Thanks for your inquiry. I would focus on counter-balancing the low undergraduate marks by improving upon your work experience, taking supplemental finance classes and scoring well on the GMAT.
You can definitely plan to re-apply to the top management consulting firms, but if you find you are unsuccessful in the first year, I would focus on moving up within your current firm / industry. You will want to show strong career progression and focus when you apply to business school.
Given your somewhat low marks at University, I would focus on academic areas where you were particularly weak and take supplemental classes at the local university. You’ll want to score very highly in these classes to show positive improvement (so in other words, if you can’t dedicate the time to get close to an A, I wouldn’t invest in taking the class).
To be competitive at the top schools, you’ll definitely want to score well on the GMAT, 700 or above if possible.
Once you’ve gotten those areas under control, you should think about your long-term career goals after business school and start crafting a strong story about how you will use your MBA. If you do that early you can find roles within your company or extracurriculars that back-up your story and begin to differentiate you as a candidate.
Please feel free to follow-up as you get closer to the application process on how specifically you can create a strong application strategy.
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