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# Does Age Count when you apply to a top tier business school

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22 Dec 2006, 09:50
Guys, I need an honest answer I'm 36. Been in the business for about 5 years and am planning to apply at a Top 10 Business school. Do you think age is a factor when considering admission. Is the trend now geared towards younger candidates? Appreciate the response.
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22 Dec 2006, 10:24
Guys, I need an honest answer I'm 36. Been in the business for about 5 years and am planning to apply at a Top 10 Business school. Do you think age is a factor when considering admission. Is the trend now geared towards younger candidates? Appreciate the response.

You're probably better off asking in the b-school forum.

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22 Dec 2006, 14:19
You could complete an Exec MBA? I would say that you are never too young for a full time MBA, I bet if you looked at a the number of MBA courses, there would be a few on the course who are in your age range,

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22 Dec 2006, 18:15
I tend to disagree that 36 will play to your weakness for MBA application. Infact,it is wealth of work experience that can play to your advantage. You must demonstrate in your application that your work experince will help and enrich learnings of other MBAs and similarly you will able to appreciate better various priciples of management and relate them in real life situations.
I finished my MBA from one of the top 20 schools( Of course, not top ten) and average work experience of MBA student was between 5-6 years.

So, i would suggest to focus on all aspect of your application and work experience should be a strength, not a weakness.

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22 Dec 2006, 19:38
bhaarat wrote:
I tend to disagree that 36 will play to your weakness for MBA application. Infact,it is wealth of work experience that can play to your advantage. You must demonstrate in your application that your work experince will help and enrich learnings of other MBAs and similarly you will able to appreciate better various priciples of management and relate them in real life situations.
I finished my MBA from one of the top 20 schools( Of course, not top ten) and average work experience of MBA student was between 5-6 years.

So, i would suggest to focus on all aspect of your application and work experience should be a strength, not a weakness.

Bhaarat.

I agree...Thats one of the dimensions of diversity I would say..Quality Work Ex I think has a decent weightage in the selection process...But I will wait to hear from others.

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