Once again, I’m finishing up my MBA in the next few months. Fortune has come out with a list of the companies most sought-after MBA candidates. Here are the top ten:
1. McKinsey & Company
3. Goldman Sachs
4. Bain & Company
5. The Boston Consulting Group
7. Apple Computer
8. General Electric
9. Johnson & Johnson
10. Morgan Stanley
Not a bad group of companies. There are some interesting companies down the list that I wouldn’t have thought would have interested as many MBA recipients, including Disney, Gap, and Wal-Mart.
The Fortune Magazine feature also provides results from a survey in which prospective MBAs forecast their starting salary. The average expected starting salary is $88,087 and their predicted salary after five years is $167,052. Within those averages, men are predicting much higher salaries for themselves than women.
Published or updated April 25, 2006. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.