The Big 4 is hiring fewer MBA candidates. 2 business school career counselors share their advice for grads looking for accounting and consulting jobs.

Recruiting to the Big 4 will look different this year, with business schools now coaching MBA students through virtual networking and a remote job search.
  • The Big 4 usually extends job offers to summer interns and then recruits additional MBA candidates in the fall to start work after graduating in the spring.
  • This year PwC says they’re pausing fall recruitment efforts, although they remain committed to hiring summer interns.
  • KPMG, Deloitte, and EY said they would continue to recruit MBA candidates, but it is expected there will be fewer hires.
  • Business school career counselors say they’re preparing for fewer recruitment opportunities this fall, with the hope that hiring will pick back up in the spring.
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For some MBA candidates, the path to a big accounting firm like PwC or EY just got a little more difficult.

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