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    Bcg finance formulas

    BCG Case Interview case math Case structure and frameworks caseinterview Finance formula Market sizing math McKinsey quants
    Question edited on Sep 05, 2021
    The best answer (on Mar 18, 2018) is from:
    Vlad
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    McKinsey / Accenture Alum / Got all BIG3 offers / Harvard Business School
    Vlad
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    gave the best answer on Mar 18, 2018
    McKinsey / Accenture Alum / Got all BIG3 offers / Harvard Business School
    Hi, Here is a set of things you need to know: 1) Math and formulas: Interest rates calculations Compound margin NPV using the Rule of 72, Perpetuity CAGR using the Rule of 72 Currencies exchange calculat ... (read entire answer)
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    3 days to prepare- what to focus on?

    caseinterview
    Most recent answer on Aug 21, 2021
    The best answer (on Aug 19, 2021) is from:
    Agrim
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    ex-BCG Dubai PL | 100% Personalised Coaching | 2021 Real Cases only | 6+ years in Consulting
    Agrim
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    gave the best answer on Aug 19, 2021
    ex-BCG Dubai PL | 100% Personalised Coaching | 2021 Real Cases only | 6+ years in Consulting
    A very Tom Cruise situation. Without knowing more details about you and without speaking to you - it would be very difficult to suggest a customized study plan. However, lets break it down at a general level: First, get ... (read entire answer)
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    Tell interviewer about reapplication

    1st round interview Accenture behavoural fit interview Big 4 Case Interview caseinterview personal experience interview Technical Experience Interview tier 2 consulting
    Most recent answer on Jul 28, 2021
    The best answer (on Jul 26, 2021) is from:
    Florian
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    #1 rated McKinsey Case and PEI Coach | 5 years at McKinsey | Mentorship Approach | Imbellus Expert
    Florian
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    gave the best answer on Jul 26, 2021
    #1 rated McKinsey Case and PEI Coach | 5 years at McKinsey | Mentorship Approach | Imbellus Expert
    Hey there, There is no benefit in saying it, especially since the person will remember you anyway. Just treat it like a first interview and don't let the past experience influence your performance negatively. Chee ... (read entire answer)
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    Case interview preparation - podcast

    case interview preparation caseinterview
    Most recent answer on Jul 05, 2021
    The best answer (on Jul 05, 2021) is from:
    Ian
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    BCG | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Ian
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    gave the best answer on Jul 05, 2021
    BCG | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Hi there, I actually think this is a great idea - you're maximing the time you can! I'd highly recommend the Prof G Show. If you can get past the bavado of Scott Gallaway, he talks a lot about market dynamics/strate ... (read entire answer)
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    Interviewer-led case or interviewee-lead case

    caseinterview
    Most recent answer on Jul 02, 2021
    The best answer (on Jul 02, 2021) is from:
    Florian
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    #1 rated McKinsey Case and PEI Coach | 5 years at McKinsey | Mentorship Approach | Imbellus Expert
    Florian
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    gave the best answer on Jul 02, 2021
    #1 rated McKinsey Case and PEI Coach | 5 years at McKinsey | Mentorship Approach | Imbellus Expert
    Hey there, Usually, it is very clear from the firm you are applying to what interview format will be used. If we are talking MBB, McKinsey is interviewer-led, BCG/Bain are candidate-led. There are significant diff ... (read entire answer)
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    Interview with Strategy& (Previously Booz&Co) in the Middle East

    caseinterview FIT PEI s&
    Most recent answer on May 24, 2021
    The best answer (on May 24, 2021) is from:
    Ian
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    BCG | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Ian
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    gave the best answer on May 24, 2021
    BCG | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Hi there, First of all, congratulations on the other 2 offers - you're doing something right! Now, I've coached a number of people in Strategy& (and interviewed there myself), but, honestly, this game isn't wort ... (read entire answer)
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    Are the Capital One case interviews Interviewer led or Candidate led? What are they primary going to test for?

    Candidate-led or Interviewer-led? capitalone caseinterview
    Most recent answer on Apr 30, 2021
    Siddhanth asked on Aug 20, 2019
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    McKinsey Implementation case interviews

    caseinterview McKinsey mckinseyim
    Most recent answer on Feb 28, 2021
    The best answer (on Feb 26, 2021) is from:
    Clara
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    McKinsey | Awarded professor at Master in Management @ IE | MBA at MIT |+180 students coached | Integrated FIT Guide aut
    Clara
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    gave the best answer on Feb 26, 2021
    McKinsey | Awarded professor at Master in Management @ IE | MBA at MIT |+180 students coached | Integrated FIT Guide aut
    Hello! Congrats on the interview. Agree with Allen here: most cases will be the "usual" ones. Some advise on those: 1. Practice cases with partners asap, as many as you can do.Find experienced partners who can p ... (read entire answer)
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    Case Interview - Deloitte Switzerland Forensic Technology / Financial Crime

    Big4 caseinterview Deloitte Deloitte Consulting
    Most recent answer on Dec 15, 2020
    The best answer (on Dec 14, 2020) is from:
    Clara
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    McKinsey | Awarded professor at Master in Management @ IE | MBA at MIT |+180 students coached | Integrated FIT Guide aut
    Clara
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    gave the best answer on Dec 14, 2020
    McKinsey | Awarded professor at Master in Management @ IE | MBA at MIT |+180 students coached | Integrated FIT Guide aut
    Hello! Sorry, what do you mean with forensic topics? Not sure if it´s a language misunderstanding, but never heard :)
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    Should I keep at it?

