McKinsey Nigeria

What we look for

We hire exceptional people with outstanding capabilities and great potential in four areas: problem solving, achievement-oriented, a desire to have an impact on the world and leadership. We welcome experienced professionals year-round, whether you have many years of work experience or just a few.

People with bachelors’ degrees and excellent academic records join McKinsey’s business-analyst program. We attract MBAs who thrive in entrepreneurial environments. They carve their own paths, challenge limitations, and are passionate about creating impact. More than half of our consultants have advanced degrees in fields other than business—doctorates, medical, law, and more.

To learn more about what we look for, visit our global Careers site.

McKinsey life

When you join McKinsey Lagos, you will have the opportunity to contribute to different industries, gain access to the best and most current thinking on critical issues, and work with some of the key industrial and regional decision-makers. You’ll join a community of smart and interesting colleagues, representing a variety of backgrounds, and be able to tap into one of the largest networks in the world.

Learn more about why our work matters on our global Careers site.


Young Leaders program

Our one-year Young Leaders Program (YLP) is an internship open only to Nigerians doing their mandatory national youth service (NYSC). Interns work as integral members of our teams, experiencing McKinsey life firsthand. The Young Leaders Program helps to develop exceptional young local African talent into real leaders. At the end of the program, high-performing Fellows may receive an offer to join McKinsey as a full-time consultant.

Business analyst program

People with bachelors’ degrees join McKinsey as business analysts. Some stay for 2 or 3 years before attending business school or gaining further work experience. Others are invited to stay at McKinsey and move directly into an associate role.

Junior associate and associate

Junior associates and associates lead a key portion of a McKinsey engagement, combining technical and analytical excellence to help solve their piece of the overall client puzzle. They work directly with senior client leaders to implement change. These roles are suitable for experienced professionals with 2 to 8 years of solid work experience, and for students currently studying toward a doctorate (PhD), law degree (LLB), medical degree (MD), non-business master’s degree, or MBA.

Summer internship program

Our 10-week summer internship program is only open to first-year MBA students. Interns work as integral members of our teams, experiencing McKinsey life firsthand.

Learn more about career pathways on our global Careers site.

Meet our people

  • Abdul-Hakeem Buhari


    Business analyst | University of Lagos

    “For anyone looking for to build a distinctive, far-reaching career, McKinsey is second to none.”more

  • Amina


    Associate | Johns Hopkins University

    “I had the chance to work closely with McKinsey as a client and was inspired by the team on the project.”more

  • Jopelo


    Associate | Lagos Business School

    “The standard of living of the average Nigerian is still low. I wanted to stop talking about these problems and start helping to solve them.”more

  • Moni

    Business analyst| Durham University

    “McKinsey will give me the opportunity to better understand the economy and industries in my country, and by extension, a chance to make positive changes in Nigeria.”more

  • Sidi


    Associate | Magdeburg University

    “I am of both German and Malian descent. Having grown up partly in West Africa, I always felt the urge to return to the continent.”more

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