Where MBAs Want to Work

Each year, Universum Global surveys business students from around the world to compile a list of most desirable employers. This year’s list includes companies from every corner of the globe, and spans a large number of industries. Tech and finance are well-represented among the top 50, but so are consumer goods and even retail.

Students are provided with a list of over 3000 companies, and then asked to select which companies they would consider working for. They’re also asked to select their top 5 ideal employers.

Tech powerhouse Google took the top spot for the 4th year running. PricewaterhouseCoopers and Ernst & Young came in second and third respectively. There were also some newcomers on the 2015 list, including luxury goods conglomerate LVMH (#34) and accounting/consulting firm Grant Thornton (#37).

Of all of the companies on this year’s list, Barclays made the biggest jump (from #35 to #27) while Volkswagon had the biggest fall (from #23 to #36).

Here are the top 50 most desirable employers according to their survey:

2015 Rank Company Change from 2014
1 Google 0
2 PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) +1
3 EY (Ernst & Young) -1
4 Goldman Sachs +4
5 KPMG -1
6 Deloitte -1
7 Apple +2
8 Microsoft -2
9 J.P. Morgan +1
10 Procter & Gamble (P&G) -3
11 L’OrŽal Group +1
12 McKinsey & Company -1
13 The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) 0
14 Morgan Stanley +1
15 BMW Group -1
16 Sony 0
17 Unilever 4
18 NestlŽ +2
19 Bank of America Merrill Lynch -2
20 The Coca-Cola Company +4
21 IBM +1
22 Johnson & Johnson +1
23 Deutsche Bank -5
24 Adidas Group +3
25 Bain & Company 0
26 IKEA +4
27 Barclays +8
28 Citi -2
29 HSBC 0
30 PepsiCo +1
31 Credit Suisse +1
32 Daimler/Mercedes-Benz +5
33 Accenture -5
34 LVMH  –
35 GE -2
36 Volkswagen Group -13
37 Grant Thornton  –
38 Heineken -2
39 Ford Motor Company +5
40 UBS 0
41 Intel -3
42 Shell -3
43 AB InBev 0
44 ExxonMobil -3
45 General Motors  –
46 3M -1
47 Dell -5
48 Toyota -1
49 Siemens -3
50 Samsung  –

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