Please note that this is an approximate list. We sometimes remove, replace or update videos. Though this list will be 99% accurate. This is a list of all the case episodes of The Consulting Offer across all the seasons we have already released. It excludes diaries, feedback episodes etc., which are too many to mention below.

 

Case Interview Solutions Library – Preparation Videos

 

What are decision trees.wmv

Brainstorming correctly…with decision trees.wmv

Using hypotheses and-or decision trees.wmv

Estimation How many visa’s are issued by the US Embassy in Moscow in a year.wmv

Estimation Estimate the number of digital photos uploaded on Twitter annually.wmv

Estimation Estimate the value of red paint used on Coca Cola cans worldwide annually.wmv

Estimation Louis Vuitton wants you to estimate a new product market size.wmv

Estimation What is the market value of Chanel Handbags sold in the UK.wmv

Estimation Estimate the match-ticket revenue Liverpool FC generates in a single season.wmv

Estimation What is the value of SMS’s sent in Cambodia in a year.wmv

Estimation Estimate the revenue Google generates annually from the search business only.wmv

Estimation Estimate the market size for wine corks just used in the Australian market.wmv

Full Case (Profitability) The Dallas Symphony Orchestra needs help with a profitability problem.wmv

Estimation Estimate the value of Bagels sold in the US Starbucks per annum.wmv

Full Case (Profitability) A power utilitiy wants your help to increase it profitability.wmv

Estimation Estimate the market for clothing button replacements worldwide in a year.wmv

Communication guidelines for cases.MP3.mp3

Rules for FIT questions.MP3.mp3

Please elaborate on a weakness you may have.MP3.mp3

Why did you select Arizona State for your degree.MP3.mp3

Why are you interested in this office.MP3.mp3

Why is BCG so appealing as a career choice.MP3.mp3

Tell me about yourself.MP3.mp3

Talk me through a leadership example.MP3.mp3

What are your analytical skills.MP3.mp3

Estimation Estimate the demand for Green Grapes in Switzerland annually.wmv

Audi production problems in Beijing.wmv

Baby Bell Telecommunications strategy.wmv

Complete Pharma Profitability Case.mp4

Complete Youtube Estimation Case.mp4

Comprehensive brainstorming approach (Michael’s Choice).mp4

Corporate Finance.mp4

Estimation (Tough Case) Estimate the number of all tires used by the Ferrari Formula 1 race team per annum.wmv

Estimation (Tough Case) Estimate the number of BMW’s sold in Indonesia in a year.wmv

Estimation (Tough Case) If a company had a 30% share of the Spanish red rose market and paid 20% taxes, what is its tax bill.wmv

Estimation (Tough Case) If the San Francisco Bay bridge charge a toll, how much could it realistically hope to generate in a year.wmv

Estimation Case P&G Diaper Refund Estimation.wmv

Estimation Estimate the amount of fuel bought by Swiss Air in a fiscal year.wmv

Estimation Estimate the cans of Pepsi Cola consumed in France per annum.wmv

Estimation Estimate the hours sick leave posted by GM employees worldwide in a year.wmv

Estimation Estimate the market size for air conditioners in Vietnam.wmv

Estimation Estimate the market size for concierge services in NYC.wmv

Estimation Estimate the market size for eBooks in Germany.wmv

Estimation Estimate the market size for used clothing in Peru.wmv

Estimation Estimate the market value for digital watches sold in Greece per annum.wmv

Estimation Estimate the market value of iPods in India.wmv

Estimation Estimate the market value of online dating in NYC.wmv

Estimation Estimate the number of Angry Bird games downloaded in a year world wide.wmv

Estimation Estimate the number of people in Spain who order clothing online.wmv

Estimation Estimate the value of automatic dishwashing pellets used in Japan per annum.wmv

Estimation Estimate the value of beer consumed in a single ball game.wmv

Estimation Estimate the value of beer drunk at Germany’s Oktoberfest.wmv

Estimation Estimate the value of vodka consumed in London UK in a year.wmv

Estimation Estimate the volume of orange juice consumed by US schools in a year.wmv

Estimation Estimate the volume of Pepsi syrup sold in the USA in a year.wmv

Estimation Estimate the volume of tea drunk in China in a year.wmv

Estimation Number of servers Twitter currently rents, leases and or owns.wmv

Estimation What should be the marketing budget in Canada for J&Js new electronic flew tester.wmv

Fedex Operations Case.wmv

Advanced Finance Case.mp4

Full Case (Competition Strategy) (Tough Case + Reading) Mercedes wants help to fend of BMW.wmv

Full Case (Deregulation) (Tough case) The Spanish telecoms market is deregulating the the incumbent wants to know how to respond.wmv

Full Case (Exit Strategy) (Note Considerations) Should BHP Billiton stay in the titanium business.wmv

Full Case (Market Entry) Burberry wants your advice on entering the Mongolian market.wmv

Full Case (Marketing Operations) Unilever wants to improve the performance of Dove.wmv

Full Case (Operations) CCB wants to determine why inventory and customer delays are increasing.wmv

