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    What should I choose? (Big4 Abroad vs MBB Local)

    Big Four - Strategy MBB
    Most recent answer on Jul 13, 2021
    <p>- Currently, work at a Big 4 as a Senior Associate (think PWC, EY) in India - Have an offer to transfer to their West Coast US offices by end of this year.</p> <p>- Also received an offer from one of the India offices of MBB.</p> <p>- Long term goal: Get into Tech S&amp;O or Product and would prefer to be in the US for the next 5-7 years and then eventually return to India at a Senior role in startups</p> <p>- Currently 28 YO, Already have an MBA from India</p> <p>- Which choice makes sense given my long term goals? </p> <p>- Does India MBB experience trump experience working in the US for Big4? How easy would it be to move to Tech in the US if not coming from a MBB background?</p>
    Hi there, I'm sorry but here you ultimately need to think about what you value most! Do you care more about West Coast US Tech or do you care more about the brand/reputation/career implications for MBB? Two consid ... (read entire answer)
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    Interview Big Four Strategy - M&A (IT Operational Strategy Services)

    Big Four - Strategy EY-Parthenon IT Strategy M&A Mergers&Acquisitions Monitor Deloitte Post-Merger Integration sap strategy& Transaction Services
    Most recent answer on May 30, 2021
    <p>Hi everyone, </p> <p>For the past years I have been working in IT-Consulting (mostly SAP focused) and I'm currently preparing for a experienced hire, first round interview at a big four strategy branch. The position is within the IT part of the OTS Team. I've found a lot of information about M&amp;A Interviews in general, but not so much about the IT practice in specific.</p> <p>I'd like to know whether the cases and questions there differ strongly from the ones you'd usually encounter in M&amp;A strategy interviews and If I should focus my preparation on the IT specific topics, or if I should expect the cases to be mostly the same. </p> <p>Would be great if someone could share some experience on this!</p> <p>Thanks and best regards</p>
    Hey, You will need to focus on IT & M&A intersect. I recently helped two candidates sucessfully get into Big4 Strat practice focused on IT M&A. Please do some research on following topics and roughly und ... (read entire answer)
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    Best Master in Management degree for MBB firms ?

    Big Four - Strategy business school MBB
    Most recent answer on Jan 20, 2021
    <p>Hello everyone,</p> <p>It's my first time posting here. I am a complete newbie to this field; please be tolerant.</p> <p>I am pursuing an undergraduate degree in engineering from a top-ranked school in India. I hope to join a Master in Management program since I don't want to wait until I have enough work experience to pursue an MBA. I am quite interested in entering the Strategy Consulting Sector, preferably at an MBB firm. I have considered the following programs:</p> <p>1) Duke Fuqua MMS: Foundations of Business</p> <p>2) London Business School MIM</p> <p>3) Imperial College of London MSc in Management</p> <p>4) ESSEC MIM</p> <p>5) HEC Paris MIM</p> <p>6) INSEAD MIM</p> <p>7) IE Business School MIM with specialization in Strategic Management</p> <p>8) Melbourne Business School Master of Management</p> <p>I am uncertain which programs I'll get admission offers for, so I was wondering how you guys would rank them with regards to consulting opportunities. I plan on joining the MIM program without any work experience. I have some decent extracurriculars but no relevant certifications, work experience or extraordinary achievements. I hope to rectify that during the master's degree. Given my background, how feasible is it to get into an MBB firm? If MBB isn't possible, what are the best alternatives?</p> <p>Thanks in Advance for your replies</p> <p>EDIT: Thank you all for your feedback. My personal goal is to secure a job in the European subcontinent, the Duke and Melbourne applications are being made for family reasons. I would strongly prefer to work either in the UK or France (I happen to know some French). I have attempted CAT as well in preparation for IIMs, but my percentile score isn't high enough for my particular background and top IIMs. <br> I have had my eye on the ESSEC MIM in particular due to the compulsory 1 year of work experience before obtaining a degree. Other programs only have an optional 4 month period after the degree when internships can be pursued. INSEAD and LBS seem to have an excellent reputation as an MBB feeder, but that seems more for the MBA program. <br> I am not too keen on gaining work experience since the job market seems to be very competitive at the moment and the kinds of positions being offered to my batch are heavily oriented towards programming and don't seem to carry much career capital.</p>
    Hi A, EDIT: reading your edits, you mention you want to work in continential Europe, i.e. not UK. If that is true, it still depends on the country. If you want to go for Germny, MBB is recruitng heavily from EBS Unive ... (read entire answer)
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    M&A Share prices

