Can I apply without participating in a company information session?
Yes, even if you don’t participate in a company information session, you can still apply. However, you can gather a lot of necessary information from seminars and information sessions, so please join them if possible.
Should I have a high skill level in English?
Business English skills are very important to be able to understand others’ opinions and explain your opinion logically. A part of the case interview is conducted in English. However, the proficiency level we require is possible to reach through individual effort while in Japan without living abroad.
Do you have internship programs during the summer?
No. We don’t have a research program or internship during summer vacation for university students. We do have a 10-week summer-intern program from June to August. Only applicants enrolled in an MBA program are eligible to apply. Additionally we offer a 2-day and a weeklong Insight program to applicants in MBA programs and professionals with at least four years of work experience who are interested in learning more about McKinsey and management consulting.
I went to grad school directly from college for a master’s degree and PhD and am still in grad school. What is the appropriate position for me?
If you would like to be considered after obtaining a PhD, please apply for an associate position. If you would like to be considered after obtaining a bachelor’s or master’s degree but have not yet finished a PhD program, please apply for a business analyst role as either “domestic newly graduated” or “abroad newly graduated.”
Can I talk with McKinsey consultants? Is it necessary to talk with them?
It will not affect your application whether you have met someone at the Firm or not. If you pass the résumé screening and the written test, we can set up a meeting with an individual. Please let us know what questions you have so that we can see that we answer them or introduce you to a consultant who can.
Can I re-apply after being turned down?
You may, although we don’t accept applications within two years of the initial screening. If it has been more than two years since your first application, you can re-apply.
Do you hire international students?
Yes, we hire regardless of nationality or possession of a work visa and frequently hire international students. Japanese language skills are required; specifically, formal Japanese (Keigo) is required for reading, writing, and speaking in McKinsey’s business environment.
My native language is Chinese. Can I apply both to the Japan office and a China office?
You can apply to both offices through the global application. However, once you start the interview process with one office, you will only be considered for a position with that office.
Do you send consultants to MBA programs?
Two to three years after joining, a BA can receive an offer to gain external leadership experience and pursue an MBA. We provide a comprehensive support system for preparation, tuition, and cost of living. Through this experience, our BAs acquire global leadership, language skill, and structured management skill, while enjoying life and culture outside of Japan before returning to McKinsey.