You have 30-something years. For all intents and purposes, is in
his prime. For an MBA outside Brazil, you're on edge and,
possibly, too old. At least, that's the general perception. She
If we analyze the data of 2015, the average of the
major American universities is 27-28 years, and 80% of the
students are between 25-30 years. Namely, thirty-something is in
fact hanging to the skinny side of the normal curve. But 20
percent is not negligible. There's always room for exceptional
people. And, if you have 30-something, you better be really
exceptional. This, in addition to having a extremely clear
vision (and convincing and inspiring) of why an MBA make sense
Demonstrate the vision of how an MBA fits in their plans is
critical because many of the universities that offer the
traditional course of 2 years, also have an accelerated, focused
on more mature professionals. Yes, "ripe" is the politically
correct version of call us thirty something and above.
Having been designed for professionals who have no interest
in stopping of work to take the course, Executive MBAs occur in
two main formats. The first combines distance learning with some
face-to-face modules throughout the year. The second occurs
through weekly classes at the end of the day (after work hours)
and on the weekends. For the sake of ease and cost, the first
option is more attractive to non-us students.
This is a good alternative for those who cannot or do not
want to leave their current occupations. The downside is the
lack of everyday living that often results in a network of
relationships more solid.
In addition to the traditional programs, Executive MBA
programs Europeans are known to have an average of age a little
taller. But the reality is that the difference is quite small,
around 29 years, with a few schools (such as HEC and IMD) has
the media age above 30.
That is, if you have more than 30 years, you're going to be
the minority. This is not necessarily bad, but it will require a
great effort on your part to show how this maturity can help in
the mix of students.
Now, if executives or European MBAs aren't your thing, fear
not. The following four strategies for you increase your chances
of getting in your MBA.
Tips for Candidates above 30 Years
1) If the dream is the traditional full-time programme of two
years, is an excellent candidate. That means high GMAT, proven
leadership experience, examples of prior success and above all a
clear vision of what is to attain in the future.
2) This clear vision of the future, show how you'll achieve
your career plans. One of the criteria that determines the
position of the school in the rankings is the level of
employability of its students graduate MBA. The general
perception is that hiring a young man of 27 is easier than one
of 35 (either because he would accept a lower wage, either
because he would be willing to devote more hours to have more
flexibility). Show that you will not be a problem for the
College Careers Center. Communicate your plan of how to get a
job in a clear and forceful.
3) Pro-actively explain why this is the perfect time for you
to do the MBA, selling your additional experience as a
differentiator. Don't let them speculate you fumbled in their
4) – test your their essays and interviews – involvement in
different communities and their interest in contributing to the
University community. One of the concerns in the selection of
candidates is to create the ideal mix, which will be able to
interact, support and, consequently, create enduring
communities. A seizure in relation to more mature candidates is
that they wouldn't get so involved with colleagues (for they
have family, they don't find so funny in a bunch of people of
20-something). Show that this unfounded.
In summary, if you are of the age to the Milkybar still
called Lolo, need not despair. Follow the tips above and go be
the Daddy of class happy and contented!