MBB 2021 Application Deadlines

Recruiting season is barreling down the tracks at us, and will be here before you know it. The time to prepare your application is now. McKinsey, BCG and Bain have released their application deadlines for this cycle, and you don’t want to miss the boat!

In a new development for 2021, each MBB firm has released two application deadlines for undergraduate full-time and internship roles – one in July and one in September. Pay attention to the specific dates and apply when you feel most ready. The firms have stated they prefer to receive applications for full-time roles in July and applications for summer internships in September. 

If at all possible, we recommend applying with the first wave of candidates no matter which role you’re preparing for, as the firms extend offers and fill seats as they go.

Remember, make sure your resume and cover letter are consulting-worthy and make sure you begin to network NOW before submitting your application!

We have also included links to the school-specific and affinity group pages of each firm. If your school doesn’t show up in the firm’s system, then you are at a non-target school. If that’s you, have no fear! Reach out directly to the recruiting coordinator in the specific office(s) you’re interested in (hint: you can find them on LinkedIn – but reach out via email!). Need help? We wrote an article on how to reach out to folks inside of top firms.

McKinsey U.S. Application Deadlines

McKinsey ADC: June 15, 2021

McKinsey Deadline 1 for Full-Time Business Analyst or Business Analyst Intern (undergrad/MS): July 19, 2021

McKinsey Deadline 2 for Full-Time Business Analyst or Business Analyst Intern (undergrad/MS): Sept. 16, 2021

*Note: firm prefers full-time applicants to apply in July and internship applicants to apply in September. However, apply when you feel most ready. If possible, MC recommends preparing now and applying with the 1st wave of applicants.

McKinsey Associate (MBA): TBA

McKinsey Summer Associate (MBA): TBA

McKinsey U.S. Eligibility for Business Analyst

  • For graduation dates between December 2021 – August 2022; or students currently completing their final year in a non-business, 2-year master’s program with less than 3 years of work experience, apply for Business Analyst (BA) or Tech Analyst
  • For graduation dates between December 2022 – August 2023, apply for Summer Business Analyst (SBA) Intern role or Summer Tech Analyst
  • For graduation dates between December 2023 – August 2024, Sophomore Summer Business Analyst internship (SSBA) provides opportunities for undergraduate candidates who self-identify as Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx and/or other members of Indigenous groups native to North America.

BCG U.S. Application Deadlines

BCG ADC deadline: July 12, 2021

BCG Deadline 1 for Full-Time or Summer Associate (undergrad/MS): July 16, 2021

BCG Deadline 2 for Full-Time or Summer Associate (undergrad/MS): Sept. 8, 2021

BCG Deadline 3 for Summer Associate only: Sept. 29, 2021

*Note: firm prefers full-time applicants to apply in July and internship applicants to apply in September. However, apply when you feel most ready. If possible, MC recommends preparing now and applying with the 1st wave of applicants.

BCG Consultant (MBA) deadline: TBA

BCG Summer Consultant (MBA) deadline: TBA

Search for your school at BCG on Campus to see campus-specific events happening at your school or program. Looking for a good place to start networking at BCG? Reach out to a member of the firm’s current diversity groups:

Bain U.S. Application Deadlines

Bain ADC deadline: July 11, 2021

Bain Deadline 1 for Associate Consultant or Associate Consultant Intern (undergrad/MS): July 15, 2021

Bain Deadline 2 for Associate Consultant or Associate Consultant Intern (undergrad/MS): Sept. 9, 2021

*Note: firm prefers full-time applicants to apply in July and internship applicants to apply in September. However, apply when you feel most ready. If possible, MC recommends preparing now and applying with the 1st wave of applicants.

Bain Consultant (MBA): TBA

Bain Summer Consultant (MBA): TBA

Search for your school at Bain on Your Campus to see campus-specific events happening at your school or program. Looking for a good place to start networking at Bain? Reach out to a member of the firm’s current diversity groups:

2021 MBB Application Deadlines

Experienced Hires

Are you an experienced hire looking to transition into consulting? 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.

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