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Hi Guys, Does anyone samples of Capital One Case Study Interviews for Sr. Business Analyst positions

Anonymous A asked on Jun 14, 2017 - 3 answers

Any case studies or links to similar material would be appreciated.

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Anonymous,

Case questions will obviously depend on the interviewer and the group you are trying to join. When I looked st the credit card side for example, I was given credit card related questions.

In general, I'd prepare for fairly demanding math questions centered around break even analysis and resolution of 3 equations / 2 unknowns problems

Hope this helps -

Anonymous replied on Oct 31, 2017

Everyone thinks that Capital One is all about heavy quantitative cases. And while its true that they do highly value analytical skills, they tend to ask a lot of short, rapid fire questions focused on assessing your conceptual thinking. They are a very innovative company and value creative thinking. So, be prepared to be tested on conceptual and quantitative types of questions versus structuring questions.

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