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Public sector style cases

Sharma asked on Jul 31, 2019 - 2 answers

Hi, can anyone pls share public sector style cases that you might have come across in your interviews with MBB/ S&?

Just ideas on what types are asked and expectations would be great. Thanks a lot!

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Vlad replied on Jul 31, 2019
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Hi,

These types of cases are actually pretty traditional, especially for McKinsey. The reason why people think that they are rare is that the casebooks (that are in general not a good source of cases) do not have enough of them.

To provide a bit of structure, there are several types of non-profit cases:

  1. Factors / drivers influencing smth (What are the factors influencing the price of oil? Factors influencing the price of real estate?)
  2. Macroeconomic cases (How will you improve life expectancy in a particular city? How will you decrease the unemployment?)
  3. Public sector non-profits (Increasing the revenues of a museum; increasing the revenues from tourism in a city)
  4. Redesigning the processes (How will you develop a new anti-monopoly regulation?)
  5. Non-profit investments (A billionaire is building a new school. What are the factors to look at?)

Feel free to reach out if you need help with them. I usually give a homework of 10 cases and we discuss your solutions.

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Sally replied on Jul 31, 2019

McKinsey's online website (https://www.mckinsey.com/careers/interviewing) has 2 practice cases that are great. One is around education and the other around financial services for the poor.