Accenture Case Interview Questions

Does it feel like there’s so much to try to understand about tackling Accenture case interviews? Are you unsure where to even start?

Don’t worry, we’ve been there. No, seriously, we actually have been there. And we made it through to the other side, job offer in hand.

Accenture Case Interview Prep: Everything You Need to Know

Accenture interviews are comprised of case interviews and behavioral or fit interview questions. If you are interviewing for Accenture’s Strategy group, you will also be given a special type of interview called the Accenture Potentia Interview.

In this article, we’ll cover exactly what to expect in your upcoming Accenture interview and how to best answer all of the different types of questions you may be asked.

We’ll cover in detail:

  • How to ace the Accenture Potentia Interview
  • The 6 steps to solving Accenture case interviews or case study interviews
  • The 3 types of Accenture case interviews
  • The 10 most common Accenture behavioral and fit interview questions
  • Accenture Interview Process

    Accenture is a massive professional services firm that provides management consulting, IT consulting, and back office outsourcing. Within management consulting, Accenture is broken down into three groups: Strategy, Operations, and Digital.

    Accenture Strategy is the group that is most similar to McKinsey, BCG, and Bain in the type of work that they do. The Operations and Digital group is focused more on implementation rather than on pure strategy.

    Depending on the office and group that you are applying for, there will be two to three rounds of interviews. Each round will have anywhere from one to three 1-hour interviews. Your interviews will be a mix of case interviews and behavioral or fit interview questions.

    One important thing to note is that if you are applying for a role in Accenture Strategy, one of your interviews will be a special type of interview called the Potentia interview.

    You’ll be interviewed by more senior people as you go through the different rounds of interviews. In the first round, you’ll be interviewed by consultants or managers. In the final round, you’ll be interviewed by managing directors and senior managing directors.

    We’ll cover all of the different types of interview questions in detail in the next few sections.

    Types of Cases

    There are 3 types of cases you might face during your Accenture case interviews. These are called:

  • The “Great Unknown”
  • The “Parade of Facts”
  • The “Back of an Envelope”
  • Each of the types has different attributes, as shown below. Of the 3 types, the “Great Unknown” and the “Back of the Envelope” are more common than the “Parade of Facts”.

    Whichever case you face, make sure you fully understand all the facts and what you are being asked to do before trying to “solve” it.

    Phone Interview

    The phone interview is your first chance to really connect with the recruiting team. They’ll be looking to understand your motivation for joining Accenture Consulting and how your skills match what they’re looking for.

    This is your opportunity to show how enthusiastic you are about Accenture, so referencing something unique to the company that’s sparked your interest — how its values align with yours, how it supports advances in technology, or your interest in the company’s corporate social responsibility work — is a smart move.

    Anaam leads the Accenture Advanced Degree recruiting efforts, including the North America Accenture Strategy Consultant Development Program.

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    Accenture’s Management Consulting Case Interview with Tawfik Jarjour (Rice ’12)

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