MBA or other advanced degree

We look for consultant and summer associate (SA) candidates who are enthusiastic about problem solving and have a practical perspective to deliver meaningful results. We hire from top business schools and graduate programs from 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.

Applications are accepted through September. Check with your university’s career services office for your application deadline, or visit your university’s page.

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


Be a consultant for the summer
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.

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

On campus

Bain recruits from leading business schools across the country. Visit your school’s page for information about Bain’s recruiting efforts on your campus.

If your school does not have a formal Bain on-campus recruiting process please contact us to verify application timelines.

Apply now
We hope you will consider joining our Toronto team. Please submit your online application. Fluency in English is required.

Bain’s interview process 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 a minimum of two rounds of interviews; each round will have two or three 30-40 minute interviews.

First round
If you are invited to interview with Bain, the first round of interviews will consist of two standard case interviews. Your interviewer will present a short business problem and then ask you to structure the problem and recommend a practical solution.

Second round
Those successfully passing the first round will be invited to the Toronto office for second round interviews. You will meet with Bain case team leaders, managers, principals or partners during this final round, which will consist of one standard case interview, one written case interview and one experience 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 work process. Bain will provide you with 20 to 30 slides that describe a client situation and ask key questions pertaining to that client. You will have 55-60 minutes to review the slides and prepare a short synopsis of your insights and recommendations before the interview begins.

In the experience interview, your interviewer will ask traditional resume and behavioral questions, as well as questions about you and your interest in Bain.