could you suggest how explicitly the hypothesis needs to be stated in a mck interview in the first question?
1) When the case is e.g. about acquisition, is it good to say “in order to confirm that the client should acquire the company I would want to confirm that the market is attractive, the company is profitable, ...”? Or should it be rather “my hypothesis is that the client should acquire this company and I will test it by checking that the market is attractive, the company is profitable, ...”?
2) Similar question regarding a profitability case. At the beginning in a mck case you don’t often have enough info regarding what caused the profit to drop. Do you say what criteria you would consider that could drive the profit down? Do you then state a hypothesis after the second question when you have more details or when?
3) there are cases where the first question is more like brainstorming, eg. “What reasons you could think of that drove revenue decline”. Do you then just brainstorm the drivers and bucket them, present to the interviewer and say which one is the most likely driver and why and is that good enough as hypothesis?
Thanks a lot