business sense

Demonstrating Business Savvy in Case Interviews

Question: After rewatching your videos and reading the FAQ + additional resources I would like to ask you on some advice for the following. Usually, typical consultancy requirements are: analytical skills, communication skills, teamwork, attention to detail, numerical skills, drive, motivation, ability to synthesize, ability to structure a complex problem into small partial problems, and [...]

Tips on BCG Europe Interviews from a New Hire

What follows is a report from a recent BCG Hire in Europe about the differences she saw in the BCG Europe offices recruiting and interviewing process. Student Report: I am a recent M.S. graduate from Eastern Europe and received an offer from the local BCG office this week. I almost exclusively relied on your videos and other materials for preparations. [...]

McKinsey First Round Interview

Question: What is the McKinsey First Round Interview like? My Response: The purpose of the McKinsey first round is pretty simple. All we’re trying to do as an interviewer is answer two questions: 1) Do you think like a consultant? 2) Are you client safe? Let me start with one little pet peeve of mine. [...]

Cases for Undergrads vs MBAs

Question: How’s it going? I am a non-business background, former teacher interviewing for the business analyst position at McKinsey. Since I am interviewing for the bottom of the ladder at McKinsey, will the cases most likely be business situation and profitability or am I equally likely to get any type of business situation as a [...]

Consulting without Business Background

Question: I have been looking through your website very attentively over the past few days because I might be fortunate enough to have an upcoming first round interview with BCG. I am extremely interested in pursuing a career in management consulting; a lot of friends and family are either currently consultants or have been consultants [...]