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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 pursuing 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

Josh Wolff

Partner lead

Lindsay Firger


Campus Calendar

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Sep 17 2018
Sep 21 2018

Meet McKinsey

September 17 – September 21

After completing your studies in the US, do you wish to continue working on exciting and relevant topics with other brilliant people? Are you looking for a professional challenge in an international and interdisciplinary environment in which you can learn a great deal and gain valuable experience?

Then you can look forward to getting to know the German office of the world's leading top management consulting firm at one of our information and workshop events that we will conduct from September 17 to 21, 2018 in Boston, New York, New Haven, Washington and Philadelphia. These events are designed exclusively for top German-speaking post-graduate, graduate, and undergraduate students of all disciplines and young professionals.

Interested? Then go to

for more information about the upcoming events planned for your region. Should you have any questions, please contact my colleague in Recruiting, Kerstin Botsch, via e-mail at (

The events offer you, among other things:

An honest look into the day-to-day work of a McKinsey consultant

  • Overview of McKinsey and our qualifications profile for entry-level consultants
  • Personal experience with our interdisciplinary way of working
  • A hands-on opportunity to experience how we support our clients in solving key challenges in their businesses

Exchange with interesting people

  • Tips on your career planning from the experienced McKinsey consultants attending who have all studied or earned their degrees in the US; if you would like, we can also provide you an idea of what employment and development opportunities await you in our McKinsey Germany office
  • Personal discussions with us as well as informal interaction with the other participants

We would very much like to get to know you at our next event in the US.

Oct 07 2018

Full-time New Ventures Application Deadline

Masters and/or PhD students finishing their programs in 2019 or 2020 who are interested in our 2019 full-time and internship opportunities with New Ventures or Advanced Analytics must apply by October 7, 2018. Positions include Expert (industry-specific) Consulting, Software Engineering, Data Science and Data Engineering.

I’m so glad I kept an open mind about what I could do with my MD degree…and that I chose a career with McKinsey.

Colin Field-Eaton

Class of '12

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.

Our roles include generalist consulting; practice consulting, focused on a specific function or industry (e.g.,digital, implementation, operations); and New Ventures product and solution development (e.g., data science, solution expert consulting, data engineering).

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