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i am 36 year old.i work for TATA STEEL since 2005 . i want to pursue full time MBA program. i completed my bachelor degree in 2001. after my graduation i prepared for MBA and got positive result. at that time i could not take admission due to financial issues(parents unable to bear the MBA course fee). the position i am working ,gave me less opportunities for growth. now i feels that it was a wrong decision to join tata steel.i am always feeling insecure at current position. is it right decision to plan for MBA at this stage?
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Hi,

May be you should take a look at Executive MBA programs.
You can keep working, so you won't have a high opportunity cost.
What would you like to do if you left your current company?

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Hi kkrghv,
It is never too late to pursue higher education specially if your career progresses from it. However at 36 you need to do a cost benefit analysis.
Just like pitroncoso suggests Executive MBA may have the least opportunity cost. But it will completely depend on your circumstances and your goals.
I would recommend digging deeper in:
Why you want to pursue an MBA?
Which Industry, function and geography you are looking to work in post MBA?
And then talk to people in that industry and function to understand what you need to do in order to fill the skill gap. And if pursuing MBA still feels the right choice go ahead man.
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kkrghv wrote:
i am 36 year old.i work for TATA STEEL since 2005 . i want to pursue full time MBA program. i completed my bachelor degree in 2001. after my graduation i prepared for MBA and got positive result. at that time i could not take admission due to financial issues(parents unable to bear the MBA course fee). the position i am working ,gave me less opportunities for growth. now i feels that it was a wrong decision to join tata steel.i am always feeling insecure at current position. is it right decision to plan for MBA at this stage?
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Do not give your dreams at all. You are older enough to make wise decisions and know targets in life. There is opportunities open in different mba programs. But you need to be prepared for clarity in your goals. I strongly recommend to use the optional essay to show why you are late.

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36 is just a number go for MBA. Age isn't the problem. go for executive MBA.please visit the url i hope this can help you. https://www.ivyexec.com/best-executive-mba-rankings

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New post 05 Apr 2017, 13:25
It is not the age that worries me about your questions but the fact that you are "feeling insecure" about your job. I am sorry, but job insecurity is not a good enough reason to consider doing an MBA. Doing an MBA is a big time and money investment, so I hope you have stronger reasons than the one you mentioned. I would suggest take a sheet of paper, list down what you hope to achieve in the next 5-10 years, identify the gaps in your experience and see whether an MBA will help fill that gap. Talk to others who have done an MBA in the past, and ask them whether these gaps can be filled based on their experiences.

I don't mean to discourage you but I would strong advice finding a stronger reason to consider MBA because that will inspire you to push yourself once you do decide to go for it (or not).
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