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.

AD Summer Programs

Advanced Degree candidates that are considering a full-time Consulting career starting in 2019 are invited to apply for our exclusive AD Summer Programs.

These events are held exclusively for PhDs, JDs, MDs, postdocs, and medical residents and will give selected candidates a deeper look inside life at Bain and the way our case teams work together.

Interested candidates should apply online no later than Friday, April 13th, 2018. In this application, you will have the opportunity to select which event(s) you're applying for (ADvantage, AIC, or both) and to state your location preferences. You will also be asked to complete a few short answer questions regarding your interest in Bain and to submit an updated resume. Application decisions will be communicated in mid-May.


The Advanced Degree application deadlines for our 2018 full-time Consultant & Summer Associate opportunities have now passed.

Advanced Degree candidates who are interested in our 2019 full-time Consultant opportunities should plan to apply online no later than 11:59 PM EST on Friday, July 20, 2018.

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.

Our online application requires the following:

  • Resume (MS Word Doc or PDF files only)
  • Cover letter strongly encouraged (MS Word Doc or PDF files only)
  • Degree type
  • Test scores (e.g., GRE, LSAT, MCAT)
  • TOEFL (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)

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.


Over the course of the recruiting season, we will be offering various webinar opportunities for advanced degree candidates. See below for details and registration information for our upcoming sessions. We look forward to connecting with you!

Curious About Consulting

An introduction to Bain & Company, the Consultant role, and our 2018 AD recruiting calendar

  • Wednesday, April 4th at 8:00 - 9:00pm EST - Register

Crack the Case

An introduction to the Bain case interview format

  • Tuesday, May 22nd at 8:00 – 9:00pm EST - Register
  • Thursday, August 9th at 8:00 - 9:00pm EST - 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

  • Tuesday, June 12 at 12:00 – 1:00pm EST - Register
  • Wednesday, July 11th at 8:00 - 9:00pm EST - Register

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 (including a program specifically for Advanced Degrees called ATP – Advanced Degree Training Program), 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.