MBAs or advanced degree

Join our team. We are looking for consultant and summer associate (SA) candidates who are enthusiastic about problem solving and have a practical perspective to delivering meaningful results. We hire from the top business schools and graduate programs around the world, seeking people with the intelligence, the passion and the leadership to drive change across organizations. Learn more about what Bain looks for.

Who should apply to be a consultant?
We welcome full-time consultant applications from graduating MBAs, JDs, MDs and PhDs throughout the year. Those conducting postdoctoral research or participating in a medical residency program should also apply. Learn more about the consultant role.

Check with your university’s career services office for your application deadline, or visit your university’s page.

Contact us if you have questions about the consultant or summer associate recruiting process.


First-year MBAs or MBAs at one-year programs who would like to experience the real world of consulting, while getting insight into what a future with Bain would be like, should apply for the SA position.

Bain Amsterdam offers internships throughout the year. During this 10-week program, you will receive business and strategy training and work on real Bain cases. This internship involves hard work and has a steep learning curve, but the experience will be rewarding and fun—there will also be parties and trips to look forward to. Learn more about the SA role.


We hope you will consider joining our Bain Amsterdam team. Please submit your online application on Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Dutch is advantageous.

To apply to the Amsterdam office, complete the online application and submit the following with your application:

  • Cover letter (addressed to Klaasje Huijbregts)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • High school transcript
  • University transcript
  • Office preferences (select no more than three)

Important: You must submit ALL of the documents listed above, including high school and university transcripts, or your application will not be reviewed. Please incorporate your school records into your CV and upload it as a single document. You are not required to complete the "Standardized test score" and "Referred by" fields on the application.


Bain’s interview format involves a combination of case and experience interviews to help us get to know you better.

Each of the case interviews will entail a discussion of an actual Bain case, so you will gain some insights into what it is like to work at Bain. For this part of the interview, your interviewer will present a short business problem and then ask you to structure the problem and recommend a practical solution. We encourage you to prepare for your case interviews.

In the experience interview, your interviewer will ask traditional résumé and behavioral questions, as well as questions about a mini-case based on your experiences, to better understand you and your interest in Bain.

Successful candidates will participate in up to two rounds of interviews, which typically take place at our Amsterdam office on a Friday.

The first round of interviews will consist of two 50-minute case and experience interviews with consultants or managers. 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.

The second round consists of three 50-minute case interviews with a principal and partner.

Our goal is to have a quick recruiting process, so we contact candidates with the outcome of their interviews the next day.