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The big 3 consulting firms: why McKinsey, BCG, and Bain are the most prestigious

McKinsey & Company McKinsey & Company is a partnership and widely acknowledged as the most prestigious consulting firm. It was founded in 1926 by James O. McKinsey, however, underwent a significant transition through the leadership of Marvin Bower, who established the principles of the McKinsey for which it is known today.  McKinsey is hired by…
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What questions you should ask at the end of the case interview

As the McKinsey, BCG, or Bain case interview wraps up, you will usually get a chance to ask the interviewer a few questions. While the questions you will ask have almost no bearing on your interview outcome (outliers excluded…), you should not neglect them. Think about what you would like to know beforehand and come…
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What degree do you need for management consulting

We often get asked what degree is needed or what is the best degree for management consulting firms such as McKinsey, BCG, and Bain. You don’t need to be a business major A common misconception is that management consultants need to have a business background. Yet, the truth is simple. The type of degree does…
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How to prepare for case interviews alone

Case interview preparation is a lengthy and tedious process, which for many applicants lasts over a month in parallel to their other commitments. Case interview practice can be tough It is difficult to find good quality interview partners in sufficient numbers and full case interview drills take 40 to 60 minutes including a proper feedback…
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The life of a Bain consultant in China

The consulting interview series We decided to launch a new series here on StrategyCase.com that should give our readers an insight into how the consulting roles differ across firms and geographies. We reach into our network to talk to people from the McKinseys, BCGs, and Bains of this world and get their perspective on their…
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Interviewer-led vs. interviewee-led case interviews

Consulting case interviews differ in their structure across companies. While top-tier firms usually employ very objective and structured case interviews, lower-tier or smaller firms apply less stringent standards to ensure objectivity. Let’s dive into the matter! Two types of case interview structures There are two dimensions of case interview structure. First, structure relates to the…
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