practice case interviews

Case Interview Example – Capacity Change Framework

I’ve had several requests to provide an example of a case involving the Capacity Change Framework as described in my case interview frameworks article. Before I provide the example and walk through how to solve it, let me start by providing some context. First, you don’t see this kind of case very often. I did 60+ case [...]

BCG Practice Case Interview Session

Question: I’ve been following your site since I received an interview invitation from BCG. It takes place soon, but a partner emailed me to offer me a practice case study interview if I was interested (not by him but by an associate). I of course accepted it. My question is whether this is truly practice [...]

Increasing Brain "Processing Speed" in Case Interviews

Question: First of all, many thanks for all your information and encouraging words on case interview preparation . Secondly, I would like your advice on how to get my “brainspeed” or “processing speed” up (the problem solving part of the case interview). Here is the deal, I got a first round interview at McKinsey, but [...]

Six Consulting Offers from Toronto

Email: This is a little overdue but I wanted to send you a note with a big thank you for all the prep material on the website. I found it several months ago and started prepping immediately and had done 40-50 practice interview cases before recruiting season. The frameworks are an excellent way to guide [...]

Obligation to Dissent and Client Skills

In an email to my newsletter recipients (through, I made a glaring math mistake.  And I received more emails than I ever have pointing it out! This is actually quite an interesting teaching opportunity on so many levels, let explain what I mean. While I received many more emails than I normally do pointing [...]

Synthesis in Case Interviews

What follows is an exchange of emails with a reader regarding synthesis is case interviews. Reader Email 1 of 3: Hi, Victor, Thanks to the LOMS program, I was able to learn just enough within a short time to pass my first ever case interview with Mckinsey. I got the feedback from HR that overall [...]

Why Multiple Interviews in the Same Day?

Question: Thank you for the emails you have been sending me, I find them very useful and full of insights. I an MBA graduate and I have just been invited to an interview with a boutique firm. I am a bit surprised that they have scheduled me for two consecutive interviews in the same day: [...]

How to Structure this Actual BCG Case

Actual BCG Case Submitted by a Reader: I had a friend doing a mock interview of a BCG case that he failed at in 2nd round.I tried to tackle it using your frameworks but, like my friend, I was getting nowhere. This was the case: “Your client, a private equity firm, is considering acquiring 3 [...]