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MBA at 35 yrs old

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Hello. I am prospective International Student who would very much like to get into Schulich. I meet the GPA requirement, however, I have been working for more than 10 years now. With several years as Senior Manager. Would anyone know if this is a huge concern for the Schulich Admissions Committee? Thanks in advance for sharing your thoughts.
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New post 27 May 2013, 02:42
susana09 wrote:
Hello. I am prospective International Student who would very much like to get into Schulich. I meet the GPA requirement, however, I have been working for more than 10 years now. With several years as Senior Manager. Would anyone know if this is a huge concern for the Schulich Admissions Committee? Thanks in advance for sharing your thoughts.

Hi,

Whether the school selects you or not is a different issue. The very first thing you need to identify whether the MBA in that school will really add value to you? Are you looking at the certificate or learning experience or brand stamp or something else.

Secondly, you need to identify how important for you to learn from the cohort? If it is important then you need to identify schools that has similar experienced cohort. Professor needs to tune his/her frequency to suit the class profile.

For me learning from cohort is crucial and will avoid any school (irrespective of it's brand value or ranking) if the cohort profile does not match my own preference. Go through the profiles of current students, speak to them, understand their problems and decide accordingly.

PS: I have no idea about Schulich and the comments above are very generic comment for selecting the best school for YOU. What might be best school for someone else may not necessarily be even good for you. Not many will have luxury to do 2 MBAs, so better select your school properly and carefully to suit YOU.
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The first thing a school will ask itself is why you need an MBA at 35 and you have to explain it very clear and make a great sales pitch. It is not the same an applicant with a PhD in Genetics who wants to start its own VC firm, than someone who after finishing her BA has been working 12 years in the same position without getting a promotion. Another thing that they will wonder is if you have explored Executive MBAs and why you still think that doing a regular MBA suits you better. Make sure to understand why this route works for you.
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Once you have clear ideas of all the areas mentioned by me and Ducks, you will have a much clear idea about what is best for YOU. I repeat once again, don't buy the sales pitch of the schools and their agents or the ranking. learn from them but decide yourself for your own individual condition.
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