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We have compiled an unparalleled repository of insights from having placed hundreds of clients into MBB over the last years. 

We draw on these insights to regularly publish blog articles which cover all relevant areas around and within the domain of ensuring interview success at McKinsey & Company, Boston Consulting Group (BCG), and Bain & Company. 
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   About McKinsey, BCG, Bain (MBB)
About McKinsey, BCG, Bain (MBB)
  • ​​What makes a "good consultant" at MBB? (coming soon)
   Foundations for MBB Interview Success
Foundations for MBB Interview Success
  • ​What we have learned from placing 350+ people into McKinsey, BCG, and Bain (coming soon)
   Case Interview Mastery for McKinsey, 
   BCG, Bain
Case Interview Mastery for McKinsey, BCG, Bain
  • ​How to approach Non-Profit/Public Sector Cases in MBB interviews (coming soon)
  • ​The importance of starting from a precise goal definition (coming soon)
   Interview Preparation Strategy for
   McKinsey, BCG, Bain
Interview Preparation Strategy for McKinsey, BCG, Bain
  • ​Which Tier-2 Consultancies are best for preparing for your MBB interviews? (coming soon)

About The MBB Offer Machine™

We help aspiring graduates, young professionals, and seasoned topic experts to ensure success in their job interviews with the world's most reputable Strategy Consulting Firms.

We place a special emphasis on "MBB":
  • McKinsey & Company
  • ​Boston Consulting Group (BCG)
  • ​Bain & Company
Are you planning to interview for a consulting job at McKinsey, BCG, or Bain? Do you want to ensure SUCCESS in these interviews and receive an OFFER? Then secure your spot for a free initial consultation:
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Written by Dr. Jörn Kobus on Jul. 25th 2022 🆕
BRINGING MANY YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AND RICH EXPERTISE TO THE TABLE IS NOT ENOUGH TO BREAK INTO MBB. SENIOR PROFILES MUST SATISFY AN ADDITIONAL CORE REQUIREMENT. 
Category: Interview Preparation Strategy for McKinsey, BCG, Bain
We are coaching many senior candidates who are about to join the world’s top strategy consultancies. And while we are serving all kinds of senior candidates, let’s focus today on executive profiles who are trying to break into the very senior roles...
Written by Dr. Jörn Kobus on Jul. 7th 2022 
THERE ARE CERTAIN “PATTERNS OF WEAKNESS” WHICH HAVE EMERGED FROM OUR EXPERIENCE OF INTERVIEWING HUNDREDS OF CANDIDATES FOR MCKINSEY AND BCG OVER THE YEARS. HERE IS WHAT SHOULD BE AVOIDED AT ALL COSTS DURING MBB INTERVIEWS.
Category: Case Interview Mastery for McKinsey, BCG, Bain
Throughout the last decade, especially as interviewers of McKinsey and BCG, we have seen hundreds and hundreds of MBB candidates who were NOT successful in their interviews with the world’s top consultancies. And the truth is, that there are thousands of possible reasons for failure...
Written by Dr. Sidi S. Koné on Jun. 20th 2022 
WHAT IS THE TYPICAL CAREER PATH ACROSS SENIORITY LEVELS AT MCKINSEY, BCG, OR BAIN?
Category: About McKinsey, BCG, Bain (MBB)
We sometimes witness some confusion among applicants regarding the different roles and career levels across the three MBBs. There are certain roles which have the same title/name, but differ slightly in seniority (e.g., an "Associate" at BCG is not the same role as an "Associate" at McKinsey!)...
Written by Dr. Sidi S. Koné on Jun. 19th 2022 
HOW TO SHOW OUTSTANDING BRAINSTORMING AND IDEA GENERATION CAPABILITIES DURING MBB CASE INTERVIEWS
Category: Case Interview Mastery for McKinsey, BCG, Bain
Mastering brainstorming is an extremely rare skill with candidates who interview at MBB. But if done right, showing strong brainstorming skills is an enormously powerful way to set yourself apart from practically all other applicants who interview with McKinsey et. al...
Written by Dr. Sidi S. Koné on Jun. 19th 2022 
OVERVIEW ON THE CURRENT ENTRY LEVEL SALARY PACKAGES AT MCKINSEY, BCG, AND BAIN (MBB)
Based on our mentees’ large number of offers over the last couple of months, we have compiled an overview on the current entry level salary packages at the major global consulting firms...
Written by Dr. Sidi S. Koné on Jun. 18th 2022 
WHAT ARE THE ELEMENTS AND DIMENSIONS ON WHICH BAIN, BCG, AND HAVE STRUCTURAL DIFFERENCES? AND WHAT ARE THE IMPLICATIONS OF THESE DIFFERENCES?
Category: Foundations for MBB Interview Success
We receive a large number of questions regarding how the three MBBs are actually different from each other. Well, of course a large part of the work and clients are very comparable across McKinsey, BCG, and Bain. Nevertheless, each firm has its own history and culture, which forms the base for HOW they do things, and WHY they do things in this way. ..
Written by Dr. Sidi S. Koné on Jun. 17th 2022 
GIVEN THE MANY INACCURACIES THAT HAVE BEEN SPREAD BY “CASE PREPARATION BOOKS” OVER THE LAST DECADE, WE FEEL THE NEED TO EXPLAIN A COUPLE OF CRUCIAL POINTS REGARDING CASE STRUCTURING
Category: Case Interview Mastery for McKinsey, BCG, Bain
Almost all candidates who interview with McKinsey, Bain, or BCG are struggling with the initial structuring of diagnostic situations, e.g., so-called "profitability cases". For example, they are insecure about whether in their initial structure they should already include Economy & Market trends (like suggested by many resources like, e.g., Case In Point). Or only stick to the internal perspective and focus on competitive comparison later on...
Written by Dr. Sidi S. Koné on Jun. 15th 2022 
HERE IS WHAT HAPPENS TO MANY MBB CANDIDATES WHO SEE THEMSELVES AS "WELL PREPARED" AFTER HAVING PRACTICED BASED ON THE COMMONLY AVAILABLE PREPARATION RESOURCES
Category: Case Interview Mastery for McKinsey, BCG, Bain
This is a question we received a while ago from someone (not a mentee of us) after he got rejected by BCG, and how I answered it to explain what hapened...
Written by Dr. Sidi S. Koné on Jun. 14th 2022 
WHAT A JOB AS A STRATEGY CONSULTANT AT MCKINSEY, BCG, OR BAIN ENTAILS, WHICH SKILLS ARE NEEDED, AND HOW THE INTERVIEW PROCESS WORKS
Category: Foundations for MBB Interview Success
Working for a reputable Strategy Consulting firm is not only lucrative from a financial point of view – it also offers attractive opportunities and great future career prospects. Hence, it hardly comes as a surprise that jobs in this sector are in such high demand...

About The MBB Offer Machine™

We help aspiring graduates, young professionals, and seasoned topic experts to ensure success in their job interviews with the world's most reputable Strategy Consulting Firms.

We place a special emphasis on "MBB":
  • McKinsey & Company
  • ​Boston Consulting Group (BCG)
  • ​Bain & Company
Are you planning to interview for a consulting job at McKinsey, BCG, or Bain? Do you want to ensure SUCCESS in these interviews and receive an OFFER? Then secure your spot for a free initial consultation:
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