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I have a PHD (from US) in life science with a good past research career and academic accomplishments. Examples are, several publications in top-ranked journals, some of them are as the lead author; successful funding application; initiating mulch-disciplinary collaborator researches. My past work places are some of the best places for academic research in the US.

At present, I am 35 years old. I have been working in an big Indian company as an R&D scientist for last 6 months. I am more interested in technology management and leadership. I am planning to go for a full-time MBA next year, by that time I will have one and a half year of industry experience and my age will be 36. I am expecting to have a moderate GMAT score, 650-700.

Apart from the above, I incorporated a non-profit organization in the US for overseas charity, and served as Chair for the first two years. The organization is now has a chapter is UK.

I am thinking of applying some top-ranked schools in Europe, such as Oxford, LBS, Cambridge, Rotman in Canada, and a few schools in US, examples Duke, Berkeley, UPenn etc.

I would appreciate any feedback regarding admission.

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Well, the first matter for consideration will be your age.... You may have read this already, but very few MBA programs are gonna see candidates who are 35. There are first of all issues with fit with the rest of the class whose average age will be about 25.... and secondly, they might wonder "Why have you not done this already". This is all the moreso true for US programs, and for Top programs.

Once you get out of the US and out of the top 15, things become a lot more flexible, and you see people who are a bit older getting in. But you do have to have a logical and clear narrative as to a) why you are doing this NOW b) connect your past experience to your future goals c) show that you are in fact capable of succeeding in this.

Hope this helps,

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