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Hi All

I'm a 33 year old Indian female based out of Singapore. I'm interested in pursuing an MBA (preferably from Canada) because I really feel the need to, at this juncture. Here's my profile:

Work exp: 4.9 years in IT (India), 2.9+ years in Telecom (Singapore)
Education: MCA from Delhi, MSc Information science (top tier uni in Singapore)
Gmat: yet to take, in a month or two
Extracurricular: part of a college band in MCA (won intercollege prizes), part of a music group in my first organization, organizing committee member of team building activities and annual D&D in my current org. Awarded 8 times in 3 years by my clients in my first company, ITIL Foundation certified, taught basic computer at an orphanage for a year.

I understand that my age is limiting my options. However, I feel the need to pursue MBA so that I'm able to progress in my career. Can you guys throw some light on the age factor issue? And whether I should apply to schools such as Ivey, McGill, UBC, Queen's, Schulich, HEC Montreal?
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Hi All

I'm a 33 year old Indian female based out of Singapore. I'm interested in pursuing an MBA (preferably from Canada) because I really feel the need to, at this juncture. Here's my profile:

Work exp: 4.9 years in IT (India), 2.9+ years in Telecom (Singapore)
Education: MCA from Delhi, MSc Information science (top tier uni in Singapore)
Gmat: yet to take, in a month or two
Extracurricular: part of a college band in MCA (won intercollege prizes), part of a music group in my first organization, organizing committee member of team building activities and annual D&D in my current org. Awarded 8 times in 3 years by my clients in my first company, ITIL Foundation certified, taught basic computer at an orphanage for a year.

I understand that my age is limiting my options. However, I feel the need to pursue MBA so that I'm able to progress in my career. Can you guys throw some light on the age factor issue? And whether I should apply to schools such as Ivey, McGill, UBC, Queen's, Schulich, HEC Montreal?


Hi Shruti,

Yes you are on the higher side of age range but it will not affect your candidacy. I had a couple of friends at Ivey who were around your age. A lot of people do MBA at a later stage in life that too a regular MBA. You need to decide what's best for you and defend your position when asked. If you can stay out of the work force for 1/2 years, if you can afford to pay for it and if you see an MBA will help you progress in your career then a business school will be glad to have to. You have shortlisted good schools. But maybe you should look for 1 year MBA to get back to work quickly.
Speaking of your profile, you have a good profile. Get a competitive score (average score of class profile) and you should be able to get in. Hope this help. Let me know if you'd like to discuss your profile in depth over a call.

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Hi! I'm Zack and I'm 25. Into which university you can advice me to enter?
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Hi! I'm Zack and I'm 25. Into which university you can advice me to enter?


Hi Zack,

Can you please post some details about your profile, your target job post MBA and your target country. Things such as your education background, work ex, extra curricular and community service ,etc. This will help me to suggest you some schools. Have you taken GMAT/GRE yet ?

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Hey Shruti - I don't think your age will negatively affect you too much. The focus for admissions for a candidate like you is understanding why right now is the ideal time for you to pursue an MBA and confirming that their program can offer value to your career at this point. So the onus will be on you to clearly explain this in the application package
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Shruti N wrote:
Hi All

I'm a 33 year old Indian female based out of Singapore. I'm interested in pursuing an MBA (preferably from Canada) because I really feel the need to, at this juncture. Here's my profile:

Work exp: 4.9 years in IT (India), 2.9+ years in Telecom (Singapore)
Education: MCA from Delhi, MSc Information science (top tier uni in Singapore)
Gmat: yet to take, in a month or two
Extracurricular: part of a college band in MCA (won intercollege prizes), part of a music group in my first organization, organizing committee member of team building activities and annual D&D in my current org. Awarded 8 times in 3 years by my clients in my first company, ITIL Foundation certified, taught basic computer at an orphanage for a year.

I understand that my age is limiting my options. However, I feel the need to pursue MBA so that I'm able to progress in my career. Can you guys throw some light on the age factor issue? And whether I should apply to schools such as Ivey, McGill, UBC, Queen's, Schulich, HEC Montreal?


Hi Shruti,

Yes you are on the higher side of age range but it will not affect your candidacy. I had a couple of friends at Ivey who were around your age. A lot of people do MBA at a later stage in life that too a regular MBA. You need to decide what's best for you and defend your position when asked. If you can stay out of the work force for 1/2 years, if you can afford to pay for it and if you see an MBA will help you progress in your career then a business school will be glad to have to. You have shortlisted good schools. But maybe you should look for 1 year MBA to get back to work quickly.
Speaking of your profile, you have a good profile. Get a competitive score (average score of class profile) and you should be able to get in. Hope this help. Let me know if you'd like to discuss your profile in depth over a call.

Best,


Hi EduSimplified

Thanks a lot for your response. Appreciate your encouraging words.

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New post 25 Aug 2017, 00:01
Can you give more information about it? Because I need to do my MBA from abroad.
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New post 28 Oct 2017, 04:34
Starting an MBA program or any other master's degree when we are over 30 is a tough decision. Although you are old for commencing MBA, I believe it is not a serious matter if you have a clear purpose and understand how an MBA benefit your career. I will be 30 over the next few months, and I am still struggling with Ielts and GMAT because I want to get a Master's degree in Finance. Please pursue your MBA, make your dream come true. You will be an inspiration for me.
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hey shruti all the very best
and dont worry it will create a positive impact
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I don't think your age will negatively affect you too much. The focus for admissions for a candidate like you is understanding why right now is the ideal time for you to pursue an MBA and confirming that their program can offer value to your career at this point.
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