MBA or other 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 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.

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.

Applications are accepted from August through October. Check with your university’s career services office or visit your university’s page for the application deadline.

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We hope that you will consider joining our Los Angeles team. Please submit your online application on our career website. Fluency in English is required.

Please contact us about the consultant recruiting process.


First-year MBAs 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.

SA applications are typically due from December through January. Check with your university’s career services office or visit your university’s page for the application deadline. Learn more about the summer associate role.


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 to three 30-45 minute interviews.

First round
You will meet with two Bain managers or partners 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, typically in our office. You will meet with Bain managers, principals or partners during this final round. This round will consist of two 40-minute case interviews, and one 40-minute written case interview.

The goal of the written case is to provide you with an opportunity to better demonstrate your skills in a more real-life situation. It will also give you a better understanding of the day-to-day role of a Bain consultant by simulating our actual work process. Bain will provide you with 20 to 30 slides describing a client situation and asking key questions pertaining to that client. We will then give you 55 to 60 minutes to review the slides and prepare a short synopsis of your insights and recommendations before beginning the interview.