+ 12 years of work, 39 years old. mid-carreer MBA Full time options ?


crprado
Dear all,
I am planning quit my job and enroll in a MBA (or Executive MBA or similar). I would like to stay for more or less 1 year, full time, and realized that the average age of mba students are low (comparing with mine) and executive mbas are (usually) part-time.

Bearing in mind that I will be moving with my family, and will be open to relocate after finishing, do you have suggestions? Do you know any 1year full timemid-carrear mba ranking?

obs: GMAT does not scares me.

Thank you
Dear all,
I am planning quit my job and enroll in a MBA (or Executive MBA or similar). I would like to stay for more or less 1 year, full time, and realized that the average age of mba students are low (comparing with mine) and executive mbas are (usually) part-time.

Bearing in mind that I will be moving with my family, and will be open to relocate after finishing, do you have suggestions? Do you know any 1year full timemid-carrear mba ranking?

obs: GMAT does not scares me.

Thank you
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Duncan
One option, of course, would be to take an EMBA anyway. I did the EMBA at LBS, and at least one of my classmates was studying full-time in practice. He made the most of full-time electives and life on campus. Since LBS now allows a 12-month option for the full-time MBA perhaps you could complete all the course work quickly?

There are courses aimed at mid-career people; Stanford MSx, USC IBEAR, Nanyang Fellows and Sloan Fellows. There are also schools with slightly older cohorts, such as IMD, Cranfield and the four quarter MBA at Kellogg. Warwick has allowed people to accellerate the pace at which they take the EMBA, to complete in one year, and I think EDHEC and the IAE Aix EMBA does that.

[Edited by Duncan on Apr 18, 2017]

One option, of course, would be to take an EMBA anyway. I did the EMBA at LBS, and at least one of my classmates was studying full-time in practice. He made the most of full-time electives and life on campus. Since LBS now allows a 12-month option for the full-time MBA perhaps you could complete all the course work quickly?

There are courses aimed at mid-career people; Stanford MSx, USC IBEAR, Nanyang Fellows and Sloan Fellows. There are also schools with slightly older cohorts, such as IMD, Cranfield and the four quarter MBA at Kellogg. Warwick has allowed people to accellerate the pace at which they take the EMBA, to complete in one year, and I think EDHEC and the IAE Aix EMBA does that.
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mba hipste...
The programs that Duncan highlighted are good suggestions.

In general the programs cater to two different kinds of people:

1. Full-Time MBA: for younger professionals who usually want to make one or more large career transitions, either geographic, functional, or industry. This class of student usually doesn't have as many issues taking off a full year or two from work to study.

2. Executive MBA: for older professionals who are usually established in a particular industry (or company) and want to simply climb the ladder. Because they are established, it's usually more complicated for them to take time off for full-time study.

Keep in mind that even though the full-time MBAs tend to cater to younger students, many of them will admit older ones too, if their goals and expectations line up with the program offerings.
The programs that Duncan highlighted are good suggestions.

In general the programs cater to two different kinds of people:

1. Full-Time MBA: for younger professionals who usually want to make one or more large career transitions, either geographic, functional, or industry. This class of student usually doesn't have as many issues taking off a full year or two from work to study.

2. Executive MBA: for older professionals who are usually established in a particular industry (or company) and want to simply climb the ladder. Because they are established, it's usually more complicated for them to take time off for full-time study.

Keep in mind that even though the full-time MBAs tend to cater to younger students, many of them will admit older ones too, if their goals and expectations line up with the program offerings.
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crprado
Thank you !
Thank you !
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ARINGO
I do believe that an EMBA would be better suited for you.

(but yes, most EMBA programs are 2 year programs and not 1 year programs as well)

But at the end of the day I would recommend that you chose the program based on where you want it to take you after you are done, as your post-MBA goal could make some programs significantly less suited for you too.

Hope that helps!

[Edited by ARINGO on Apr 18, 2017]

I do believe that an EMBA would be better suited for you.

(but yes, most EMBA programs are 2 year programs and not 1 year programs as well)

But at the end of the day I would recommend that you chose the program based on where you want it to take you after you are done, as your post-MBA goal could make some programs significantly less suited for you too.

Hope that helps!
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Thanks for your inspiration. You are going to admit yourself again in MBA. I really inspired by seeing your thread here. I am only 27 but I can't encourage myself to admit myself for the MBA. Thanks for your interest.
Thanks for your inspiration. You are going to admit yourself again in MBA. I really inspired by seeing your thread here. I am only 27 but I can't encourage myself to admit myself for the MBA. Thanks for your interest.
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