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I want to get into McKinsey, BCG and Bain & Company

BCG Case Interview
Edited on Sep 05, 2020
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Nguyên asked on Oct 08, 2018


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updated an answer on Oct 08, 2018
Collected McKinsey & BCG offers/ Ex-McKinsey consultant/Harvard/WBS/MSU

Hi Nguyen,

That's a great wish. You have a long journey ahead!

This is my guide on how to become a cosultant:

Nail your CV and Cover Letter 

Prepare for test

Download mental math for your Iphone and practice everyday -10 min

Practice GMAT for BCG and BAIN

Practice McKinsey PST =0

  1. Case-interview Ist stage. Theory

Wharton casebook 2010- you can check how all industries work there (airlines,

retail etc)

Case-in-point – you can check what frameworks exist, try to practice and learn

them (product launch, M&A etc.)

Check how former business consultant approaches different cases with best interviewers – listen to at least 3 cases LOMS - text me an e-mail I will give you access


Check out MECE principle, top-down, bottom-up and pyramid principle (book Barbara’s Minto Pyramid)

IInd stage. Practice

Create your own case schedule (solve at least 1 case per day) with partners in local groups, universities/preplounge (extreme case)

Structure everything you do (how to go the shop, structure articles you read)

Solve at least 1 case per each case type you found in case in point

Learn how to analyze graphs (practice looking at graphs and asking so whats out of them)

Brainstorming is a must = generate at least 10 ideas on an topic in 30 seconds

Link to casebooks


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Anonymous updated the answer on Sep 05, 2020

Dear Nguyen!

Great desire.

I would recommend you the following algorithm:

1. Check the requirements and application details and deadlines

2. Make a roadmap for your preparation, how much time you're going to spend on what

3. Start your preparation with reading Case In Point by Cosentino for a general understanding of what a consulting interview is.

4. Start learning and practicing the cases. Some you can find in Case Library and practice it with your partner or experience coach.

5. Once you feel you are not improving anymore, I would recommend you to take an expert coach for structured feedback and polishing your own performance.

Also remember about FIT questions which is equally important part in your interview, so prepare your stories in advance

If you need any further help with CV, cover letter or preparation roadmap , feel free to reach out.




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