The Top 100 Firms Where MBAs Want to Work

In a recession, most people are worried about what employers think. However, CNNMoney is out with a very cool survey which looks at what MBA students think about employers. As you can see, Google’s (Nasdaq: GOOG) Googleplex perks still offer sex appeal — and Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) still entertains the day dreams of tomorrow’s capitalists:

Rank Company 2010 Fortune 500 rank % students who
put in top 5
1 Google 102 22.39%
2 McKinsey & Company N.A. 15.01%
3 Goldman Sachs 39 14.36%
4 The Boston Consulting Group N.A. 12.59%
5 Apple Computer (Nasdaq: AAPL) 56 12.15%
6 Bain & Company N.A. 11.03%
7 J.P. Morgan (NYSE: JPM) 9 9.69%
8 Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS) 57 8.54%
9 Nike (NYSE: NKE) 124 8.34%
10 Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) 33 7.12%
11 Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) 100 7.08%
12 Deloitte N.A. 6.74%
13 The Blackstone Group (NYSE: BX) 909 6.72%
14 Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) 70 6.72%
15 Microsoft  (Nasdaq: MSFT) 36 6.48%
16 General Electric (NYSE: GE) 4 5.80%
17 Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG) 22 5.22%
18 IDEO N.A. 4.95%
19 Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) 72 4.77%
20 Credit Suisse (NYSE: CS) N.A. 4.37%
21 Barclays Capital (NYSE: BCS) N.A. 4.33%
22 American Express (NYSE: AXP) 88 4.10%
23 PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP) 50 4.07%
24 Starbucks (NYSE: SBUX) 241 3.92%
25 Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) 5 3.66%
26 Sony (NYSE: SNE) N.A. 3.65%
27 BMW N.A. 3.63%
28 LVMH N.A. 3.62%
29 Nestlé N.A. 3.54%
30 IBM (NYSE: IBM) N.A. 3.51%
31 Booz & Company N.A. 3.49%
32 Starwood Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: HOT) 438 3.49%
33 3M (NYSE: MMM) 106 3.46%
34 Deutsche Bank (NYSE: DB) N.A. 3.32%
35 Unilever (NYSE: UNL) N.A. 3.26%
36 Genentech (NYSE: DNA) N.A. 3.25%
37 Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) 62 3.11%
38 General Mills (NYSE: GIS) 155 3.10%
39 L’Oréal N.A. 3.10%
40 Cisco Systems (Nasdaq: CSCO) 58 2.98%
41 Accenture N.A. 2.77%
42 U.S. Department of State N.A. 2.75%
43 Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) 229 2.74%
44 PricewaterhouseCoopers N.A. 2.70%
45 Ernst & Young N.A. 2.61%
46 Target (NYSE: TGT) 30 2.61%
47 MillerCoors (NYSE: TAP) N.A. 2.54%
48 Kraft Foods (NYSE: KFT) 53 2.45%
49 Fidelity Investments N.A. 2.45%
50 UBS (NYSE: UBS AG) N.A. 2.38%
51 Citi (NYSE: C) 12 2.38%

You can read the rest of the list here at CNNMoney.

And here is a breakdown of which industries are magnets for the best and brightest:

  1. Management consulting – 21%
  2. Financial services – 15%
  3. Consumer goods- 13%
  4. Marketing/advertising – 13%
  5. Investment banking – 9%
  6. Private equity – 9%
  7. Health care – 8%
  8. Energy/power – 7%
  9. Entertainment/media/public relations – 7%
  10. Investment management – 6%
  11. Venture capital – 6%
  12. Retail/fashion/apparel – 5%
  13. Internet/e-commerce – 5%
  14. Non-profit – 5%

(Source: CNNMoney)