A case interview is the analysis of a business question. It is an interactive process; your interviewer will present a business problem and ask you for your opinion. Your task is to ask the interviewer logical questions that will allow you to formulate a detailed recommendation. The majority of case interview questions do not have a right or wrong answer. The interviewer is looking for a thought process that is both analytical and creative — think out loud so the interviewer can understand how you solve problems. Specific knowledge of the industry covered by the case question is a bonus, but not necessary.
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Sample Case Interview Questions:
"How would you redesign an ATM machine to make it more user-friendly?"
"We’ve seen a lot of consolidation in the pharmaceuticals industry over the last ten years. What factors do you think drive this activity?"
"The Star Trek transporter has just been invented. Spell out some of the effects on the transportation industry."
- "A restaurant owner is setting up a new restaurant and is making a decision on the facilities to place in the restrooms for customers to dry their hands. Initial research suggests that she has three options – paper towels, roller towels, and hot air dryers. She needs to decide today. What should she consider in her decision making process?"