Am I Qualified to Be a Management Consultant?

Question:

Can you please give me a brief advice? I have done BA from India and MBA from XXXXXXXX University (a school I'm not familiar with), GPA:3.0; GMAT:640.

I have worked for 5 years in real estate. I want to get into consulting (as I really love management consulting)- but I am not able to find a way as I think management consultancy firms go for top MBA schools.

Do you think there is a way to break into any of these firms without good grades?

My reply:

Based on your background, I think the top tier firms are out of reach. Unless you have amazing industry experience, you really do need famous schools, good grades/test scores on your consulting resume.

That being said, if you really love consulting and there is much to love, you shouldn't be discouraged. You may want to look into "second tier" firms. The nature of the role is similar, though the types of projects probably are narrower in variety. I know a number of people who followed this route and really enjoyed the experience.

Additional Resources

If you found this post useful, I suggest becoming a registered member (it's free) to get access to the materials I used to pass 60 out of 61 case interviews, land 7 job offers, and end up working at McKinsey.

Members get access to 6 hours of video tutorials on case interviews, the actual frameworks I used to pass my interviews, and over 500 articles on case interviews.

To get access to these free resources, just fill out the form below:

First Name *
Email *

Note: All registrations require you to confirm your email address.
Please type your email address carefully, entering your email also subscribes you to my Case Secrets Email Newsletter.

mail
Facebookgoogle_pluslinkedin

Comments on this entry are closed.