Universum USA published new research on the most desirable MBA employers. The research was based on the opinions of 3,739 MBAs from 135 U.S. business schools.
The Poets & Quants article, “Most Desirable MBA Employers of 2013,” offers a nice summary of the survey. Here we’ll provide some of the highlights:
• Google came in first place (as usual) with 23.4% of respondents placed Google in their top five potential employers.
• McKinsey & Co. recruits the most top MBAs per year, but came in second after Google with 16.6% of respondents placing it in their top five.
• Apple, Amazon, and Boston Consulting Group placed third, fourth, and fifth, respectively, in the running.
• Companies in the top 100 list from last year that didn’t make the cut this year include Groupon (82nd place last year), HSBC (88), Colgate-Palmolive (98), and Zynga (85).
• Newcomers to the top 100 include: Estee Lauder (54th place this year), H&M (66), GlaxoSmithKline (69), General Motors (94), and E&J Gallo (99).
• 1,622 of the responses came from women and 2,097 from men.
Top 25 Most Desirable Employers
|2013 Rank & Company||2012 Rank||% of MBAs who named company in top five|
|6. Bain & Co.||4||11.6%|
|8. Walt Disney||12||10.5%|
|10. Goldman Sachs||7||8.5%|
|12. J.P. Morgan||10||7.5%|
|16. Johnson & Johnson||15||6.0%|
|17. Blackstone Group||14||5.9%|
|18. Procter & Gamble||18||5.1%|
|20. General Electric||16||4.9%|
|23. BMW Group||23||4.2%|
|25. U.S. Dept. of State||30||3.8%|
Source: Universum USA