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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

Jamie Carroll


Campus Calendar

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Mar 10 2019

Go Global Application Deadline

11:59 PM

Are you an international student at a US university interested in working in one of our global McKinsey offices outside of the US? Are you passionate about developing markets and interested in making a difference?

We would like to invite you to our ‘Go Global with McKinsey’ International networking reception on Friday, April 12th in New York City. This is an excellent opportunity to meet our consultants from a wide range of global geographies/offices and learn more about our work and colleagues outside of the United States.

Mar 14 2019

APD Firm Presentation at Harvard & MIT

Date:  Thursday, March 14, 2019
Time: 6:30- 8:30 PM ET
Location: Cambridge, MA 
Mar 14 2019

APD Northeast Diversity, GLAM and MD Happy Hour

Date:  Thursday, March 14, 2019
Time: 8:30- 9:30 PM ET
Location: Cambridge, MA 
Mar 15 2019

APD Northeast Women's Breakfast Panel

Date:  Friday, March 15, 2019
Time: 9:00- 10:30 AM ET
Location: Cambridge, MA 

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Amir Zamani


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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