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Introductory Consulting Case Interview Skills

Provides background on consulting case interviews, recommendations for question types and outlines preparation required
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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.

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
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What Will I Learn?
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
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  • The only prerequisite is that students know what an job interview is and now need to prepare to interview for Strategy Consulting roles
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 12 Lectures Collapse All 12 Lectures 01:15:27
Introduction to Strategy Consulting Case Interviews
4 Lectures 20:31

An introduction to what you will learn in this course.

Preview 03:21

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.

Preview 06:27

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

Preview 04:39

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

Consulting Problem Solving
Answering Specific Case Questions
6 Lectures 26:30

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

Listen and 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.

Structuring and Interpreting Data Questions

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

Quantitative Questions

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

Creative Questions

Describes how to make a strong conclusion to the case.

Preparing for Case Interviews
2 Lectures 05:26

Tips on how to best prepare for cased based interviews.

Consulting Case Preparation

A recap on the goal of this course.

About the Instructor
4.1 Average rating
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100 Students
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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.

4.1 Average rating
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100 Students
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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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