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Gmat 760, GPA 2.8, 30 year old manager. Do I have a shot at MIT, Wharton or Columbia?how do I build my story-unlikely to score on the diversity scale

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I'm a 32 year old manager and am looking at EMBA at Booth. People 2-4 years out of school may be smart but won't be on my level for contributing ideas and knowledge based on experience. You can only learn so much in a book.

M1 what I have learnt from spending some time around the Econ department at Harvard is basically find a professor "friend." Have them hire you as a research assistant. It was shocking but very few people actually get into the PhD program on merit alone. They have worked for, or somehow know, a Harvard professor.

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Just out of curiosity, why is age an issue?

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GMAT is good, age is an issue. Apply first round, dude. I also had a 760, 3.4 GPA, and am a minority woman. I only got into NYU. Good luck.

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Focus on your work. You have experience and are clearly not the person that 2.8 wants people to believe

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I am a gay immigrant and had 690 for my GMAT and all I care for is to retire as a manager with my boyfriend :)

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How Is age an issue!? Lmao he's 30 and young

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Penn state computer science and physics

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K1: Harvard is leaning very strongly towards people with with exactly 2-4 yrs of experience. Stanford with exactly 4 years. Wharton and Columbia are open to slightly older folks. It's the truth.

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P1 - undergrad school and major?

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Consider Columbia, Duke, Penn executive programs, less emphasis on GPA more on experience in admissions

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Age issue? R u guys serious? Nobody cares about Age as long as you outshine other. Apply all the top schools! Good luck!

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M1 would you like to go to a phd program? I am thinking about it too. The sooner the better.

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Had 720 gmat and 3.8 GPA at Colombia exec

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I don't know if you have a shot at MIT, Wharton or Columbia but I want your life! #priorities

You can explain the GPA. Age is more of an issue.

What was you major and what undergrad?

I don't see age as that big an issue. You are different and bring more experience and maturity.

Prime time is 27-33 for MBAs in my experience. Enables more application of prior work and gives more of a foundation to build

Op: age is not a deal breaker but top schools are leaning towards younger candidates.

Wait, so what is a happy medium for age at top 10? Just curious cus I feel like 30 isn't too old...

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