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Executive Associate Program


MGM Resorts International’s Executive Associate Program (EAP) is an advanced and professional leadership development track based in Las Vegas. Our mission is to recruit recent MBA graduates from prominent business schools and shape them for future leadership with our Company. While working alongside senior executives, Associates are challenged to develop and produce innovative ideas that could change the way our Company operates.

The EAP consists of two tracks (summer and full-time), and each Executive Associate is placed in key functional roles where leadership skills can be fostered to support the Company’s strategic vision. Both tracks provide ongoing coaching and mentorship to ensure that each Executive Associate is set up for success. Please see below for further details.

The Executive Associate Program offers two distinct track offerings:

Summer Executive Associate Program – Available to current MBA first-year students for a 10-week placement during the summer, working on high-impact projects at a targeted division within the Company.
Full-Time Executive Associate Program – Available to recent MBA graduates to join the Company on a permanent basis, with placements into 6-12 month rotations to work in long-term roles within various functional areas based on the individual’s skills, experience, and interest.

Program Requirements

  • Current authorization to work in the United States on a full-time basis. MGM Resorts EA Program does not currently sponsor candidates for work authorization.
  • Have successfully completed a full-time MBA program at an accredited college or university within 18-months of the program’s start in June.
  • Have successfully completed a bachelor’s or master’s degree at an accredited college or university in Business, Engineering, or a related quantitative field preferred, though all majors may be considered.
  • Superior academic track record and standardized test scores preferred.
  • Previous work experience in management consulting, finance, consumer products, marketing, and/or brand management preferred.

Application Process

Applications are now open for the 2017 Executive Associate Program! Click here to apply for the Full Time program. There will be two opportunities to apply 1st- Application due 10/31/17 with decision made 12/18/17. The 2nd application due 01/05/18 with decision made by 03/12/18.

There also will be a summer Executive Associate Internship program application due date 01/15/18 with decision made 03/16/18.

Selected candidates will be invited to participate in the interview process, which includes two phone screenings and a live interview.

Living and Working in Las Vegas

Las Vegas started as a cornucopia of various amusements from casinos to showgirls to entertain a population of 5,000 Hoover Dam workers. After the completion of the Hoover Dam, several visionaries saw Las Vegas as a profitable opportunity to grow businesses and build what is now the entertainment capital of the world.

The city is home to approximately 2.1 million residents, and with history dating all the way back to 1821.  Las Vegas offers more than just casinos and hotels. The city features beautiful suburbs and a wealth of recreational and cultural experiences for families, millennials, retirees, foodies, and even outdoor enthusiasts.

With dreamers and people from all over the world moving to Las Vegas, the city is rich in diversity and evolving with new trends and innovative areas such as our Downtown Las Vegas. The city is also considered the ideal destination for start-up companies and entrepreneurs.

Many people have found that living and working in Las Vegas is surprisingly unique and pleasant. Some of the perks of living in Las Vegas are no state income tax, long summers, cool winters and the cost of living is appealing for everyone’s budget. The city offers all the amenities of a metropolis without the hassle. 


Transportation is not provided by MGM Resorts International, but public transportation is a viable service that is available to team members for a small fee through the Regional Transportation Authority of Southern Nevada. Although transportation is provided at a small fee by the Regional Transportation Authority of Southern Nevada, we encourage participants to bring a vehicle if they have one for their convenience.

Participants will be available to purchase bus passes at the MGM Resorts International Corporate Rate. A 24/7 bus line runs on the Las Vegas Strip properties and other local areas which include local merchants for groceries and sundries. Participants are ultimately responsible for their own transportation to and from work, and public transportation may not always coincide exactly with your work schedule.

All participants who operate a vehicle on property must have valid automobile liability insurance issued by an insurance company and authorized to sell automobile liability insurance in the United States (including the State of Nevada) that will cover any property damage or personal injury (including but not limited to serious bodily injury or death) caused by the participant while operating a vehicle.

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