Avg Work Experience required.. for top 10 Bschool..

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Hi Sir,

I wanted to know more about the work experience required in MBA admission.

In general if I am targeting top 10 B school how much work ex would you recommend me just to be on the safer side. A couple of my friends have made it top schools like Wharton, Duke and Darden even with work experience around 3 to 4 years.. although the average they quote is much higher.. like around 5 years or so.. What would you advise..?

I wanted to get some information in this regard.

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by CriticalSquareMBA » Sun Aug 17, 2014 6:08 pm
Hey James,

Great question. Generally, folks with differentiated or aggressive work experience can generally get in with fewer years on their resume. Some careers are accelerated in that regard - e.g. banking, consulting, etc. Others, however, are fairly structured and rigid such as engineering and sometimes folks need to stay a few more years to get the experiences that get attention. 3 or 4 can definitely be enough but there is a reason average ages for most programs are in the later 20s such as 28. People just get more meaningful experiences then and even a year can make a big difference. Hope that helps!

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by james1990 » Sat Aug 23, 2014 6:51 am
Thank you a lot for your advise Sir..!

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by CriticalSquareMBA » Sat Aug 23, 2014 9:11 am
You're very welcome!
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