Ready for the case interview? Over 12,000 candidates weren’t, but our expert coaches structured a personalized plan to get them to their ultimate goal: an offer. We’ll do the same for you.
The world’s ultimate interview test is the case interview. Hundreds of companies, including premier consulting firms like McKinsey, Bain, and BCG, as well as Google, Amazon, and Capital One, use cases to decide if you’re good enough for their A-Teams.
On average, 3% of candidates make the cut. However, ~80% of our Black Belt clients pass the case interview.
Whether you’re 6 months or 6 days away, we can help.
We start with you through the entire case, providing targeted feedback and adjustments through each step of the case study to get you ready faster. Need metrics? 80% of our clients get get an offer after working with us.
Thanks so much for the feedback and all your help over the past couple of months. I seriously don't know where I'd be in this process without you. Any win for me must be shared equally among us. I just found out that I made it to the next round for AlphaSights!
Emily, Undergraduate Student
Do you meet the 20-second rule? Can you casually calculate large numbers and percentages? Are you able to derive insights from complicated charts and graphs? Are your notes clean?
If not, you have no time to waste! With coaching and supplemental courses, cases, and drills, you’ll get comfortable with the math concepts you need to know to get the real gold nugget: insights.
Can you apply the 4 main case frameworks: Market Sizing, Profitability, Market Study, and M&A? More importantly, can you tailor and reorganize them to create creative, data-driven frameworks and hypotheses that help you solve full cases in under 20 minutes?
We won’t lie to you. If your frameworks aren’t good enough, you’ll know in the first session. If you don’t know what you’re talking about, we’ll help you figure out what to say instead. In only an hour or 2, you’ll know how to size up any business problem in 2 minutes or less.
Is Netflix a fixed or variable cost business? How does this affect its overall strategy? Understanding how different businesses and industries work - even at a high level - is essential to success in the case interview.
Our coaches will throw industries at you you’ve never seen before - and for good reason. The more they push you, the more you develop the ability to quickly size up a problem and apply outside knowledge and trends to recommend distinctive solutions.
McKinsey and BCG employ vastly different interview styles. As does Bain. And Kearney. And every other firm in the book. While best practices will get you to 90% readiness for any case interview, how do you bridge the final 10%?
Although the beginning of your prep is a basics bootcamp, your coach - and our digital materials - will make sure you’re ready for your specific interviews so you leave no stone unturned.
What’s the point of solving a business case in the real world? Making a final recommendation, and convincing the client to follow your plan of attack. You can’t be a robot, but you need to be persuasive.
Your coach acts as your interviewer, and as they get to know you, they’ll help you speak more directly, answer with more structure, and recommend more persuasively - while keeping your personal style intact.
Great news – I received an offer from Simon-Kucher! Thanks for helping me along the way.
2nd Year MBA
Whether you’re 6 months or 6 days away, we can help.
Here’s how it works:
We’re flexible, and can typically accommodate tight timeframes, even over the weekend, early in the morning or late at night if needed. We will find a way to help you with your case interview prep!
During the busy season, we can be booked up to 1 week out, but if you email us a special request, we reserve ~5-10 slots each week for emergencies. Of course, first priority goes to Black Belts.
If it makes you more comfortable, contact us by email prior to booking – we can give you tentative times that might work and can hold those spots for a maximum of 24 hours while you get organized and put your order through.
You have 3 categories to choose from:
If you just want to test the waters with us before diving in, or are short on time before your interview, book a 1-hour session ($220 for 1 hour mock interview). We can book these as little as 2-3 days before your interviews.
Our basic services are included in a 4-hour package: We like to have 1-2 weeks to complete the 4-hour packages, and we can both give you homework and expose you to multiple different case types in the process.
If you want to go the distance, select a 8-hour package: Black Belt Interviewer ($1600; includes all digital courses). If you are starting with little-to-no business or interview background – or if you just want a major leg up in the process – Black Belt is the best.
Ideally, we’d recommend that you start your case interview preparation at least 3-4 weeks before the anticipated interview, and that you begin working with us before you develop bad habits elsewhere. Our most successful Black Belts start preparing 2-6 months prior to their interview.
We do! We work with execs at PE, VC and Fortune 500 firms who want to understand the consulting toolkit better – not just to craft mock interview answers, but more to power through high-impact business strategy discussions.
