If you have recently interviewed with MBB, which case book(s) would you recommend using for practice?

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Anonymous A asked on Aug 05, 2019

Would you suggest practicing with MBA Consulting Club books, Case in Point or Prep Lounge? Or a combination? Or are there additional resources you found most helpful in preparing for your case interviews?

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Hi!

The books are good only at the very first steps of your prep and case in point is probably the easiest and the best one. But you should switch to the real case interviews with the other candidates as soon as possible

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Chibikem Temari replied on Aug 06, 2019

Crafting Cases has everything you need!

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Anonymous replied on Aug 06, 2019

Hi there,

All the three types of case books are fine. But two caveats (both personal opinions) here:

  1. Case in Point is a good starting point if you know absolutely nothing about cases. However, the cases in there are pretty outdated and the quality is fairly low. I would not suggest using this book once you've done a couple cases.
  2. Quality of MBA consulting case books varies by school. Some can be the best resource for case prep, while others are not much better than Case in Point. You can tell by looking at things such as length of cases, presence of charts, quality of sample case solutions, etc.

As Vlad mentioned, these casebooks should serve only as a starting point. You won't be able to improve if you just read these casebooks by yourself. You will have to find someone, ideally with past casing experience, to case with.

In terms of additional resources, there are videos on youtube that teaches you how to do cases. Victor Cheng's website also offers some resources that a lot of people use. But again, the most important thing is to find a real person to case with.

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