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Core processes and frameworks
How to answer estimation/market sizing questions
How to answer case questions
Common mistakes in cases
Common mistakes in estimation questions
Three techniques to make you the perfect communicator
Market Sizing/Estimation Questions
Value of HP printers sold in a year in the US?
Volume of tea drunk in China in a year
Estimate the weight of the Empire State Building?
Volume of orange juice consumed by US Schools in a year?
Amount of syrup Pepsi-Cola sells a year in the USA?
Estimate the savings FedEx generates a year by not allowing its trucking fleet to turn left in the USA & Canada?
What is the market size for air conditioners in Vietnam?
Estimate the amount of fuel bought by Lufthansa Airlines in one year?
What is the value of beer consumed in a single ball game at Wrigley field?
Estimate the number of people who order clothing online in Spain?
What is the market size and value for people who would pay others to visit the graves of relatives and leave flowers?
Estimate the market size for used clothing in Peru?
Estimate the advertising revenue for a planned new classic radio station be opened in Philly?
Estimate the market size for tea drunk in the UK in a year?
Estimate the # of people who own iPods in India?
Estimate the value of beer drunk at Germany’s Oktoberfest?
Estimate the weight of the White House?
Estimate the number of cans of Coca Cola drunk in France in a day?
Estimate the number of power plants constructed globally in a year?
Estimate the number of BMW’s sold in Indonesia in a year?
Estimate the number of Angry Bird games downloaded in a year?
Estimate the weight of the Empire state building?
Estimate the ad-revenue generated by Facebook in a year?
Estimate the ad-revenue generated by Google in a year?
What is the value of SMS sent in Cambodia in a year?
What is the value of clothing irons bought in Spain in a year?
What is the cost of running a TTC bus a year in Toronto?
What is the match-ticket revenue Liverpool FC generates in a year?
What is the value of all tires used by a Formula 1 Ferrari team on race cars in one year?
What is the estimated revenue the Madrid Church could generate by selling endorsed crosses?
Estimate the market size for concierge services in NYC?
LV wants to sell a limited edition scarf that can only be bought with a special handbag. Size the market for scarves?
What is the estimated market size in the US for a new chocolate ice cream?
Estimate the market size for wine corks in Australia?
How many people are registered on online dating sites in NYC?
What is the market size for eBooks in Germany?
What is the market potential for Beyonce concerts in the US?
How many automatic dishwashing pellets can be sold in a year in the USA?
Estimate the volume of vodka consumed in a year in NYC?
How many Chanel handbags are bought in the UK in a year?
What is the annual toll revenue generated on the main London bridge?
What is the estimated market value of digital watches sold in a year?
What is the estimated market size for red roses in Spain?
J&J wants to launch an electronic flu tester. They want you to size the potential market for this in the UK?
The Metropolitan Museum of New York wants to extend its opening hours from 9pm to 1am. Could you estimate the potential revenue increase?
Can you estimate the market for clothing button replacements worldwide?
Estimate the Visa’s issued in a year by the US Embassy in London
Apple is giving away a two iPod Nanos’ if you buy a MacBook air. Estimate the # of iPods they would give away?
Estimate the hotdog revenue generated at Wrigley field in a year?
Estimate the revenue generated by Disney world Paris in one year?
Estimate the value of Bagels Starbucks sells in a day in the US?
Estimate the value of Strongbow (cider) drunk at nightclubs in London UK?
Estimate the number of photos uploaded into Facebook in a day worldwide?
Estimate the number of unemployed people worldwide?
Estimate the number hour’s sick leave post by GM employees in a year?
Estimate demand for green grapes in Switzerland?
What revenue do you think U2 generated from their 2006 World Tour?
Estimate the market demand for iPhones worldwide?
Estimet the number of photos uploaded on Twitter in a year? Now estimate the storage cost?
What is the weight of a 30 story building in Toronto?
Can you tell me how many Swiss Air airline hostesses there are? Now estimate the amount of make-up they buy while travelling?
How many servers does Twitter have?
What were the postage costs incurred by P&G last year when mailing refunds to mothers for defective diapers?
Which client is more expensive to acquire for Groupon: merchants or consumers?
What is the dollar value of mascara applied by Emirates stewardesses while in flight per annum?
Estimate the value of red paint used on Coca Cola can per annum?
MacDonalds wants to launch a health food segment. Should they?
Should DuPont enter the diaper market with a new product they invented?
Burberry wants to open a new store in Mongolia. Should they?
How should this company manage its healthcare supplier costs?
The president of Siemens is upset about the imaging business. What would you do?
The US Post Office is not growing and unprofitable. What would you do?
The Spanish telecoms market is deregulating. Spanish Telecom wants to know what to do?
Juventus Football team saw a drop in profits. What should they do?
GE finance wants to sell their rail business. Should they?
GE finance wants to sell their finance arm. Should they?
