McKinsey Early Access

Celebrating the next generation of MBAs

McKinsey Early Access is a virtual summer program that introduces you to our people, culture and consulting before you start business school. This program will provide multiple opportunities for you to build meaningful connections with your peers and our consultants in advance of the start of classes and clubs, fall recruiting, etc. 

We are excited to help you on the path of self-discovery and continuous learning, and look forward to meeting you and your peers from the next generation of problem solvers who are entrepreneurial, creative, and eager to participate in our close-knit, diverse community.
To express interest in McKinsey Early Access, please submit your application by May 13, 2021. This simple form only takes a few minutes to complete. All submissions will be reviewed, and you will be notified of next steps within a few weeks after the application deadline.

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To be eligible for this program, you need to be admitted to a full-time MBA program at one of the following 17 schools with an anticipated graduation date of 2023. Please note: only students entering a two-year full-time program or dual degree program (e.g., MD/MBA, JD/MBA) will be considered. Candidates enrolled in a one-year, part-time, or executive MBA program at the following schools are not eligible at this time.

Eligible Schools

  • Columbia Business School
  • Cornell (Johnson)
  • Dartmouth (Tuck)
  • Duke's Fuqua School of Business
  • Harvard Business School
  • MIT Sloan
  • NYU Stern School of Business
  • Kellogg School of Management
  • Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • Haas School of Business
  • UCLA Anderson School of Management
  • The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
  • University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business
  • UNC Kenan-Flagler
  • The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Virginia Darden School of Business
  • Yale School of Management

Please note: McKinsey is also hosting a program called Inspire for underrepresented pre-MBA students, including those who identify as Black, African-American, Hispanic, Latino, and/or Native American. The two day virtual program will include an overview of McKinsey’s diversity and inclusion efforts, management consulting, and McKinsey today. In this program, you will join small interactive case workshops, activities to sharpen your interview skills, engage in virtual social activities and hear from exciting panelists and speakers. The application deadline is also May 13, 2021. Eligible students are welcome to apply to and attend both McKinsey Early Access and Inspire.

We are no longer accepting applications for McKinsey Early Access.

Thank you for your interest in McKinsey Early Access. For additional questions about McKinsey Early Access, please contact us here.


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