How to Get a Consulting Job and Ace the Case Interview
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How to Get a Consulting Job and Ace the Case Interview

This online course teaches you everything you need to know to get a consulting job at a top tier firm as McKinsey/BCG.
3.7 (14 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
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Created by Daniel Stefanac
Last updated 8/2015
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 35 Articles
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
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What Will I Learn?
  • Know how to land a job at a top tier management consulting firm, such as McKinsey, Bain or Boston Consulting Group
  • Be ready for interview tests (numerical reasoning, verbal reasoning, logical reasoning and personality tests)
  • Solve management consulting case interviews
  • Write a superior cover letter and resume for top tier consulting firms
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  • No requirements.

Are you considering a career in management consulting? You are probably aware that the competition for this type of job is tougher than ever. You will be competing against the best of the best. We can help you prepare for the whole recruitment process.

This online course teaches you everything you need to know to get a consulting job: from case interview prep to networking and writing your application. Don't read old case prep books and spend hours searching the internet for outdated advice.

We will cover the whole process – everything you need to know. How to network, write a cover letter and resume, prepare for tests, do the case interviews, and the fit interviews. Don't worry – we still have many cases for you to practice. There is a lot of material to read and videos to watch, all based on real-life experience and interviews with consultants.

Below are the different modules of this course.


This module contains the information you should know before you send your application. We will address the application process, key success factors, and why networking is so important. You will also learn how to network properly in a detailed networking course.


Module 2 outlines and elaborates all sections of a superior resume. It also teaches you how to highlight strengths in this powerful self-marketing tool. You will see good and bad examples throughout this module so you can quickly start writing your own resume.

Cover Letter

In this module, we will give you guidelines on how to qualitatively present your credentials in a cover letter. We will show you what and what not to include through easy-to-understand examples. The cover letter is very important as it demonstrates your written communication skills – one of the key success factors.


Module 4 consists of videos about various tests. Some consulting firms will require you to take several tests. We will deep-dive into numerical reasoning tests, verbal reasoning tests, logical/abstract reasoning tests, as well as personality tests. This module will help you prepare for these tests and improve your score.

Fit Interviews

In fit interviews you need to demonstrate your personality, experience and your career plans. You will learn how to present yourself properly and avoid the typical mistakes. We will guide you through typical interview questions and answers and help you avoid the trick questions. Finally, we will help you present yourself confidently.

Case Interviews

This elaborates the nature of case interviews, their structure and type. You will learn all the necessary steps on how to solve a case interview in a structured way. We will also present ten of the most common frameworks used for case interviews. These frameworks will help you feel more confident and focus on analysis and recommendations.

Practice Cases

Practicing cases in mock interviews is very important. The whole of module 7 contains nothing but practice cases. We will show you real-life cases accompanied with charts and other supporting data. Forget text-cases from case text books – consulting firms don't present cases like this anymore. We will walk you through answers and explain in detail how to answer the cases.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is only for you if you are truly interested in the management consulting industry. The industry and the course if not for everyone. But if you want to put in the work required, then you might succeed.
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Curriculum For This Course
52 Lectures
Start Here
1 Lecture 05:54

Congratulations on taking the first step on your journey towards breaking into consulting! My goal is to help you break into management consulting, regardless if your goal is to work for a top consulting firm, a mid-tier firm or a boutique consulting firm.

Preview 05:54
5 Lectures 37:12

Consulting firms may communicate their standards differently but they prefer applicants who possess the key skills and personal characteristics explained in this section.

Preview 05:15

Before you start applying, you should understand the factors that can affect your application. Learn how to deal with them.

Prepare Before You Apply

In this video, I am discussing the key principles behind productivity, including seven factors that affect your productivity. Understanding these factors is crucial to improving your own productivity.

Use Networking to Land an Interview

LinkedIn has become a popular way of landing a job in management consulting. Check this section to discover how to maximize its features fully.

LinkedIn Best Practices

Applicants have many questions about the management consulting recruiting process. Check some of them and their answers in this post.

Frequently Asked Questions About Consulting Recruiting
11 Lectures 41:32

Your resume is a powerful marketing tool for your future as a management consultant. In this post, you'll get familiar with all resume elements so that you can effectively present yourself.

Introduction to Consulting Resumes

Download PDF samples of consulting resumes.

Resume Samples (PDF)
1 page

The screening process for a management consulting position can be grueling. Thus you must know the three steps on how to sell yourself in your application as elaborated in this section.

Find Your Selling Points

If you decide to include a summary in your resume, make sure every word carries value and meaning. Read this post to know what makes a good or bad summary.

Section: Summary

Your description about your previous job should be concise and relevant to the position you're applying for. Figure out how a fresh graduate or an experienced hire should do this.

Section: Professional Experience

Your educational information is significant because it's the foundation of your career. To be able to present it effectively, remember the guidelines you'll discover in this post.

Section: Education

Communicating your skills properly gives you an advantage because it creates an impact to the recruiters. To be able to come up with the perfect list, ask yourself the guide questions in this post.

Section: Skills

Your personal interests help you stand out from other applicants. With the tips you're about to read, decide what organization, hobbies and other activities should be included in your resume.

Section: Personal Interests

Before sending out your resume, you must review your language, check the format and proofread for errors. Find out why neglecting these final steps will put your resume into the trash.

