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4. Apple
% of MBAs who want to work there*: 13.68%
Headquarters: Cupertino, CA
Type of company: Maker of computers, iPods, iPhone, and more
Apple rose two slots this year to become no. 4 among MBAs' most desirable employers. The company interviews at the University of Michigan, MIT, and University of Chicago, among others, but Stanford University sees more of the Apple recruiters than any other B-school throughout the year. And with discounts on the sleek, game-altering products, or, more importantly, the seemingly ever-growing stock, how could one turn down a job offer from Steve Jobs?

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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