Industry Cheat Sheets

Ace Your Consulting Interviews!

Equip yourself with our industry cheat sheets – tailored insights on 27 major industries to give you an edge in consulting case interviews.

Become an industry expert in no time.

Become an industry insider and surprise your interviewer with your insights and depth of thought when creating frameworks, answering brainstorming questions, interpreting charts, or math results, and when providing a recommendation at the end of the case.

BUSINESS JUDGEMENT IN ONE PACKAGE

Designed by former McKinsey experts with years of interview experience to cover all your case interview needs. The comprehensive package boosts your business judgement and confidence during interviews and helps you save time on research. Focus on where it matters most.

COMPREHENSIVE INFORMATION FOR ALL FIRMS

Detailed information on financials, business models, key challenges, trends and outlooks for different industries. Applicable for all firms’ case interviews: McKinsey, BCG, Bain, tier-2 firms, Big 4, boutique consulting firms, and in-house consultancies.

COVERS ALL INDUSTRIES FOR CASE INTERVIEWS

Covers 27 relevant industries (including more obscure and creative verticals): Aerospace, Agriculture, Airlines, Airports, Automotive, Banking, Chemicals, Consumer Goods, Defense, Education, Electronics, Energy providers, Infrastructure, Insurance, Media and Entertainment, Healthcare, Metals and Mining, Oil and Gas, Pharmaceuticals and Life Sciences, Postal and Courier Services, Private Equity, Public Sector, Pulp and Paper, Retail, Space, Tech, Telecommunications.

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Our industry insights help improve your case performance in 3 ways:

1

CLIENT SITUATION

These cheat sheets offer comprehensive insights into different industries, ensuring you have a deep foundational knowledge when presented with client-specific scenarios. With tailored information at your fingertips, you can swiftly discern the underlying context and nuances that define your client’s challenges.

2

PROBLEM SOLVING

By equipping you with industry-specific knowledge, these cheat sheets empower you to formulate robust case frameworks that are directly aligned with real-world challenges. The depth of information enhances your brainstorming sessions, enabling you to come up with innovative and applicable ideas swiftly.

3

DATA ANALYSIS

With the cheat sheets’ detailed industry insights, you can quickly contextualize quantitative data and charts, ensuring your analyses are grounded in real-world relevance. They act as a guiding tool, allowing you to extract pertinent insights from data, making your analytical approach more precise and effective.

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Either choose our fully comprehensive Industry Overviews or combine it with our Structuring and Brainstorming Drills to practice idea generation strategies for case interviews. Instant download, start preparing immediately.

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INDUSTRY OVERVIEWs + STRUCTURING DRILLS

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Covers everything you need to know to become a master case solver

14 lessons on problem structuring, frameworks, brainstorming and idea generation

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Ilse
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5/5

The handbook helped me structure my thoughts on a couple of topics and industries I was unaware of.

3 weeks ago
Urs
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5/5

If you are preparing for case interviews and don't know where to start building your business background, I would definitely recommend this guide.

2 months ago
Philipp
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4/5

Expected more information.

3 months ago
Rico
Reviewer
5/5

Solid depiction of the different industries that can make problems you face in a case easier to understand.

4 months ago
Vinesh
Reviewer
5/5

Can't really go wrong with a cheat sheet like that. One could probably create one themselves but it would take a lot of time and digging.

I like the instructions at the start that guide you on how and when to use the information provided about the various industries. The combination of the knowledge and the instructions makes it valuable.

4 months ago
THE IMPORTANCE OF KNOWLEDGE ABOUT

Case interview industries

Business cases are the most common and the most difficult challenges you encounter in a consulting interview. All top-tier consulting firms such as McKinsey, BCG, and Bain employ them in their selection process.

In this interview, you are asked to solve a typical business problem of a fictitious client. To do this successfully, you need split the problem into its components and identify levers you can work on, ask the right questions to work your way through the case, analyze the facts given to you, and eventually draw proper conclusions. While you are never expected to be an expert in a particular area, familiarity with an industry or problem correlates highly with a candidate’s success.

That is why we have created our industry overview cheat sheet that provides you with an overview for each industry.

FINANCIALS

Learn about the typical revenue drivers and cost elements for each industry, including a breakdown of their typical income statements and profit margins.

BUSINESS MODELS

Learn about each industries’  products and services, sales channels, customer segments and the largest players.

CHALLENGES AND RISKS

Understand the current key challenges for each industry and the topics that keep CEOs up at night.

TRENDS AND OUTLOOK

Understand the future development and what consulting firms are currently working on with their clients.

Elevate your case interview game in 3 steps.

All Industries in One Package

The product comprehensively encompasses all 27 pivotal industries essential for consulting case interviews, ensuring you’re never caught off-guard.

Clear Breakdown of Key Data

Experience thorough deep dives that unravel financials, business models, and prevailing trends, providing you with a holistic view of each sector.

Instructions to Maximize Your Impact

We offer clear instructions on leveraging this data, priming you to significantly boost your performance in all areas of the case interview.

FINANCIALS

This data helps you understand the financial health of an industry and identify cost levers you can pull for your client. It also allows you to compare your client’s situation with the average financial data of competitors.

BUSINESS MODEL

This data helps you understand what levers you can pull to improve the revenue of a client, what products or services you are dealing with, how these can be sold on the market and to whom. On top of that, you become familiar with the competitive landscape.

OUTLOOK AND RISKS

This data helps you understand what CEOs are concerned with at the moment and what awaits them in the future. These are all topics that consulting firms are working on with their clients as they are always hired to deal with the pressing issues of a given period.

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