Useful Business Analysis Tools
Learn how to use the Pareto Principle to prioritize issues in cases and sort out areas where the highest impact is created
Differentiate between important and irrelevant things by leveraging the ABC 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
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.
Benchmarking can be very useful for a case interview. You can benchmark internally (comparing your own plants) or externaly (comparing to competitors)
See how Core Competencies can serve as framework to analyze a company and help in consulting case interviews
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
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
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.