Vault guide to the case interview /
Mark Asher, Eric Chung and the staff of Vault.
6th ed., updated & rev.
New York : Vault, c2005.
xiii, 231 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
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New York : Vault, c2005.
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Case strategies -- Case frameworks -- Being there -- Real life interviews -- Business cases -- Interactive cases -- Presentation cases -- Guesstimates -- Brainteasers -- Final analysis.
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"Launch your consulting career with winning strategies for your case interviews"--Cover.
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Table of Contents
Introductionp. 1
Why the Casep. 1
Types of Case Interviewsp. 2
Skills Assessed in the Case Interviewp. 3
What Kind of Case Will I get?p. 6
Case Strategiesp. 7
Your Objectivep. 9
Don't Fretp. 9
Top 10 tips for answering business case questions successfullyp. 10
Common Problems and Troubleshootingp. 14
Thinking About the Casep. 15
The Case Checklistp. 16
Specific Types of Business Casesp. 17
Case Frameworksp. 23
Basic Concepts and Frameworksp. 26
Basic Overview of Financial Statementsp. 27
Advanced Concepts and Frameworksp. 34
Net present valuep. 34
The Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM)p. 35
Porter's Five Forcesp. 38
PIE: The next generation of Porter's Five Forcesp. 40
SWOT Analysisp. 42
The Seven S Frameworkp. 43
Product life cycle curvep. 44
Strategy tool/framework chartp. 45
The Four Psp. 46
The Four Csp. 47
The Five Csp. 47
Value chain analysisp. 49
Core competenciesp. 50
Benchmarking and "best practices"p. 50
The 2x2 matrixp. 51
The BCG matrixp. 52
M&A cases: Value drivers frameworkp. 53
M&A cases: Target and market assessmentp. 54
M&A cases: Data gathering and analysisp. 56
Being Therep. 59
What It's Like Being in a Case Interviewp. 61
The Casep. 62
Real Life Interviewsp. 67
Boston Consulting Groupp. 69
McKinsey & Companyp. 70
Monitor Groupp. 71
A.T. Kearneyp. 71
L.E.K. Consultingp. 72
Business Casesp. 73
Case Formatsp. 75
Practice Questionsp. 76
Thinking Strategicallyp. 89
Using the Four Psp. 92
Sailing the Five Csp. 94
A Written Casep. 100
The Financial Case Interviewp. 102
Additional Practice Questionsp. 105
And Try These for More Practicep. 109
Interactive Casesp. 111
A Fit Interview in Disguisep. 113
How to Use the Interactive Casesp. 113
How to Run an Interactive Case Exercisep. 114
Tips for the Casep. 116
Sample Interactive Casesp. 117
Presentation Casesp. 137
General Tips and Tricks for All Presentation Casesp. 141
Presentation Case Type 1 - Research Casep. 142
Research Case Example: Pure Meatsp. 144
Presentation Case Type 2 - Complete the Presentationp. 164
Complete the Presentation Example: Wells Incorporatedp. 164
Presentation Case Type 3 - Teach Me Somethingp. 173
Difficult Situation Casesp. 175
Consulting Interviews by Phonep. 190
Guesstimatesp. 193
"Guesstimate" Case Interviewsp. 195
Acing Guesstimatesp. 196
Practice Guesstimate Questionsp. 199
More Guesstimates...p. 204
And Try These for More Practicep. 207
Brainteasersp. 209
Brainteasersp. 211
Remember...p. 211
Practice Brainteasers...p. 212
Final Analysisp. 219
Appendixp. 223
Consulting Glossaryp. 225
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