Do I need to be affiliated with MLT or Consortium to apply to BASE?
No, we encourage any pre-MBA recruits who meet our qualifications described above to apply.
Will BASE Camp be in person?
Yes, we are planning for it to be in person. We’ll cover all travel-related expenses.
Can I apply to both BASE and ExperienceBain? How are they different?
Yes, we encourage you to apply for BASE and ExperienceBain if you are eligible and interested. They are similar in that both programs introduce you to consulting and Bain before starting business school. But here’s how they differ:
- BASE is a highly selective informational program that is for recruits who are Black, Hispanic/Latin American, or Indigenous. It’s for one immersive week.
- ExperienceBain is a larger program open to all incoming MBA students heading to eligible schools. It features periodic programming throughout the year.
If you are selected for BASE, we’ll help you navigate any overlaps with ExperienceBain.
Which offices host the BASE program?
BASE is only available in our North American offices right now. When applying, please make sure to only apply if you are interested in the US or Toronto locations: Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco/Silicon Valley, Seattle, Toronto and Washington, D.C.
If I am not selected for BASE, can I still apply to Bain in the future?
Absolutely, and we encourage it. BASE is a highly selective program. If you are not selected for BASE, we would love to keep in touch and reconnect on campus. In the past years, we have hired several BASE applicants as summer associates and our full-time roles even though they were not selected for the BASE program. Sometimes, those extra few months of case prep can help.