Why did you choose this topic for your bachelor thesis/seminar paper?

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New answer on Sep 30, 2020
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Anonymous A asked on Oct 12, 2019

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Antonello
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replied on Nov 01, 2019
McKinsey | MBA professor for consulting interviews

Passion, personal interest, working opportunity or fit with a professor are good points

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Clara
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replied on Sep 30, 2020
McKinsey | Awarded professor at Master in Management @ IE | MBA at MIT |+180 students coached | Integrated FIT Guide aut

Hello!

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Federico
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updated an answer on Nov 10, 2019
Former Bain (4+ years, UK & Italy) | Ardian (France) | Specialized in Case Structuring, Case Cracking and Non-verbal Comm.

Reasons could be different:

  • Desire to make an impact (e.g. social impact)
  • Make a contribution to this unexplored field (e.g. emerging field)
  • Entrepreneurial spirit (e.g. test a new application)

Choosing a topic for your bachelor thesis/seminar paper is a challenge and takes time. If you wrote your thesis with passion, make it valuable and use it to gauge the interest of the interviewer (and show how excited you can be about solving a challenge).

Hope this helps!

Good luck with your preparation.
Federico

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