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16 US-Based Companies with the Most MBA Employees

By Linda M

Updated January 22, 2021 Updated January 22, 2021

It’s common for MBAs to have a clear career plan in mind for after graduation. Many applicants tend to choose specific b-schools because their curricula, location, reputation, and networking opportunities can help them find jobs at top companies.

From start-ups to SMEs and global firms, there’s always an abundance of career choices in the job market for MBA graduates. But which US-based companies should you place your bets in?

Here are the workplaces hiring the most employees fresh out of business school, according to research by Career Protocol and TransparentCareer.


The world’s largest e-commerce retailer is also one of the biggest employers of MBA talent. In fact, the shopping giant is the top MBA recruiter on campuses across the US, having hired graduates from over 29 b-schools in the past year. If you have a passion for fast-paced innovation and great analytical skills, Amazon will offer you a plethora of opportunities, from HR to finance and big data.


Deloitte – one of the Big Four accounting firms in the professional services market – is another popular company among MBA graduates, recruiting from 28 American campuses. At Deloitte, b-school graduates can land roles in tax, audit, consulting, financial advice and enterprise risk assessment. And there’s more: the average salary for an MBA graduate at Deloitte is US$240,000. Tempting, isn’t it?


Perhaps unsurprisingly, Google is another firm filled with MBA talent. The tech giant – consistently named one of the best employers in the world – offers MBAs huge career advancement opportunities in banking, management, tech and consulting, as well as a world-renowned innovative environment.

PwC Strategy&

PwC Strategy& is a multinational strategy consulting firm that helps clients solve challenging strategic issues with innovative thinking. Its operations span across industries, such as healthcare, energy, financial services, aerospace and media technology, giving MBA graduates a chance to work in their preferred field. At PwC, MBA grads can expect to make up to a whopping US$256,400.


The world’s biggest software producer is also one of the top MBA employers in the US, recruiting graduates from over 20 business schools. At Microsoft, MBAs can expect to find roles in sectors such as tech, marketing, operations and sales, as well as a high-intensity environment where rewards are high.

McKinsey & Company

McKinsey & Company is a management consulting company that provides 80 percent of the world’s largest corporations with services in strategy, overall organization, policy, research and management, profit and costs, and management information. The firm is notorious for hiring MBA grads with great problem-solving, collaboration and analytical skills – if this sounds like you, make sure to send in an application.

J.P. Morgan

J.P. Morgan, a world leader in the banking field, tends to hire MBAs with a flair for investment, private banking, sales, and research. The company also fosters b-school talent with MBA internships such as the Launching Leaders program, the Proud to Be MBA program and the Winning Women MBA program.

Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

As part of the wider BCG Matrix network, the prestigious consultancy firm BCG is one of the world’s most popular destinations for MBA graduates who dream of helping corporations maximize their investments as effectively as possible. Its clients include many of the world’s 500 largest companies, as well as nonprofits and mid-size businesses.

Ernst & Young

Ernst & Young is a multinational professional services firm with headquarters in London, England, and a high number of US-based MBA employees. At EY, graduates can land jobs in a wide range of sectors, such as consulting, assurance, tax and transaction services.

Bain & Company

Bain & Company, second only to PwC for high salaries, is one of the Big Three management consultancy firms, working with public, private and nonprofit businesses to help them make better decisions. The firm has offices in over 30 countries and recruits MBA talent from 17 US b-schools, making it a global and diverse workplace.

Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson is one of the world’s leading multinationals in the medical devices, pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods (CPG) fields, as well as a popular employer among MBA grads. The company offers different internship and career development programs for MBAs fresh out of b-school.

Cisco Systems

Cisco Systems is a multinational technology firm located in San Jose, the heart of the Silicon Valley. Cisco develops and distributes networking hardware, software, telecommunication equipment and other high-tech products and services, making it a great place to work for MBAs with a flair for innovation.


Facebook, and one of the biggest companies in the world, is famous for hiring a high number of MBA graduates from over 15 top business schools. Those hoping to land a full-time role at the social networking service must possess excellent problem-solving skills and creativity.

Credit Suisse

Credit Suisse is a leading financial company working across wealth management, investment banking and basic financial services. Despite being based in Switzerland, it employs many MBA graduates from 15 b-schools across the US.

Accenture Strategy

Accenture Strategy is a global consulting firm serving over 40 different industries. It helps clients hire the best people, promote sustainability, and create global relationships and impact. At Accenture, MBAs can expect to land high-paying jobs in the technology, customer growth, supply chain operations, and talent and enterprise value sectors.


PepsiCo is one of the top multinational food, beverage, and snack corporations in the world. The company seeks to hire MBA graduates who have an entrepreneurial mindset and a passion for sustainability. The vast majority of MBAs are hired in the marketing and finance departments.

This article was originally published in January 2021 .

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Linda is Content Writer at TopMBA, creating content about students, courses, universities and businesses. She recently graduated in Journalism & Creative Writing with Politics and International Relations, and now enjoys writing for a student audience. 

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