Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 30 Aug 2014, 14:28

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

MBB and gpa

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Manager
Manager
avatar
Status: Wharton R2
Joined: 26 Mar 2011
Posts: 53
Location: US West Coast
WE 1: semiconductors
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 3

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.

thanks.
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 18 Sep 2009
Posts: 148
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 20 [0], given: 0

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!

www.InterviewBay.com
- Get Ready For the Interview
MBA | Finance | Consulting | General Mgmt
Re: MBB and gpa   [#permalink] 04 Sep 2012, 03:26
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
2 Experts publish their posts in the topic Age limit to join MBB? ZoSoKM 4 02 Sep 2013, 04:54
MBB and gpa firsttimer2 1 01 Sep 2012, 23:42
Profile review - MBB stark2012 0 28 Jan 2012, 14:29
1 MBB recruitment and GMAT score LSEguy 7 13 Apr 2011, 00:45
VC internship for M/B/B? aceman626 5 21 May 2009, 18:30
Display posts from previous: Sort by

MBB and gpa

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.