Leading the financial analyses / business case in a McKinsey or BCG study is a daunting task. It will surprise many to learn that specialists in accounting or finance do not particularly excel at this.

Strong generalist MBA’s with good-enough quantitative skills do well here because they are better at deciding which analyses needs to be done, and which should be ignored. This video sets some guidelines to help you understand how to use the material. In particular the video explains the importance of financial analyses relative to financial modelling and the skill set you need to master, versus the skill-set at which you just need to be good-enough.

You will clearly see that the top-down approach followed by the bottom-up detailed analyses sits at the heart of financial analyses. In fact, the skills, tools and techniques can directly be used on any strategy or operations study.

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