Do M7s give more lenience fo MBB sponsors on their testing? Could we swing lower scores and still be okay? (323 instead of 340) (700 instead of 800)

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I would say no just on the fact that you are competing with other mbb applicants that tend to score very well on those exams. Your application might look good compared to the total pool, but it would look weak against the smaller pool of mbb applicants.

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Yes, but we wouldn’t be in the same pool, I would most likely be compared against other big4 consultants. If they compared all consultants there would just be twice as many mbb people per class.

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What if you have interesting industry experience before MBB?

Unless you did something ground breaking I would say no. There’s just too many great applicants from MBB to justify saying you can get sub par scores and still get in. I’m sure it happens, but I’d assume it’s an outlier and not the the norm.

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