How to Crack the Consulting Case Interview
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How to Crack the Consulting Case Interview

Get an insider's perspective on how to crack your case interviews and earn a top offer in consulting.
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4.3 (470 ratings)
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Created by Jeremy Watson
Last updated 2/2015
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  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Tailor your personal value proposition to what companies look for
  • Ace market sizing and estimation problems
  • Structure case approaches with easy-to-understand frameworks
  • Draw out insights from charts and data
  • Summarize cases effectively with a strong final recommendation
Requirements
  • Foundational knowledge of what management consulting companies do and what a case interview is helps, but isn't necessary. Come hungry!
Description

Management consulting is a great industry to work in: companies like Bain & Company, Boston Consulting Group, and McKinsey & Company are all regularly in Glassdoor's Best Places to Work and widely regarded as some of the greatest ways to start and grow a lucrative business career.

In order to get that offer, your creativity and business sense will tested against the best and brightest in the consulting case interview. It's the most important interview of your career - are you ready?

Master the interview skills you need to work in management consulting

  • What consulting companies look for + resume/cover letter best practices
  • Proven approaches to market sizing and estimation problems
  • Walkthroughs of candidate-led and interviewer-led case questions
  • Structuring a case question with qualitative/quantitative frameworks
  • Summarizing a case with a final recommendation

Insider secrets: ~3 hours of content from a former Bain consultant

With 27 lectures, you'll learn everything you need to launch your career in management consulting - from getting into the interview room and securing that offer. We'll review actual cases that candidates were tested with, offers on the line - even including copies of the notes that were taken in the interview room.

This course is designed without memorization or complicated frameworks: instead, this course focuses on a systematic, proven approach that teaches you how to think - instead of what to think.

This course is perfect for an undergraduate or MBA candidate preparing for a case interview and looking for an edge over the stiff competition. At the end of this course, you'll be able to step into the interview room and tackle any case problem with confidence.

What's Inside This Course

Overview

  • An introduction to the case interview: components of the interview process, breakdown by round, and offer statistics
  • What consulting companies look for in the ideal candidate
  • Tailoring your resume and cover letter (with examples)
  • Fit questions you need to know

Market Sizing and Estimation Problems

  • Example problems and mastering the 4-step method
  • Taking effective notes, doing the math, and practicing our approach

The Case Interview

  • Structuring case questions with qualitative and quantitative frameworks
  • Pulling out insights from charts and data
  • Summarizing a case and coming up with a final recommendation

Candidate-Led Case Interviews

  • Drilling into frameworks effectively
  • Being hypothesis-driven and refining with data

Wrapping Up

  • Recommended preparation plan
  • Other recommended resources

Don't forget: if you're not satisfied with what this course has to offer, you have a guaranteed 30 days after purchase to get a full refund - no questions asked.

Who this course is for:
  • Students, especially at the undergraduate level, looking to pursue consulting as a career
  • Industry professionals looking to transition into consulting and looking for concise, effective preparation material
  • Not a guide to the industry or a "day in the life" guide - all focused on preparing you for the interview and getting you that offer
Course content
Expand all 27 lectures 02:34:50
+ Overview
5 lectures 18:20

Hey there! I'm Jeremy and I'm excited to share what I've learned in the consulting industry with you and give you all the support I can to advance your career. Let's cover what we'll be learning in this course:

    1. Overview
  • An introduction to the case interview: components of the interview process, breakdown by round, and offer statistics
  • What consulting companies look for in the ideal candidate
  • Tailoring your resume and cover letter (with examples)
  • Fit questions you need to know
    2. Market Sizing and Estimation Problems
  • Example problems and mastering the 4-step method
  • Taking effective notes, doing the math, and practicing our approach
    3. Case Interview (interviewer led)
  • Structuring case questions with qualitative and quantitative frameworks
  • Pulling out insights from charts and data
  • Summarizing a case and coming up with a final recommendation

4. Case Interview (candidate led)

  • Drilling into frameworks effectively
  • Being hypothesis-driven and refining with data

5. Wrap-Up

  • Recommended preparation plan
  • Other recommended resources
Preview 02:12
Resume and Cover Letters
05:08
What You Need to Know About the Fit Interview
02:55
+ Market Sizing
5 lectures 35:03
Intro to Market Sizing and Estimation Questions
07:12
Mastering the Approach
10:51
Market Sizing Example: Android Phones
05:00
Market Sizing Example: Google Bandwidth
10:37
Summarizing the Market Sizing Approach
01:23
+ The Case Interview
9 lectures 01:05:27
Intro to Case Interview Questions
04:09
Frameworks
06:32
Structuring a Case Question: Example
04:07
Working with Exhibits and Slides
01:51
Summarizing Effectively
06:12
Case Example: Fashion Company
13:48
Debrief: Fashion Company
02:50
Case Example: Pillow Company
07:59
Debrief: Pillow Company
17:59
+ The Case Interview (candidate-led)
4 lectures 24:29
Intro to Candidate Led Interviews
00:19
Drilling Into Frameworks and Being Hypothesis-Driven
01:44
Case Example: Chemical Company
20:15
Debrief: Chemical Company
02:11
+ Wrap-up
4 lectures 11:32
Course Summary
02:47
Other Resources for Further Study
02:21
Your Preparation Plan
05:44
Thank You!
00:40