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Useful Business Analysis Tools

Pareto Principle

Learn how to use the Pareto Principle to prioritize issues in cases and sort out areas where the highest impact is created

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ABC-Analysis

Differentiate between important and irrelevant things by leveraging the ABC analysis

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Break-Even Analysis

A break-even analysis aims to find the point at which a project generates neither losses nor gains. This so-called break-even point can be a point in time, an amount of money or a certain condition

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Cost-Benefit Analysis

Investments or single business cases need to be evaluated based on a certain set of criteria. Since financial performance is the key criterion in most cases you need to have an idea about future financial impacts. A key tool to asses this impact is the cost-benefit analysis which is used to determine the net effect of potential revenues and costs.

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Benchmarking

Benchmarking can be very useful for a case interview. You can benchmark internally (comparing your own plants) or externaly (comparing to competitors)

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Core Competencies

See how Core Competencies can serve as framework to analyze a company and help in consulting case interviews

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SWOT Analysis

The SWOT analysis is extremely useful to determine what might help the firm to accomplish its objectives and what obstacles must be overcome to attain results

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The 5 Cs of Credit

With 5 different characteristics – Character, Capacity, Capital, Collateral and Conditions – the worthiness and the potential risk of a credit is estimated for your Case Interview

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The Value Chain

The Value Chain - as e.g. by Porter - is a classic framework to structure the activities of a business and add value to products by transforming resources.

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Product Life Cycle

See how the concept or the product life cycle can help you in your consulting case interview

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