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How much weight does brand name consulting firms have on top MBA programs? For example, is it significantly better to work for MBB firms vs. big 4 vs. well known specialized boutique firms?

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Extremely heavy weight. You have something crazy like 10x (not even joking, this is probably an underestimate if anything) better odds from MBB vs. a B4 for HSW. God forbid you work at a unknown firm. Once you get lower in the school rankings it’s a bit more open to non-brand name people but even there brand name of firm plays a large role. If you want a top MBA school, get into the best name consulting firm possible.

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Is that due to the firm or due to the typical applicant from an MBB v a B4? Test scores, GPA needed to land a job at one versus the other.

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Define well specialized - zs, LEK, Alix, a&m etc are well regarded. Not as great as MBB but better than big4 - firms like Navigant, Huron etc most like less regarded than the big4

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