Undergraduate or master’s degree

We look for associate consultant candidates with strong analytic abilities and outstanding academic records. However, being eager, driven and smart alone will not earn you a spot on our team. Our teams are made up of passionate people who lack a comfort with the status quo, who are supportive of each other and who like to have a little fun while solving real-world problems. More about what Bain looks for.

Who should apply to be an AC?
We encourage you to apply for the AC position if you are pursuing the final year of your undergraduate degree. Candidates with master’s degrees and up to four years of relevant professional experience should also apply for the AC role. Your AC level will be assessed during the interview process. Learn more about becoming an AC.

Bain Middle East recruits for full-time positions year-round. Our office will not be offering AC summer internships for the upcoming summer.

Please contact us with questions regarding AC recruiting.

On campus

Bain recruits from the top universities around the world and across the Middle East. In the region, this includes the American University in Cairo, the American University of Beirut, Lahore University of Management Sciences and École Supérieure d'Ingénieurs de Beyrouth - Université Saint-Joseph.

Bain Middle East also recruits from top universities in North America, the United Kingdom, and France. This includes, but is not limited to, Harvard University, Stanford University, University of Pennsylvania, Yale University, MIT, Princeton university, Georgetown University, University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, London Business School, Imperial College London, King's College London, HEC, ESSEC, ESCP, Ecole Polytechnique, CentraleSupélec, Mines ParisTech and many more.

More information about Bain's recruiting efforts on your campus is available on your university's page.

Apply

We hope that you will consider joining our Middle East team. Please submit your online application on our career website. You will be notified if you have been selected for an interview.

Bain Middle East is recruiting for full-time consulting positions. Applications are accepted year-round, but please check with your university’s career services office or visit your university’s page for the application deadline.

Fluency in English is required. Ability to speak Arabic is beneficial, but not required.

You will be asked to submit the following information to complete your application to Bain:
  • Cover letter
  • CV, which includes all university grades (1-2 pages recommended)
  • GPA (for undergraduate and graduate schools)
  • Relevant test scores, including TOEFL if English is not your first language
  • Office preference(s) (select no more than three)
AC Interviews

Bain interviews involve a combination of case and experience interviews to help us get to know you better. Since the case interview entails 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 or three 40-45 minute interviews.

First round
You will meet with two senior ACs or consultants on your university’s campus, in our Dubai 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.

Final round
Those successfully passing the first round will participate in a final round of three interviews. You will meet with Bain managers, principals or partners in those rounds.

The final rounds will have at least two case interviews, and you may also receive an experience interview. 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 a separate experience interview, you may expect experience interview-type questions as part of your case interviews.