The Botswana government wants to open the postal sector to competition. What should BotPost do?
Should BHP Billiton stay in Titanium business?
The CEO of a power generating utility wants to know why profits are dropping and have it fixed?
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra is concerned about a drop in profits? What would you do?
Mercedes wants to cut their costs. What would you do?
Mobil Oil wants to lower the costs of their Arctic Exploration Division. What would you do?
Hyatt’s profits have dropped in Asia. What would you do?
MacDonalds wants to upgrade their fleet of delivery trucks and have come to you for advice. What would you recommend?
A non-profit is facing problems staying afloat. They have come to you for help?
No Apparent Framework
Should Shell change its organizational structure?
Retail investors want to invest in the retail space? Want your help?
Virgin wants to know if they should expand their London New York route.
Tell me how you would analyse the tobacco industry and what advice you would provide?
Tell me what is wrong with the aviation sector and how you would fix it?
A chocolate company is facing insolvency. They need your help. What would you do?
How should John Deere price its newest tractor?
What should the dean of HBS do?
The president of Lada wants to grow sales. What will you do?
How can AOL increase its profits?
The CEO of Yahoo has called you. What would you do?
The President of Kellogg Cereals wants to increase the volume of children’s cereals? What would you do?
The CEO of Franklin Sugar wants to increase sales. What would you do?
The CEO of BMW is upset about performance and specifically that of the Z4 in Europe. What would you recommend he do?
Customer returns on Pepsi bottles have increased due to damages, which have increased. Pepsi have asked McKinsey for help on solving the problem
Emirates Airlines is threatening to cancel their entire order unless Boeing can guarantee the first 30 planes in the order will be delivered on time. Bain has been called in to help. What would you do?
Apples profits are down 80% after the Japan earthquake. They have come to BCG for help?
Nike is worried they will miss their shipping targets for the IRB 2011 World Cup in New Zealand. What should they do?
A flower producer is having trouble meeting quality delivery targets. They have come to Booz for help?
Oscar Boateng has just received their largest order ever. Should they take it?
Marketing Strategy & Performance
Unilever wants to improve the performance of Dove. They have asked Bain for help?
BMW wants to replicate their short film initiative. Should they?
Unilever wants to know if they should launch liquid Dove. They have come to Booz for help?
Data Exercises (Reviewing detailed graphs and answering questions)
Why is Postal Bank not growing and unprofitable?
Is the UPS discounting strategy working?
Has Bismarck’s acquisition strategy failed?
How can Syngenta increase its valuation?
Should converse change its channel strategy?
How should UK Insurance improve its claims payout strategy? Could they? Why?
BMW wants to enter the NZ car market and Mercedes wants to know what to do about it?
Tide has launched a new dishwashing pellet in the German market. Unilever wants to know how to respond?
Virgin Airlines has announced direct flights to Santiago Chile. What should LAN do?
ING Bank wants to acquire Java Bank of Indonesia. They want Monitor’s help.
Goldman Sachs wants to buy a Mongolian mine. Should they proceed?
Apply wants to acquire Bing? They want your advice?
The US’s largest cement manufacturer wants to acquire Angola’s largest cement manufacturer? Should they?
Macquarie Bank wants to buy a toll bridge in LA. They have come to Booz for Guidance?
Microsoft wants help on a potential Zune investment? What should they do?
How to write a resume
What consulting firms look for in a resume?
How to use LinkedIn to network?
Prepping for your first phone call, information session or coffee chat
Understanding MECE and Causality
What to do when you get stuck
How to brainstorm in a case
What is your spike?
Setting an application strategy
Choosing the right offices
McKinsey BTO & IT Strategy
A mobile company wants to upgrade its network infrastructure but is unsure of the appropriate backup to use. Please assist them?
The Danish government is changing the pricing margins on fibre optics network access point. The client wants to know the impact and how to respond.
How should a larger gas utility structure its IT department?
A larger energy company wants to merge its process control and IT department. They have come to you for assistance.
The Ontario Government wants to project the efficiency impact of electronic health records.
Our client has $80B cash and cash equivalents. What should they do?
Our clients share price has dropped. What should they do?
The telecom’s regulator is proposing to change our productivity incentivization model. How will this impact our share price, if at all?
We expect 60% of our sales to originate from China within 5 years. How will this impact our valuation and beta?
Different Types of cases styles
BCG – conceptual and interviewee led
McKinsey – detailed and interviewer led
Roland Berger – testing for management skills
Bain – Data intensive and answer first approach
Partner Level Discussion Based Cases
How was your trip to the office and do you think you could have improved anything? Why?
Why do you think your favourite team, Manchester United, generates profits each year even when it does not win the Premiership?
Why do you think Harvard continues to use the case method?
I see you worked for Teach for America. What has been the real impact of the movement on education? Can you quantify that?
Impressive, a grand master pianist of Russia! How has the art changed structurally in Russia and what could be done to improve it?