MBB 2021 Application Deadlines

Recruiting season is here and 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!

US MBA deadlines and Europe deadlines for students at all levels fall on different dates between October – January.

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.

MBB Application Deadlines:

McKinsey U.S. Application Deadlines

McKinsey Summer Associate (MBA): November 16, 2021*

*HBS, Columbia Business School, Stanford GSB, Berkeley Haas, UCLA Anderson deadlines are Dec. 1, 2021

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.

McKinsey Europe Application Deadlines

McKinsey Deadline for Advanced Professional Degree (APD) candidates: October 17, 2021

McKinsey Deadline for Full-Time Business Analyst: October 17, 2021

IESE deadline for Summer Associate Intern (MBA): November 21, 2021

London Business School deadline for Summer Associate Intern (MBA): November 25, 2021

McKinsey Deadline for Summer Business Analyst: January 20, 2022

BCG U.S. Application Deadlines

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:

BCG Canada Application Deadlines

BCG Summer Consultant (MBA) deadline: TBA

Bain U.S. Application Deadlines

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:

Bain Europe Application Deadlines

Bain London Deadline for Associate Consultant: Oct. 21, 2021*

*Eligible: Graduate candidates (Bachelors, PhD & Masters) and working professionals with less than 2 years full-time work experience.

Bain Canada Application Deadlines

Bain Deadline for Associate Consultant intern (undergrad): Oct. 25, 2021

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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