Full Case (Pricing) (Tough Case) How should John Deere price its newest tractor.wmv

Full Case (Strategy) (Tough Case) Juventus FC is facing profit losses and needs your help.wmv

Full Case (Turnaround) A boutique chocalatier is facing bankruptcy.wmv

Full Case (Volume Sales) The CEO of Franklin Sugar wants to increase volume sales.wmv

Full Case Determine the impact of the Arts sector on the City of London.wmv

Full Case Groupon Business Model.wmv

Full Case Helping a Boutique Supermarket Assess a Promotional Plan.wmv

Full Case Understanding and Using Marginal Cost Curves.wmv

Goldman Acquisition Case.mp4

Helping an incumbent Texas Senator.wmv

Leadership PEI.mp4

McKinsey Restaurant Case.mp4

Pepsi Bottling Case SD.mp4

Roland Berger Case Approach.mp4

Russian steel productivity challenge.wmv

Smartest Thing Done PEI.mp4

Understanding our approach – decision trees versus hypotheses.wmv

Why Leaving PhD PEI.mp4

TCO 1

Session 5: Estimation Questions

Felix’s cases recorded in the session; (4 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Estimate the UK tea drinking market size

2. Estimate the clothing irons market size in Spain

3. Estimate the revenue for Disney world Paris tickets sales

4. Estimate the hot dog revenue at Wrigley Field

 

Rafik’s cases recorded in the session; (3 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Estimate Fortune Magazine’s per annum print subscription revenue

2. Estimate the market size for portable electronic storage devices

3. Estimate the revenue at a Grand Central Terminal entry booth

 

Samantha’s cases recorded in the session; (3 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Estimate Facebook’s advertising revenue per annum,

2. Estimate Coca Cola sales at a Beyoncé Madison Square Garden’s concert

3. Estimate sales at Wal-Mart’s largest store in Arizona

 

Sanjeev’s cases recorded in the session; (4 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Estimate the market size for Australian wooden wine corks used in wine bottles

2. Estimate the market size for red roses in Spain

3. Estimate the dollar vodka consumption in New York’s most elite nightclub

4. Estimate dollar bagel consumption at the average US Starbucks on a Saturday morning in summer

 

Session 6: Brainstorming

Felix’s cases recorded in the session; (5 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Estimate Apple iPad & Nano sales worldwide per annum during a promotional offer

2. Brainstorm how to increase the state of Arizona’s annual tourism revenue

3. Brainstorm how to increase your disposable income

4. Brainstorm how to set prices for a new consumer electronics device*

5. Brainstorm how to increase Facebook’s revenue per annum*

 

Rafik’s cases recorded in the session; (4 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Estimate the number of cupcakes sold in a single day

2. Brainstorm how to fix a Yellow Pages business, which is failing

3. Brainstorm why Facebook’s valuation is dropping

4. Brainstorm what drives variable cost at an investment bank

 

Samantha’s cases recorded in the session; (4 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Estimate Apple iPhone sales per day

2. Brainstorm how to increase your salary

3. Brainstorm what an average company should do with excess cash it may have

4. Brainstorm what an entrepreneur should do with excess cash he/she may have

 

Sanjeev’s cases recorded in the session; (4 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Estimate the number of photo’s loaded up to Facebook per day

2. Brainstorm how GlaxoSmithKline can increase HIV drug sales

3. Brainstorm how you can lose weight

4. Brainstorm why Prada’s show at New York Fashion week would have been considered a failure

 

Session 7: Profitability Cases – BCG / Interviewee-led approach / Issue tree approach

Felix’s cases recorded in the session; (3 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Estimate the interest lost per week for money sitting in phone booths in the city of Boston

2. Brainstorm why US ice-cream consumption increased during the recession

3. The Department of Defense is undertaking cost reduction measures as part of a broad austerity program. You need to advise the prime contractor on a crucial project cutting the costs of the project by 10% immediately. What would you do?

 

Rafik’s cases recorded in the session; (3 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Estimate the dollar value of Starbucks coffee thrown away by patrons

2. Brainstorm why a woman’s skirt length supposedly decreases during a bull market

3. A video internet start-up is seeing a large drop in profitability. Counter intuitively, this is happening as the company’s growth is increasing. How would you help them fix this problem?

 

Samantha’s cases recorded in the session; (3 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Estimate the number of Twitter servers worldwide at this very point in time,

2. Brainstorm why the total number of UK gasoline stations has declined in the last 10 years

3. A Southern-USA power utility has experienced an unexpected and steep profit decline in the last year. A desperate CEO has hired you to look at the issues, identify the problem and recommend a set of actions. How would you handle this?

 

Sanjeev’s cases recorded in the session; (3 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Estimate the number of motorcycles on the streets of Paris today

2. Brainstorm how Apple could increase margins for the iPad

3. A French restaurant, a favorite of downtown Toronto, has experienced a steep and painful drop in profitability. The owner wants your help in arresting the decline and saving the business. What would you do?

