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is really Age is just a number?

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Hi i have been using GMATCLUB since quite some time and this is the 1st time i have started a thread, actually

my question is really age is just a number or people who are above 30 face real issue after MBA in getting job?

i am an indian applicant working with an nationalised bank since 2013 as manager.

i have been preparing for GMAT since quite some time now and my best attempt remain at dismal 640 i will be turning 29 by this year end which means even if i apply for MBA this year i will be in my 30's by the time i complete my MBA.

recently i have seen a trend(kindly correct me if i am wrong) that ISB and many other US B-schools are more open towards younger candidates which makes me feel a bit nervous because certainly neither my age nor my score are gonna switch sides.

i feel time is running out for me and with 640 i wont get the kind of B-school i want, because leaving a govt. job to do something is still a big stigma in indian society esp for a married man like me

kindly guide me
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Hi i have been using GMATCLUB since quite some time and this is the 1st time i have started a thread, actually

my question is really age is just a number or people who are above 30 face real issue after MBA in getting job?

i am an indian applicant working with an nationalised bank since 2013 as manager.

i have been preparing for GMAT since quite some time now and my best attempt remain at dismal 640 i will be turning 29 by this year end which means even if i apply for MBA this year i will be in my 30's by the time i complete my MBA.

recently i have seen a trend(kindly correct me if i am wrong) that ISB and many other US B-schools are more open towards younger candidates which makes me feel a bit nervous because certainly neither my age nor my score are gonna switch sides.

i feel time is running out for me and with 640 i wont get the kind of B-school i want, because leaving a govt. job to do something is still a big stigma in indian society esp for a married man like me

kindly guide me


shubham2312 I'll turn 31 this August. US b Schools, yes- if I look at their class profile it's difficult for me to crack. But let's look at European B Schools and ISB where people go to accelerate their career not change industry/function (like IT to Investment Banking types). Having said that one can also shift their industry/function post ISB but that depends on a lot of parameters. I think we should be thinking more on why MBA and why now?

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New post 28 May 2019, 13:30
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shubham2312 wrote:
Hi i have been using GMATCLUB since quite some time and this is the 1st time i have started a thread, actually

my question is really age is just a number or people who are above 30 face real issue after MBA in getting job?

i am an indian applicant working with an nationalised bank since 2013 as manager.

i have been preparing for GMAT since quite some time now and my best attempt remain at dismal 640 i will be turning 29 by this year end which means even if i apply for MBA this year i will be in my 30's by the time i complete my MBA.

recently i have seen a trend(kindly correct me if i am wrong) that ISB and many other US B-schools are more open towards younger candidates which makes me feel a bit nervous because certainly neither my age nor my score are gonna switch sides.

i feel time is running out for me and with 640 i wont get the kind of B-school i want, because leaving a govt. job to do something is still a big stigma in indian society esp for a married man like me

kindly guide me


hey thanks for your response

shubham2312 I'll turn 31 this August. US b Schools, yes- if I look at their class profile it's difficult for me to crack. But let's look at European B Schools and ISB where people go to accelerate their career not change industry/function (like IT to Investment Banking types). Having said that one can also shift their industry/function post ISB but that depends on a lot of parameters. I think we should be thinking more on why MBA and why now?

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shubham2312 wrote:
Hi i have been using GMATCLUB since quite some time and this is the 1st time i have started a thread, actually

my question is really age is just a number or people who are above 30 face real issue after MBA in getting job?

i am an indian applicant working with an nationalised bank since 2013 as manager.

i have been preparing for GMAT since quite some time now and my best attempt remain at dismal 640 i will be turning 29 by this year end which means even if i apply for MBA this year i will be in my 30's by the time i complete my MBA.

recently i have seen a trend(kindly correct me if i am wrong) that ISB and many other US B-schools are more open towards younger candidates which makes me feel a bit nervous because certainly neither my age nor my score are gonna switch sides.

i feel time is running out for me and with 640 i wont get the kind of B-school i want, because leaving a govt. job to do something is still a big stigma in indian society esp for a married man like me

kindly guide me


Ideally your age shouldn't be an issue. In most of the developed world, people are known to go back to school in their 40s and 50s too. That said, ageism does exist and people find it harder to find work above a certain age.

You should be able to demonstrate why you're so passionate about MBA and how it fits in with your career goals. In order to answer that you must know yourself a good deal. So introspect for some time before you make a decision.

Good luck.
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