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Mastercard Launch
Mastercard Launch
Mastercard Launch is an 18-month global development program providing recent Bachelor's and Master's graduates with development opportunities and exposure. You will not only enhance your professional growth and skills in a global-setting, you’ll launch your Mastercard career. 

Mastercard Launch

A seamless, shared experience across Mastercard globally, with regional cohorts.
We guide and empower Launchers by building their business knowledge and people skills to fuel Priceless possibilities.

An 18-month program for you to launch...

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Your learning

Robust learning opportunity with a global cohort in a purpose-driven culture

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Your experiences
​​​​​​​On-the-job learning, tied to meaningful work experiences and/or rotations
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Your opportunities
Innovate in the field of payments technology and impact the world 

Mastercard Launch program overview

There are some skills you can teach. And some you can inspire. Mastercard Launch gives recent graduates both.
Holistic learning curriculums
Designed to enable competency-building through training and webinars 
Social impact project
Work with Mastercard's nonprofit partners on the front lines of social causes
Multi-day bootcamp
Experiential learning and networking opportunities with mentors and peers

Benefits of the program

Experience limitless possibilities at Mastercard when
you launch your career with us.
Professional skill building
Gain valuable on-the-job experience and build your skill set with real-world projects and customers.
Networking and mentorship
Connect with senior leaders to unlock your potential as change-makers of tomorrow.
Identify opportunities for learning and exposure, with ongoing support and feedback to develop and build on your strengths. 

Qualifications for Mastercard Launch

Mastercard Launch Qualifications
  • Proven leadership experience and ability to drive change
  • Innovative thinker that delivers value
  • Thoughtful, risk-taking attitude
  • Collaborative mindset to partner across the organization
  • Strong communication skills
  • Graduating Senior/ Final-Year students pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master's degree

Management Associate Program

Join Mastercard's Management Associate Program for graduating MBA students. Gain exposure to real world challenges, drive innovative solutions and collaborate with industry leaders across the global. Let us help you connect your passions to priceless possibilities.

18 Months: 6-Month placements across 3 distinct business units

Program associates pursue diverse experiences across different business units with the opportunity for international placement. Previous projects have included:
Creating new economic models for business development in Europe
Implementing marketing strategies for new products around the world
Developing a strategy for cyber security and intelligence products in North America
Creating innovative solutions for the underbanked population in Africa

Associate Managing Consultant Program

Collaborate with global colleagues as you help some of the world's biggest brands answer their most challenging strategic questions. Working with technology and data, you will gain broad exposure to a range of industries, including financial services, retail, hospitality and more. 

Program participants are aligned to a track:

Strategy & Transformation
Lead clients through sound decision-making as they tackle strategic, tactical, operational, and transformational challenges. Topics include product, marketing, loyalty, innovation, and more. Apply a broad set of problem-solving techniques to improve overall performance and operations.
Business Experimentation
Work directly with senior-level client partners to advise on business decisions by measuring in-market experiments, using an industry-leading data science SaaS platform, Test & Learn®.

We're looking for talented second-year MBA students who demonstrate:

  • Strong evidence of leadership potential
  • Proven track record of achievements both academically and professionally
  • Excellent communication skills and executive presence
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to analyze large amounts of data and condense it in an insightful way
  • Ability to create and present persuasive analysis
  • MBA graduates (MBA degree must be completed prior to program start date)

Additional qualifications by program

Management Associate Internship Program
  • Interest in a long-term career in finance, markets, product, or operations and technology 
  • Comfort with ambiguity 

Associate Managing Consultant Internship Program
  • Demonstrable management consulting, financial services and/or retail experience
  • Excellent client management & engagement management skills
  • Experience with project management and clear delegation, task ownership, and task management 
  • Experience using data analysis or querying tools (e.g. SQL, SAS, Excel or Tableau) is an asset (particularly for Business Experimentation tracks)

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