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Case Study Prompt

Our client is thinking about buying 10 acres of land in Jamaica for $3000 to be used for agricultural purposes. The financial target is $4,500 profit within first two years, excluding $3000 purchase price.

How would you determine whether or not this is a good idea?

Case Study Overview

This is a Strategy& Market Study case study interview. Your client is looking to you to help them make the decision as to whether or not to purchase land in Jamaica to use for agriculture. Your job is to analyze the data and consider all possibilities to provide an informed recommendation about their next steps.

We recommend using the Market Study (market entry) Framework to solve this case study, but don’t stop there. Allow yourself to work outside the framework and be creative in your approach, while showcasing your business experience.

There are no math exhibits in this case. This an advanced level case interview with a qualitative difficulty score of 3 out of 4. This case study practice will help you prepare for a first round interview at Strategy&.

Strategy& Interview Tips

What does Strategy& look for in its case interview candidates? Creativity problem solving and innovation skills.

Make sure you are comfortable working outside the box and finding unique solutions to problems by building on the basic frameworks.

In this case study practice, focus on a couple of things:

  1. Time yourself as you walk through the case (2min to build structure and 2min to present it; 2min each for a brainstorming question; 2min for final recommendation)
  2. Polish your communication and presentation skills

For out-loud practice with an expert, book an hour with an ex-MBB coach.

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