Getting into INSEAD at age of 33


Dear all, I am currently finishing my preparations to apply for the INSEAD MBA and I would like to check my odds considering my advanced age.

I am turning 33 in February, Brazilian, Senior Manager in Accenture Brazil with considerable international experience. I don't have my GMAT score yet, but I'm considering applying for Round 1. My main motivation is to move from Supply Chain consulting to a strategy consulting firm in Brazil.

I know that INSEAD, IMD, IE and LBS are more tolerable with "old" applicants than US schools.

Considering that I will achieve a reasonable GMAT score, what are my chances to get into INSEAD considering my age?

Many thanks in advance guys.

Dear all, I am currently finishing my preparations to apply for the INSEAD MBA and I would like to check my odds considering my advanced age.

I am turning 33 in February, Brazilian, Senior Manager in Accenture Brazil with considerable international experience. I don't have my GMAT score yet, but I'm considering applying for Round 1. My main motivation is to move from Supply Chain consulting to a strategy consulting firm in Brazil.

I know that INSEAD, IMD, IE and LBS are more tolerable with "old" applicants than US schools.

Considering that I will achieve a reasonable GMAT score, what are my chances to get into INSEAD considering my age?

Many thanks in advance guys.
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Duncan

I don't think it's the case that Insead is "more tolerable with "old" applicants" than similar European schools. Because Brazil is a country with a substantial skill shortage you perhaps have better odds than any other candidate your age of getting into Insead. However the other schools you mention will be more likely to admit you, and especially LBS and IE.

I don't think it's the case that Insead is "more tolerable with "old" applicants" than similar European schools. Because Brazil is a country with a substantial skill shortage you perhaps have better odds than any other candidate your age of getting into Insead. However the other schools you mention will be more likely to admit you, and especially LBS and IE.
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badux

15 percent of the current MBA class at Insead is over 31 years old. That's not insubstantial, and I hardly think that, all other things considered, your age would be a handicap. Same is true at the other schools you are looking at, and for most European and UK MBA programs.

15 percent of the current MBA class at Insead is over 31 years old. That's not insubstantial, and I hardly think that, all other things considered, your age would be a handicap. Same is true at the other schools you are looking at, and for most European and UK MBA programs.
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