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New post 12 Oct 2019, 00:32
Guys , thanks for having me .Running a quick check if this is a acceptable profile for MBA abroad .
13+ years of work exp in IT (Enterprise Products / Analytics / -PreSales and Consulting )
Academics- Mechanical Engineering .

Generally the verbal reviews I get from classroom coaching consultants that I am old for MBA . I am not sure why I am old , I feel like it's the time and so let's do it!
When others where not doing good in their jobs, I was doing outstanding . Now i feel that I need to do MBA . Why I am old for it ?

I appreciate all candid views.

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I'm yet to take my GMAT and TOFEL.

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New post 12 Oct 2019, 06:45
Hi abroshan,

Thank you for your post. If you are hearing that feedback, then it is likely coming in context of *full-time MBA programs*, but as you seem to have suggested, that definitely doesn't mean it's too late for you to pursue an MBA in general!

In the U.S. (as an example), students at major full-time MBA programs have an average of five years of work experience at enrollment, with a middle 80% range (10th percentile to 90th percentile) of three to seven years, or in some cases three to eight years. European programs tend to trend about a year older than this (e.g., INSEAD's average work experience is six years). Securing admission as a considerable work experience outlier is extremely difficult because the programs are designed to cater to earlier-career professionals (academically, professionally, etc.). Along similar lines, the recruiting apparatus is geared toward individuals with these levels of experience.

You should absolutely feel empowered to pursue an MBA if that's your goal. But if you are going to have 14+ years of experience at enrollment, you will almost certainly find that you align far more with executive MBA programs than full-time (or even most part-time) programs. As a first step, I encourage you research the class profiles of various programs -- and really *program offerings* (full-time, part-time, executive, etc.) -- in the countries you are considering. As you do so, you will want to gather up information like average work experience, work experience ranges, test requirements, average test scores and ranges, employment data, etc. You might also keep your eyes open for the various visa considerations associated with each, as many executive programs are not full-time, so they don't provide sponsorship (though there are some out there that do).

Along the way, you may well identify a full-time program in a certain country that does trend toward candidates with more experience, or is at least quite open to it. These might sometimes come in the form of one-year full-time programs, but keep your eyes open for any options that fit what you're looking for and align with your level of work experience. I wish you the best of luck!!

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