Posts under Category: finance & economics

Quaker to Increase Profitability of Rice Cakes

Case Type: improve profitability; finance and economics.
Consulting Firm: FTI Consulting first round full time job interview.
Industry Coverage: food and beverage.

Case Interview Question #01365: Your client The Quaker Oats Company, known as Quaker, is a large food manufacturer based in Chicago. The company started as an oat mill in 1901 and has expanded into numerous areas, including other breakfast cereals and… Read the rest

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How to Make 10-Year Cash Flow Projection for a Startup

Case Type: finance and economics.
Consulting Firm: Dalberg Global Development Advisors first round full time job interview.
Industry Coverage: telecommunications, network; startups.

Case Interview Question #01362: I see from your resume that you worked for Goldman Sachs’ Investment Banking Division (IBD) before business school. Describe for me your most complex financial model at Goldman. How did you structure it? With hindsight, what could… Read the rest

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How to Draw Value Chain for an Ice Cream Start-up Business

Case Type: industry analysis; business competition; finance and economics.
Consulting Firm: IBM Global Business Services (GBS) first round full time job interview.
Industry Coverage: food & beverages; small business, startups.

Case Interview Question #01354: H?agen-Dazs is an American ice cream brand, established by Reuben and Rose Mattus in Brooklyn Heights, New York, in 1961. Starting with only three flavors: vanilla, chocolate,… Read the rest

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Law Firm Sidley Austin Considers Fixed Fee Billing

Case Type: organizational behavior; finance and economics.
Consulting Firm: Cornerstone Research first round full time job interview.
Industry Coverage: law, legal services.

Case Interview Question #01300: Your client Sidley Austin LLP, formerly known as Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP, is a general practice law firm based in the United States, with a focus on expertise in transactional and litigation matters. The current… Read the rest

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