career switcher would like to apply for an MBA in 2 years - have questions

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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 career in corporate finance, 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?

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Aug 14, 2014

1. 13
2. Full-time very important part-time not as important
3. Define corporate finance. For some yes others no
4. Not really for part-time

Aug 14, 2014

corporate finance = corporate financial planning and analysis, with some M and A thrown in on once a year. We do stuff like compensation analysis, deal recuts for clients, pricing strategies. It's not your typical FP and A forecasting job sometimes, but I wouldn't call it "corporate development"

It's halfway between being a financial analyst and a business analyst.

Corporate financial/business analyst looking for career/MBA/CFA advice.

Aug 14, 2014

Tier 2 is okay for corp. fin.

Aug 15, 2014
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