Case interviews are a way for consulting firms to test your smarts. Consulting firm are in the business of renting brains. That’s why firms put so much weight on the consulting case question – because it allows them to judge how logically and persuasively a potential consultant (i.e. you) can present a case, in essence, a case interview is a role-playing exercise.

In order to nail the case you need to know both how to prepare and perform. will help answer a lot of your questions and get you started. However, if you want complete case interview preparation you should read Case In Point.

For the past three decades Marc Cosentino’s work has towered over the field of case interviews. Cosentino has taught a generation how to think like a consultant while sending thousands of students to the top firms all around the world. No one has his depth of knowledge. The Wall Street Journal calls his book Case in Point the MBA Bible which is one of the many reasons why Cosentino is the world’s foremost authority on case interviewing. Over the past 30 years he has advised and coached well over 100,000 students and alumni. Case in Point, is not only the number one selling case book world-wide, but is also the number two selling interview book world-wide and the top book in the field of consulting as well. CIP is purchased in bulk by many of the top MBA consulting clubs including Harvard Business School, Wharton, and University of Michigan as well as three of the top strategy consulting firms.


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