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TUCK CONSULTING CLUB
CASE BOOK
2006-2007 Edition

1900

Disclaimer: This case book is a collection of contributions made by student members and friends of the Tuck Consulting Club. It does not represent the views or opinions of the Tuck Consulting Club or the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. © Tuck Consulting Club, 2006

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TUCK CONSULTING CLUB CASEBOOK
TABLE OF CONTENTS
I. INTRODUCTION .......................................................................................................... 3 II. RECRUITING INTELLIGENCE .................................................................................. 4 Interview process timeline .............................................................................................. 4 What are the firms looking for? ...................................................................................... 5 Structure of a case interview (example).......................................................................... 7 How to give a case interview .......................................................................................... 7 III. STRATEGIC TOOLS AND FRAMEWORKS............................................................ 9 General Tools for Case Interviews ............................................................................. 9 General Strategy............................................................................................................ 10 Star Model................................................................................................................. 10 SWOT Analysis ........................................................................................................ 10 BCG Matrix .............................................................................................................. 11 Porter’s Five Forces .................................................................................................. 12 Core Competency Analysis....................................................................................... 12 GE / McKinsey Matrix.............................................................................................. 13 Decision Trees .......................................................................................................... 13 Marketing / Positioning................................................................................................. 15 The Three Cs (Or Is It 7?)......................................................................................... 15 The 4 Ps..................................................................................................................... 15 Segmentation............................................................................................................. 16 Operations / Productivity .............................................................................................. 17 Framework for Operations Strategy.......................................................................... 17 Value Chain Analysis ............................................................................................... 17 Vertical Integration ................................................................................................... 18 Synergies................................................................................................................... 18 Product/Technology Life Cycle................................................................................ 18 Just-in-Time Production............................................................................................ 19 Total Quality Management (TQM)........................................................................... 19 Financial Analysis / Profitability .................................................................................. 20 Profit Tree...
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