Associate consultants (ACs) generally join Bain directly from colleges/universities, including masters programs. ACs are a diverse group of highly qualified people with extremely broad backgrounds—from hard science to literature. The AC position offers an unparalleled opportunity to gain broad business exposure in a challenging environment where learning and having clear impact are the primary rewards.
Bain actively recruits at a number of colleges, universities and MBA programs around the globe. Before you apply, please review your school's page to see if there is a specific application process for your school. Bain's school pages also provide information on upcoming events and profile Bain employees who are alumni of your university. Use the search box to find your college/university pages. If your school is not listed, or does not require a specific process, please apply using our online application.
We require the following information when submitting your application via our online system.
- Resume/CV and cover letter
- Educational background information
- Work experience
- Office preference
- Relevant test scores
- College transcript (requirement varies by institution)
Once your application is received, the appropriate application committee will review your application.
The interview process at Bain is an opportunity for you to learn more about us and for us to learn more about you. All candidates are strongly encouraged to prepare for our interview process.
The process varies by office, but generally consists of two or three rounds. To review the interview process for your preferred office, please check the local page for that office.