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What is the MBB recruitment process for MBA students in UK?

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New answer on Nov 20, 2020
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Pratik asked on Dec 21, 2018

I will be joining a top MBA program in UK next year. I wanted to know what is the recruitment process like? Is there campus recruitment or do we have to go through the online application route?

Any guidance will be much appreciated.

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replied on Dec 21, 2018
McKinsey / Accenture Alum / Got all BIG3 offers / Harvard Business School


If you are in a target school - you'll have a lot of recruiting events on campus

If you are in a non-target school - most probably you will have just the on-campus interviews / or maybe even no on-campus interviews.

Even if you have on-campus interviews - competition is high and it will be hard to get invited. I recommend contacting your classmates who worked in these companies before and ask them for a referral. It will not be an official referral through the system - they would rather contact the HR responsible for on-campus recruiting and recommend to invite you for the interviews.


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replied on Dec 21, 2018
Ex-McKinsey Engagement Manager / Ex-Diplomat - Perfect choice for non-traditional candidates. Let's get you an offer!

It depends on the Business School you are joining. If you are joining LBS, there will be a lot of recruiting activities ranging from company presentations and invite-only dinners to on-campus recruitment. LBS ist definitely the top MBB-feeder BSchool in the UK.

If you will go to Judge/Said, there will most likely be on-campus recruitment but there will not be as many recruiting events as at LBS. Other schools (e.g. Cass, Imperial) might not have on-campus recruiting activities at all and you will need to significantly rely on networking.

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Depends on the school, target ones have in-campus recruiting



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