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Roland Berger Final Round

Bain BCG Mck RolandBerger
New answer on Mar 12, 2024
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Anonymous A asked on Jun 11, 2018

Hi, Could you guys share some of your experiences on the final round interview with a partner at Roland Berger? How long did it take? What kind of questions were asked? For which CC did you apply?

Any help is highly appreciated!

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Dennis
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replied on Mar 12, 2024
Ex-Roland Berger|Project Manager and Recruiter|7+ years of consulting experience in USA and Europe

Hi there,

in addition to all the comments and explanations, find below a few practice cases that are representative of the Roland Berger style across various interview rounds:

https://www.preplounge.com/de/case-sammlung/candidate-led-ueblicher-stil/schwierig/business-strategy-home-delivery-solution-for-retailer-chain-332?lang=en

https://www.preplounge.com/de/case-sammlung/candidate-led-ueblicher-stil/anfaenger/commercial-feasibility-of-natural-gas-pipeline-329?lang=en

https://www.preplounge.com/de/case-sammlung/candidate-led-ueblicher-stil/anfaenger/options-evaluation-profitability-of-brewing-company-startup-327?lang=en

As for the final round with a partner, the individual partners really decide what they want to focus on. Some figure that your casing skills have been sufficiently tested in the previous rounds so they rather have a conversation with you about your views and thoughts around a certain industry, trends and drivers, etc. Other partners might give you a case, brain teaser or want to hear from you how you would approach a certain project type (e.g. post-merger integration, performance improvement, strategy planning) - especially when it comes to experienced hires.

In the US though, for example, the final round is more structured and is comprised of a case, a personal fit portion and a business knowledge interview. So it does depend on the region you are recruiting in.

Hope that helps

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Sidi
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replied on Jun 12, 2018
McKinsey Senior EM & BCG Consultant | Interviewer at McK & BCG for 7 years | Coached 350+ candidates secure MBB offers

Hi Anonymous,

Roland Berger tends to ask more questions relating to sector or functional expertise (given that usually people need to apply to a certain practice at RB). Hence, the cases tend to be more technical and less conceptual, compared to McKinsey and BCG. However, you still need rigorous structuring and ability to hypothesize on the grounds of incomplete information.

That being said - in the final round, interviews can be much more freestyle, depending on what the Partner is interested in. Sometimes a full case is given, sometimes it is just a chat. Just be relaxed - if they liked you in Round 1, just continue on that path!

Cheers, Sidi

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Clara
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replied on Oct 31, 2020
McKinsey | Awarded professor at Master in Management @ IE | MBA at MIT |+180 students coached | Integrated FIT Guide aut

Hello!

Congrats for moving to final round!

As it has been outlined, its very similar, but :

  • Cases you can expect are more "free riding" - less organized than the ones your found in the 1st round or most prep pages
  • Stronger emphasis in the FIT part, as outlined before by other coaches.

If you are interested in deepening your knowledge and preparation on the FIT part, the "Integrated FIT guide for MBB" has been recently published in PrepLounge´s shop (https://www.preplounge.com/en/shop/tests-2/integrated-fit-guide-for-mbb-34)

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