Before you start your MBA
ExperienceBain is a series of five programs (Global, Diversity, Women's Summit, Veterans and Tech) that give incoming MBA students exclusive access to Bain before arriving on campus. We want to help you put your best foot forward at school and in your future career—no matter where your post-MBA path may take you.
Selected applicants will develop the business toolkit of the future (e.g., design thinking, inspirational leadership), understand the latest challenges facing businesses, join discussions around workplace diversity and build lasting relationships with consultants and future classmates.
Top applicants across all programs will become our first class of Bain Future Leaders and receive one-on-one mentorship from a Bain leader, in-depth interview coaching, access to private recruiting events and resources, plus much more.
Apply by May 6, 2019. We will notify selected applicants in late May.
ExperienceBain Global is our largest program—a collection of interactive workshops and events hosted by our 57 global offices. You’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at the business challenges we are solving for our clients and build relationships with consultants who were in your shoes heading to business school just a few years ago.
Event dates, locations and formats vary.
ExperienceBain Diversity is a two-day immersion into the world of Bain consulting and our Blacks at Bain (BABs) and Latinx at Bain (LATBA) communities. You’ll meet our community of extraordinary teams, learn our unique approach to problem-solving and join authentic discussions about workplace diversity. You’ll also hear firsthand how to nail the recruiting process and kick start your career through our Summer Associate internship.
New York: June 20-21, 2019
San Francisco: August 1-2, 2019
We will provide a stipend for travel.
ExperienceBain Women's Summit is a day of inspirational discussion about crafting your own blend of personal and professional success–what we call ‘thriving’. You’ll connect with exceptional women who have found unique ways to thrive, and leave with a roadmap for navigating your own MBA and future career.
Amsterdam: June 14, 2019
Boston: July 12, 2019
Chicago: June 21, 2019
London: July 19, 2019
New York: August 2, 2019
ExperienceBain Veterans is an immersive two-day introduction to business school and consulting for transitioning pre-MBA veterans. You’ll meet and learn from Bain consultants and leaders who have leveraged their skills, experiences and perspectives as veterans to successfully transition to consulting.
New York: July 11-12, 2019
ExperienceBain Tech is an interactive one-day workshop exploring our groundbreaking work in tech and digital. You’ll experience how we use design thinking to solve our clients’ challenges, gain insights on our latest intellectual property and hear from Bain leaders who are shaping our deeply integrated approach to tech and business.
San Francisco: July 12, 2019
Anderson Graduate School of Management (UCLA)
Columbia Business School
Darden School of Business (University of Virginia)
ESADE Business School
Foster School of Business (University of Washington)
Fuqua School of Business (Duke)
Goizueta Business School (Emory University)
Haas School of Business (Berkeley)
Harvard Business School
IESE Business School
Johnson School of Management (Cornell University)
Jones Graduate School (Rice University)
Kelley School of Business (Indiana University)
Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern)
Kenan-Flagler Business School (UNC)
London Business School (LBS)
McCombs School of Business (University of Texas at Austin)
McDonough School of Business (Georgetown University)
New York University Stern School of Business (NYU)
Olin Business School (Washington University in St Louis)
Owen Graduate School of Management (Vanderbilt)
Scheller School of Business (Georgia Tech)
SDA Bocconi University-Milan
Sloan School of Management (MIT)
Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB)
Tepper School of Business (Carnegie Mellon University)
The Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania)
Tuck School of Business (Dartmouth)
University of Chicago Booth School of Business
University of Michigan Ross School of Business
University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management
Yale School of Management
Yes, but note that each program requires its own application.
Yes, but please apply the summer before you will begin the business school portion of your program.
The deadline is May 6, 2019, but we encourage you to apply at your earliest opportunity.
At this time, a travel stipend is provided only for ExperienceBain Diversity.