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## GMAT and the Post-MBA Job Market

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Everybody knows how important the GMAT is for business-school admissions. Business Week reports that the impact of your GMAT score can reach even further.

BW cites a number of sources, including some MBA program representatives who have observed the new trend:

"We see a large number of consulting companies, some investment banks, and a couple of corporations all looking at both GMAT and undergrad and MBA GPAs." says Patrick Perrella, [Notre Dame] Mendoza's director of MBA career development. "These companies are looking for a sustained record of academic excellence.

As if the test-day stakes weren't high enough already!

Keep in mind, of course, that this trend is based on a relatively small number of observations. As always, the difference between a 690 and a 710 isn't likely to make or break your chances for anything, whether it be a b-school acceptance letter or an interview at McKinsey.

But if you aspire to a quant-oriented career and you're not cracking the 80th percentile on that part of the test ... well, consider yourself warned!

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