MBA or advanced degree

Join our team. We are looking for consultant and summer associate (SA) candidates who show an enthusiasm for problem solving and a practical perspective to delivering meaningful results. We hire from the top graduate programs around the world, seeking people with talent, 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.

Who should apply to be a consultant?
We welcome applications from graduating MBAs for full-time consultant positions. Those conducting postdoctoral research or participating in a medical residency program should also apply. Learn more about the consultant role.

Applications are accepted year-round, but please check with your university’s career services office or visit your university’s page for the application deadline.

For more information
Visit your university’s page for information on Bain’s recruiting efforts on your campus. Contact us with questions regarding consultant recruiting.


Be a consultant for the summer

Who should apply to be a summer associate?
We welcome applications from students enrolled in two-year MBA programmes across the globe for our summer associate (SA) position in our Middle East group of offices. SA positions are only open to students for the summer between their first and second years of study. Participant numbers are limited due to religious summer holidays and our desire to be able to offer a meaningful programme to all SAs.

One-year MBA students, including those at INSEAD, Oxford Said and Cambridge Judge are not eligible. Students at those universities are however welcome to apply for the full-time consultant role.

SA recruiting takes place during the second term, with applications due in December or January. Please check with your university’s career services office or visit your university’s page for the application deadline.

As an SA, you will join a Middle East-based case team, doing 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, you will participate in professional development activities, a global training in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and social events—like dinner at the world’s highest restaurant or a catamaran cruise—which will allow you to experience our firm, our work, our values and our people. The majority of our SAs return to Bain, and many claim this experience as a career highlight. Learn more about the SA role.


We hope that you will consider joining our Middle East team. Please submit your online application on our career website. You will be notified if you have been selected for an interview.

Bain Middle East is recruiting for full-time consulting positions. Applications are accepted year-round, but please check with your university’s career services office or visit your university’s page for the application deadline.

Fluency in English is required. Ability to speak Arabic is beneficial, but not required.

You will be asked to submit the following information to complete your application to Bain:
  • Cover letter
  • CV, which includes all university grades (1-2 pages recommended)
  • GPA (for undergraduate and graduate schools)
  • Relevant test scores, including TOEFL if English is not your first language
  • Office preference(s) (select no more than three)

Bain interviews involve a combination of case and experience interviews to help us get to know you better. Since the case interview entails 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 up to two rounds of interviews, each with two or three 45 minute interviews.

First round
You will meet with up to three managers or principals in the first round, which is typically held on your university’s campus, but could take place in one of our offices or over the phone.

The bulk of the first round of interviews will revolve around the discussion of Bain cases. Your interviewer will present a short business problem and then ask you to structure the problem and recommend a practical solution.

Your interview may kick off with an opportunity to share your achievements and future goals. You should also have time at the end to ask your interviewer questions.

Final round
Those successfully passing the first round will participate in a final round of three 45-minute case interviews with Bain Middle East principals or partners, either on campus or in one of our global Bain offices.