On June 17th, IE Business School held the Final Round of the Oliver Wyman IE Case Competition at the IE Madrid campus. The event was the result of the initiative of Stefano Piscitelli and Anthony Combet, both IE Consulting Club Coordinators graduating from the IE IMBA in 2016, assisted by Ms Ana Olaguibel, Associate Director at the IE Career Management Center, and by Campus Life.

A panel of senior consultants from Oliver Wyman attended the event as members of the jury :

Ms Miriam Robredo, Principal at Oliver Wyman in the Madrid Office

Mr Luis Baena, Principal at Oliver Wyman in the Madrid Office

The case of Round 1 was related to the flat-screen television industry in 2005, and asked applicants to find the competitive advantages of a company belonging to this sector. At this stage, applicants had to deliver a Powerpoint Presentation. 25 groups (which accounted for more than 90 applicants) applied for this round and 7 teams were pre-selected by a jury of IE consultant alumni.

For Round 2, the case was related to a telecom company facing a price-war related to new entrants on its market. Applicants had to analyze the problem and present a solution during a 10 minute presentation in front of the jury composed of Oliver Wyman consultants, and then faced a Q&A period of 10 minutes.The winner team of the Oliver Wyman IE Case Competition was formed by IE MIR student Nina Volaric and IE IMBA student Roman Fernandez.

Want to crack the Case Interview? Check out PrepLounge, the case interview community where management consulting candidates with similar career goals get connected, practice cases and sharpen their consulting skills. For access instructions to PrepLounge, please visit Documents Library under Resources in the Career Portal.

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