MBA or advanced degree

Join our team. We look 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. We are particularly interested in candidates who have worked or lived in Asia for some time and preferably can conduct business in at least one Southeast Asian language. Learn more about the consultant role.

Applications are accepted from August through October. Please check with your university’s career services office for your application deadline, or visit your university’s page on JoinBain.com.

We hope you will consider joining our Southeast Asia team. Please submit your online application on our career website.

Please contact us if you have questions about the consultant recruiting or application process.

Internships

Be a consultant for the summer
First-year MBAs or MBAs at one-year programs who would like to experience the real world of consulting at Bain should apply for the SA position.

SA recruiting takes place during your second term, with applications due in December or January. 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.

Apply

Application requirements
We are particularly interested in candidates who have worked or lived in Asia for some time and preferably can conduct business in at least one Southeast Asian language. Fluency in English is required.

How to apply
Please put Singapore, Bangkok, Jakarta or Kuala Lumpur as one of your office preferences on your online application. If you are submitting an application through your school, please include that information in your cover letter.

Interested candidates should apply online and include a cover letter, a resume or CV and your most recent university transcript or academic record (indicating graded results), along with the following information in your application:

  • Why you would like to pursue a career in consulting and with Bain Southeast Asia, in particular
  • What you expect to get from a career at Bain
  • How you will contribute to our team
  • Personal contact details:
    • Name
    • Address (for correspondence)
    • Email address
    • Telephone number (mobile)
  • Education: Include degree results to date and predicted degree results (where available)
  • Work experience: Try to emphasize relevant work experience; summarize (in a couple of points) your role and main achievements for each job
  • Interests and activities: Focus on the things that make you stand out, emphasizing your most recent achievements, and include dates wherever possible
  • Languages: Indicate the languages you speak and write and your level of proficiency.

Please follow all the instructions and enter all the information requested on the online application.

Interviews

Bain’s interview format involves a combination of case, written 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 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.

First round
The first round will consist of two 40-minute case interviews with managers and partners. The interview begins with a short discussion about your achievements and future goals, but the bulk of the interviews will revolve around the discussion of Bain cases. Your interviewer will present a short business problem and ask you to structure the problem and recommend a practical solution. The first round will conclude with time for you to ask your interviewer questions.

Second round
Those successfully passing the first round will participate in a second round, which will consist of one written case interview and one 40-minute experience interview. The goal of the written case is to provide you with an opportunity to 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 work process. 20 to 30 slides will be provided and will describe a client situation and ask key questions pertaining to the client. You will then have 60 minutes to review and prepare a short synopsis of your insights and recommendations before your 40-minute presentation to two Bain partners.