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Case Study Prompt
A New England Electric Company is facing competition due to deregulation in their industry.
Soon, the carrier (wires) business will be separate from the generation (power plant) business.
Any company generating electricity will soon be able to sell in their market.
What should the company do?
Case Study Overview
In this Strategy& case study, your client is a New England Electric Company facing a possible influx of competition into their market. They have come to you to help them determine the best next steps to ward off profit losses and keep their market share. It’s your job to dive into the market, get to know your client, analyze the data and come back with solid recommendations for moving forward.
The Market Study Framework is a good place to start for this case study with answers. Don’t stop there, though. Find a way to build a unique solution by showing your showcasing your creativity and unique perspective.
There are no math exhibits in this case. This a beginner level case interview with a qualitative difficulty score of 2 out of 4. This case study with answers is one you would most likely see in a first round Strategy& interview.
Strategy& Interview Tips
What does Strategy& look for in its case interview candidates? Creative problem solvers who have a knack for innovation.
Because of this, make sure you are comfortable working outside the framework and can bring your own spin to the interview.
As you work through the case, focus on a couple of things:
- Time yourself (2min to build structure and 2min to present it; 2min each for a brainstorming question; 2min for final recommendation)
- Focus on finding one area you can improve next time
For out-loud practice with an expert, book an hour with an ex-MBB coach.
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