MBA or advanced degree

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 top business schools and graduate programs around the world, seeking people with the intelligence, the passion and the leadership to drive change across organizations—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 graduating MBAs, JDs, MDs and PhDs. Those conducting postdoctoral research or participating in a medical residency program should also apply. Learn more about the consultant role.

Please note we will soon start accepting applications for the Bengaluru office. Until then, applicants interested in working in India should apply to our New Delhi and Mumbai offices.

Please contact us if you have questions regarding consultant recruiting.

Internships

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

SA recruiting will take place during your second term, with applications typically due from September through October. Please check with your university’s career services office for your application deadline, or visit your university’s page on JoinBain.com. Learn more about the SA role.

SA interviews
SA candidates will participate in three to four 60 minute interviews with three managers and a partner. Discussions of real business cases will make up the majority of these interviews, giving you some insights into what it is like to work at Bain. For each case discussion, 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.

Your interview may kick off with an opportunity to share your achievements and future goals. You should also have time at the end of the interviews to ask questions. Candidates will be informed of the outcome of their interviews later in the day.

On campus

Bain recruits from top universities around the world and across India, including the Indian Institute of Technology.

Visit your university’s page on JoinBain.com for information about Bain’s recruiting efforts on your campus.

Apply

We hope you will consider joining our India team. Please submit your online application on our career website: JoinBain.com. Fluency in English is required. Applications are accepted from December through March.

Please check with your university’s career services office for your application deadline, or visit your university’s page on JoinBain.com.

Interviews

Bain’s interview format for consultants involves a combination of case and experience 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 three rounds of interviews; each round will have two or three 45-minute interviews.

First round
You will meet with a Bain manager or partner on your school’s campus 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 and third rounds
Those successfully passing the first round will participate in a second and possibly third round of interviews. You will meet with Bain managers, principals or partners during these final rounds, which will consist of a case and experience interviews.

In the experience interview, your interviewer will ask traditional resume and behavioral questions, as well as questions about a mini-case based on your experiences, to better understand you and your interest in Bain. If you do not receive an experience interview, you should expect experience interview-type questions as part of your case interviews.