MBA

Join our team. We are looking for consultant and summer associate (SA) candidates who show an enthusiasm for problem solving and a practical perspective to delivering meaningful results. We hire from the top graduate programs around the world, seeking people with the intelligence, the passion and the leadership to drive change across organization—and who also like to have a little fun along the way. Learn more about what Bain looks for.

Who should apply to be a consultant?
We welcome full-time consultant applications from MBAs in their final year of school. Learn more about the consultant role.

We accept applications September through October. Check with your university’s career services office or visit your university’s page for the application deadline.

Contact us with your questions regarding consultant recruiting.

Internships

Be a consultant for the summer
First-year MBAs who would like to experience the real world of consulting—and get some insights into what a future with Bain would be like—should apply for the SA position. SA recruiting takes place during the second term, with applications typically due in December or January.

Check with your university’s career services office or visit your university’s page for the application deadline. Learn more about the SA role.

Apply now

We hope you will consider joining Bain’s Africa team, which recruits for full-time positions in the fall. Applications are accepted September through October. Check with your university’s career services office or visit your university’s page on our global site for the application deadline.

SA recruiting takes place during the second year of your program, with applications typically due in December or January. Check with your university’s career services office or visit your university’s page on our global site for the application deadline. Fluency in English is required.

You will be asked to submit the following information to complete your online application to Bain:

  • Cover letter
  • CV (maximum of two pages)
  • Undergraduate and graduate school transcripts (for degrees obtained after 2002)
  • Relevant test scores
  • Office preference(s) (select no more than three)
Full-time interviews

Bain’s interview process involves a series of case interviews to help us get to know you better. Since each of the case interviews will entail a discussion of an actual Bain case, you will also gain some insights into what it is like to work at Bain. We encourage you to prepare for your case interviews.

Successful candidates will participate in up to two rounds of interviews, each with two 40-60 minute interviews.

First round
You will meet with two consultants or managers on your university’s campus, in our office or over the phone, if you are invited to interview with Bain.

The bulk of the first round of interviews will revolve around the discussion of Bain cases. Your interviewer will present a short business problem and then ask you to structure the problem and recommend a practical solution.

Your interview may kick off with an opportunity to share your achievements and future goals. You should also have time at the end to ask your interviewer questions.

Second round
Those successfully passing the first round will participate in a second round of interviews. You will meet with Bain managers, principals or partners during this final round.

The second round will consist of two 40-60 minute case interviews. You may also expect experience interview-type questions in your case interviews.

SA interviews

Bain’s interview process involves a series of case interviews to help us get to know you better. Since each of the case interviews will entail a discussion of an actual Bain case, you will also gain some insights into what it is like to work at Bain. We encourage you to prepare for your case interviews.

Successful candidates will participate in up to two rounds of interviews, each with two 40-45 minute interviews. During the first round, we will also ask you to take an online reasoning test.

First round
You will meet with two consultants or managers on your university’s campus, in our office or over the phone, if you are invited to interview with Bain.

The bulk of the first round interviews will revolve around the discussion of Bain cases. Your interviewer will present a short business problem and then ask you to structure the problem and recommend a practical solution.

Your interview may kick off with an opportunity to share your achievements and future goals. You should also have time at the end to ask your interviewer questions.

During the first round, local candidates will also be asked to take an online assessment that tests your reasoning skills. Details will be provided on the day of the test, and no prior preparation is necessary.

Second round
Those successfully passing the first round will participate in a second round of interviews. You will meet with Bain managers, principals or partners during this final round.

The second round will consist of two 40-minute case interviews. You may also expect experience interview-type questions in your case interviews.