Ajay_X Saysi have decided i should do an MBA and \am convinced that i should do it from one of the premier institutes in india ,if not the IIMs(i know i have it in me).now the real question is, my age is it going to be a problem incase i get into any B-schools during the placemnts?:(,coz iam 24 now and the course gets over by jan 2009,i will be 27 by then so......
I can't see what the problem is!
You have decided to do an MBA..Go ahead and do it by all means...Age will not be a deterrant during placements, provided you prove your mettle...We have people above 35 years of age in the PGP program in IIMA. They don't see a problem. I will be 27 by the time I pass out of this place. I don't see any problem for myself either.
Of course, there are talks that I-Banks dont prefer experienced candidates. I am not very sure of this. We have a slightly 'elder' batch at IIMA this time. So, I might be able to comment on this pretty soon.
Having said all these, Martian has a very valid point out there. You might want to check out how other MBA programs (Executive/ISB/PGPX etc) suits your plans, ambitions and aspirations.
Check out the previous post on Exec MBA.
For most bschools in the US/Europe, average age for regular MBAs is more or less within your age group.
I am pretty new to PG ,but have learnt a lot about management education scenario in the last few days.Now let me explain to you my doubts?
I am a BBA student in dubai studying in the first year,but had dropped out of a course earlier,inspite of being a top student right thru high school and +2.later joined a call centre in bang and worked for two years and resigned as a Quality analyst since i got a lucrative sales job offer from here in dubai,been working here since the last 16 months ,the pay is good,challenging job and i love what iam studying and doing right now.Been thinking about the future ,and i have decided i should do an MBA and \am convinced that i should do it from one of the premier institutes in india ,if not the IIMs(i know i have it in me).now the real question is, my age is it going to be a problem incase i get into any B-schools during the placemnts?:(,coz iam 24 now and the course gets over by jan 2009,i will be 27 by then so......
another alternative is doing an MBA from here in dubai,but since i am working i would have to do a part time course ,that too no placements and way too expensive
any insights into this would be highly appreciated ,after all the PUYs out there :),you peple should know better:)
waiting for you replies
Look at XL, SPJ, MDI. also ISB will be agud bet thru GMAT. Look at NUS singapore also. u may get more pref for your work exp in these schools rather than IIM.
Executive MBA might be another option to consider in a few more years.
Let me brief u all abt myself. I completed my Electronics engg in 2002 (2nd class) and gave my first CAT attempt that year. Got a score of 84%.
Planned to appear again in 2003 but due to some reasons could not make it. Side by side I worked for a n/w company for 8 months. Then worked for an e-learning company for 20 months. My exp and performance in this company was appreciated and I recd awards for the same too. Meanwhile gave CAT 2004 and recd 82%. I am currently working for a s/w company and my total exp till date is 40 months. I plan to take up CAT 2007 putting in my best this time.
I will have an overall experience of arnd 54 months while filling up CAT 2007 form. I will also have a varied experience from N/w to e-learning - software development.
From the ppl who are currently at IIM or any othe top bschool, i need a general piece of advice reg my selection and positive / negative points if i receive a call for GD/PI.
Guys who have already passed out from good b schools can also contribute,,,,,
A man apart !!!!!