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Is there a difference in the case interview for undergrad vs MBA/experienced hire?

1 year ago
October 20, 2021
MBA
Screening case
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Is there a difference in the case interview for undergrad vs MBA/experienced hire? Are they looking for different things? Or to differentiate the performance?
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10 months ago
In general, the difference is not so big. Even if you are a graduate, you still need to have some knowledge, not necessarily deep, but be sure to study the oil&gas industry, banks, transport, retail. The easiest way is to solve 5-7 different cases on this topic and find a person who understands this. And when you are an experienced hire, you will most likely be interviewed by a consultant with relevant work experience. You may be asked questions specific to the industry but unlikely to cause difficulty given your own experience.
1 year ago
As a general rule, the cases are the same, but a higher performance level is expected in both case and fit considerations. Some consulting firms will use a “mini-case” for undergrads (which is basically a regular case but a bit shorter / less questions), so you may have a longer case as an MBA/experienced hire. So, the one difference you might come across is when you're applying for a specific practice.