Consulting Application Deadlines 2023

If you are an aspiring management consultant, consulting application deadlines are something you need to pay attention to. Miss the boat and you risk needing to wait for a whole year until you can apply. 

This article includes consulting firms’ application deadlines – from MBB to Big 4 to boutiques big and small.

As a refresher, each candidate group recruits:

  • Experienced hires: year-round
  • Early-career candidates (undergraduate/MS): between June – October
  • MBAs: November – December (1st years); August – September (2nd years)
  • Advanced degrees (PhD, MD, JD, etc.): February – April (bridge internships); June – September (full-time applications)

(More on the consulting hiring timeline here.)

Keep in mind – consulting firms hire a year in advance with the exception of experienced professionals/mid-career switchers. If you are looking to start a job in 2024, you will apply in summer/fall of 2023 depending on which channel you recruit through and which firm(s) you target.

Before you apply, make sure your resume and cover letter highlight the transferable skills you bring to the table and your ability to drive impact. In addition, make sure you begin to network NOW before submitting your application!

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If you dream of joining the ranks at prestigious consulting firms like Deloitte, McKinsey, Bain, and Kearney, keep reading for the consulting application deadlines of your choice.

Consulting Firm Application Deadlines

MBB Application Deadlines (US)

FirmRoleCandidateApplication Deadline
BainAssociate Consultant InternJuniorsSeptember 10, 2023
BainAssociate ConsultantSeniors/MSSeptember 10, 2023
BainConsultantMBAAugust 1, 2023
BCGFull-Time ConsultantAPDJuly 31, 2023
BCGFull-Time ConsultantMBASeptember 8, 2023*
BCGGrowing Future LeadersSophomoresSeptember 6, 2023
BCGSummer AssociateJuniorsSeptember 13, 2023
McKinseyAssociateMBASeptember 7, 2023
McKinseyAssociate InternAPDTBD
McKinseySophomore Summer Business AnalystSophomoresSeptember 29, 2023
McKinseySummer Business AnalystJuniorsAugust 30, 2023

* Check with your school’s application site (e.g., Handshake) for your specific deadline.

Big 4 Application Deadlines (US)

FirmRoleCandidateApplication Deadline
DeloitteConsultant2Y MBASeptember 7, 2023
DeloitteDiscover Intern (Consulting)SophomoresRolling
DeloitteDiscovery Intern (Gov’t & Public Services)SophomoresRolling
DeloitteBusiness Analyst (Gov’t & Public Services)SeniorsRolling
EYAll Roles*Undergrad/MSSeptember 19, 2023
EY-ParthenonAll Roles*Undergrad/MSSeptember 19, 2023
PwCConsulting and Product & Tech Roles**Undergrad/MSSeptember 19, 2023
PwCAudit, Tax, Assurance, Risk RolesUndergrad/MSRolling***

* EY: Internships and Full-Time roles

** PwC Internships and Full-Time roles

*** PwC’s preferred application window is between July – September 2023

Boutique Firms Application Deadlines (US)

FirmRoleCandidateApplication Deadline
A&M CRGFull-TimeUGOctober 5, 2023
A&M CRGInternUGOctober 27, 2023
AccentureAnalystSeniorsRolling (Applications open Aug. 31)
AccentureFull-Time Consultant2Y MBAMid-September 2023
AccentureSummer AnalystJuniorsRolling (Applications open Aug. 31)
AccentureSummer Consultant1Y MBAMid-December 2023
AlixPartnersAssociate2Y MBAAugust 29, 2023*
Altman SolonSummer AnalystJuniorsSeptember 26, 2023
Analysis GroupAnalystSeniorsSeptember 17, 2023; October 1, 2023
Analysis GroupSummer InternJuniorsOctober 15, 2023
Bates WhiteSummer ConsultantJuniorsOctober 4, 2023
Bates WhiteConsultantSeniorsOctober 4, 2023
BridgespanAssociate ConsultantSeniorsSeptember 9, 2023
BridgespanConsultantMBA/MSSeptember 9, 2023
Charles River AssociatesAnalystSeniorsRolling (Reviews begin Aug. 31)
Charles River AssociatesAssociateMSRolling (Reviews begin Aug. 31)
ChartisSummer AnalystJuniorsOctober 1, 2023
ChartisAnalyst/Associate ConsultantSeniors/MPHOctober 8, 2023
ChartisConsultantMBAOctober 15, 2023
ChartisSummer Associate Consultant/Summer ConsultantMPH/MBADecember 3, 2023
KearneyAssociate2Y MBAMid-September 2023**
L.E.K.AssociateSeniorsAugust 11, 2023
L.E.K.Summer AssociateJuniorsSeptember 1, 2023
L.E.K.Consultant2Y MBA/Experienced HireSeptember 8, 2023
L.E.K.PhD AnalystPhDSeptember 18, 2023
OC&C Strategy ConsultantsAssociate Consultant InternJuniorsMid-September 2023*
OC&C Strategy ConsultantsAssociate ConsultantSeniors/MSMid-September 2023*
PutnamLife Sciences ConsultantPhDRolling
PutnamAssociate ConsultantSeniorsRolling
Triangle Insights GroupStrategy Analyst InternJuniorsOctober 13, 2023
Triangle Insights GroupStrategy AnalystJuniorsOctober 13, 2023
Triangle Insights GroupAssociate Consultant InternMS / PhD (entering final year of studies)December 29, 2023
Triangle Insights GroupAssociate ConsultantGraduating MS / PhDsDecember 29, 2023
Triangle Insights GroupStrategy Consultant Intern1Y MBADecember 15, 2023

* Check with your school’s application site (e.g., Handshake) for your specific deadline.

** Interviews for Kearney Associate role will take place between 9/18/2023 – 10/20/2023

Consulting Application Deadlines (International)

FirmRoleCandidateGeographyApplication Deadline
AccentureStrategy Consultant Development ProgramMBACanadaAugust 14, 2023
BainFull-Time Consultant (Select European MBA Programs)*MBAEuropeSeptember 4, 2023
DeloitteConsultant2Y MBACanadaSeptember 7, 2023
KearneyIntern/TraineeJuniors/SeniorsAPAC/AusSeptember 22, 2023


Experienced Hire Application Deadlines

If you are an experienced hire (working professional) looking to transition into consulting, read up on best practices. Most firms have rolling application deadlines for you. Contact us directly and we’ll help you navigate the process for the specific firms you’re interested in.

Filed Under: Bain, BCG, consulting recruiting, McKinsey Consulting