MBA or advanced degree

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 organizations—and who also like to have a little fun along the way. Learn more about what Bain looks for.

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

Applications are accepted year-round. Check with your university’s career services office or visit your university’s page on JoinBain.com for the application deadline.

First-year MBAs or MBAs at one-year programs 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. Learn more about the SA role.

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 on JoinBain.com for the application deadline.

On campus

Bain recruits from top universities around the world and across Italy, including SDA Bocconi. Visit your university’s page for information on Bain’s recruiting efforts on your campus.

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Visit our global careers site to learn more about consultant recruiting.

Apply

We hope you will consider joining our Bain Italy team. Applications are accepted year-round. Fluency in English and Italian is required.

We will invite you to interview after having carefully analyzed your CV to see whether you match our requirements (for example, having an excellent academic record and significant professional experiences, being fluent in English, having excellent written Italian and possibly other language skills). All applicants will receive a response from us within three weeks of receiving your application. You must have a valid work permit to apply.

Candidates interested in the Milan or Rome office should directly submit their CV in a Word document or PDF file by visiting our global careers site. The following documents are required when applying:

  • CV (1-2 pages; please use a simple format that is easy to read and highlight the qualities and experiences that Bain is looking for)
  • Cover letter

We put a great deal of passion and energy into our recruiting process to maintain the highest level of quality possible. If you have any questions related to the recruiting process, please visit our global careers site to learn more.

Full-time interview

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

Successful candidates will participate in up to two rounds of interviews, each with two to three 40-45 minute interviews.

First round
You will meet with an HR manager and two managers in the Milan or Rome office, 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.

Often, the first interview kicks off with an experience or motivational interview conducted by the HR manager, in which you will share your achievements and future goals. You should 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 in our Milan or Rome office. The second round will consist of two 40-45 minute case interviews with partners.

SA interview

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

Successful SA candidates will participate in up to two rounds of interviews, each consisting of two to three 40-45 minute interviews.

First round
You will meet with an HR manager and other managers or partners on your university’s campus or in the Milan or Rome office, 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.

Often, the first interview kicks off with an experience or motivational interview conducted by the HR manager, in which you will share your achievements and future goals. You should 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 in our Milan or Rome office. The second round will consist of two 40-45 minute case interviews with partners.