CEMS–The Global Alliance in Management Education

CEMS–The Global Alliance in Management Education

Advanced Professional Degree Candidates

We encourage you to explore this site for more information about McKinsey and the recruiting process. We hope to meet you on campus to continue the discussion about why we think McKinsey would be the right place for you.

If you are pursing a master's degree and you earned an undergraduate degree fewer than four years ago, you will be considered for a business analyst position. If you hold a bachelor's degree and have at least four years of work experience or completed or expect to complete your master's program four years from the time you received your bachelor's degree, you will join as an associate.

Have more questions about your candidacy or the APD application and interview process?

Recruiting Team

Class of '09

Jonathan Hostens

Consultant lead

Melissa Dixon

Senior recruiter

Aline Frenzel


CEMS International Internship

McKinsey's CEMS International Internship gives you the chance to test your capabilities and knowledge during a McKinsey internship with international placement in Spring/Summer. The application deadline for internships in 2017 has recently expired. Applications for internships in 2018 will be open starting in October 2017.

  • Include your CV – it should include detailed academic performance, role description of summer jobs and internships, and information on involvement in extracurricular activities
  • Include a cover letter – please include a subject line referring to 'CEMS International Internship'
  • Include transcripts from university and high school including grades; if applicable, please also attach certificates or reference letters from internships
  • When asked for most recent school in the application, please make sure to select your university mentioning CEMS programme
  • Select your offices of long-term interest - this refers to the location where you would like to stay on a long-term basis if you receive an offer after your internship; this should be the location to which you have a strong link (e.g., language fluency, experience, education, etc.)

The following countries are participating in the programme: Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Luxembourg, Operations Practice Germany, Operations Practice UK, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Spain, Sweden and Ukraine.

Once you have been selected for interviews, we will discuss the international placement location.

Please complete your application here.

Campus Calendar

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Insight Summer Programs application deadline has passed

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Insight Summer Programs Application Deadline has passed. APD candidates interested in 2017 Insight Summer Programs must apply by Sunday, April 9, 2017.

Jul 17 2017

Full-time Associate Application Deadline

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PhDs, Postdocs and non-MBA Masters students finishing their programs in 2018, or medical students, interns, residents or fellows finishing their programs in 2018 or 2019, who are interested in our 2018 full-time opportunities must apply by July 17, 2017. This also includes Experienced Professional JDs who are interested in our 2018 full-time opportunities.

JDs and JD/MBA students finishing their programs in 2018 who are interested in our 2018 full-time opportunities must apply by May 10, 2017.

The support of McKinsey consultants really made the difference as I began my professional career and, with their help, I knew I made the right career choice.

Jonathan Hostens

Class of '09

Opportunities for Advanced Professional Degree Candidates

Many advanced professional degree candidates join us as an associate or junior associate consultants (positions vary based on office and experience). APD candidates may also consider applying for an associate or business analyst internship position depending on degree or work experience, usually for the summer prior to their penultimate year of their program; timing of internships can vary based on your academic schedule.

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