 

Session 8: Volume Cases – BCG / Interviewee-led approach / Issue tree approach

Felix’s cases recorded in the session; (4 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Estimate the dollar value of mascara used by Emirates Airlines stewardesses while on a flight, per annum

2. Brainstorm how Emirates Airlines can increase its overall growth

3. Skychefs, the aviation catering company, is keen to generate a meaningful volume sales increase. How would you help them?

4. Brainstorm why airlines are hesitant to serve sushi on flights?

 

Rafik’s cases recorded in the session; (3 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Estimate the market size for vinyl records

2. Brainstorm how to reduce waste in an average business

3. Amazon, the online retailer, wants to increase the volume sales of books sold at Christmas time. They want your help. How would you go about helping them?

 

Samantha’s cases recorded in the session; (3 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Estimate the market size for new tires in the US, used by consumers of personal vehicles only

2. Brainstorm why Gap Inc.’s costs rose in the recession

3. Russia’s largest bread company believes there is room in the market to sell more bread. How would you help them?

 

Sanjeev’s cases recorded in the session; (3 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Estimate the dollar value cocaine sales per annum in the USA

2. Brainstorm both the benefits and costs of legalizing cocaine in the USA

3. The Chicago mob wants to expand the unit volume of cocaine it ships and sells in the USA. They want you to help them think this through. How would you approach this case?

 

Session 9: Debriefing Session & General Discussion

1. A MacDonalds restaurant in Times Square is keen to find ways to increase sales without altering the prices. They are worried if they change prices it would set a nasty precedent or spark a price war. How would you help them?

 

Session 10: Communication Fundamentals – The questions are deliberately offensive

Felix’s cases recorded in the session; (2 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Brainstorm why China’s socio-economic system is inferior to Japan’s

2. Brainstorm how foreign students take jobs from US citizens

 

Rafik’s cases recorded in the session; (2 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Brainstorm why Morocco’s socio-economic system is inferior to Egypt’s

2. Brainstorm how foreign students take jobs from French citizens

 

Samantha’s cases recorded in the session; (2 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Brainstorm why are female scientists underperform relative to their male peers

2. Brainstorm how foreign students take jobs from US citizens

 

Sanjeev’s cases recorded in the session; (2 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Brainstorm why India’s economy is inferior to China’s

2. Brainstorm how NASA supposedly faked the moon landings

 

Session 11: Realistic Estimation Cases – Supply-side cases from a demand-side and demand-side cases from a supply-side

Felix’s cases recorded in the session; (3 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Brainstorm how the US can reduce its oil dependency

2. Estimate the number of Georgina Chapman gowns worn at the last Oscar’s Ceremony in California

3. BCG Healthcare sector data interpretation: analyzing exhibits to develop hypotheses and arrive at a set of recommendations.

 

Rafik’s cases recorded in the session; (3 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Brainstorm how Google can reduce its total worldwide server expenditure

2. Estimate the number of candidates interviewed in a single recent year for the Harvard MBA program

3. Bain Telco sector data interpretation: analyzing exhibits to develop hypotheses and arrive at a set of recommendations.

 

Samantha’s cases recorded in the session; (3 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Brainstorm how the rise of smartphones will impact Telco’s like Verizon

2. Estimate the number of police officers in NYC right now

3. BCG Aviation travel sector data interpretation: analyzing exhibits to develop hypotheses and arrive at a set of recommendations. (only one slide)

 

Sanjeev’s cases recorded in the session; (3 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Estimate how many power plants will be built next year

2. Brainstorm how a company in the US can reduce it taxes paid to the IRS

3. BMW wants to enter the Laotian market. They would like your advice in thinking through this plan. What would you do?

 

Session 12: Market Entry & Strategy Cases – BCG / Interviewee-led approach / Issue tree approach

Felix’s cases recorded in the session; (5 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”, data-case solutions are merged into 1 video)

1. What are your views on Greece’s austerity measures?

2. Brainstorm how a Telco could be more efficient

3. Estimate the number of people worldwide on Google right now

4. Facebook wants to enter the Korean market and has come to you for help. They would like your help in thinking through how to enter the market and position the company for success. What would you do?

5. BCG Tech Sector data interpretation: analyzing exhibits to develop hypotheses and arrive at a set of recommendations.

6. BCG Education Sector data interpretation: analyzing exhibits to develop hypotheses and arrive at a set of recommendations.

 

Rafik’s cases recorded in the session; (5 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. What are your views on the US economy?

2. Brainstorm what drives poverty

3. Estimate the number of homeless in the city of Chicago

4. The World Health Organization of the United Nations wants to open its first office in Myanmar/Burma. They have come to you for help determining the feasibility of their plans. How you would analyse this problem?

5. BCG Social sector data interpretation: analyzing exhibits to develop hypotheses and arrive at a set of recommendations. (check number of slides)

 

Samantha’s cases recorded in the session; (5 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. What are your views on the Syrian uprising?

2. Brainstorm how the IRS can reduce the tax evasion rate in the US

3. Estimate the number of Post Offices in Canada

4. Canada Post’s Parcel Service’s wants to enter the Illinois market. They have come to you to help them think through the problem. How would you approach this analysis?

