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Is 730 on GMAT (50Q) okay for MBB?

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Dear GMAT Club members,

I am heading to an M7 school this fall and interested to recruit for Consulting (MBB specifically). I wanted to ask the forum members if 730 on GMAT (50Q) is fine?

I am considering retaking the GMAT if need be. Maybe do a quick crash course (but doubt if I will be able to hit 740+ in 14 days), it's been more than a year since I took the GMAT. Please advice.

bb,MBAPrepCoach: Would be useful to get your feedback. Would be super helpful to also get insights from others on the forum.

On other aspects of the background, I am fairly confident and hopefully covered.
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Dear GMAT Club members,

I am heading to an M7 school this fall and interested to recruit for Consulting (MBB specifically). I wanted to ask the forum members if 730 on GMAT (50Q) is fine?

I am considering retaking the GMAT if need be. Maybe do a quick crash course (but doubt if I will be able to hit 740+ in 14 days), it's been more than a year since I took the GMAT. Please advice.

bb,MBAPrepCoach: Would be useful to get your feedback. Would be super helpful to also get insights from others on the forum.

On other aspects of the background, I am fairly confident and hopefully covered.




Hi applicant1992



As I already told on forum 730 is fine.

In that conditions described, you cannot hit 740+ in 14 days, since you studied for GMAT more than year ago, however you don't need it anyways.

You are set.


Here are some cold facts.

You asked for M7, but here it is expanded list of top 10, with highest average GMAT scores:


Stanford University (CA) 737

Northwestern University (Kellogg) (IL) 732

Harvard University (MA) 731

University of Chicago (Booth) 730

University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) 730

Yale University (CT) 727

Columbia University (NY) 727

University of California—Berkeley (Haas) 725

Dartmouth College (Tuck) (NH) 722

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan) 722

https://www.usnews.com/education/best-g ... mat-scores


Furthermore, if you need more sources to corroborate the same story, esteemed Economist agrees with previously above stated :

https://gmat.economist.com/gmat-advice/ ... mat-scores


Again, if you like more independent sources and want to make sure that is actually constant 5 year trend, that doesn't change much, picture will be posted below:

https://poetsandquants.com/2018/01/24/a ... -top-50/2/


Do you believe me now ? :-)

Do I need to present more research, that will tell exactly the same story over and over ?


Now, pay attention, gist of this scores is that people below that, or below your score are accepted all the time !

Once you cross certain threshold (720-730), or lower, depending on school, it is not about GMAT anymore.


Speaking of which, you mention that your overall profile is great and you have really strong undergraduate GPA and most importantly you do not have any concern, besides GMAT.


There you go.


I am going to be first to congratulate you on future acceptance to M7, to school of your choice (keeping in mind all the facts) which will lead later to desired Consulting MBB ! :cool:
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Dear GMAT Club members,

I am heading to an M7 school this fall and interested to recruit for Consulting (MBB specifically). I wanted to ask the forum members if 730 on GMAT (50Q) is fine?

I am considering retaking the GMAT if need be. Maybe do a quick crash course (but doubt if I will be able to hit 740+ in 14 days), it's been more than a year since I took the GMAT. Please advice.

bb,MBAPrepCoach: Would be useful to get your feedback. Would be super helpful to also get insights from others on the forum.

On other aspects of the background, I am fairly confident and hopefully covered.
applicant1992 you're absolutely fine, anything over 720 is okay for those attending a top 20 School 710 is okay for anyone attending a top 10 School. For MBB. Provided that your Quant score is decent.

At this point I would encourage you to pick up a copy of Case in Point and work with someone on the simulated case exercises on the McKinsey website.

Get networked with other MBB aspirants at school, but I would also recommend that you hire someone outside of that circle to get some objective feedback on your performance.

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Thank you MBAPrepCoach and billionaire.
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Dear GMAT Club members,

I am heading to an M7 school this fall and interested to recruit for Consulting (MBB specifically). I wanted to ask the forum members if 730 on GMAT (50Q) is fine?

I am considering retaking the GMAT if need be. Maybe do a quick crash course (but doubt if I will be able to hit 740+ in 14 days), it's been more than a year since I took the GMAT. Please advice.

bb,MBAPrepCoach: Would be useful to get your feedback. Would be super helpful to also get insights from others on the forum.

On other aspects of the background, I am fairly confident and hopefully covered.


You should be fine for admission to an M7, assuming equally strong aspects of the rest of your application.

MBB cares about GMAT, but also cares about a lot of other things. Per other comments, working hard on case prep, networking, and really honing in on the firms' differences and where you could slot in will determine your success.
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