Strategy Simplified

Strategy Simplified

Strategy Simplified is here to demystify the consulting industry and help you land your dream job in management consulting. Hosted by the expert team at Management Consulted - the world's largest resource for consulting news and interview prep - each episode covers topics related to the consulting world, from interview preparation and case study techniques to networking strategies and industry trends. Whether you're just starting your career or looking to make a transition, Strategy Simplified is the go-to resource for anyone looking to break into the consulting industry. With actionable advice, insider tips, and real-life success stories, this podcast is the ultimate guide to simplifying your career strategy and landing your dream consulting job.


December 8, 2023 30 mins

In this case interview demonstration, Shane Muselmann (previous BCG intern; incoming Consultant) demonstrates a really interesting BCG case interview.

In the case - that Shane created from scratch! - a solar developer is looking for a regional expansion strategy.

Can our mystery candidate (a volunteer from the community) crack the case? You'll find out.

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Rafa Lellis was the first non-engineer to break into McKinsey Brazil’s internship program. The kicker? She worked there at the same time as attending law school!

Hear her inspiring story firsthand on this episode of Strategy Simplified, including:

  • How Rafa leveraged networking to break into and succeed at McKinsey 
  • How she uses the skills she developed in consulting to succeed in fintech
  • How she tailored her case prep app...
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How are leading employers thinking about DEI recruiting? Listen to hear directly from:

  • Accenture
  • eBay
  • Hershey
  • PwC
  • Serco

Click here to find opportunities for candidates from underrepresented backgrounds at these organizations.

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November 29, 2023 34 mins

The Texas History museum has experienced unusually high HR costs - can McKinsey fix the issue?

That’s the scenario faced in this case interview demo led by Ryan Boutwell, a previous McKinsey Summer Associate who is returning to the firm full-time.

The candidate is Camiel, an undergraduate student who plans to apply to top consulting firms like MBB.

Put on your casing hat and test your skills with this fu...

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We catch up with Marc Cosentino - a legend in the field of case interviews.

Marc wrote the ever-popular guide on case interviews, Case in Point, and has trained more than 150k people in his nearly 30 years of experience.

Marc reveals his "aha!" moment for writing Case in Point, how case interviews have evolved, crucial skills for young professionals, and why he loves Winston Churchill.


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MBA first years, your internship interviews will take place in January and February (I.e., McKinsey candidates in the U.S. will interview January 4). 

This podcast is exactly what you need to crush your interviews, covering:

  • A market sizing exercise (the foundation of all case interviews)
  • MC's recommended case prep strategy
  • Checkpoints to hit between now and interviews

Get expert support in your case prep journey...

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Charu Goyal joined the pod to chat through her MBA decision process, experience as a Kearney summer intern, why she chose Kearney, and more:

  • The training Kearney offers interns
  • Kearney's core values
  • A day-in-the-life of an MBA intern
  • The skills consulting gave Charu

Kearney's application deadline for the Summer Associate role for 1Y MBAs is December 1, 2023. Apply here.

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On Friday, November 17, you can get the MC All Access Pass for 50% off ($350 vs. $700 regular price)!

The All Access Pass gives you lifetime access to the entirety of our online consulting prep curriculum, including:

  • 600+ practice cases (with solutions)
  • 9 video courses (case interviews, Excel/PPT, resumes, etc.)
  • 10,000+ drills (math, frameworks, exhibits, brainstorming, etc.)
  • 18 chatbot cases
  • 11 industry primers
  • Expert case ...
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November 16, 2023 31 mins

On this episode, we're joined by Shane Muselmann (incoming BCG Consultant, Management Consulted Content Intern), who shares his experiences to help you master the BCG online case.

We cover:

  1. Why BCG utilizes an online assessment
  2. What to expect in the online case
  3. How to prepare (tips and resources)

Ready to crush your BCG online case? Start listening.

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We brought 7 firms together to answer the question "What is going on with the consulting industry?"

