GMAT Question of the Day - Daily to your Mailbox; hard ones only

 It is currently 20 Jan 2019, 14:06

### 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

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

## Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in January
PrevNext
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
303112345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
272829303112
Open Detailed Calendar
• ### Prospects Evaluation - Know your Guarantee Statement!

January 20, 2019

January 20, 2019

10:00 PM PST

11:00 PM PST

Free evaluation and prospects analysis.

January 23, 2019

January 23, 2019

10:00 PM PST

11:00 PM PST

# Poll: GMAT Minimum for MBB

 new topic post reply Update application status

• 33% [33]
• 27% [27]
• 21% [21]
• 13% [13]
• 5% [5]
Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Current Student
Joined: 26 May 2017
Posts: 7
Location: United States
Poll: GMAT Minimum for MBB  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

04 Jan 2018, 15:14
Hi all,

A common goal for those of us heading to business school is landing a job at McKinsey, Bain, or BCG, and I've heard they ask for GMAT scores in their respective applications. Does anyone know if there's a minimum / cutoff for GMAT scores for landing an MBB interview? 700+? 720+? 730+? 750+? Does your Quant percentile matter? Does it differ by H/S/W vs. M7 vs. top 10, etc.? I'm sure that other factors such as your networking skills and prior experience come into play as well, but I'm wondering if you can get ruled out solely based on the GMAT.

I'm asking because I scored at 720 with a relatively low Quant score, and I'm trying to decide whether I should retake the GMAT before starting b school in 2018 (crazy, I know). Would love to hear your thoughts.

Thanks so much!
Current Student
Joined: 15 Jan 2017
Posts: 23
Location: Australia
GMAT 1: 740 Q50 V39
GPA: 4
Re: Poll: GMAT Minimum for MBB  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

04 Jan 2018, 18:27
I've heard the cut off is around 700. It's not a hard cut off line.
If you go to Kellogg then they have bidding for interview anyway, so pretty much secure you a spot for the interview round, then GMAT probably not a big issue.
Current Student
Joined: 18 Nov 2016
Posts: 83
Location: United States (CO)
Concentration: Finance, Economics
GMAT 1: 720 Q49 V38
GPA: 3.1
Re: Poll: GMAT Minimum for MBB  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

05 Jan 2018, 12:58
I've seen 720 from Wall Street Oasis
Joined: 12 Aug 2014
Posts: 2763
Re: Poll: GMAT Minimum for MBB  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

05 Jan 2018, 18:48
At the top programs like Kellogg, HBS, Wharton generally if you’re interested in consulting you will get an interview with a decent amount of networking and even some schools like Kellogg as stated above you can bid into an interview. Once you get an interview then it is really about your performance in those interview with your GMAT existing as sort of a tie breaker of sorts. Now for the non major feeder schools that MBB still hires a fair amount of students from. You do want to make sure your GMAT score is above a 700. Your GMAT score will be a bit more important at these schools both for securing an initial interview to begin with then also in the hiring process

Sent from my iPhone using GMAT Club Forum
_________________

Veritas Prep | Veritas Prep Admissions Consultant

Find the expert who’s right for you. Meet our team!
Veritas Prep Reviews

Current Student
Joined: 26 May 2017
Posts: 7
Location: United States
Re: Poll: GMAT Minimum for MBB  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

05 Jan 2018, 18:55
Thanks, everyone - that rings true with what I've heard, but I wanted to make sure I wasn't heading to b school without a chance. Definitely going to make the most of it!
Manager
Joined: 15 Jul 2015
Posts: 132
Schools: Yale '18 (M)
Re: Poll: GMAT Minimum for MBB  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

05 Jan 2018, 19:26
It might be a soft cut off. I know a number of classmates who got interviews from MBB with 680-690.

With that said, I'd like to think these anecdotes are more of an exception rather than the rule.
Current Student
Joined: 01 Nov 2017
Posts: 139
Location: United States
Re: Poll: GMAT Minimum for MBB  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

09 Feb 2018, 23:00
Would anyone happen to know if there's a GMAT cutoff for IB recruitment?
Intern
Joined: 24 Jul 2017
Posts: 33
GMAT 1: 710 Q48 V40
WE: Research (Energy and Utilities)
Re: Poll: GMAT Minimum for MBB  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

10 Feb 2018, 02:49
AFAIK The minimum GMAT that MBB impose is hugely dependant on the university. I heard from a adcom at ESMT Berlin that McKinsey only interview ESMT students with GMAT scores of 750+. Friends who have attended Insead and Lbs have reported even 680's getting interview invites. So go figure.
Intern
Joined: 13 Dec 2017
Posts: 1
Location: United States
Schools: HBS '20 (D)
GMAT 1: 730 Q44 V46
GPA: 3.45
Re: Poll: GMAT Minimum for MBB  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

29 Apr 2018, 23:40
Does quant vs Verbal matter for MBB?

Posted from my mobile device
Intern
Joined: 30 May 2017
Posts: 12
GMAT 1: 740 Q49 V41
GPA: 3.9
Re: Poll: GMAT Minimum for MBB  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

20 Jun 2018, 02:15
I redid it after being accepted. Got offers from Said and Judge with a 680. However, my Quant was woeful, and with MBB aspirations I re-engaged a couple of months later and got 740.

My logic was this - IF you know that getting into MBB is ferociously difficult, AND your GMAT score could be considered or be a point of difference, AND you really want to get into MBB, why would you not do everything you can to help facilitate this? If it is seen as an indicator of raw intellect / reasoning ability / whatever then it is a good, tangible, objective source of evidence as to your strength on this field.

Posted from my mobile device
Re: Poll: GMAT Minimum for MBB &nbs [#permalink] 20 Jun 2018, 02:15
Display posts from previous: Sort by

# Poll: GMAT Minimum for MBB

 new topic post reply Update application status

Moderators: billionaire, Wilch

 Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne 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®.