Most frequent case types (MBB)?

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Anonymous A asked on May 13, 2018

Hi,

what are the most common types of cases occuring in MBB case interviews in 2017/2018?

What percentage would you estimate for each class? Do you think this order represents the most occuring case types by frequency?

  1. Profitability
  2. (Market) Sizing
  3. Market Entry
  4. Growth (New Products)
  5. M&A
  6. Pricing
  7. Cost Reduction
  8. Respond to competition

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Vlad
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updated an answer on May 13, 2018
McKinsey / Accenture Alum / Got all BIG3 offers / Harvard Business School

Hi,

It depends on the particular company and office.

e.g. Bain has many profitability, market sizing, Private Equity. McKinsey has many non-profit cases. In the countries / offices with heavy industries, there will be many ops cases.

I suggest you should be prepared for all of them.

Best!

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Anonymous B replied on May 15, 2018

Respond to comp should be higher I think. The rest looks pretty good.

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Gaurav
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replied on Nov 17, 2020
Ex-Mckinsey|Certified Career Coach |Placed 500+ candidates at MBB & other consultancies

Hello,

Actually it mostly depends on geography you applied for, office and company.

Could you, please, share which region and company are you targetting, so that I can help you in a more specific way.

Cheers,

GB

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