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12. Microsoft
% of MBAs who want to work there*: 7.59%
Headquarters: Redmond, WA
Type of company: Software
Plenty of career paths are available for the 100 MBA grads Microsoft hopes to hire worldwide this year. They range from corporate management and strategy to product planning. Like Bill Gates, candidates should be supersmart, have a passion for technology and an entrepreneurial spirit. Recruiters also look for "unshakeable determination."

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Last updated May 30 2008: 6:52 PM ET
* Based on survey respondents who selected as one of their top 5 ideal employers. Methodology.