Top Feeder Companies to Harvard B-School

Harvard Business School’s Top Feeder Companies Estimated % ofClass of 2013 Estimated Number inClass of 2012 Number Found in Facebook
1. McKinsey & Co. New York, NY 5.7% 52 32
2. Bain & Co. Boston, MA 4.6% 42 26
3. Boston Consulting Group Boston, MA 3.4% 31 19
4. Booz New York, NY 2.0% 18 11
5. Deloitte New York, NY 1.6% 15 9
5. Google Mountain View, CA 1.6% 15 9
5. J.P. Morgan/Chase New York, NY 1.6% 15 9
8. Goldman Sachs New York, NY 1.4% 13 8
8. U.S. Army Various locations 1.4% 13 8
10. Citigroup New York, NY 1.2% 11 7
11. Microsoft Redmond, WA 1.1% 10 6
11. Morgan Stanley New York, NY 1.1% 10 6
13. Blackstone Group New York, NY 0.9% 8 5
13. Monitor Group Cambridge, MA 0.9% 8 5
13. TPG Capital Fort Worth, TX 0.9% 8 5
16. PriceWaterhouseCoopers New York, NY 0.7% 7 4
16. Summit Partners Boston, MA 0.7% 7 4
16. World Bank Washington, DC 0.7% 7 4
16. Oliver Wyman Boston, MA 0.7% 7 4
16. Accenture New York, NY 0.7% 7 4
16. UBS Zurich, Switzerland 0.7% 7 4
22. Carlyle Group Washington, DC 0.5% 5 3
22. American Express New York, NY 0.5% 5 3
22. Lockheed Martin Bethesda, MD 0.5% 5 3
22. Shell The Hague, Netherlands 0.5% 5 3
22. U.S. Navy Various locations 0.5% 5 3
22. U.S. Marines Various locations 0.5% 5 3

Source: These numbers are calculated from Harvard Business School’s Class of 2013 Facebook page. The work backgrounds of 566 members of the incoming class of 918 could be verified by Poets&Quants. The estimate of students from a specific company or organization are based on the percentage of the confirmed sample who have come from that company. Data compiled by Liza Rodler.

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  • JohnAByrne

    Yes. In many non-U.S. Countries, the competition for some of these jobs is even stronger. So it not only counts, it could sometimes count more.

  • JohnAByrne

    Yes, both firms are tallied.

  • Sagar Virmani

    One questions about this:
    Does the concept of feeder companies apply only to the mentioned locations or does it also apply to other locations in the world too?

    For example, what if a person is a part of McKinsey at India office or Singapore office. Would it still be called a feeder company?
    How would B schools treat this experience?

  • Interesting

    i havent noticed this before but now that I look at it, it does seem W gets no attention on this site at all

  • BenjaminFranklin100ftw

    I agree with this – quality control in input data is essential, and a disclaimer must accompany any serious journalist’s article.

    Moreover, they need to be careful in removing any subjective comments that are open to interpretation. Present the facts and let the readers make of them what they will.