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Does a gmat score under 700 automatically disqualify you from MBB?

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Yes, kiss your chances of MBBD goodbye

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Also if you don't come to the interview decked out in BB, AE, and Tumi, don't waste your time.

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Since when D is with MBB but not big 4?

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At Bain you're borderline with a 690 unless looking at international offices. The rule is silly but pretty consistently enforced.

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Not if you're coming in from undergrad.

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Post MBA

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No

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Coming from a boring business background like other consulting firm...probably. If you were in some crazy industry, nonprofit, etc...they would let that ride. Also though, are you going to get into a school at which MBB recruits?

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@p3 334

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Think S1 is actually wrong...MBB do look a lot at GMAT in choosing who to interview

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Yes

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Not at all if the rest of your resume is very good. Most strategy firms interview a lot of people at good business schools. And if you get an interview, your interview performance becomes the main determinant of what happens going forward. That said, if you're borderline on the analytics portion of your interview, kill everything else, but also have a borderline GMAT score, that's probably the end of the road.

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I've already been at D. Looking to go to MBB. Sorry, D!

Yep going to m7 school. Just wondering if I should retake the gmat. I used my gre for bschool but that will expire soon

What was your GRE score, OP, if you don't mind me asking?

Wow....you are def missing the boat of you are asking this question.

Its about the complete story buddy....especially as you gain more real world experience

^Is it easier for us citizens to apply to international offices? Asking for a friend.

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