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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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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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Hey dude great to hear from you, and very ambitious goals you have there!

Now I'm afraid that as an Indian candidate with a good but not amazing GMAT, and coming from the merchant marines that Top 10 schools might be a bit challenging for you. If you want some thoughts about the competitiveness of the GMAT I recommend you have a read through these two articles here, which I hope you will find helpful:
http://admissionado.com/mba/3-tips-for- ... n=mba_blog
http://admissionado.com/mba/to-retake-o ... n=mba_blog

Personally, I would recommend looking into Tier II programs, something about 15-30/40 in the rankings, as you would have more realistic chances of getting an admit, and they are all excellent programs.

I hope this helps!

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New post 27 Dec 2017, 06:31
Thanx for the reply. I am aiming for higher gmat score and that is the reason I have pushed my applications. With high gmat scores, I'd like to know the likeability of my profile. Also, how concerned should I be, about my age? Also, please suggest me some schools, where I have better chances as u say.... Thanx in advance
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