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Which Companies Hire The Most MBAs?

Find out which companies are the biggest employers of MBA students from the world's top business schools

By  Emmy Hawker

Fri Feb 18 2022

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MBA hiring has now returned to pre-pandemic levels with MBA employers offering bumper salaries to attract talent in a competitive jobs market.

The Big Three consulting firms—McKinsey, Bain, and BCG—are increasing MBA consultant salaries for 2022 while MBA graduates continue to record impressive jobs and salary prospects across industries.

So where else do MBAs flock to after business school? And which companies are the biggest recruiters of MBA students?

BusinessBecause surveyed some of the world's leading business schools to find out.


Here's 10 companies hiring the most MBAs: 


10. Microsoft 

Tech giant Microsoft is a top MBA company. One of the largest employers of MBA grads, Microsoft offers a range of enticing benefits to new recruits. The multinational firm is always looking to hire its next wave of MBA grads, regularly recruiting from top schools across the globe. 

Of the most recent graduating class, eight MBAs from London Business School joined Microsoft, while grads from other top b-schools like Cambridge Judge and Duke Fuqua also accepted roles. 

Microsoft offers MBAs with seven years of prior work experience initiatives such as the MACH Microsoft Aspire Experience, which provides targeted training and resources to help MBAs integrate into the company.


9. AT Kearney 

Consultancy firm, AT Kearney, hires from an array of top business schools. It's recruiters are always looking for talent among the MBA graduate pool. 

18 of INSEAD's MBA grads accepted positions at AT Kearney in 2021, while a further nine grads from the Chicago Booth School of Business also landed roles. 

AT Kearney appreciates applicants with traditional business and engineering backgrounds, but those with more nontraditional backgrounds—think nonprofit or liberal arts—shouldn’t be deterred from applying to work there. 


Read: 5 Surprising Companies Hiring MBAs 

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8. EY / EY-Parthenon 

In 2021, 15 MBA students from Michigan Ross School of Business, eight from NYU Stern, and seven from Duke Fuqua, were offered roles across consulting and strategy for Big Four accountancy firm, Ernst & Young (EY), and EY off-branch Parthenon.

Working in accountancy requires a comprehensive understanding of finance, problem-solving skills, and the ability to build a strong rapport with people. An MBA gives candidates a comprehensive overview of what it takes to be a well-rounded businesspersonso it’s no surprise accounting firms value the MBA. 


7. Accenture 

Multinational professional services company, Accenture, which initially started in Ireland, accepted 19 graduates from INSEAD, six from Duke Fuqua, and a further six from Chicago Booth in 2021. 

The MBA company runs a Global MBA program that recruits students from 11 top business schools, including The Wharton School—the world's top-ranked MBAKellogg, and London Business School. It looks for candidates who are interested in working at the intersection between business and technology, helping them to develop future strategies for their clients. 


6. Deloitte 

It’s no surprise that Deloitte, another Big Four accountancy firm, has made the top 10 MBA employers list. Deloitte hires MBAs to work within its accountancy services, as well as the company's various consulting arms

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