10.  Nike

top mba employers
  • % of MBAs who want to work there: 8.65%
  • Headquarters: Beaverton, OR

What makes it great: The Nike brand is inseparable from modern sports, especially with the new technology Nike engineers. Its hyper-lightweight Flyknit gear introduced running shoes with the barely-there feel of a sock, and its trademark swish can be seen on professional sports teams worldwide.

The company's website emphasizes its inclusivity ("If you have a body, you're an athlete") and the value it places on diversity. They also take corporate responsibility seriously: The Nike Foundation works to end poverty among 250 million girls worldwide through The Girl Effect.

What they're looking for: Nike hosts MBA interns every summer, forming a pool most full-time hires are pulled from. Career areas stretch from sports marketing to product development to engineering. Interns should understand what "just do it" really means: Be naturally competitive, innovative, and agree with the life mantra "work hard, play hard."

First published June 18, 2014: 9:59 AM ET
Source: Universum

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