    Big Four - Strategy M&A Case
    Most recent answer on Jan 09, 2021
    <p>Dear All , </p> <p>Request if someone can help with my below query : </p> <p>what happens in M&amp;A is target company is publicly traded but acquiring company is not . What will happen to the shares and their price . Also how do we calculate the share price of the new entity (I am assuming the original share price will not hold any more ) . </p> <p>Please help . Thank You</p>
    Hi Kari, I replied below. 1. What will happen to the shares and their price . If you mean the price of the target: normally acquisitions are done at a premium compared to the market rate to take into account the ... (read entire answer)
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    How to enter consulting post-MBA?

    Big Four - Strategy Client and MBB consulting MBA
    Most recent answer on Dec 27, 2020
    <p>Hello Everyone,<br> I have recently completed my MBA (from a non-elite European school) and have 4 years of work experience prior to the MBA. I have a strong quantitative and analytical background (Q50 and IR 8/8 in GMAT - this is just for reference) and most of my work experience is also in analytical roles (both qualitative and quantitative) in the service industry. I am finding it really hard to break into consulting in Europe<br> a) being a non-native speaker of European languages (I am a non-EU citizen)<br> b) I don't have a consulting background so the firms don't consider me for the experienced positions (at which they typically hire MBAs).<br> I want to know whether it is possible for me to get into consulting at this stage or not.<br> Thanks in advance!</p>
    Hi, Based on your post, I think it is absolutely possible for you to break into consulting. As someone said in the forum, check whether there are some legal (e.g. visa) factors that might prevent you from getting in ... (read entire answer)
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    I have EY Parthenon 2nd round interview coming up - How different is it from the first round?

    Big Four - Strategy EY-Parthenon
    Most recent answer on Oct 31, 2020
    <p>I already had 1 case study + Fit in the first interview (although I believe they have split the first round into 2 separate interviews) - only 1 case study till date. This is the first time I am interviewing with a strategy consulting company hence I wanted to know a bit more about the process from the experienced people</p> <p>1) I wanted to know if this is a second-round or just another part of round 1. Either way, what difference could I expect in terms of skills tested<br> 2) From what I have gathered. EY-P generally tests market sizing, profitability, market entry and due diligence/investment decision. What else could I focus majorly on?<br> 3) What others things could I prepare for the fit part?</p>
    Hi there, Well done getting past the first round (or first part of the first round!) 1) You need to confirm with HR! EY is known to do written and group cases. So, double check whether it will be a standard intervie ... (read entire answer)
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    Interviews for project manager role

    Big Four - Strategy Final Round MBB project management
    Most recent answer on Oct 18, 2020
    Anonymous gave the best answer on Oct 16, 2020
    <p>Dear community and experts,</p> <p>Any experiences or advice on what are the aspects/questions during interview to qualify a candidate if he/she can take a project manager role?</p> <p>Background:</p> <ul> <li>MBB-like consulting</li> <li>They offer several interviews to me. Besides of case studies, the firm will observe and try to find out if I can take project manager role. So, the door seems to be open with more than one option. I just need to convince them.</li> <li>I have around 10 years working experience, with small to medium projects over the last years, some with a budget.</li> </ul> <p>I want to prepare my best (of course without losing authentic self) to pursue the project manager opportunity.</p> <p>Which direction/aspects would you advise to effectively invest the time into? Any important interview questions you would share for orientation? Experiences or tips in general to best prepare for it?</p> <p>Thanks!</p>
    Hi there, For senior positions, firms look beyond the case study and give a particular important to the fit. They will assess you on the following elements: Your fit with the firm: how similar/different are you wi ... (read entire answer)
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    What do different firms (MBB) call their project/teams?

    BCG Bain McKinsey Big Four - Strategy Case Case Team Setup project
    Most recent answer on Aug 18, 2020
    <p>Hi All,</p> <p>I understand that different firms have different internal terminology for how they refer to their projects.</p> <p>I've heard the terms: project, case or case team, module, etc. Which of these terms match up to each MBB or other top firms?</p>
    Hi! Here is an overview: McKinsey --> "Study" BCG --> "Project" or "Case" Bain --> "Case" Cheers, Sidi
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    How to calculate expected market share if only overall market size, price, cost, and product information are given?

