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Join us this summer if you’re a pre-MBA candidate curious about consulting at Bain. Attend our events to delve into our work, culture, and gain practical advice for the recruiting process.

Begin your consulting exploration journey

The world's leading companies turn to Bain for answers to their toughest challenges, and if you join us as a consultant, that person they reach out to might be you. Participate in ExperienceBain this summer and discover how you can be more as a management consultant. You'll have the opportunity to network with Bainies and your peers, attend virtual events, receive our ExperienceBain newsletter and unlock your full potential with us.

Head to your MBA program with enthusiasm and a solid knowledge base

Eligibility & Timeline

This program is for pre-MBA recruits

ExperienceBain is a pre-MBA program designed for candidates who've been accepted into an MBA program at an eligible school.

Applications are closed now - check back in March 2025 for details on ExperienceBain!

Frequently asked questions

Everything you need to know

  • Which schools are eligible to participate in ExperienceBain?

    At this time, you must be admitted to one of the schools below to participate in ExperienceBain. 

    • Anderson Graduate School of Management, University of California, Los Angeles
    • Booth School of Business, University of Chicago
    • Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge
    • Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota
    • China Europe International Business School
    • Columbia Business School, Columbia University
    • Concordia University 
    • Darden School of Business, University of Virginia
    • Foster School of Business, University of Washington
    • Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
    • Goizueta Business School, Emory University
    • Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
    • Harvard Business School, Harvard University
    • HEC Montreal
    • HEC Paris
    • Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
    • IE Business School
    • IESE Business School
    • IMD Business School
    • INSEAD
    • Johnson School of Management, Cornell University
    • Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University
    • Kelley School of Business, Indiana University
    • Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
    • Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    • London Business School 
    • Marshall Business School, University of Southern California
    • McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin
    • McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University
    • McGill University, Desautels Faculty of Management
    • Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame
    • Olin Business School, Washington University in St Louis
    • Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University
    • Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
    • Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
    • Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
    • Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology
    • Schulich School of Business
    • SDA Bocconi School of Management
    • Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
    • Stern School of Business, New York University
    • Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University
    • The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
    • Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College
    • UBC Sauder School of Business
    • Warrington College of Business, University of Florida
    • Yale School of Management, Yale University
  • To register, do I need to know where I am attending business school next fall?

    To participate in the program, you must be admitted to one of the MBA programs on the eligible schools list. When registering, you will be asked which MBA program you are most likely to attend this fall; if you have been accepted to multiple programs, please select the one you are most likely to attend. You can update your recruit profile with your final decision at a later time.

  • Will ExperienceBain be virtual or in person?

    ExperienceBain is optional, virtual, and designed to fit around your existing commitments, making it easy to include in your summer schedule. There will be select invite-only opportunities to meet Bain representatives in-person, but you won't be required to travel.

  • What is the time commitment to participate in ExperienceBain?

    Events for ExperienceBain will take place from June to early August, and typically last for 60 minutes. There will be 1-2 events per week, giving you the flexibility to pick and choose based on your interests and questions. Live events will be recorded and will be available to watch over the summer. 

  • I'm not sure which office(s) I'm interested in recruiting for—how should I note my preferences?

    The ExperienceBain registration form will ask you to list your top three office preferences. Consider the cities you'd like to live in after your MBA program; if your plans change, you can update your preferences throughout the recruiting process. During ExperienceBain, you will have the chance to see how our global offices work, build relationships with our teams, and decide which offices are the ideal fit for you.

  • Can I apply to both ExperienceBain and BASE? How are they different?

    Yes, we encourage you to apply for ExperienceBain and BASE if you are eligible and interested. Both programs help you understand consulting and Bain before you begin business school, but they are different experiences.

    ExperienceBain is a larger program open to all incoming MBA students heading to select schools. It features a robust lineup of programming throughout the summer, including opportunities to learn about our DEI initiatives and affinity groups.

    BASE is a highly selective exploratory program that is for recruits who are Black, Hispanic/Latin American, or Indigenous. BASE Camp is an in-person experience.

    Learn about BASE

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