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New post 12 Dec 2012, 22:48
Age 31, Male from India

Education- Chartered Accountant 2005 , India. (considered a rigorous course in India)
Bachelor of Commerce 2002, India
Work experience
2006- 2008 - Assistant manager, Citibank - Was part of retail banking set up.
2008-2010 - HSBC Corporate Banking, Associate Vice president Risk analysis. Was part several land mark deals.
2010 onwards-
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Standard Chartered Bank, Corporate Banking-Associate Director
I have recently taken a transfer within my bank to the
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Japan, Tokyo office,
as I will handle global relationships for the bank. I intend to apply in 2014 to schools such as IMD, Insead, Kellogg , LBS, Columbia, Wharton. I have a gmat score of 640 now. I intend to retake the test to push it beyond 720.
My concerns are
- Will I be dinged even after I improve my score because I will be 33-34 years old when I apply.
- I would have had 2 years of quality International workex atleast when I apply.
The reasons why I intend to do an MBA program are
- To take up bigger roles in Banking in NYC/ London such as moving to capital markets, M&A advisory etc.
- To leverage on my knowledge of financial services sector for senior consulting roles.

would appreciate your response.


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New post 14 Dec 2012, 11:09
Hi yogeshwar007,

Thanks for posting. Regarding your GMAT, we absolutely recommend you look to score above a 700 for the programs you are considering. We provide free GMAT advice here:

For your age, do not be overly concerned. What will be most important is that you show how you have progressed through your career. Here is a case study of how a 37 year old candidate was accepted into Harvard Business School: ... applicant/

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