Introductory Consulting Case Interview Skills

Provides background on consulting case interviews, recommendations for question types and outlines preparation required
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  • Length 2 hours
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  • Languages English
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Published 1/2014 English

Course Description

A course for anyone interested in joining a strategy consulting firm who is wondering about consulting case interviews, why strategy consulting firms use them and how to succeed in them. This course will cover the different question types in consulting case interviews and give specific and detailed recommendations on how to answer those questions.

What are the requirements?

  • The only prerequisite is that students know what an job interview is and now need to prepare to interview for Strategy Consulting roles

What am I going to get from this course?

  • To provide background on consulting case interviews, their structure and why strategy consulting firms use them
  • To provide recommendations for answering the different question types in consulting case interviews
  • To outline the preparation that each candidate should do in order to be successful in consulting case interviews

Who is the target audience?

  • Students and professionals who are considering a move into strategy consulting and therefore need to be successful in the case interview process

What you get with this course?

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Section 1: Introduction to Strategy Consulting Case Interviews

An introduction to what you will learn in this course.


An outline of the 4 criteria that consulting firms use for selecting new employees, the case interview process and how case interviews fit into the interview process.


An overview of the different types of cases you are likely to encounter in a case based interview


Outlines the procedural and conceptual approach to problem solving, as well as the 3 skills that consultants need to demonstrate in interviews.

Section 2: Answering Specific Case Questions

Outlines the first steps you should take in answering any case question: listen & clarify.


Describes how to answer the initial structuring question and subsequent structuring questions.


An overview of how to answer questions requiring you to interpret data, usually in graphical format.


Recommendations for handling the most perplexing question - the quantitative question.


An overview of how to approach questions which ask for creative responses.


Describes how to make a strong conclusion to the case.

Section 3: Preparing for Case Interviews

Tips on how to best prepare for cased based interviews.


A recap on the goal of this course.

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Instructor Biography

Mike Salvaris, Entrepreneur, teacher and advisor

Mike Salvaris is an entrepreneur and Business instructor at General Assembly. Mike spent five years at McKinsey & Company focusing on growth strategies for Media & Entertainment companies. He started his career as a litigation lawyer. Unknown to most, Mike used to wear a kilt in a pipe band.

Instructor Biography

Jackson Carroll, Former top-tier strategy consultant

I have worked in consulting my whole career. I am a former consultant with a top-tier strategy consultancy in London and a graduate of the MBA programme at a top-10 global business school. Whilst working in consulting I interviewed over 100 candidates and since leaving my firm I have worked for over 3 years as a Consulting Career Coach a top-10 global business school. I have the experience of being an applicant to consulting firms, an interviewer for consulting firms and a career coach helping candidates join consulting firms.

I know what a candidate needs to do to join a top-tier strategy consultancy.

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