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Do grades matter when applying to jobs post MBA?

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15 Jun 2011, 16:16
Do you even put your GPA on your resume when you are looking for internships after your first year or when you're job hunting before graduation?

How important are these grades to potential employers?
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15 Jun 2011, 16:53
that is a very good question and I am curious to know the answer to it as well...
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15 Jun 2011, 16:59
I think not - please tell me not - do they haunt you forever
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15 Jun 2011, 19:03
To sum it up:
Grades sorta matter, UGPA will prob be asked for certain jobs like IB and MC

MBA grades may come up in an interview for those fields as well.

While some schools have non disclosure it not completely opaque. There are ways to tell if you are at the top or near of a class. At some schools the top 10% get some type of recognition and then the top 20 get some other kind, like Baker scholars at HBS.

Grade non disclosure only applies to recruiting on campus. If you find some job through linkedin and that company isnt active on campus then they can ask your grades. If its after you graduate then any company can ask. Its more for the companies that have an on campus presence, the school asks that MBA GPA not be involved.

Non disclosure serves two purposes:
creating a more "friendly" environment
and allowing students to stretch themselves with courses they might not take if grades mattered so much....like advanced derivatives or something like that.
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15 Jun 2011, 22:02
Throw the above out at schools without grade disclosure like darden, they count then
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31 Jul 2011, 08:30

The top-tier consulting firms and banks care about your grades. They might ask for GMAT scores or UG GPA too. Even in those cases, all those numbers do is get you in the door - then you're on your own.

In virtually all other cases, no one cares. Fuqua has grade disclosure, but recruiters don't ask, and no one actually puts their GPA on their resume (that's very undergrad thing to do). Your grades - seriously now - do not matter.

For that matter, no one actually gets bad grades in B-school. We're all on these grading schemes that don't use A/B/C/D - at Fuqua, we have Superior Pass (SP)/High Pass (HP)/Pass (P)/Low Pass (P). Perhaps it's just a semantical difference, but it's there to dissuade people from caring about grades in the first place. Noteworthy: at Fuqua, professors are required to contact you halfway through the term if you're in danger of getting an LP, and then they have to get written permission from the Dean (!) to actually give you one. In our class of 440-some-odd, I have heard stories of two or three people actually pulling LPs. You seriously have to work to get one. And you'll note that an LP is still a passing grade. This is the norm in most top-tier schools. As they say, "P = MBA".

You're probably paying \$100k to go to B-school. You're not paying to go there and fail, or to collect a record that will dissuade employers, and schools aren't going to let you do that.
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