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BCG Case Study Prompt

A leading global consumer goods company has produced a new product for cleaning water to make it fit for drinking. The product is a sachet, which contains a powder. The powder is poured into a bucket of water and stirred for 20 minutes. At the end of the process, the silt/dirt that was in the water will settle at the bottom of the bucket and the bacteria in the water will have been cleaned/neutralized. On pouring, the recipient gets World Health Organization certified drinking water.

The company has launched this product with varying rates of success in many developing countries and now they want to enter India. The company already sells other products in India.

The CEO wants to know if they should enter the Indian market with this new product and if so, how?

Structure your analysis of this problem.

BCG Case Study Overview

You have been asked to consult a global consumer goods company in regards to entering a new market. The new market is India. Your job is to do your due diligence and gather critical information that will help inform your recommendation to the client.

While you can utilize the Market Study Framework to help solve this BCG case study, use your creativity, knowledge of the basic frameworks, and business acuity to custom build a framework that will be most effective in solving the case question.

This case doesn’t have any exhibits. This is an ideal case study for a final round BCG interview, with a qualitative difficulty of 3 out of 4.

BCG Interview Tips

BCG is looking for candidates that can create great structures and communicate that structure in a clear and concise manner.

And remember: how you get to the solution is more important than the actual answer.

During this case, time yourself. Spend 2min to build a structure, 2min to present it, 5min for math, 2min for brainstorming, and 2min for a recommendation.

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