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What best programs can someone with my background/age apply for?

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- BS/MS from top engineering programs
- age 41yr, US based indian, hitech, R&D individual contributor (tech lead)
- expired gmat 760 (10 yrs ago), GRE 168q, 164v, 5.0
- 9 yrs ago applied to W for full-time 2 yr MBA (denied after interview)
at my age, i assume the flagship 2yr mba option at best schools wouldn't happen.

what options do i have for b-schools? is lateral transition to MBB possible? how different would it be from traditional full time program for opportunities?

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Check out the eMBA programs, the Sloan Fellowship program at MIT, the Stanford MsX program and the Sloan Fellowship program at LBS. The difference between the eMBA and the other 3 is that eMBAs are non residential programs and typically take 2-3 years to complete. The last 3 programs are 1 year immersive programs and will have more people with your level of work experience.

I am not very sure about a lateral transfer to MBB at your level/ area of work experience. But after the traditional MBA, people start working as associates, which is the post MBA entry level position
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I would agree with Namita here on the Fellows programs firsttimer2. The efficacy of EMBAs is always a suspect; read here.

You may also find some of these profiles who've gone there useful to read about here and here.

MBB very rarely hire laterally and even rarely so at the level that will be commensurate with your age/experience. If you make a really strong case out of bschool, they may consider you but it is not something that happens in most years. You'd have better prospects at the consulting firms beyond the top 3 that have specific verticals where you can leverage your experience.

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I think a lateral transition will be tough for you at your age and level and I think it would be tough to make a strong case for entry in a 2Y MBA. An EMBA makes much more sense for you at this stage, I know you mentioned MBB but what is driving your motivation to pursue that route at this stage in your career?
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