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100 Top MBA employers 

Companies where MBA candidates say they'd most like to work

Pay
Here's the base salary MBA candidates say they expect to earn.
 
Academic research 77,859 132,282
Advertising/public relations 78,652 133,192
Aerospace/defense 88,582 146,195
Agricultural 85,185 147,692
Airline/travel 85,500 138,917
Auditing/accounting/taxation 63,694 111,135
Automotive 88,965 153,377
Biotechnology 97,349 165,300
Chemical/petroleum 92,196 154,662
Commercial banking 83,780 149,346
Computer hardware 93,688 155,184
Computer software 97,318 175,248
Construction 84,790 171,880
Consumer goods 90,761 156,917
Education/teaching 83,704 147,421
Electronics 92,919 155,730
Energy/power 95,605 181,846
Engineering consulting 91,797 150,364
Engineering/industrial 94,000 162,205
Engineering/manufacturing 90,281 142,899
Entertainment/media/public relations 90,499 174,692
Environmental/conservation 84,815 152,957
Financial services 95,231 204,513
Food service 86,224 148,860
Forestry/paper/pulp 79,714 121,429
Government/public service 83,374 143,976
Healthcare 92,594 161,263
Healthcare/pharmaceutical 94,688 172,850
Hospitality 87,792 147,366
Hotel/restaurant/tourism 90,535 161,804
Insurance 82,462 141,360
Internet/e-commerce 98,725 186,251
Investment banking 98,877 238,860
Investment management 100,986 238,643
IT consulting 90,327 162,612
Management consulting 101,404 205,540
Metals 102,000 346,566
Network communications/data networking 95,120 170,426
Nonprofit 87,910 153,212
Other 95,400 185,564
Packaging 78,556 133,111
Real estate 97,006 207,444
Retail/fashion/apparel 91,473 179,901
Telecommunications 94,248 181,000
Transportation/distribution/logistics 87,228 142,100
Utilities 84,375 146,667
Venture capital 107,919 251,128
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Most popular with women
Google 20.25%
McKinsey & Company 16.19%
The Boston Consulting Group 12.56%
Most popular with men
McKinsey & Company 22.28%
Google 21.46%
Goldman Sachs 19.78%
How we pick the 100 Top MBA Employers
Think of it as a popularity contest for companies: Every year research firm Universum ranks the most desirable employers in the world, based on where MBA candidates say they'd most like to work.... (more)