Feel the Deal. Take a deep dive into M&A with our Strategy Workshop.

Discover the full extent of mergers and acquisitions—from the initial idea to closing the deal. Based on a real BCG project, you will gain insights into a live transaction and be given the opportunity to apply the knowledge you have acquired so far in a broader corporate finance context.

Together with BCG consultants from our dynamic Corporate Finance & Strategy, and Private Equity practice areas and 60 students from top European universities, you will analyze the strategic rationale of the deal, assess the target company, quantify the potential synergies, and structure the execution of the transaction.

Join us in a French château as we celebrate 10 years of this flagship workshop. Enhance your problem-solving and presentation skills, receive invaluable tips from our experienced consultants, and have all your questions answered. Network with our consultants and your peers, and exchange thoughts on career opportunities, both in the business world in general and at BCG in particular.

Along the way, you will learn the methodologies and approach of the world’s leading strategy consultancy and discover how you can shape a company’s future—and your own!


We are looking for outstanding university students (undergraduate, graduate, or PhD) majoring in finance, economics, business, or similarly quantitative subjects with an affinity for either corporate finance, strategy or private equity, and the following qualities:

  • Outstanding academic performance, along with evidence of excellence in non-academic and extracurricular activities
  • Diverse experiences and international exposure
  • Quick powers of comprehension, a sharp analytical mind, curiosity, inventiveness, and an affinity for numbers as much as for people
  • Desire to not only understand a situation, but to change that situation for the better
  • Prior practical experience in corporate finance or private equity through internships is welcome but not a prerequisite

Your application will be reviewed by our recruiting team in your country of study. Submit your application online using one of the participating countries' links below. Once you are logged into our application portal, please select the office located in your country of study (e.g., London for the United Kingdom) as the first option on the first page.

Please apply through one link only and note the respective application requirements and deadlines of our participating countries. Multiple applications will not be accepted.

  • Application deadline: February 10, 2019
  • Please submit your application (CV and high school and full university transcripts) online.
  • Applicants must also have full working proficiency in Dutch.
  • For more information, please contact Claire Rosenmoller


A lot will happen during our workshop—feel free to check out the details below. But apart from the case work, there will be plenty of opportunities to meet our BCG consultants, mingle with like-minded peers and have all your questions answered.


  • Arrivals - 17:00
  • Dinner & Drinks - 19:00


  • Breakfast - 7:30
  • Welcome & Intro to BCG - 8:30
  • Intro to Case Study - 10:15
  • Case Study in Teams - 11:00
  • Lunch - 13:00
  • Case Study in Teams - 14:00
  • Break - 16:30
  • Interview Prep Session - 16:45
  • Keynote Speech - 17:45
  • Dinner & Drinks - 19:00


  • Breakfast - 7:30
  • Case Study in Teams - 8:30
  • Final Presentations - 10:00
  • Debrief & Feedback - 11:30
  • Break - 12:15
  • Wrap-up - 12:30
  • Lunch & Departures - 13:30

WHERE? Near Paris

Lorena Verschoor - Graduate Recruiter - recruiter bij BCG
Lorena Verschoor - Graduate Recruiter
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