BCG Unlock

Pre-MBA Summer Program

BCGers don't just unlock potential in their clients. They unlock it in each other.
The 2022 registration period for BCG Unlock has passed. If you have any questions about our 2022 program, please reach out to us at

Please read below if you'd like to learn more about our annual Unlock program.
BCG Unlock is a summer learning program that introduces incoming MBAs to the people, insight, and experiences that will enrich their skills, knowledge, and relationships as they set out on the exciting-yet-challenging journey ahead.

​​​​​​​As a participant in BCG Unlock, you can expect personal, candid dialogue with BCG consultants and leaders, as well as your pre-MBA peers. You’ll also get a behind-the-scenes look at our transformational work and digital capabilities, and dive deep into the opportunities, support systems, and tools we offer to help our people be their best. Every conversation will be an opportunity for you to ask the questions that are on your mind as you begin your life-changing year in these evolving times.

​​​​​​​BCG Unlock virtual programming is designed to easily fit into your schedule over the summer, even if you are still working full-time.
Unlocking Diverse Talent
At BCG, we believe our success hinges on our ability to elevate diversity of thought and experience, and we aim to recruit passionate, open-minded people of all ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, abilities and experience. This summer, BCG will host additional Unlock programming for candidates interested in our Black, Latinx & Indigenous, Women, PRIDE, Veterans and Asian networks.
BCG Unlock participants must be enrolled in one of the full-time MBA programs listed below, beginning in the fall of 2022. Please note, the program is for those entering their first year of a full-time two-year MBA program (this program is not for second year MBAs). If you are a dual degree student, you are eligible to apply and we encourage you to do so the spring before you begin the first year of your MBA program (i.e. MD/MBAs, JD/MBAs, etc).

Eligible programs are:
If you express interest in a US BCG office in your application, you will also receive an email inviting you to play the Pymetrics games upon submitting. These 12 neuroscience-based games provide insight into your cognitive and emotional attributes and your potential for success at BCG. The games take ~25 minutes to play, and you will have 48 hours to play them after receiving the invitation. Pymetrics enables us to better get to know you and make the right connections throughout the recruiting season, so please be sure to find a quiet place where you can focus and complete it.