5. BCG Public Sector data interpretation: analyzing exhibits to develop hypotheses and arrive at a set of recommendations.

 

Sanjeev’s cases recorded in the session; (3 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. What are your thoughts on Azerbaijan hosting its first Euro Vision song contest?

2. Let’s have a discussion about Groupon and try to understand its business model and profitability. Do you understand Groupon’s business model and could you explain it to me. What are the major types of customers they serve? Which customers are most expensive to serve? Let’s calculate the cost to serve each customer group.

3. BCG Transportation sector data interpretation: analyzing exhibits to develop hypotheses and arrive at a set of recommendations. (only one slide)

 

Session 13: Productivity & Operations Cases – Pivoting to the McKinsey Approach / Answer-first approach / Hypotheses development & Mid-point Feedback

Felix’s cases recorded in the session; (5 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Estimate Japanese tires sales per annum for consumers and for personal use

2. Brainstorm how to improve quality levels for China’s most popular domestic auto company

3. Audi is experiencing a problem at its Beijing plant. The plant, a mirror image of the Hamburg plant, is only producing 116,000 units / annum while Hamburg is producing 120,000 units / annum. What should Audi do?

4. BCG Infrastructure sector data interpretation: analyzing exhibits to develop hypotheses and arrive at a set of recommendations

5. Please outline a trend in luxury car sales and hypothesize what the CEO of a major luxury care company should do

 

Rafik’s cases recorded in the session; (5 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Estimate the revenue per annum a company would generate fixing seats for Singapore Airlines

2. Brainstorm how this company could increase their revenue from Singapore Airlines

3. The Atlanta airport hub is experiencing two problems. First, there has been an increase in in-bound flights forced to circle the airport due to landing congestion. Second, there has been a spike in out-bound flights leaving with passengers not making their flights. This has led to irate consumers and airline companies. How would you help the airport fix this problem?

4. BCG transport sector data interpretation: analyzing exhibits to develop hypotheses and arrive at a set of recommendations

5. Please outline a trend in aviation and hypothesize what an aviation executive should do

 

Samantha’s cases recorded in the session; (5 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Estimate Emirates Airlines total cargo revenue per annum

2. Brainstorm how to increase FedEx’s parcel revenue per annum

3. The COO of FedEx has hired a young MBA graduate and tasked him with finding ways to increase profits. The graduate has developed a plan to have FedEx vehicles in the USA and Canada only turn right to make deliveries. He wants drivers forbidden from making left turns. The graduate predicts $4B saving per annum. A sceptical COO wants you to redo the calculations. What would you do?

4. BCG transport sector data interpretation: analyzing exhibits to develop hypotheses and arrive at a set of recommendations.

5. Please outline a trend in logistics and hypothesize what a transportation executive should do

 

Sanjeev’s cases recorded in the session; (4 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Estimate total Russian steel production per annum

2. Brainstorm how to improves Russian steel labor productivity

3. A Russian steel company was the dominant player till 10 years ago. Now market has opened up and competitors have entered. It has four plants each headed by a manager and two divisions of marketing and planning which are run by managers as well. All managers are independent decision makers. Marketing gets an order, gives it to planning and then planning decides which plant will process the order. The problem is inventory is going up and delivery time is going up thus causing customer dissatisfaction. What do we do?

4. BCG Russian steel sector data interpretation: analyzing exhibits to develop hypotheses and arrive at a set of recommendations.

 

Session 14: Competition Strategy Cases & Content Traps – Pivoting to the McKinsey Approach / Answer-first approach / Hypotheses development

Felix’s cases recorded in the session; (4 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Please outline a trend in television and hypothesize what a network executive should do

2. Brainstorm why reality TV has spectacularly increased in the last decade

3. Al Jazeera wants to enter the US cable market. You have been retained by a competitor, CNN, to plan CNN’s response, if any. How would you handle this case?

4. BCG Media sector data interpretation: analyzing exhibits to develop hypotheses and arrive at a set of recommendations

 

Sanjeev’s cases recorded in the session; (3 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Estimate the dollar value of food thrown from a typical store kitchen in a day at an average Costco

2. Brainstorm how Louis Vuitton should choose its next store location in the US

3. Louis Vuitton is entering the Mongolian market and Burberry, your client, wants to know what to do.

 

Session 15: Complex Profitability Cases – Pivoting to the McKinsey Approach / Answer-first approach / Hypotheses development

Felix’s cases recorded in the session; (6 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Please outline a trend in luxury brands and hypothesize what a sector executive should do

2. Brainstorm how to increase Burberry sales worldwide

3. Estimate Burberry scarf sales worldwide

4. Felix’s sector of specialization: healthcare article discussion

5. A friend wants to invest in a paper plant. Use this marginal cost curve to determine if they should proceed with the investment or not.

6. BCG Luxury sector data interpretation: analyzing exhibits to develop hypotheses and arrive at a set of recommendations.

