10 pointer scale)... How does it look, considering a non-us grading system... Is it compatible enough?

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Hi! Your GPA is solid. Usually above 8 is considered really strong (and you are so close to that), and below 7 might be concerning. Depends on the caliber of school of course too, but I think you're in good shape GPA-wise. You can also use this WES calculator to convert your GPA just as an FYI (you should report your GPA when applying without converting)

https://applications.wes.org/igpa-calculator/

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