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I am a Chartered Accountant from India working with Big4 (in Tax-Transfer Pricing domain). My age is 33. I have 8 years of work experience. I want to change my work profile and accordingly planning to pursue 1 year MBA from abroad. Is it worth to pursue MBA at this age and stage? My academics not good, considering that which business schools are recommended (USA, UK & Europe) for 1 year MBA?

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I am a Chartered Accountant from India working with Big4 (in Tax-Transfer Pricing domain). My age is 33. I have 8 years of work experience. I want to change my work profile and accordingly planning to pursue 1 year MBA from abroad. Is it worth to pursue MBA at this age and stage? My academics not good, considering that which business schools are recommended (USA, UK & Europe) for 1 year MBA?


Hi Ajit,
There are so many candidates like you believe me. There is no age barrier at all. If you can manage your finances and stay out of the work force for 1-1.5 year then MBA is the way to go. I think you are underselling yourself. A CA can't be that bad in academics. If you're talking about GMAT, then practice practice practice. If you're talking about your previous academic record, well that also can be managed. If you're talking about surviving at an MBA school, well you're there to learn aren't you?
I agree with the choice of 1 year program. There are excellent schools in all the geographies you mentioned above.
I would recommend you shortlist schools based on below mentioned parameters:
1. Geography (USA/EU/Canada/etc)
2. Function & Industry (some schools are known for marketing and some for finance)
3. Approachability (Harvard at 630 is less likely)
4. Post MBA Goals

Please short list your schools (Around 5-6) and let me know. I would be happy to assist you should you need any more clarification.
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I am a Chartered Accountant from India working with Big4 (in Tax-Transfer Pricing domain). My age is 33. I have 8 years of work experience. I want to change my work profile and accordingly planning to pursue 1 year MBA from abroad. Is it worth to pursue MBA at this age and stage? My academics not good, considering that which business schools are recommended (USA, UK & Europe) for 1 year MBA?


I guess you should first decide what work profile you want to move to. Very few schools are good across all verticals. Most schools will have 1 specialization they are very well known for. For example INSEAD for consulting, Whatron for finance, Stanford for tech and so on. Once you have decided your target profile, you can then shortlist ;ets say the top 20 schools there and then eliminate few more based on some other aspects that might be important for you. Such as geography, tuition fee, etc. With that you can then look at what your target GMAT score should be and move ahead.

At 8 years work ex, I think your professional achievement would take more priority than academics. A big four experience is pretty good I'd say. I believe after 8 years you would be manager. So that should come useful.
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Age is not barrier but keeping in view your experience and age opt for EMBA since after 33 it is less likely that you will get nto a decent MBA Program
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