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The World’s Most Attractive Employers

Universum surveyed over 225,000 business and engineering/IT students in the world’s 12 largest economies and asked:

“Which employers do you hold in highest regard?”

The top 25 employers mentioned by business students in 2018 were:

  1. Google
  2. Goldman Sachs
  3. EY (Ernst & Young)
  4. Deloitte
  5. KPMG
  6. Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC)
  7. Apple
  8. J.P. Morgan
  9. McKinsey
  10. Microsoft
  11. Boston Consulting Group (BCG)
  12. L’Oreal Group
  13. Amazon
  14. Morgan Stanley
  15. Adidas
  16. Proctor & Gamble (P&G)
  17. BMW Group
  18. Nike
  19. The Coca-Cola Company
  20. Bain & Company
  21. Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  22. IBM
  23. Deutsche Bank
  24. Sony
  25. IKEA

In our country guides, we see how many of the Top 25 companies recruit at each MBA program and give a score out of 25. For example, all things considered, a school with a 15/25 score probably has a better reputation with well-known multinationals than a school with a 5/25 score.

Of course, we encourage you to check your target school’s employment reports – or contact its admissions office – to see whether your desired companies recruit there.

Even though undergraduate business students participate in the survey (not MBAs), we feel the top companies are similar for MBA students (represented by a roughly equal split of technology, management consulting, financial services, and consumer goods companies). We like how Universum surveys students from not just the US, but also Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Russia, South Korea, and the UK. While far from perfect, we feel our “company score” can give you an idea of how many prestigious companies recruit at international business schools.

You can download a full copy of Universum’s survey and methodology here.

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