We also deliver workshops for groups that want to understand corporate strategy – write Namaan at [email protected] if you want to bring us in.
Absolutely. In fact, your chances of success in the process are high – but you also may have blind spots, and we will make sure you don’t get hindered by anything.
We guarantee that in each hour with us, you’ll confront important questions you’ve never heard before. We’ll share secrets behind how interviewers score your responses and the keywords and phrases that they look for in your answers. We’ll also be brutally honest about your chances and the work you need to put in to get an offer.
After working with us, you’ll approach cases with increased confidence and feel that you can handle any case or fit question thrown at you. Give us a few key hours of your life, and we’ll rock your world.
We find that our experienced professional clients often need the most help – particularly in crafting the right stories, preparing for varied types of interview questions, and knowing exactly how to tackle common consulting cases.
After all, it’s usually been awhile since you’ve interviewed at all, and our service is a great way to dust off those cobwebs and find out what today’s consulting firms look for in candidates.
It’s also possible that you’ve built bad habits, and are senior enough that no-one mentions them anymore. We won’t let you get away with anything that could hurt your chances in the recruiting process.
In addition to “typical” candidate profiles (undergraduate, MBA, MS, etc.), we love guiding hundreds of “non-traditional” candidates through the consulting recruiting process each year, including:
TLDR; yes, we can!
Still not sure if your background/timeline/personality is the right fit for consulting? Contact our team with the details of your specific situation and we’ll be happy to guide you.
As with the resume editing service, the interview process for each firm is largely identical globally. Firms standardize their recruiting methods, so our advice and critique for your interview will largely be the same whether you’re in Asia, Europe, Australia or the U.S.
However, different practices and job functions at different firms do impact the interview process – we can help broadly, but just make us aware of your key targets at the start of the process so we can tailor our plan if we need to.
We offer broad coverage of time zones and days/nights/weekends with our team of coaches.
The session will be intense and as similar to the real interview as possible. You’ll know your strengths, weaknesses, and most importantly, exactly how to improve (in many cases, we’ll create the right responses together).
Also, we can customize the time to your needs. We can spend 40 minutes on cases only, or just focus on fit questions. We can even use the time to discuss other topics, from networking strategies to finding consulting firms with the right fit.
Finally, we are brutally honest with you. If you buddy with someone from McKinsey, they will give you McKinsey tips – well, some of them. They aren’t invested in your success – they look for quick wins, not total overhauls. And your peers? Maybe they’re great, but the blind can’t lead the blind very well, can they?
Interview services are non-refundable, but they also never expire. In addition, you can transfer or sell unused hours to another aspiring applicant.
We have a “use it or use it” policy to encourage you to maximize your interview preparation. More practice = better results!
Great question. Of course, we’ll tailor the sessions to your specific situation, but here’s are 2 common approaches that worked with other clients who got offers at Bain, BCG, McKinsey, Oliver Wyman, and more.
Option 1 (standard):
Option 2 (business newbie):
Because we spend so much time together, we also work with you (on the calls or via email) to personally help guide you end-to-end through the networking and resume drop processes – all the way through to the offer.
We only work with people who are serious about breaking into consulting. It’s going to take a lot of work, but we don’t want to work with wannabes who are flaky or just plain lazy.
The good news? We get AWESOME results. Last year, 60% of our Black Belts got offers at top consulting firms. Think that’s low? Not compared to the 3-5% offer rates at the firms.
We are CRAZY proud of our excellent clients, and we invest heart and soul to push you toward success.
Of course. If you’re interested in resume and cover letter editing + interview prep, your best option is:
No! All of our books are available exclusively in a convenient e-book format, allowing you to flip through pages and pages to your heart’s content anywhere where there is an internet connection. Our e-books and video courses are iOS and tablet compatible, so you can read and watch from anywhere!
You can upgrade within 30 days of the original purchase. Just be aware that you can only upgrade to a package that contains the same elements (ex: if you purchase a package that includes Resume/Cover Letter edits, you can only upgrade to a package that includes editing services).
To upgrade, just purchase the new package and use the upgrade code included in your original confirmation email.
Thanks for asking – there are so many reasons we love and are proud of what we do!
At MC, you talk to the experts – not someone the experts have trained. We create the videos, teach the workshops, and write the books that are key tools to break into consulting. Lucky you – you get face time (and email access) directly with us.
If you’re looking at different options, here’s where we think other prep services come short: