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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

Chris Hagedorn

Partner lead

Anne Cullen


Caitlin Trejo

Source lead

Campus Calendar

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Oct 07 2018

Full time and internship application deadline for McKinsey solutions, Advanced Analytics, and Digital McKinsey

Masters and/or PhD students finishing their programs in 2019 or 2020 who are interested in our 2019 full-time and internship opportunities with solutions or Advanced Analytics must apply by October 7, 2018. Positions include Expert (industry-specific) Consulting, Software Engineering, Data Science and Data Engineering.
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I’m excited that you’re thinking about consulting. As an associate at McKinsey, I’ve been able to apply my favorite parts of my PhD (like problem solving and curiosity) to impactful, real-world problems. I hope you also have a chance to engage your curiosity as you think about your path going forward.

Caitlin Trejo

Ph.D.’15, University of Chicago

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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