Hey All -
Long-time poster writing from a throwaway account. Looking to gauge by B-school odds based on my stats below. B school is honestly not my first choice but given where I am I do not want to close any doors on myself. That being said, I probably wouldn't go unless it was to H/S/W, so I want to hear thoughts on my chances for those schools primarily, as well as the rest of the M7. I would be applying for fall 2021.
Personal Info: White Male
UG: Big 10 state school (think: Ohio State, PSU, IU)
Degrees: Double major in finance & econ with honors through my UG's honors college. Graduated PBK
GMAT: Have not taken. I'm honestly not the greatest standardized test taker, but I'm pretty sure with prep I wouldn't have an issue scoring 700+.
Work Experience: 2 years as an analyst at a mid-tier BB (BAML/Citi/Barc) in IB in a major product group (M&A/LevFin) with a healthy amount of deals announced. Now an associate in corporate development at a large firm
Letters of Rec: Would be very strong from college professors, previous employer, and current employer
ECs: Typical volunteer work and a few strong undergrad ECs
Other: Will likely have CFA Level 2 completed by the time of matriculation
Am I a realistic candidate for H/S/W? What would I need to score on the GMAT to be truly competitive there given the rest of my profile? What about the rest of the M7? Thanks in advance!