 

Sanjeev’s cases recorded in the session; (5 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Please outline a trend in retail banking and hypothesize what a sector executive should do

2. Brainstorm why the Indian retail banking market is attractive to foreign companies

3. Estimate the number of retail banking customers in Peru

4. Sanjeev’s sector of specialization: oil & gas article discussion

5. BCG Financial Institutions Group data interpretation: analyzing exhibits to develop hypotheses and arrive at a set of recommendations.

 

Session 16: Pricing Cases – Pivoting to the McKinsey Approach / Answer-first approach / Hypotheses development

Felix’s cases recorded in the session; (7 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Please outline a trend in German manufacturing and hypothesize what a sector executive should do

2. Brainstorm why fragmentation of steel suppliers is a problem in a declining metals market

3. Estimate the amount of steel entering Brazil per annum via car imports

4. Felix’s sector of specialization: healthcare article discussion

5. Brainstorm the pro’s and con’s of a miner leasing versus selling aluminum to airline manufacturers

6. Estimate the approximate new price if aluminum was leased and not sold

7. BCG Metals sector data interpretation: analyzing exhibits to develop hypotheses and arrive at a set of recommendations & One-sentence test (slide missing)

 

Sanjeev’s cases recorded in the session; (6 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Please outline a trend in Singapore tourism and hypothesize what the Singapore Government should do

2. Brainstorm how Times Square can increase the number of tourists it receives in a day

3. Estimate the number of tourists visiting Times Square in a day

4. Sanjeev’s sector of specialization: oil & gas article discussion

5. BCG Tourism sector data interpretation: analyzing exhibits to develop hypotheses and arrive at a set of recommendations.

6. Explain the strategy behind Starbucks raising prices 8 cents, in a recessionary market and with extreme competition from MacDonalds.

 

Session 17: Deregulation Cases – Pivoting to the McKinsey Approach / Answer-first approach / Hypotheses development

Felix’s cases recorded in the session; (5 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Please outline a trend in education and hypothesize what a sector executive should do

2. Brainstorm options available to the executive in the previous case

3. An Asian country is going to deregulate its market. A large incumbent has appointed you to develop a response strategy. What would you do?

4. BCG healthcare sector data interpretation: analyzing exhibits to develop hypotheses and arrive at a set of recommendations & One-Sentence test

5. Pharmaceutical contraceptives pricing case.

 

Sanjeev’s cases recorded in the session; (7 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Please outline a trend in Telco’s and hypothesize what a sector executive should do

2. Brainstorm how a Telco can sweat its assets more aggressively

3. Brainstorm why a Telco would want to sweat its assets more aggressively

4. Estimate the volume of data AT&T transmits per day, only for iPhones, in the USA (check calc)

5. Sanjeev’s sector of specialization: oil & gas article discussion (potatoes comment)

6. Your client is one of the local telephone companies (Bells) and had a regional monopoly. They charged a rate that the government deemed fair. However, the technological boom of the mid-90’s had resulted in the Bells becoming inefficient choke points. The government decided to open up the market to competition and tipped the scale in favour of new competitors in 3 ways. 1) They get to choose which segments to serve whereas the local Bell must serve everyone. 2) They can charge any price. 3) They can lease the local Bell’s lines at a price the government deems fair so they don’t have to invest in building infrastructure. The CEO of your client saw this as an opportunity to enter other local Bell’s markets and started a new division with this goal. The new division grew its customer base to 1 million over 2 years, but has lost money the whole time. The CEO now wants to shut down the division. Is this the right thing to do?

7. BCG Consumer Electronics sector data interpretation & One-sentence test: analyzing exhibits to develop hypotheses and arrive at a set of recommendations.

 

Session 18: FIT/PEI Questions

Felix’s cases recorded in the session; (7 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Talk me through your resume

2. Tell me about this leadership role at INA-PG. It sounds interesting and different from the rest of your resume.

3. Can you elaborate on your role at the Yale Spring Gala Concert Festival? That also sounds very interesting.

4. What was your specific role in securing the relationship with the $50B Pharma?

5. Why are you an event planner?

6. How do you handle failure?

7. Why are you leaving your PhD after all the effort put in?

 

Sanjeev’s cases recorded in the session; (7 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Tell me about your role as sports editor of the magazine

2. Can you elaborate on your role at the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation Microfinance start-up? That sounds like a very interesting role.

3. Tell me about your internship strategy at BP and how you developed the case study?

4. Walk me through your role in setting up the Singapore office

5. Can you elaborate on the implementation initiatives you were working on with Bain & Co.?

6. What was the value of your state tennis experiences?

7. Why did you select IESE for your MBA?

 

Session 19: Random Full Case & Random Drills – McKinsey Approach / Answer-first approach / Hypotheses development

Felix’s cases recorded in the session; (7 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Talk me through how you are leading the lab to meet the obligations to the Pharma partner?

2. Please outline a trend in clinical trials and hypothesize what the CEO of Pfizer should do

3. Felix’s sector of specialization: healthcare/insurance article discussion

4. Brainstorm options available to the Pfizer CEO to reduce the cost of clinical trials

5. A Fortune 500 pharmaceutical wants to run clinical trials for a new malaria drug in Mozambique. They are unsure about proceeding. How would you help them make the decision? Assume you are not to consider other locations.

