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List of the top 100 companies where MBA students would most like to work. These are the employers that most excite the next generation of businesspeople, as chosen by current MBA students. (The poll was originally conducted by Fortune and run in CNN Money.)

Companies that most appeal to business grads and MBAs have several things in common. Frequently, they are large, profitable, successful companies, considered to be leaders in their respective industries. (Most - but not all - can be found in the Fortune 500 list.) Many of them are famous brands or companies associated with beloved consumer or entertainment products - these include Google, Apple, Walt Disney and Nike. Still others are simply thought of as among the wealthiest corporations, or the kinds of companies at which younger employees can rise most quickly to high-paying, elite status. These would include investment banks and venture capital firms such as Bain & Company and Goldman Sachs.

Though it may not be possible to quantify exactly why future businesspeople want to work for Johnson & Johnson or Microsoft, what is clear is that these companies are leading the way in American innovation and are exciting to a new generation of leaders and executives.

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Google is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top MBA Employers
Google Search Engine Marketing, Advertising, Software

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McKinsey & Company is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top MBA Employers
McKinsey & Company Management Consulting Services

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Bain & Company is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top MBA Employers
Bain & Company Management Consulting Services

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Goldman Sachs Group is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top MBA Employers
Goldman Sachs Group

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Apple is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top MBA Employers

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The Boston Consulting Group is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top MBA Employers
The Boston Consulting Group

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Walt Disney is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top MBA Employers
Walt Disney

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Nike, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top MBA Employers
Nike Fashion accessory, Sports equipment, Clothing

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J.P. Morgan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top MBA Employers
J.P. Morgan

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Johnson & Johnson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top MBA Employers
Johnson & Johnson Soap, Pharmaceutical Preparation, Health Care

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The Blackstone Group is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top MBA Employers
The Blackstone Group

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Microsoft Corporation is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top MBA Employers
Microsoft Corporation Consumer electronics, Software, Publishing

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General Electric is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top MBA Employers
General Electric Motion Picture and Video Production, Electrical and electronic equipment, Home appliance

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Morgan Stanley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top MBA Employers
Morgan Stanley Investment banking, Financial Services, Security Brokers

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IDEO is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top MBA Employers
IDEO Product design, Electrical engineering, Mechanical Engineering

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Deloitte Consulting is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top MBA Employers

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Procter & Gamble is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top MBA Employers
Procter & Gamble Perfumes, Cosmetics, and Other Toilet Preparations

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Amazon.com is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top MBA Employers
Amazon.com Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses, Retail, Online service provider

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Coca-Cola is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top MBA Employers
Coca-Cola Beverages

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Pepsi is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top MBA Employers
Pepsi Food Manufacturing, Beverages

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Credit Suisse is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top MBA Employers
Credit Suisse Finance, Investment banking, Financial Services

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BMW is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top MBA Employers
BMW Motor Vehicles and Passenger Car Bodies, Automotive industry

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Barclays Investment Bank is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top MBA Employers
Barclays Investment Bank Finance, Investment banking

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American Express is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top MBA Employers
American Express Financial Services, Short-Term Business Credit

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U.S. Department of State is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top MBA Employers
U.S. Department of State

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Sony Corporation is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top MBA Employers
Sony Corporation Consumer electronics, Motion Picture and Video Production, Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing

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Starbucks is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top MBA Employers
Starbucks Coffee and Tea Manufacturing, Coffeehouse, Limited-Service Restaurants

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top MBA Employers
Starwood Hotels & Resorts

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Booz & Company* is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top MBA Employers
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LVMH is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top MBA Employers
LVMH

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International Business Machine... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top MBA Employers
International Business Machines

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Genentech is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top MBA Employers
Genentech Pharmaceutical Preparation, Biotechnology

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Fidelity Investments is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top MBA Employers
Fidelity Investments Investment banking, Financial Services

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Deutsche Bank is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top MBA Employers
Deutsche Bank Investment banking, Financial Services, Commercial Banking

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Toyota is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top MBA Employers
Toyota

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Nestlé is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top MBA Employers
Nestlé Food processing, Soft Drink Manufacturing, Bottled Water Manufacturing

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Bank of America Corporation is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top MBA Employers
Bank of America Corporation Bank, Financial Services, National Commercial Banks

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Unilever is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top MBA Employers

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General Mills is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top MBA Employers
General Mills Food processing, Grain and Oilseed Milling

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L'Oréal is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top MBA Employers
L'Oréal Perfumes, Cosmetics, and Other Toilet Preparations

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Target is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top MBA Employers

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Cisco Systems is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top MBA Employers
Cisco Systems

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PricewaterhouseCoopers is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top MBA Employers
PricewaterhouseCoopers Consultant, Accounting, Auditing

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Intel is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top MBA Employers
Intel Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing

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Kraft Foods is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top MBA Employers
Kraft Foods Food Manufacturing, Food and Beverage, Sausages and Other Prepared Meats

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3M is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top MBA Employers
3M Surgical and Medical Instruments and Apparatus, Biotechnology, Manufacturing

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Central Intelligence Agency is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top MBA Employers
Central Intelligence Agency

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Exxon Mobil is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top MBA Employers
Exxon Mobil Petroleum industry, Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction, Natural gas

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Ernst & Young is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top MBA Employers
Ernst & Young Accounting, Auditing, and Bookkeeping Services

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UBS is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top MBA Employers
UBS Finance, Investment banking, National Commercial Banks