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For students completing their Bachelor's degree, Master's degree or MBA. 

Launch program

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 


Closing capstone
Share your experience and showcase your learnings from the 18 months​​​​​​​


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. 


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 and gain exposure to real problems, drive innovative solutions and collaborate with industry leaders across this global business. Let us help you connect your passion to Priceless possibilities.

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

Program participants are aligned to one of four tracks. Previous rotations have included:
Creating new economic models for business development in Europe
Implementing marketing strategies for new products around the world
Operations & technology
Developing a strategy for cyber security and intelligence products in North America
Creating innovative solutions for the underbanked population in Africa

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

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  • Interest in a long-term career in technology, finance, markets, product, or operations
  • 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
  • Comfort with ambiguity
  • MBA graduates (MBA degree must be completed prior to program start date)

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