6. Brainstorm why the government of Mozambique would allow these clinical trials to take place.

7. BCG Healthcare sector data interpretation: analyzing exhibits to develop hypotheses and arrive at a set of recommendations & One-sentence test

 

Sanjeev’s cases recorded in the session; (5 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Talk to me about how you guide your current CEO in decision making

2. Please outline a trend in healthcare and hypothesize what the CEO of Pfizer should do

3. Brainstorm options available to the Pfizer CEO to increase the patent length of drugs

4. An engineering start-up which keeps engineers in its monthly database and finds them work, is facing cash flow problems. They would like your help in fixing these problems. How would you help them? Brainstorm how the start-up could take market share?

5. BCG Healthcare sector data interpretation: analyzing exhibits to develop hypotheses and arrive at a set of recommendations & One-sentence test

 

Session 20: Communication & Objective Functions – McKinsey Approach / Answer-first approach / Hypotheses development

1. How do you manage situations where you fundamentally disagree with people but need to work with them?

2. Felix’s country of focus: Germany McKinsey Productivity article discussion.

3. Brainstorm Angela Merkel’s options to respond to poor integration of East and West Germany which is dragging down productivity? (turnaround + learning’s of productivity)

4. Angela Merkel is worried that companies in struggling Euro members cannot survive global competition. She has tasked the EU with a program to identify the most promising group of companies in Spain, Italy, Greece and Portugal and find ways to improve the their productivity. How should the EU go about this program?

5. Brainstorm the risks of this program?

 

Sanjeev’s cases recorded in the session; (6 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Talk me through a recent failure, at your current role, and how you handled it

2. Explain a major trend in entertainment and advise the CEO of a movie production company

3. Brainstorm the CEO’s options to respond to this trend.

4. Assume the CEO took some advice, went ahead and bought another movie production studio in a foreign country. That acquisition has been working on a major project to do animated movies in Russian. The CEO wants to know if he should green-light the project. How would you help him make this decision?

5. Brainstorm the risks of going ahead with the project.

6. McKinsey Media & Entertainment sector data interpretation: analyzing exhibits to develop hypotheses and arrive at a set of recommendations & One-sentence test

 

Session 21: Regional-focus, Strategy & Partner-style cases – McKinsey Approach / Answer-first approach / Hypotheses development

Felix’s cases recorded in the session; (7 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. What are the most valuable skills you feel you have gained in your studies?

2. Let’s discuss a trend in the German economy and provide some insights to the average German executive?

3. Felix’s country of focus: McKinsey Asset Management Article

4. Brainstorm the ways Frankfurt can improve its global image?

5. Let’s have a discussion about what is happening in the global auto industry. How would you go about developing a strategy for VW?

6. Estimate VW’s total sales per annum?

7. McKinsey Strategy function data interpretation: analyzing exhibits to develop hypotheses and arrive at a set of recommendations & One-sentence test

 

Sanjeev’s cases recorded in the session; (6 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Talk me through an example where you led people without formal titles or allocation of resources?

2. Let’s discuss a trend in the economy and provide some insights to the average Indian executive?

3. Brainstorm ways for a gas extraction company to increase its margins?

4. Let’s assume there is this huge central Asian gas company. A behemoth. The board is debating different directions for the company. They can pursue growth, increasing profits or improving productivity. How would you help them determine the appropriate direction to take?

5. Estimate gas consumption per year for residential use in Russia?

6. McKinsey Strategy function data interpretation: analyzing exhibits to develop hypotheses and arrive at a set of recommendations & One-sentence test

 

Session 22: Regional-focus, BTO & Partner-style cases – McKinsey Approach / Answer-first approach / Hypotheses development

Felix’s cases recorded in the session; (6 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Talk me through a decision you made that your team did not agree with, and how you managed this process?

2. Talk me through a trend in IT and what it would mean for a European CEO?

3. Brainstorm why IT projects go over budget and scope?

4. Let’s assume Germany’s largest transmission company wants to change its IT strategy. The company has a legacy system called BTS and they are not sure what to do with this. They are also in the process of rolling out a system of allowing consumers to control electricity usage. How you help them devise an overall IT strategy while advising on BTS

5. Estimate how much Siemens IT budget would be per annum?

6. McKinsey BTO function data interpretation: analyzing exhibits to develop hypotheses and arrive at a set of recommendations & One-sentence test

 

Session 23: Corporate Finance-Investments & Partner-style cases – McKinsey Approach / Answer-first approach / Hypotheses development

Felix’s cases recorded in the session; (7 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Talk me through how you make decisions in your life, any major decision?

2. Talk me through an e-commerce business trend and explain to me how it would impact a German banking CEO?

3. Brainstorm the impact of Toronto opening a casino.

4. As you know, the recession took a huge toll on the state of California. Let’s assume San Francisco wants to increase revenues by selling assets. It has elected to sell a major bridge to the Chinese investment corporation. I want you to advise the Chinese corporation on whether or not to proceed on this investment.

