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Difficult for "older" students to into top MBA programs?

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by micbain, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. crazyquik

    crazyquik Well-Known Member

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    Just curious, how do business schools' admissions offices vet out older candidates? I'm guessing that they can't explicitly prefer young students, or maybe they can, I don't know the law. What would be the recourse if they can't officially say "we prefer younger students,"..."oh, we prefer students who have yet to make a mark, or we prefer students who are so great that they do not need to do business school in their earlier thirties, etc.?"

    That was the most convoluted question the history of SF.


    They largely could say that, but it would be gauche.

    To drop some legalism on you; "age is not a protected class." Age isn't an immutable characteristic the way race or gender is.
     

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