Mastercard Graduate Launch Program -2023 – Nigeria

Mastercard Graduate Launch Program -2023 – Associate Consultant, Advisors – Nigeria

Lagos, Nigeria

We are looking for passionate and talented professionals, who share our vision for data-driven consulting, to join us and take a leading role in shaping the growth of our team.

Our Purpose

We work to connect and power an inclusive, digital economy that benefits everyone, everywhere by making transactions safe, simple, smart and accessible. Using secure data and networks, partnerships and passion, our innovations and solutions help individuals, financial institutions, governments and businesses realize their greatest potential. Our decency quotient, or DQ, drives our culture and everything we do inside and outside of our company. We cultivate a culture of inclusion ( for all employees that respects their individual strengths, views, and experiences. We believe that our differences enable us to be a better team – one that makes better decisions, drives innovation and delivers better business results.

Job Title

Mastercard Graduate Launch Program -2023 – Associate Consultant, Advisors – Nigeria

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The Data & Services team is a key differentiator for Mastercard, providing the cutting-edge services that help our customers grow. Focused on thinking big and scaling fast around the globe, this agile team is responsible for end-to-end solutions for a diverse global customer base. We combine traditional management consulting with our rich data assets and in-house technology to provide our clients with powerful strategic insights and recommendations.

Centered on data-driven technologies and innovation, these services include consulting, loyalty and marketing programs, test-and-learn business experimentation, and data-driven information and risk management services. While specializing in the payments industry, Mastercard Data & Services also works closely with major retailers, airlines, and other enterprises, leveraging data and insights garnered from within and beyond its network.

We are looking for passionate and talented professionals, who share our vision for data-driven consulting, to join us and take a leading role in shaping the growth of our team.

Make an Impact as an Associate Consultant

As an Associate Consultant, you will collaborate with exceptional colleagues to 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, restaurants, hospitality and more.

As an Associate Consultant, you will:

• Work on small teams to solve our clients’ most challenging strategic


• Build strong relationships with clients to understand their business needs,

find strategic solutions and guide impactful decisions

• Grow your career by receiving hands-on mentorship from an experienced

management team

• Have an immediate opportunity for meaningful contributions, increased

responsibility, leadership roles, and professional advancement

• Collaborate with colleagues across different areas of the organization and

quickly gain exposure to business development, account management, and

product management

• Receive extensive training focusing on helping you build your core

consulting skill set

We are looking for passionate and talented professionals, who share our vision for helping our customers with their most urgent business needs, and we are recruiting for the following career track:

Strategy & Transformation

• Lead customers through sound decision making as they tackle strategic,

tactical, operational, and transformational challenges, spanning across

diverse topics including product, marketing, loyalty, innovation, and more.

Apply a broad set of problem-solving techniques to improve overall

performance and operations.

Sampling of questions we help our customers answer:

o How can a global financial services institution be successful at entering a

hyper competitive new market?

o How can a customer improve its operating model to better achieve

operational, financial, and strategic goals?

• Team members typically support 2-4 projects concurrently, with each

project lasting for approximately 3-6 months.

Bring your Passion and Expertise

We recruit for and value the following core competencies:

• Passion: Actively seeks responsibility and takes pride in delivering the

highest quality results and recommendations to our clients.

• Analytic Excellence: Demonstrates a strong aptitude for structured problem

solving and quantitative skills.

• Business Interest: Clear interest in the world of business, and intuition for

the way that companies make decisions.

• Rapid Growth: Eagerness to learn quickly, both through Mastercard’s

structured training curriculum and organic development opportunities.

• Teamwork: Willingness to work within small teams to produce outstanding

deliverables, with a will to win attitude.

• Integrity: Commitment to Mastercard’s values of honesty and integrity with

a willingness to embrace and learn from our mistakes.

• Diverse Perspective: Brings a unique skillset or approach to the table in

every client engagement or internal activity.

• Communication: Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with

demonstrated leadership abilities.


• Undergraduate or master’s degree graduate (graduated no earlier than April

2022) who are currently in the process of completing their NYSC and

available to start the program on 4th September 2023.

• Outstanding record of academic achievement with a minimum GPA of 3.0

USA and 2:1 UK equivalent respectively

• Proven record of leadership in a work setting and/or through extracurricular


• Exceptional analytical and quantitative problem-solving skills

• Ability to communicate complex ideas effectively – both verbally and in

writing in English.

Corporate Security Responsibility

All activities involving access to Mastercard assets, information, and networks comes with an inherent risk to the organization and, therefore, it is expected that every person working for, or on behalf of, Mastercard is responsible for information security and must:

  • Abide by Mastercard’s security policies and practices;
  • Ensure the confidentiality and integrity of the information being accessed;
  • Report any suspected information security violation or breach, and
  • Complete all periodic mandatory security trainings in accordance with Mastercard’s guidelines.

Everyone wants easier ways to pay;

we invent them.

Checkout lines are slow;

we speed them along.

Merchants want more sales;

we give them data and insights.

People need financial access;

we connect them.

Corporate purchasing is complicated;

we make it simple.

Commuters are busy;

we speed them on their way.

Governments need greater efficiencies;

we help create them.

Small businesses are virtual;

we give them access to a world of buyers.

Retailers want to fight fraud;

we provide the tools.

Requisition ID: R-177645