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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.

Roles

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

  • Bankole Makanju

    Bankole

    Business analyst | University of Lagos

    “Lagos is home. I grew up here, and I was keen to figure out how business and government really work in my backyard.”more

  • Kemi Onabanjo

    Kemi

    Associate | Covenant University

    “I am always very excited to see and experience the positive results of the work we do in Nigeria.”more

  • Mayowa Alli

    Mayowa

    Business analyst | Covenant University

    “McKinsey offers a great opportunity to work with some of the brightest minds on the continent and to solve the most challenging problems.”more

  • Sidi

    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

  • Yasmin

    Yasmin

    Business analyst | Princeton University

    “I had always known I would move back home after college, but I had three key criteria for work: people, training, and exposure.”more

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