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Vault Guide to the Case Interview

ISBN-10: 1581313055

ISBN-13: 9781581313055

Edition: 6th

Authors: Mark Asher

List price: $29.95
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This guide includes more than 50 actual case interviews, and other consulting interview cases. In also covers important frameworks including Porter's Five Forces, the capital asset pricing model, the BCG Matrix and more.
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Edition: 6th
Publisher: Vault.com
Publication date: 2/18/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Mark is a consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Introduction
Why the Case
Types of Case Interviews
Skills Assessed in the Case Interview
What Kind of Case Will I get?
Case Strategies
Your Objective
Don't Fret
Top 10 tips for answering business case questions successfully
Common Problems and Troubleshooting
Thinking About the Case
The Case Checklist
Specific Types of Business Cases
Case Frameworks
Basic Concepts and Frameworks
Basic Overview of Financial Statements
Advanced Concepts and Frameworks
Net present value
The Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM)
Porter's Five Forces
PIE: The next generation of Porter's Five Forces
SWOT Analysis
The Seven S Framework
Product life cycle curve
Strategy tool/framework chart
The Four Ps
The Four Cs
The Five Cs
Value chain analysis
Core competencies
Benchmarking and "best practices"
The 2x2 matrix
The BCG matrix
M&A cases: Value drivers framework
M&A cases: Target and market assessment
M&A cases: Data gathering and analysis
Being There
What It's Like Being in a Case Interview
The Case
Real Life Interviews
Boston Consulting Group
McKinsey & Company
Monitor Group
A.T. Kearney
L.E.K. Consulting
Business Cases
Case Formats
Practice Questions
Thinking Strategically
Using the Four Ps
Sailing the Five Cs
A Written Case
The Financial Case Interview
Additional Practice Questions
And Try These for More Practice
Interactive Cases
A Fit Interview in Disguise
How to Use the Interactive Cases
How to Run an Interactive Case Exercise
Tips for the Case
Sample Interactive Cases
Presentation Cases
General Tips and Tricks for All Presentation Cases
Presentation Case Type 1 - Research Case
Research Case Example: Pure Meats
Presentation Case Type 2 - Complete the Presentation
Complete the Presentation Example: Wells Incorporated
Presentation Case Type 3 - Teach Me Something
Difficult Situation Cases
Consulting Interviews by Phone
Guesstimates
"Guesstimate" Case Interviews
Acing Guesstimates
Practice Guesstimate Questions
More Guesstimates...
And Try These for More Practice
Brainteasers
Brainteasers
Remember...
Practice Brainteasers...
Final Analysis
Appendix
Consulting Glossary