I keep seeing mba programs with an average work experience of 4-5 years and a recommended work experience of 10-15 for executive mba programs.
1. What if you did 10 years in one career and 3 years in a second career? Would that count as 13 or 3 years of work experience?
2. For a tier 1 program, how important is social work and extracurriculars? I know a lot of smart and focused professionals who are working too hard at their jobs to help lead a charity or political group.
3. For a, is it more forgivable to do a tier 2 MBA?
4. Am I going to be flat-out too old to get into a tier 1 (part-time) MBA? I'm 33 and I want to go when I'm 35. Is that going to be a deal-breaker?