    Bain BCG BCG Bain McKinsey Big Four - Strategy caseinterview consulting McKinsey
    Most recent answer on Jul 20, 2020
    <p>I came across a case in which I was given the <strong>market size, competitor shares, price of client's product, cost of client's product, a few product features</strong>, and asked to calculate the market share and price potential in 5 years. In such a question, should I make a best guess based on market concentration, product features, price, etc.? Is there any other method to calculate it? And would there be an exact answer to this question?</p>
    Hi there, Yes! This is looking to see whether you can make reasonable assumptions/estimates. To me, the key here tends to be in the product features. With these types of cases, you often receive information on how ... (read entire answer)
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    Does anyone know which firms are hiring in Dubai?

    Bain BCG Big Four - Strategy MBB strategy&
    Most recent answer on Jul 17, 2020
    Anonymous gave the best answer on Jul 17, 2020
    Dear A, The situation now is that market is still sleeping in the summer low season. The recruiting activities and most of the firms McKinsey, BCG, Bain, Roland Kearney, Strategy&, Kearney and other firms will str ... (read entire answer)
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    Consulting + good work life balance?

    Accenture bearing point big four Big Four - Strategy consulting firms PwC small consultancy switch tier2 work life balance working conditions working hours
    Most recent answer on Jun 16, 2020
    <p>Hi! I'm really fascinated by management consulting as I like the skills and variety (different projects, clients) it involves. While I would like to work for a prestigous company, I'm willing to trade that off for an actual (!) work-life-balance which is more important to me. So my question is, which would you say are the best companies that ensure a good work-life-balance, but still interesting projects and clients? Perhaps Big4 consulting?</p>
    Dear Anonymous, I'm sure you already now that, but the thing about consulting is that : From one assignment to another working hours can change widely. That is explained by the fact that with different clients, team ... (read entire answer)
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    Internship Suggestions for Freshmen

    Advisory big four Big Four - Strategy management consulting MBB
    Most recent answer on Jan 21, 2020
    <p>Hi I'm currently a freshman studying at University of California at Berkeley with a 4.0 GPA intended majoring Political Science and Economics. Right now I'm struggling to find an intern/discovery program/pta for my coming summer. I haven't joined any business/profession clubs yet because I just found my interests two months ago. I'm really confused right now, and would be very greatful to get suggestions.</p>
    Hi I'm currently a freshman studying at University of California at Berkeley with a 4.0 GPA intended majoring Political Science and Economics. Right now I'm struggling to find an intern/discovery program/pta for my comi ... (read entire question)
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    What are you really good at, but never want to do anymore?

    Big Four - Strategy Boston Consulting Group consulting MBB Real interview question
    Question edited on Sep 26, 2019
    <p>I heard this is a question in interviews at big companies... Any suggestions??</p> <p>Thank y'all! </p>
    The larger focus here would be on why you would not want to do it again. For example you might be extremely good at a competitive sport like Rugby but you would not want to do it again because of the physical toll it ta ... (read entire answer)
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    Does anyone have payments case interview questions (on mobile wallets, contactless transit, digitization)?

    1stround Banking BCG Big Four - Strategy currently preparing for MBB fintech MBB
    Most recent answer on Sep 18, 2019
    Anonymous gave the best answer on Sep 18, 2019
    <p>Think something Mastercard would ask it's strategy consultants to solve. <br> Thank you!</p>
    Hi A, payment option is becoming increasingly important in the modern apps, since the customers expects seamless experience and integrated payment. I can provide you a real life example on how our team was asked to ... (read entire answer)
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    Future of Big 4

    Big Four - Strategy consulting industry MBB
    Recent activity on May 22, 2018
    <p>Hello all,</p> <p>As the big 4 (except maybe KPMG) are strongly growing in strategy consulting, where would you see them within c.5 years? Do you think they will ever be able to overtake firms like Oliver Wyman, ATKearney or Roland Berger despite their lack of initial prestige?</p>
    I see them playing a bigger and bigger role (pending their ability to keep audit and advisory/consulting independent and do not run into government limitations). In the industry there is a lot of buzz about acquisitio ... (read entire answer)
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    Commercial Due Diligence / strategy

    Big Four - Strategy Case Interview M&A PwC Interview strategy
    Recent activity on Sep 29, 2017
    <p>Hello guys,<br> <br> what would you recommend for a commercial due diligence / strategy interview? What kind of cases should I expect? M&amp;A, Corporate finance as well? The interview will take place in Germany.<br> Thx a lot!</p>
    Hi, What company are you targeting? Consulting or private equity? In consulting interviews you may have two types of due diligence cases: Commercial due-diligence of the target company Synergies calculation o ... (read entire answer)
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