I'm a current second year in a non-MBB consulting firm. I'm headed to a middle market PE firm ($2b+ in NYC) in a bit. I thought I'd take the GMAT before I start to just get it out of the way. I don't have a burning desire to go to b school if I can avoid it, but I thought I'd ask about how important it is and what score I might need to target given my profile.
Profile: Graduated with 4.0 / summa cum laude from top 10 target school with a hard science major. Have done a couple of years of consulting where I've generally specialized in one industry area, and am moving to a PE firm that specializes in that industry area. I think given the PE focus, I'm probably targeting H/S/W for recruiting oops out of the MBA. I'm a straight white guy, for what it's worth. I guess my hope is my industry focus and non-traditional course of study will help, but I'm curious how much GMAT is weighted vs the other aspects of my application, and what score I should target as a result.