5. Estimate the number of bridges in the world?

6. McKinsey Global Institute Germany Productivity Auto discussion

7. McKinsey Corporate Finance – Investment function data interpretation: analyzing exhibits to develop hypotheses and arrive at a set of recommendations & One-sentence test.

 

TCO 2 Alice Qinhua Zhou & Michael Stein Episodes

 

1 Coaching Alice & Michael

2 Mimicking a Mckinsey Closed-List Dinner

3 Spice Girls Group Case

4 Alice’s PEI / FIT Interview

5 Michael’s PEI / FIT Interview

6 Paper Storage Case

7 Walmart Case

8 Mimicking a Partner Networking Lunch

9 Bottling Case

10 Paper Currency Case

11 Markets Case

12 Stem Cell Case

13 McKinsey Senior Partner Provides his feedback

14 Alice’s Preparation

15 Michael’s Preparation

 

TCO 3 Jen Nwankwo Sessions

 

S28 Jen Wrap-Up.mp4

S27 Jen BCG Written Case.mp4

S26 Jen Full McKinsey Case.mp4

S25 Jen Bain Sony Movie Complex Estimation.mp4

S24 Jen Advice and Full Case.mp4

S23 Jen Bain Data LAB Case + bain Interview Feedback.mp4

S22 Jen Day Before McKinsey PST and Group Case.mp4

S21 Jen Viettire Answer First.mp4

S20 Jen 3 Rules.mp4

S19 Mavis Henderson Minimum Wage Case.mp4

S18 Jen NYPD Productivity Case.mp4

S17 Jen Elimination call.mp4

S17 Jen Detroit Schools Case.mp4

S16 Jen BCG Exhibit China Pharma Case.mp4

S15 Jen PEI/FIT.mp4

S14 Jen Oaxaca investment case.mp4

S13 Jen Monopoly & Social Media Economics.mp4

S12 Jen Article Trend Case.mp4

S9 Jen Web design to app design.mp4

S10 Jen Inference Cases.mp4

S11 Jen Caterpillar inference + article + 6 drills.mp4

S7 Jen Verizon.mp4

S8 Jen Healthcare Africa Graphs.mp4

S6 Jen Bain partner Prep.mp4

S5 Jen Elon Musk Case.mp4

S4 Jen Full Case.mp4

S3 Jen Market Entry.mp4

S2 Jen Partner Style Case.mp4

S1 Jen Estimation Case.mp4

 

TCO 3 Zach Steinfeld Session

 

S1 Zach Estimation Case.mp4

S2 Zach Partner Style.mp4

S3 Zach Market Entry.mp4

S4 Zach CVP and MCC.mp4

S5 Zach Spanx.mp4

S6 Zach HIV Case.mp4

S7 Zach China VMS Data Exhibit.mp4

S8 Zach MacDonalds  Restaurant Case.mp4

S9 Zach Soybean Case + Article.mp4

S10 Zach L’Oreal Case.mp4

S11 Zach Tesla Case.mp4

S12 Zach USPS Turnaround and Corp Strategy.mp4

S13 Zach Bitcoin Investment.mp4

S14 Zach + 10 Drills.mp4

S15 Zach LAFD  Parts 1 and 2.mp4

S16 Zach Luxury Watch Operations Case.mp4

S17 Zach Resume 1.mp4

S18 Zach Resume 2.mp4

S19 Zach Resume 3.mp4

S20 Zach Elimination Call.mp4

 

TCO 4 Tom Experienced Hire Program Sessions

 

Each bullet/sub-bullet below is a separate episode or a series of separate episodes: 110 episodes in total

1. Introduction

  • How we designed this series
  • Ethics as a competitive advantage

2. Business Judgment

3. 11 Myths about consulting applications

4. FAQs

  • How important is my school to my application?
  • When does my GPA matter?
  • How important is my experience?
  • What are the firms looking for?
  • What to read to prepare?

5. What do EMBAs need to do differently vs MBAs?

  • What specifically are the firms looking for in EMBA candidates or “mid-career hires”?
  • How to deal with being “unevenly qualified”?
  • How to weave in past experience?
  • How to show superior business judgment?
  • MBA vs. EMBA key difference

6. What is the truth for minority candidates: Black / Hispanic / Indian / Chinese?

7. What is the truth for female applicants?

8. Roles available to EMBAs

  • BTO
  • Generalist
  • Specialist
  • Implementation
  • When and how to chose from the above

9. Where to apply

  • How do I decide which firms to target?
  • How important are values and fit?
  • How do I evaluate values and fit?

10. Preparing to network

  • When must networking begin?
  • Why is networking crucial?
  • What is the networking critical path?

11. How to edit a resume?

  • Principles
  • Things that delight firms
  • Things that hurt you
  • Editing critical path
  • Writing rules
  • Education
  • Experience
  • Personal

12. Mid-Point Q&A

  • How does one position oneself to transition from consulting to PE?
  • Should an EMBA apply on-cycle or off-cycle?
  • How does an EMBA balance preparation time with all the other demands?
  • How does one pick an office to smooth out lifestyle issues and when should this decision be made?
  • How does one prioritize time during an EMBA, between studies, extra-curricular activities, travel and recruiting?

