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Are there any specific differences to be considered for Life Science Consulting? Where can I find specifically Life Science Case examples?

Vinay, PhD asked on Jan 11, 2018 - 3 answers
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Hi Vinay,

In general your preparation for Life Science Consulting should not differ from a methodological perspective. However, you should try to have a good understanding of what a life science practice of an external consulting firm (e.g. MBB) covers or what focus areas an inhouse consulting company has (e.g. Bayer Business Consulting). Ususally you can find this information online on the company websites. In addition, some high-level recommendations:

  • Try to be informed on the overall industry, its different areas, such as pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical technology, distribution and consumer health.
  • See if there are current trends relevant for the industry by media research.
  • Understand on a high-level the different revenue streams (i.e. identify differences between B2B and B2C).

I hope this short reply is already helpful. Good luck for your interviews!

Best regards,


Thank you so much!! that is really helpful! — Vinay, PhD on Jan 11, 2018

Lily replied on Jan 11, 2018

To answer your second question: you will often get a few Life Science cases in any casebook but more specifically the Yale 2014 casebook only contains Life Science cases. I can send you a pdf version or you can download it here < >

Best of luck!

Thank you so much lily! Would be really great if you can send me the pdf at v************@g****.com — Vinay, PhD on Jan 11, 2018

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Could you send me the PDF version as well? — Yoojin on Dec 01, 2018

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Anonymous replied on Feb 23, 2018

Hey Vinay,

Besides the resources already pointed out above, you can also find some life science cases in the case books for the most well-known US universities (googling for it) - however, most of them are around pharmaceutical companies.

If you search for the case questions for LEK in Glassdor, you will also find several cases (without solutions though).



Thank you so much! — Vinay, PhD on Feb 24, 2018