Finalize Your Resume

A powerful resume must be comprehensive, free from mistakes and well-organized. Find out how to make this document powerful.

Typical Resume Errors

Do you still have questions and concerns on how to write your resume? Find the practical answers in this post.

Frequently Asked Questions About Resumes
Cover Letter
11 Lectures 35:47

Your structured one-page cover letter is crucial for it reveals your qualitative credentials. It is then a must that you create it with the basic selling points in this post.

Introduction to Consulting Cover Letters

Download PDF samples of consulting cover letters.

Cover Letter Samples (PDF)
1 page

Knowledge about the consulting firm you'd like to be connected with helps you tailor your cover letter. Know how research and networking can help you get the information you need.

Do Company Research

The opening paragraph of your cover letter must be attention-grabbing so you'd be set apart from the other applicants. Read this post and have the capability to do this.

Section: Opening

This is the section where you highlight your accomplishments and achievements at work or at school. Find out how to do so.

Section: Experience and Education

Your motivation is the force that drives you to get the consulting job. Learn how to integrate it in your cover letter though the tips in this section.

Section: Motivation

This section must mention your skills with a short explanation on how you've developed them and how they can help you do the job. Check out more guidelines in this post.

Section: Personal Skills

When you close the letter, you should state clearly what you want from the firm. Read the good and bad examples so you'll know how it should be done.

Section: Closing

To ascertain that your cover letter contains relevant information and follows a professional format, go through each section again for review. Simplify this step by reading our suggestions.

Finalize Your Cover Letter

Read this post and find out how to craft an error-free cover letter that encourages management consulting recruiters to read your resume.

Typical Cover Letter Errors

Check this lecture and find out the answers to some frequently asked questions on writing cover letters.

Frequently Asked Questions About Cover Letters
5 Lectures 49:55
Introduction to tests

Logic tests assess your critical-thinking and decision-making skills in complex situation. Improve your test performance by paying attention to this video.

Logic Tests

Verbal tests evaluate how well you interpret written information. To prepare for this challenge, watch this video and learn from the given examples.

Verbal Tests

A consulting candidate must get a satisfactory score in a numerical reasoning test since the position deals with numbers most of the time. For better test results, learn the tips in this video.

Numerical Tests

Personality tests evaluate if your attitudes, values and natural tendencies are fit for the management consulting position. Prepare for this assessment by watching this video.

Personality Tests
Fit Interviews
5 Lectures 57:57

To perform well in an interview, you must seriously prepare for it with a winning mindset. Watch this video and learn how to do so.

Important Preparation

Know what questions to expect, why interviewers ask them and what to be aware of in a fit interview by simply viewing this video.

Prepare Your Answers

At some point in the interview (usually at the last part), most recruiters allow the applicants to ask questions. Watch this video and learn how to make use of this opportunity to your advantage.

Prepare Your Questions

Your appearance during interviews creates an impression on the recruiter. If you want to get tips on how to look and move professionally, watch this video.

Your Appearance

If you don't get the job, you must have the ability to manage it gracefully. Watch this video and find out how to deal with rejection after the interview.

After the Interview
Case Interviews
14 Lectures 19:37

Which types of case interviews exist and why do consulting firms use them? Find out the answer in the video.

What Is a Case Interview?

Gearing up for case interviews is an essential step since it measures your logical thinking skills. Read about the four important areas you should focus on during preparation.

Prepare for Case Interviews

During case study interviews, you'll be tasked to resolve a business case within a short period of time. Learn our four-step structure to get this done.

Case Interview Structure

Get an overview of the ten different types of business cases divided into three categories in this post's illustration.

Types of Business Cases

Solve cases about industry analysis, market attractiveness and other market situation cases. Analyze the situation with the help of the questions enumerated in this post.

Framework 1: Market Situation

Be familiar with the four common ways of segmenting markets and know how to evaluate the attractiveness of each segment.

Framework 2: Market Segmentation

Solve cases that concentrates on whether the client should enter a new market or not by looking into the company's resources, competition and market potentials.

Framework 3: New Market Entry

When a competitor makes a move to improve sales, how should your client respond to it? Read techniques on how to resolve cases like this.

Framework 4: Competitor Response

When should two companies be acquired and merged? Know what to evaluate when finding solutions to these business cases.

Framework 5: M&A Target

When should companies expand its business and facilities? Learn how to solve cases about capacity expansion and outsourcing.

Framework 6: Capacity Expansion

Some clients would hire consultants to increase their revenue or reduce their costs. Analyze profit hunt cases through our guidelines.

Framework 7: Profit Hunt

Generate strategies on how to promote a product in the market by keeping in mind the structure and guide questions presented in this post.

Framework 8: Product Strategy

When should a company develop a new product? Determine and analyze the factors with what you'll discover in this section.

Framework 9: Product Development

Be skilled in solving pricing cases through analysis of key elements, as illustrated and elaborated in this post.

Framework 10: Pricing
About the Instructor
Daniel Stefanac
3.7 Average rating
13 Reviews
344 Students
1 Course
McKinsey Alum

Executive with a background in e-commerce, online media, and management consulting from McKinsey and Co.

Proven results in:

- leading digital experts to grow sales from all digital sales channels,

- finding the right talent and building digital marketing/sales organizations, and

- defining digital strategies using a data-driven approach used by top-tier management consulting firms.