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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

Sarah Brody

Source lead

Stephen Clark

Source lead

Guang Yang

Source lead

Lindsay McKenna

Partner lead

Jessie Callahan


Campus Calendar

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Mar 19 2020
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McKinsey Recruiting Timeline

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Find out what you need to know before applying to roles and events at McKinsey

3:00-3:45pm ET
Mar 24 2020

Women's Webinar #1: From the lab to the team room

6:00 PM – 6:30 PM
How you can make the shift from academia to consulting
Mar 25 2020
Jun 05 2020
Jun 06 2020

Diversity Connect 2020

June 05 – June 06 Philadelphia
Jun 07 2020
Jun 09 2020

Insight 2020

June 07 – June 09 Chicago

I made the jump from academia to consulting when I realized that I could apply the skills I had learned as a Ph.D student – solving tough problems with a mixture of creativity and analytics – to interesting and meaningful problems facing businesses and governments. Since starting at McKinsey, I have gotten to do just that, and in the company of an amazing group of colleagues and friends!

Sarah Brody Ph.D. '15, Duke University

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 technical roles within McKinsey’s product and solution development team (e.g., data science, data engineering, software engineering, and digital strategy & delivery).

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