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XLRI PGDM (GM) Hosts an Exclusive Session with Marc Cosentino, Best-Selling Author

8th May, 2021

XLRI PGDM (GM), in association with Kautilya Consult Club, has organized an exclusive virtual interactive session with Mr. Marc Cosentino, global case solving expert and best-selling author of Case in Point: Complete Case Interview Preparation. This session was a value added for students looking for careers in business strategy and consulting.

This was the first time in a long time that Mr. Cosentino interacted with an Indian B-school for an exclusive, stand-alone session. In his session, Mr. Cosentino talked about the case solver's mindset, the critical elements of business strategy. Expressing strong support for the Indian community, Mr. Cosentino spoke of the need for resilience and structured problem-solving both in consulting and in the real world. He pointed out "The foundation of case-solving lies not in the solution but in the method - knowing the right approach and having the right mindset is the key to good business case solving".

He also answered student questions on entering the consulting world with prior experience, while also providing insight into how the consulting world is adapting to the new global reality. He took student questions at the end, talking about the importance of not just frameworks, but of the structured mindset.

For the past three decades Marc Cosentino's work has towered over the field of case interviews. He has over 30 years experience helping business school students and graduates prepare for case interviews. The Wall Street Journal called Case in Point the M.B.A. 'Bible'. Case in Point is now published in five languages. Over the past 30 years he has advised and coached over 150,000 students and alumni. Case in Point, is not only the number one selling case book world-wide, but is also the number three selling interview book world-wide and the top book in the field of consulting as well.

About XLRI:

XLRI-Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur is a premier, private management institute in India founded in 1949 by Fr Quinn Enright, S.J. in the 'steel city' of Jamshedpur (www.xlri.ac.in). Over the last six decades, the institute has grown into a top-ranking business management school of international repute with a wide portfolio of management programs and research publications. Its alumni are spread around the globe and have demonstrated responsible business leadership in their organizations. XLRI continually strives to contribute its mite to the professional growth and management of numerous organizations and institutions across industry sectors. XLRI has been awarded two prestigious International Accreditations, viz. AACSB - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and AMBA - Association of MBAs. XLRI has also earned the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) accreditation.