Age factor in MBA Admission as well during MBA placement

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Hi Sir,

I hope you could advise on an important matter.

What age would you ideally recommend an MBA aspirant as the desirable age for an MBA application?
Also how much does age play a role during our post MBA career placement? Do IB recruiters pay much attention to this.. as what i saw in some blogs..or do they look more into our talents and skills ( apart from our academic scores)?

Supposedly an aspirant were to take up the MBA application at the age of 30, would this have a negative impact during his post MBA career placement assuming that he reaches 32 years of age by the time his course gets over?

My question is how much does the recruiters look into age while employing suitable candidates?

In such cases what could be remedial strategies for the same?

Hope you could help me out.

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by CriticalSquareMBA » Sun Aug 17, 2014 6:12 pm
Hi there,

Age can definitely be a factor for both admissions committees and recruiters. Some recruiters, e.g. Bankers, do care a bit more than others. If you're going into consulting or industry, less of a concern. Age can be mitigated if you have a really interesting profile. Essentially, do you bring something to the table that makes the adcoms not care about your age? If not, that's something to consider.

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by jayaramgokul » Sun Aug 17, 2014 8:11 pm
Thank you for your answer.

In general what do you think that a candidate should demonstrate or pocess in order to be recognised even while considering their age.

Does this account as leadership capability or academic credibility or any other requisite that portrays us as a better candidate to both B Schools as well as recruiters.

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by CriticalSquareMBA » Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:50 am
Great question! Check this out - it'll answer a lot of your questions: [What Adcoms Look For]

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