100 Top MBA Employers

How we pick the most desirable 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.

To pick the 100 Most Desirable MBA Employers, Universum surveyed 2,567 MBA students (1,119 women and 1,448 men) at 123 top business schools nationwide between the months of October 2013 and January 2014.

Students were asked to choose the five companies they would most like to work for from a list of over 175 companies. They also have the opportunity to write-in the name of a company if it was not included in the list. The list of companies that students select from was compiled using the previous year's ranking of desirable employers, plus any company that received a high number of write-in votes in the previous year's survey. The rankings are based on how many times the company was selected as one of five ideal employers.

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Top MBA 100

Each year, research firm Universum USA surveys B-school students to see where they most want to work, for an exclusive CNNMoney list.