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2002 CBS Casebook_33 - PD PD F XC h a n g e Vi e w F XC h a...

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Common Case Types Columbia Business School Management Consulting Association Guidebook 2002 Please do not duplicate, copy, print or photocopy 33 Common Case Types The major types of cases are: 1. Business Cases 2. Estimation Cases 3. Game Show Cases BUSINESS CASES In addition to testing your ability to solve business problems logically, these cases also test your general business knowledge. Core courses in microeconomics and marketing provide the basic tools and concepts to approach these cases. You are given a certain amount of information that may vary according to the interviewer’s style and the type of case. Write down the pertinent facts. The ability to ask the right questions in order to arrive at the dynamics and drivers of a business or industry is one of the most valuable consulting skills. Some interviewers open the case with only one line, and expect you to probe for more information by asking thoughtful questions.
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