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How much does firm prestige matter? Currently at lesser known firm with lower than B4 reputation.

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Probably low-moderately matters for most schools. There is thought that coming from a firm that is a target post-MBA company may help with school placement and reputation. However it’s certainly not a hard rule. Most people had never heard of the company where I worked and it was fine for T15 and M7. The work you’ve accomplished, people you’ve managed, and promos will matter just as much, likely more.

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What work do you do and how does it transfer into your long term goals? I have friends who went to top 15 public accounting firms and worked in transactions that got into M7. Your story and background matters!!

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Matters a lot for Harvard and Wharton IMO. Matters less for rest of M7.

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