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I just turned 40 and I am thinking of maybe adding an MBA to my German Bachelor degree (Fachhochschule) in "International Trade". Are there programs adapted to my case and age?
I just turned 40 and I am thinking of maybe adding an MBA to my German Bachelor degree (Fachhochschule) in "International Trade" which I got in 1992(oh god, this is 13 years ago already). Since then I have been working in international sales for several manufacturers. My major steps were: "manager marketing&sales" for overseas subsidiaries, "export manager", "director of product management department" and finally "managing director" for an overseas sales subsidiary in France. My languages are German, English and French. Are there programs adapted to my case and age? If not at your school, do you know of any? Thank you in advance. Sicerely, M. Beck

Answer from Cass Business School

Thank you for your email.
I have looked at your details and I think you would be an excellent candidate for our MBA programme. The focus at Cass is very much based on students who have real experience they can contribute to the course so we would certainly welcome an application from you. It may help to know that the average age on the Full-time MBA is 31 and the age range this year is 25 - 48

Our prospectus and further information is on our website at http://www.cass.city.ac.uk/mba/index.html
The Cass MBA is a general management course that you can specialise by your choice of electives (please see the attachment about the course syllabus)

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Our entry requirements are as follows:
a good degree from a recognised university
at least three years of full time working experience, gained after graduation.
a minimum, well balanced GMAT score of 600.
two supporting references
a minimum IELTS score of 7.0, if English is not your first language

The September 2005 Full-time MBA will cost £23,000. We can grant scholarship awards of between £1,000 - £10,000 by considering individuals on a case-by-case basis. We assess the quality of the applicant and the diversity they would bring to the program

We look forward to hearing from you

Best regards,

Tom Sommerlad
MBA Admissions Office
Cass Business School
T: +44 (0)20 7040 8607/8608/8989
F: +44 (0)20 7040 8898
www.cass.city.ac.uk/mba

Answer from Warwick Business School

The Warwick MBA welcomes candidates with post-degree experience (indeed, it is one of our criteria), so your situation would not be unusual. Nor would you be the oldest! The average age in our Full-time class is 32 this year and we do expect candidates to be able to demonstrate solid work experience and business exposure prior to commencing the programme. In terms of your particular areas of interest, our programme is structured in such a way that allows you a good deal of flexibility. Whatever mode of study you choose, there are a wide range of elective modules to choose from once you have completed your core courses. This way, you can build a programme that suits your particular needs. You may wish to strengthen your knowledge and expertise in the field in which you are working. Alternatively, you may wish to explore disciplines that are new to you

For more information, visit www.warwickmba.com

Kind regards

Catherine Gordon
Assistant Manager, MBA Marketing & Recruitment
Warwick Business School
catherine.gordon@wbs.ac.uk

Answer from Cranfield Business School

As far as the programme itself is concerned your age is not a problem and even with your experience you would probably learn a great deal. However, if you are thinking of leaving your current position to study full-time, you need to be aware that students in their 40s are usually the last to find employment at the end of the programme and don't always manage to get the job they really want. We do have a few full-time students in their 40s at Cranfield each year, but we find that recruiters are normally looking at people in the 26-36 age group

If you are planning to remain in your current postion and study on a part-time or modular basis, or if you are intending to use the MBA to help you to set up your own business, then your age is not an issue

Maureen Williams (Mrs)
MBA Marketing Manager
Tel: +44 (0)1234 754812
Fax: +44 (0)1234 752439
Email: maureen.williams@cranfield.ac.uk
www.cranfield.ac.uk/som/mba

Answer from Cranfield Business School

Dear Mr Beck

Oxford MBA Programme 2005-06

Thank you for your enquiry. Personally I think you can never be to old to further your education, last year the average age in our MBA class was 29yrs but we did have two students one of 42yrs and one of 45yrs, if you feel the MBA programme isn't suited to you then have a look on our website and read up on our EMBA programme, it's very similar but structured over 2yrs instead of one.
www.sbs.ox.ac.uk

I can confirm that the 2005-2006 admissions process will be structured in four stages, and we will be pleased to accept applications from now onwards. All complete applications received by one of our deadlines will be passed to the MBA Admissions Committee for consideration

Please confirm if you wish to receive an MBA application and brochure pack and we will forward this to you as soon as possible

Please note that our remaining application deadlines are 18 March 2005 and 27 May 2005. You are welcome to apply at any application stage using the hard copy of our application form. However, we would strongly advise you to apply online from the Embark website, www.embark.com, using the link https://apply.embark.com/MBAEdge/Oxford/26/

Yours sincerely

Charlene New
Admissions Assistant
University of Oxford
Saïd Business School


Answer from Ashridge School

Thank you for expressing an interest in our MBA Programme via Jung Carriere. Yes, we offer post experience MBA Programmes here at Ashridge, ie full time or executive. From the information you give, we will be pleased to consider you for entry to either option. Please refer to our website www.ashridge.com or let us have your mailing address and we will be pleased to send you full information

Best wishes

MBA Admissions : Ashridge

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