These firms - Advancy, Bates White, IGS, Kearney, KPMG, L.E.K., and OC&C - share:

  • An outlook on the consulting hiring landscape
  • How firms are handling uncertainty
  • Areas of growth in consulting (industries, practice areas)
  • & more

Each of these firms are hiring - get connected to opportunities here.


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Check out this case interview demo to see how BCG conducts first round case interviews

Joe McClelland (former BCG, Notre Dame MBA) leads an engineering PhD through an M&A case. A  cruise operator is looking to enter the uber-luxury cruise market via acquisition.

Can the candidate crack the case? Listen to find out!

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Looking for keys to optimize your resume for consulting applications? This resume makeover episode is just that.

Jenny Rae (ex-Bain, Management Consulted CEO) gives Abhi (Michigan Ross MBA, ex-Accenture and ZS) a comprehensive review of his resume - what's important, what's not, and resume mistakes to avoid.

Join an upcoming Extreme Consulting Makeover session - Tuesdays, 12pm Eastern.

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Want to advance in your career and elevate your professional journey - but feel stuck? Looking to optimize your operations transformation toolkit and drive real transformation in your organization - but don't know how?

Today's conversation with Ahmed Elkomy breaks down:

  • Tools to maximize your operations transformation toolkit
  • Key skills for operations leaders to hone
  • How Consultya's Operations Transformatio...
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Looking for clarity in McKinsey's MBA internship recruiting process? Look no further.

Ryan Boutwell (incoming McKinsey Associate, Management Consulted Content Intern) breaks down the entire process:

  • The McKinsey MBA internship application deadline
  • What to expect after applying
  • When to expect interview invites
  • Keys to preparing for case interviews
  • What to do if you don't get an interview invite

Note: McKinsey w...

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There’s nothing worse than presenting a slide and realizing at the end that your audience doesn’t understand the key takeaway.

Writing clear slide taglines will help you ensure that your audience is aligned with your key message instead of misaligned!

Join Jenny Rae Le Roux and Namaan Mian as they leverage their years of experience creating presentations – and training executive teams inside the F500 – to deliver ...

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Gabriel is an undergrad candidate for consulting firms. He joined an Extreme Consulting Makeover to get his resume critiqued by Management Consulted CEO, Jenny Rae Le Roux (former Bain consultant).

Jenny Rae breaks down what needs to happen on the resume for Gabriel to land a consulting job - what's missing, what's unnecessary, and what is already awesome.

See below for a link to join an upcoming Extreme...

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Nicole overcome imposter syndrome and a mountain of self-doubt to land a Bain internship and parlay that into a full-time offer. 

Today, she spills all the beans on that journey.

Listen for transformative mindset shifts, advice, and lessons learned for the daunting  consulting recruiting process. 

Missed the previous episode about Nicole's summer at Bain? Go back to S11E28 to listen.

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Abi Chen spent 4 years at Bain & Company (Atlanta and Dallas), got her MBA from Harvard, and now serves as a case mentor with Management Consulted.

In this case interview demonstration – conducted in front of a live audience – Abi leads an experienced hire candidate for MBB firms through a tough finance case.

The prompt features a PE fund looking into the acquisition of a manufacturer of school buses. Can our candidate ...

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In this 3rd installment in our series with Bates White, Katie Luker (Principal) shares a recent client case the firm consulted on. It's a really clear look into the kind of work economic consultants do - and will help determine if the field is right for you!

The discussion reveals:

  • What the heck economic consultants do
  • Bates White's approach to engagements
  • How Bates White gathers and analyzes data
  • The "defin...
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Amelia is actively applying for consulting roles and came to our team to maximize her chances of landing an offer. Jenny Rae does just that, performing a live resume overhaul to position Amelia for recruiting success.

Listen to learn:

  • How consulting firms read resumes
  • Why we delete bullets without numbers
  • How to add spice to stand out
  • Why you don't need the location for Leadership Experience
  • When to add company descrip...
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