13. How to update LinkedIn?

14. When to edit a resume?

15. How are major foreign accomplishments viewed?

16. When/how to write a cover letter?

  • General rules for cover letters
  • Things that delight firms
  • Things that hurt you
  • Cover letter paradoxes

17. How to build your spike in your profile?

18. Networking

  • What is the core principle and objective of networking?
  • Which type of partners to target?
  • The laws of networking
  • The logic of using LinkedIn
  • Q&A
  • How partners manage partners
  • Possibly the worst change at McKinsey and the negative impact of China’s rise
  • How to reach out/use LinkedIn?
  • What happens when someone responds/views the profile?
  • How do you run the call?
  • What happens after the first call?
  • What happens if no referral offers come through?
  • The story of McKinsey 44

19. When to apply?

  • On-cycle versus off-cycle
  • How does the networking guide this decision?

20. Managing Expectations on Offers

21. Communication Skills

  • Importance of communication
  • Airport Syndrome
  • Missing Presentation
  • Blind Navigator

22. Case Types

  • Basics
  • Foundational Skills / How to learn
  • Estimation
  • Brainstorming
  • Full Cases
  • Answer-first/hypotheses cases
  • Interviewee-led cases
  • Interviewer-led cases
  • Conversational cases
  • Clear objective function
  • Data cases
  • Inference cases
  • No framework
  • Partner Preference
  • Framework is failing
  • Quote – go for something
  • Written cases
  • How do you know?
  • Full Cases
  • Profit
  • Volume Profit
  • Market Entry
  • Structure or no structure? Analytic vs Quantitative
  • Operations / Productivity
  • Social Sector / Government
  • Investment
  • Key MBA Concepts to Understand
  • Business judgment
  • Volume drivers
  • Pricing cases
  • Break-even curve analyses / CVP
  • Set-up times and bottlenecks
  • Income statement vs balance sheet vs cash flow
  • Marginal cost curves

23. Behavioral interviews

  • How to discuss your background?
  • Why Darden?
  • Why an MBA now?
  • Technical elements of fit
  • Tell me the most memorable thing on your resume?
  • Why BCG/McKinsey?
  • What is the smartest thing you ever did?
  • Why are you leaving your career after such a long investment?
  • Talk me through a weakness?
  • Talk me through a failure you experienced/generated?

24. How to build business judgment?

25. Final Advice for Experienced Hires / EMBAs

 

TCO 4 Assel joins McKinsey

 

1 TCOIV ML Introduction.mp4

2 TCOIV ML S1 PEI.mp4

3 TCOIV ML Feedback on S1.mp4

4 TCOIV ML S2 Brainstorming.mp4

5 TCOIV ML Feedback on S2.mp4

6 TCOIV ML S3 Healthcare.mp4

7 TCOIV ML Feedback on S3.mp4

8 TCOIV ML S4 FIT.mp4

9 TCOIV ML. Feedback on S4.mp4

10 TCOIV ML S5 Market entry + Fit.mp4

11 TCOIV ML Feedback on S5.mp4

12 TCOIV ML S6 Financial Services.mp4

13 TCOIV ML Feedback on S6.mp4

14 TCOIV ML S7 Oil and Gas.mp4

15 TCOIV ML Feedback on S7.mp4

16 TCOIV ML S8 Wealth Fund.mp4

17 TCOIV ML Feedback on S8.mp4

18 TCOIV ML S9 Law firm wants to look at offering 100% refunds.mp4

19 TCOIV ML Feedback on S9.mp4

20 TCOIV ML S10 How Should Mercedes Cut Costs_.mp4

21 TCOIV ML Feedback on S10.mp4

22 TCOIV ML S11 Panama canal impact on US harbours and rail lines.mp4

23 TCOIV ML Feedback on S11.mp4

24 TCOIV ML S12 The role of government.mp4

25 TCOIV ML Feedback on S12.mp4

26 TCOIV ML S13 Data Case. Chemical Sector.mp4

27 TCOIV ML Feedback on S13.mp4

 

TCO 4 Assel joins McKinsey

 

1 Application Video

2 Admissions Interview 1

3 Admissions Interview 2

4 Admissions Interview 3

5 BG Feedback and General Advice

6 McKinsey Approach

7 Business Models & Estimations

8 Better Structures & Frameworks

9 Even Better Structures & Frameworks

10 Three Priorities

11 Digital Cases & Drills

12 Leading with prompts & PEI

13 4Ps

14 Mortgage case, Ratios and Wrapping

15 Pharma Cases

16 Fundamentals & Communication

17 Advanced Cases

18 Motivation & General Presence

19 Fixing Small Mistakes

20 Brainstorming & Productivity

21 Brainstorming

22 Exhibits & Day Before the Interview

23 Ritika gets the offer and discusses her experience