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MBB and gpa [#permalink] New post 01 Sep 2012, 23:42
I have heard that top strat consulting firms such as Mckinsey, Bain, BCG have strict very high GPA requirements for job right after undergrad. Even if there is no formal cutoff GPA, these firms consider usually only very high gpa applicants with mckinsey being most strict in that regard.

Does the academic gpa also factor heavily if one applies for job with these firms post MBA?
Many engagement managers and consultants at mckinsey seem to have non-target employers and average gpa prior to their job with mckinsey.
It'd be great to know about it from folks who work at or know about these firms here.

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Re: MBB and gpa [#permalink] New post 04 Sep 2012, 03:26
You cannot do much about your GPA now. But, the general rule is if you have a low GPA, it can be compensated with a high GMAT score. If you are targeting top consulting firms, aim for high GMAT score. It definitely helps!

All the top consulting firms generally look for good academic achievements (dean's list, top scholarships, etc). All these can only help you to get to the interview stage. Your performance in the case interviews will determine whether you get in or not. Good luck!
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Re: MBB and gpa   [#permalink] 04 Sep 2012, 03:26
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