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BCG Middle East

Hi all,

I am interviewing for BCG in Middle East and because they focus on public sector cases i am looking for few examples / case bank for public sector.

Can you support in indentifying based on prev experience / prepping what are the best cases out there to practice?

Thanks,

Hi all,

I am interviewing for BCG in Middle East and because they focus on public sector cases i am looking for few examples / case bank for public sector.

Can you support in indentifying based on prev experience / prepping what are the best cases out there to practice?

Thanks,

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Hi,

These types of cases are actually pretty traditional, especially for McKinsey. The reason why people think that they are rare is that the casebooks (that are in general not a good source of cases) almost don't have them

Feel free to reach me if you need a prep on them.

To provide a bit of structure, there are several types of non-profit cases:

  1. Factors influencing the price (What are the factors influencing the price of oil? Factors influencing the price of real estate?)
  2. Macroeconomic cases (How will you improve life expectancy in a particular city? How will you decrease the unemployment?)
  3. Public sector non-profits (Increasing the revenues of a museum; increasing the revenues from tourism in a city)
  4. Redesigning the processes (How will you develop a new anti-monopoly regulation?)
  5. Non-profit investments (A billionaire is building a new school. What are the factors to look at?)
  6. Ops and cost-cutting (How to reduce the traffic jams on a bridge? A garbage processing facility is out of capacity, what should they do?) - I personally consider them as a separate type of cases that is pretty traditional in the offices performing a lot of ops projects.

Best

Hi,

These types of cases are actually pretty traditional, especially for McKinsey. The reason why people think that they are rare is that the casebooks (that are in general not a good source of cases) almost don't have them

Feel free to reach me if you need a prep on them.

To provide a bit of structure, there are several types of non-profit cases:

  1. Factors influencing the price (What are the factors influencing the price of oil? Factors influencing the price of real estate?)
  2. Macroeconomic cases (How will you improve life expectancy in a particular city? How will you decrease the unemployment?)
  3. Public sector non-profits (Increasing the revenues of a museum; increasing the revenues from tourism in a city)
  4. Redesigning the processes (How will you develop a new anti-monopoly regulation?)
  5. Non-profit investments (A billionaire is building a new school. What are the factors to look at?)
  6. Ops and cost-cutting (How to reduce the traffic jams on a bridge? A garbage processing facility is out of capacity, what should they do?) - I personally consider them as a separate type of cases that is pretty traditional in the offices performing a lot of ops projects.

Best

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Hello!

First of all, bear in mind that the industry is not the most relevant thing. Each case totally depends on what the prompt is asking you for.

Public companies are many times no different than private ones in terms of what they want and the problems they are facing. Hence, don´t make the mistake of thinking they need a totally different approach.What determines the approach is mostly the case prompt, not the type of client/industry.

Hope it helps!

Cheers,

Clara

Hello!

First of all, bear in mind that the industry is not the most relevant thing. Each case totally depends on what the prompt is asking you for.

Public companies are many times no different than private ones in terms of what they want and the problems they are facing. Hence, don´t make the mistake of thinking they need a totally different approach.What determines the approach is mostly the case prompt, not the type of client/industry.

Hope it helps!

Cheers,

Clara

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Hi,

Even in ME interviews cases on "standard" industries are more frequent, therefore I do not recommend to focus only on public sector. However, knowing the success cases, trends and main challenges can be important.

Best,

Antonello

Hi,

Even in ME interviews cases on "standard" industries are more frequent, therefore I do not recommend to focus only on public sector. However, knowing the success cases, trends and main challenges can be important.

Best,

Antonello

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Hello,

I did some interviews in the Middle East and even if the focus is on public sector, the cases are more or less the same of the other offices.
I would suggest only to get some information on macro economics of the ME and basic data like the population of UAE or Saudi Arabia.

Feel free to contact me for further details,
Luca

Hello,

I did some interviews in the Middle East and even if the focus is on public sector, the cases are more or less the same of the other offices.
I would suggest only to get some information on macro economics of the ME and basic data like the population of UAE or Saudi Arabia.

Feel free to contact me for further details,
Luca

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