Advanced professional degrees

As an Advanced Degree holder, you bring a valuable perspective to casework at Bain. Your expertise, skill set, and natural curiosity are critical inputs to our work in creating change for our clients and allow you to make an impact from day one on the job. Not only will you have a chance to work for clients in the industry most related to your field of study, but you will also benefit from our generalist approach, which allows our team members to develop a broad business skill set that can be applied across all industries and business needs.


Our Advanced Degree application deadline for all 2017 full-time and Summer Associate opportunities has now passed, but we will continue to review applicants on a rolling basis over the coming months. Please apply via our online application in order to be considered.

ADs who are interested in our 2018 full-time consultant opportunities should plan to apply no later than 11:59 PM EST on Friday, July 21, 2017 via our online application. Hiring practices vary by geographic market, so be sure to check our local office pages for specific information. For non-consulting opportunities, please click here to learn more and apply.

The online application requires the following:

  • Resume and cover letter (MS Word Doc or PDF files only)
  • Undergraduate GPA
  • Test scores (e.g., GRE, LSAT, MCAT, Boards)
  • TOEFL (see requirements below)
  • Degree type

TOEFL requirements: Our North American offices require TOEFL scores of candidates who are non-native English speakers. An exemption is provided for any individual who earned their undergraduate degree at a U.S. university or a non-U.S. university where English is the only language of instruction.


Over the course of the spring/summer, we’ll be offering various webinar opportunities for AD candidates interested in consulting. See below for details and registration information. We look forward to connecting with you!

Curious About Consulting
  • An introduction to Bain & Company, the Consultant role, and our 2017 AD recruiting calendar
  • Tuesday, April 11th at 4:00-5:00pm EST
  • Click here to register

Cracking the Case
  • An introduction to the Bain case interview format
  • Tuesday, May 16th at 8:00-9:30pm EST
  • Click here to register

Advance Into Consulting – Virtual Session(s)
  • Virtual session(s) of our in-office AIC days will be available for those unable to attend a live event
  • TBA – expected in June/July 2017

Case Interview Preparation
  • Tips and tricks for mastering your Bain case interview, offered to all candidates who are selected for full-time interviews
  • TBA – expected in August 2017

Depending on your background, Bain uses a combination of case, written case, and experience interviews in our interview process. Each round will consist of two or three 40-45 minute interviews with separate interviewers. The interview process varies from office to office, so be sure to check the local page for specific information about their process.


We are committed to setting up our AD hires for success from the moment they decide to join us. From our world class training programs (include a program specifically for advanced degrees called ADAPT – Advanced Degree Accelerated Prep Training), to our home staffing model, to our dedicated mentors, to our extensive alumni network, you will be part of a vibrant, diverse, and supportive global team throughout each stage of your career.