MBA or advanced degree

Join our team. 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 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.

We welcome full-time consultant applications from graduating MBAs and PhDs. We are particularly interested in candidates who have worked or lived in China for some time and are able to conduct business in the Mandarin language. Learn more about the consultant role.

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

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We hope you will consider joining our Greater China team. Please submit your online application. Fluency in English and Mandarin is required with fluency in Cantonese optional.

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


Bain’s interview process involves a series 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 one round of pre-talk and two rounds of interviews; each round will have two or three 30-45 minute interviews.

Pre-talk/Buddy call
This is the pre-session before the interview. We will get to know your general information, communication skills, logical thinking structure and any other characteristics related to being a consultant through this session.

First round
The first round will consist of two 40-minute case interviews with managers and partners. The interview begins with a short discussion about your achievements and future goals, but the bulk of the interviews will revolve around the discussion of Bain cases. Your interviewer will present a short business problem and ask you to structure the problem and recommend a practical solution. The first round will conclude with time for you to ask your interviewer questions.

Second round
Those successfully passing the first round will participate in a second round, which will consist of one written case interview. The goal of the case is to provide you with an opportunity to 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. 20 to 30 slides will be provided and will describe a client situation and ask key questions pertaining to the client. You will then have 45 minutes to review and prepare a short synopsis of your insights and recommendations before your 30 minute presentation to two Bain partners or managers.


Be a consultant for the summer
We welcome applications from MBAs and PhDs for the summer before their last year of study or MBAs at one-year programs who would like to experience the real world of consulting. You will get insight into what a future with Bain would be like should you apply for the SA position.

As an SA, you will join one of our case teams and do the job of a new consultant. You will be given a "critical path assignment," working alongside your client team to help solve one of its most critical issues. During the 10-week experience (from June to August), you will participate in professional development activities, content sessions run by Bain partners, a global training in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and social events which will allow you to experience our firm, our work, our values and our people. Learn more about the SA role.

SA recruiting begins in October, with applications typically due in December or January. Check with your university’s career services office for your application deadline, or visit your university’s page on our global site.


Application requirements
We are particularly interested in candidates who have worked or lived in Asia (Greater China) for some time and are able to conduct business at least in Mandarin. Fluency in English is required.

How to apply
If you are a student in the US and have attended an on-campus Bain presentation, please put Beijing, Hong Kong or Shanghai as one of your office preferences on your online application. If you are submitting an application through your school, please include that information in your cover letter.

Interested candidates should apply online and include a cover letter, a resume or CV and your most recent university transcript or academic record (indicating graded results).

Please follow all the instructions and enter all the information requested on the online application.