    caseinterview
    Most recent answer on Nov 22, 2020
    The best answer (on Nov 22, 2020) is from:
    Ian
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    BCG | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Ian
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    gave the best answer on Nov 22, 2020
    BCG | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Hi there, There are a few aspects here: 1) Are you capable? My answer here is it appears to be a firm "Yes". If you only had a few weeks to prepare and did as well as you did, you clearly are intellectually able to ... (read entire answer)
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    on Nov 22, 2020
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    McKinsey Imbellus Test

    caseinterview DigitalAssessment Imbellus McKinsey McKinsey Imbellus
    Most recent answer on Aug 31, 2020
    The best answer (on Aug 31, 2020) is from:
    Francesco
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    #1 Expert for Coaching Sessions (3.600+) | 1.300+ Reviews with 100% Recommendation Rate | Ex BCG | 8+ Years of Coaching
    Francesco
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    gave the best answer on Aug 31, 2020
    #1 Expert for Coaching Sessions (3.600+) | 1.300+ Reviews with 100% Recommendation Rate | Ex BCG | 8+ Years of Coaching
    Hi there, Thanks for you kind words on the prep material ;) In terms of your questions: the tutorial is not part of the assessment, thus it won’t impact your score. In case you have any other questions, please fee ... (read entire answer)
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    Which one would result in more revenue this year?

    caseinterview intemittentsales Revenue analysis
    Most recent answer on Aug 23, 2020
    The best answer (on Aug 23, 2020) is from:
    Ian
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    BCG | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Ian
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    gave the best answer on Aug 23, 2020
    BCG | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Hi Mehrasa, Very important lesson here in casing: The details matter! The case is indeed correct. Option A (Rewards Program): # of customers: 10M (assume flat) Estimated number of customers participating in Y ... (read entire answer)
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    on Aug 23, 2020
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    Prep4Success Coaching Program Premium - expert sessions with P4S Experts

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    Most recent answer on Aug 20, 2020
    The best answer (on Aug 20, 2020) is from:
    Christine
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    Christine
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    gave the best answer on Aug 20, 2020
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    UPDATE: ​ Hi everyone! You may have noticed that the Prep4Success program has been replaced by the new CoachingPlus program. It's the ideal case interview prep package, that includes everything you need to ace your upc ... (read entire answer)
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    Invited for interviews but I've changed my mind about moving to the Middle East. Should I tell the recruiter?

    Bain BCG caseinterview dubai MBB McKinsey Middle East office preferences recruiting
    Most recent answer on Jul 24, 2020
    Anonymous gave the best answer on Nov 28, 2018
    Hi Michelle, If your personal situation has changed such that moving to the Middle East is no longer a suitable option for you, I would definitely call the recruiter to let them know. Ultimately their job to help recr ... (read entire answer)
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    How to decide which market is better to enter - fragmented or concentrated?

    Bain BCG caseinterview market entry MBB McKinsey
    Most recent answer on Jul 22, 2020
    The best answer (on Jul 19, 2020) is from:
    Ian
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    BCG | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Ian
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    gave the best answer on Jul 19, 2020
    BCG | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Hi there, It's a great question and something that too many candidates mix up! Neither a fragmented nor a concentrated market is necessarily good nor bad to enter. Fragmented Pros: Easy to enter (presumably) ... (read entire answer)
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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
    The best answer (on Jul 19, 2020) is from:
    Ian
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    BCG | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Ian
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    gave the best answer on Jul 19, 2020
    BCG | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    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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    Competitive Response Cases

    caseinterview competition
    Most recent answer on Jul 14, 2020
    The best answer (on Apr 13, 2019) is from:
    Vlad
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    McKinsey / Accenture Alum / Got all BIG3 offers / Harvard Business School
    Vlad
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    gave the best answer on Apr 13, 2019
    McKinsey / Accenture Alum / Got all BIG3 offers / Harvard Business School
    Hi, There are no magic pills and we need to know the objective and the context of the case to help you with the structure Best
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    Tech. Company Strategy Analyst Case

    analytics caseinterview data driven Internal Consulting Internal Strategy @ Tech firm operations cases operations strategy
    Most recent answer on Jun 30, 2020
    The best answer (on Feb 19, 2020) is from:
    Daniel
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    McKinsey / ex-Interviewer at McKinsey / I will coach you to rock those interviews
    Daniel
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    gave the best answer on Feb 19, 2020
    McKinsey / ex-Interviewer at McKinsey / I will coach you to rock those interviews
    if they provide you with the info how they value what, weighting those parameters by their value is definitely a very good approach to take.
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    Need advice from experts on case Interview assessment criteria

    caseinterview KPMG verbalcaseassessment
    Most recent answer on Jun 30, 2020
    Anonymous A asked on Feb 22, 2020
    Hello there, I recently had two 45 mins back-to-back behavioral & case interviews (total 90 mins) at KPMG Canada's Operations Advisory practice. So, basically the format was first case & behavioral interview f ... (read entire question)
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    Can someone help with the type of cases for an experienced hire with KPMG Canada's Operations Advisory practice?

    caseinterview KPMG operationsadvisory panelcase verbalcase writtencase
    Most recent answer on Feb 29, 2020
    The best answer (on Feb 18, 2020) is from:
    Nathaniel
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    McKinsey | BCG | CERN| University of Cambridge
    Nathaniel
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    gave the best answer on Feb 18, 2020
    McKinsey | BCG | CERN| University of Cambridge
    Hello there, 1. Given that you are interviewing for Operations practice, I would presume that they would primarily give operations-oriented cases. In this case, be ready for the conventional business case (profitabilit ... (read entire answer)
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