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I am 36 yrs electrical engineer aiming for admission in fall 2018. So by the time i graduate from whichever b school i get into i would b around 40.i am working in a state government power company in north india for past 13 years and that way by fall 2018 i would have around 14 years work experience. I aim to get into a Canadian b school but i am not sure about the age factor....hope 2 get help from this forum[WHITE SMILING FACE]


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I am 36 yrs electrical engineer aiming for admission in fall 2018. So by the time i graduate from whichever b school i get into i would b around 40.i am working in a state government power company in north india for past 13 years and that way by fall 2018 i would have around 14 years work experience. I aim to get into a Canadian b school but i am not sure about the age factor....hope 2 get help from this forum[WHITE SMILING FACE]


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Hi Sourabh,
Age is never a factor when it comes to pursuing higher studies. And trust me there are many students like you than you may think. I graduated from Ivey Business School and my class had 40 year old students (with family) pursuing MBA. There are however financial realities you need to face. If you can manage to stay out of the labour market for 2 years and manage the cost of an MBA, then hey you shoud definitely pursue an MBA. And let me tell you! your choice of pursuing it from Canada is also very good. I would highly recommend Ivey but Rotman, Mcgill, Schulich, Queens and Sauder are also excellent schools (depending on your post MBA goals). Do get in touch with me if you wish to discuss it further.
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Thanx for for responding. I am truly grateful. I am done with regular 9-5 job and hope to pursue carreer in acadmics. Although i am an engineer but pursuing an MS in engineering may not b feasible at this stage as my job never waranteed up dating or even maintaining my engineering knowledge. So a generic kind if course such as an MBA may help in pursuing my tilt towards academics. I am open for phd as well but not sure how long it would take. So my questions are(1) is mba a good choice to help in a carreer in academics? (2) is there any other specilised field such as staistics, market research, supply chain n logistics mgmt etc which can help me to get into academics? (3)is phd in any of the said options in ootion 2 the best option for acafemics..i have nil publications and so not sure if my application will b considered??...(4) if not academics which sector -power, consumer goods, research firms, etc should i consider for a post mba job?
Hope u undstnd my confusion and fear as i shall b moving out my country ...sorry for burdening u with sooo many questions. Thnx again.

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saurabhsavant wrote:
I am 36 yrs electrical engineer aiming for admission in fall 2018. So by the time i graduate from whichever b school i get into i would b around 40.i am working in a state government power company in north india for past 13 years and that way by fall 2018 i would have around 14 years work experience. I aim to get into a Canadian b school but i am not sure about the age factor....hope 2 get help from this forum[WHITE SMILING FACE]

I do think for top programs that there is a middle band of age- between 25-31 that is probably the ideal age but definitely there are always a few on either side of the bell curve. So it it impossible? No? Is it a positive? not necessarily! But if you can counter with your strong work experience and hopefully strong GMAT you may still rise to the top. I think that for Canadian B schools there may be less rigidity here- so I think it is worth doing your research and asking questions. The schools mentioned above all good - I have clients who were very impressed with Schulich and Rotman during their application process. We have some excellent counselors that can help you turn your advanced age into a positive and who also have experience with Canadian B schools. Here is an article we wrote about older MBA candidates: https://stratusadmissionscounseling.com ... tive-mbas/
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