MBA Internship Application Deadlines for McKinsey, Bain, and BCG


Can you believe it’s already November? MBA first years: it’s crunch time! All top firms have released MBA internship application deadlines, and we’ve aggregated the relevant dates and links in one convenient location for you here, so you know exactly when you need to have your application submitted. Remember, make sure your resume and cover letter are consulting-worthy and make sure you begin to network NOW before submitting your application!

Note #1: Bain and BCG have different application deadlines depending on the target school. If you are at a Bain or BCG target school, be sure to follow the respective links and search for your specific deadline on the firm’s portal. If your school doesn’t show up in the firm’s system, then you are at a non-target school. If that’s you, don’t worry! 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? Contact us, and we can help answer your questions.

Note #2: Some firms don’t post MBA internship deadlines, but we did receive confirmation from several firms that December 1st is a hard application deadline. So, aim to have your application submitted by December 1st if you cannot find a specific deadline. Be sure and check with the firms that you’re applying to for confirmation on the latest you can have your application submitted.

McKinsey MBA deadline

McKinsey MBA Summer Internship deadline: December 1, 2018

McKinsey APD Internship deadline

McKinsey APD Internship deadline: December 1, 2018

Bain MBA/APD deadlines

Search for your school at Bain on Your Campus to see when the deadline is for your MBA or APD program. Looking for a good place to start networking at Bain? Reach out to a member of the firm’s current diversity groups:

BCG MBA/APD deadlines

Search for your school at BCG on Campus to see when the deadline is for your MBA or APD program. Looking for a good place to start networking at BCG? Reach out to a member of the firm’s current diversity groups:

You may be thinking, “Deadlines are only a month away and my resume is nowhere near ready!” Never fear! Management Consulted can help! Have one of our expert (ex-MBB) resume editors work with you to transform your resume into a lean, mean, MBB-worthy machine. You only have one chance to make a first impression, so take advantage of the opportunity to get a leg up on your competition! See our resume services here.

If you don’t know which firms are the best fit for you, we have you covered there as well! You need the Consulting Roadmap. It guides you step by step through the decision-making process, gives you a “fit score” for top firms, and calculates a range that might qualify you for each firm. If nothing else, it shows you where you might need to bolster your case for the firm that you want to get into. Download the consulting roadmap here.

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.