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Oct 6, 2014

have you got AC's already? Last time I talked to HR, they told me ACs will be held in Nov/Dec time. What's it your applied for?

Oct 7, 2014

No, but I've had my face-to-face interviews and was asking in advance, in case I do get through!

Have you heard from MS at all?

Oct 8, 2014

No. I meant they were telling me they will hold interviews for FT in Nov/Dec time. Is yours SA or fast track?

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Oct 8, 2014

As far as I remember:

* 2 30 min regular interviews: 1 technical and 1 fit related.
* 1 case: 30 min preparation and ~20 min to present to one interviewer.
* 1 group case: ~5-10 min or so to prepare, then discuss which solution you recommend in a group of ~6-7 while ~4 (one HR, rest bankers) overlook and then the bankers ask questions to the group.
* 1 written test similar to the one you did online.

Rest of the time you're just sitting around. A few points of advice for the cases:

* Think about a framework you can use to evaluate potential M&A targets for the case. An example could be company/market/financial/synergies. Then go through the framework for each target. This makes the case a lot more presentable and shows structured thinking.
* For the group case, don't overrule others, let everyone be heard but don't be afraid to say your opinion either. It's a balance but in general just don't be a dick and you should be fine.

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Nov 11, 2019

Could anyone give an update for the MS London Assessment Centre? I have an AC coming up this month for an IBD summer analyst position.

Nov 11, 2019

You can try and check out this thread, it is the more recent thread on Morgan Stanley summer positions. Maybe you will find your answer there.

Dec 3, 2019