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Differentiation depending on degree?

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New answer on Jun 14, 2019
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Eduard asked on Jun 09, 2019
Getting ready to apply at MBB, looking for like-minded people in Zurich to go through cases live.

Consulting firms hire a lot of students. Something I have been wondering about is whether or not consulting firms will differentiate in the type of question asked depending on the degree of the candidate. I imagine that economics students will have an easier time approaching business-focussed case studies compared to an engineer. So the question is, does the interviewer consider the degree of the candidate before preparing the interview?

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Ian
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replied on Jun 14, 2019
#1 BCG coach | MBB | Tier 2 | Digital, Tech, Platinion | 100% personal success rate (8/8) | 95% candidate success rate

Hi Eduardas,

Each interviewer comes in with the case they're going to give. They've prepared this already and it has already been vetted/approved. They have prepared this based on their experiences not yours :)

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Vlad
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replied on Jun 10, 2019
McKinsey / Accenture Alum / Got all BIG3 offers / Harvard Business School

Hi,

The short answer is no. The degree does not matter and you should be able to solve cases and problem-solve on the business topics.

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