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how to prepare for case interview for a non-finance/business background

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I am practicing my case interviews for my upcoming Oliver Wyman interview. During my practice the thing that makes me struggle the most is when they give me a piece of data and ask me questions e.g. return of investment, market share, will the company break even? As a science background graduate I have no knowledge of this. Could anyone suggest any good and efficient (possible free) all business knowledges resources that I need to know for a case interview?

Thank you

Hi

I am practicing my case interviews for my upcoming Oliver Wyman interview. During my practice the thing that makes me struggle the most is when they give me a piece of data and ask me questions e.g. return of investment, market share, will the company break even? As a science background graduate I have no knowledge of this. Could anyone suggest any good and efficient (possible free) all business knowledges resources that I need to know for a case interview?

Thank you

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Hello Jirapat,

based on disciplens you've mentioned, there are 3 key areas in which you need to obtain fundamentals:

  1. Basic Corporate Finance (valuation techniques)
  2. Basic Financial Accounting (understand terminology like: Accounts Payable/Receivable, and be able to "read" Balance, P&L, CF)
  3. Basic Managerial Accounting (especially i recomend to focus on cost structures and behaviours)

There are two ways to do so:

  1. Available consulting preparations services which are FREE, and contain all 3 components and application frameworks in a single course (reasonable solution if you're quite short on time, pragmatic and quite practical; - however lacks some "academic" level knowledge).
  2. Study your way more "academicaly" (Libby/Libby/Hodge for deep understanding of FA, as example), use services like OpenTuition and focus on Fundamentals of CFA/CIMA/ACCA.

Hello Jirapat,

based on disciplens you've mentioned, there are 3 key areas in which you need to obtain fundamentals:

  1. Basic Corporate Finance (valuation techniques)
  2. Basic Financial Accounting (understand terminology like: Accounts Payable/Receivable, and be able to "read" Balance, P&L, CF)
  3. Basic Managerial Accounting (especially i recomend to focus on cost structures and behaviours)

There are two ways to do so:

  1. Available consulting preparations services which are FREE, and contain all 3 components and application frameworks in a single course (reasonable solution if you're quite short on time, pragmatic and quite practical; - however lacks some "academic" level knowledge).
  2. Study your way more "academicaly" (Libby/Libby/Hodge for deep understanding of FA, as example), use services like OpenTuition and focus on Fundamentals of CFA/CIMA/ACCA.