UCLA Anderson | Ms. Apparel Entrepreneur
GMAT 690, GPA 3.2
MIT Sloan | Mr. AI & Robotics
GMAT 750, GPA 3.7
Tuck | Mr. Liberal Arts Military
GMAT 680, GPA 2.9
Stanford GSB | Mr. Social Entrepreneur
GRE 328, GPA 3.0
Wharton | Mr. Industry Switch
GMAT 760, GPA 3.95
Stanford GSB | Mr. Irish Consultant
GMAT 710, GPA 3.7
McCombs School of Business | Mr. Marine Executive Officer
GRE 322, GPA 3.28
Harvard | Ms. Developing Markets
GMAT 780, GPA 3.63
Harvard | Mr. Policy Player
GMAT 750, GPA 3.4
Wharton | Mr. Future Non-Profit
GMAT 720, GPA 8/10
Duke Fuqua | Mr. Tough Guy
GMAT 680, GPA 3.3
Harvard | Mr. CPPIB Strategy
GRE 329 (Q169 V160), GPA 3.6
Harvard | Mr. Defense Engineer
GMAT 730, GPA 3.6
Chicago Booth | Mr. Unilever To MBB
GRE 308, GPA 3.8
Chicago Booth | Mr. Bank AVP
GRE 322, GPA 3.22
Kellogg | Mr. Double Whammy
GMAT 730, GPA 7.1/10
Stanford GSB | Mr. Infantry Officer
GRE 320, GPA 3.7
McCombs School of Business | Mr. Ernst & Young
GMAT 600 (hopeful estimate), GPA 3.86
Kellogg | Mr. Engineer Volunteer
GMAT 710, GPA 3.8
Kellogg | Mr. Operations Analyst
GMAT Waived, GPA 3.3
Kellogg | Mr. Defense Engineer
GMAT 760, GPA 3.15
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Indian Dreamer
GRE 331, GPA 8.5/10
Kellogg | Mr. Innovator
GRE 300, GPA 3.75
London Business School | Ms. Private Equity Angel
GMAT 660, GPA 3.4
Chicago Booth | Ms. Indian Banker
GMAT 740, GPA 9.18/10
Yale | Ms. Biotech
GMAT 740, GPA 3.29
Stanford GSB | Ms. Global Empowerment
GMAT 740, GPA 3.66

Top Feeder Companies to Wharton’s MBA Program

Top 25 Feeder Companies For Wharton’s Class of 2013

It’s not surprisingly, perhaps, that McKinsey & Co. is sends the largest single contingent to the Wharton School. As much as 5.5% of the entire Class of 2013 come from the prestige management consulting firm. One of the world’s largest consulting firms, McKinsey is not merely a feeder to Wharton. It is also the school’s top recruiter, having scooped up 44 MBAs–roughly the same number of McKinseyites (46) estimated to be in this year’s incoming class.

Wharton has long been one of McKinsey’s most important sources of talent, according to Steve Kelly, a McKinsey partner who is Wharton’s recruiting leader. On the firm’s website, Kelly maintains a section on Wharton recruitment. Among other things, it notes that more than 60 partners in the firm are Wharton alumni and that there is at least one Wharton graduate in 71 of McKinsey’s more than 90 offices.

Seven of the top dozen feeder companies into Wharton are consulting firms. McKinsey is followed by No. 2 Boston Consulting Group, No. 3 Bain & Co., No. 7 Deloitte, No. 9 Booz & Co., and tied at No. 10 Accenture and Oliver Wyman. The big financial players are well represented as well. Led by Goldman Sachs, which sent an estimated 18 to Wharton, four of the top 12 firms are from finance. Following Goldman are No. 4 JP Morgan, No. 5 Morgan Stanley, and No. 10 Barclays Bank.

Wharton’s Top Feeder OrganizationsEstimated % of Class of 2013Estimated Number in Class of 2012Found in 

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1. McKinsey & Co. New York, NY5.5%4730
2. Boston Consulting Group Boston, MA4.6%3925
3. Bain & Co. Boston, MA3.1%2617
4. Goldman Sachs New York, NY2.0%1711
4. JP Morgan New York, NY2.0%1711
6. Morgan Stanley Boston, MA1.8%1610
7. Deloitte New York, NY1.5%128
7. U.S. Army Various locations1.5%128
7. Booz & Co. New York, NY1.5%128
10. Barclays Bank London, U.K.1.1%96
10. Accenture New York, NY1.1%96
10. Oliver Wyman Boston, MA1.1%96
13. Google Mountain View, CA0.9%85
13. LEK Consulting London, U.K.0.9%85
15. American Express New York, NY0.7%64
15. Deutsche Bank Frankfurt, Germany0.7%64
15. UBS Zurich, Switzerland0.7%64
15. Microsoft Redmond, WA0.7%64
19. Procter & Gamble Cincinnati, OH0.6%53
19. World Bank Washington, DC0.6%53
19. Monitor Group Boston, MA0.6%53
19. Bank of America San Francisco, CA0.6%53
23. Blackstone Group New York, NY0.4%32
23. A.T. Kearney Chicago, IL0.4%32
23. Credit Suisse Zurich, Switzerland0.4%32
23. Huron Consulting Group Chicago, IL0.4%32

Source: These numbers are calculated from Wharton’s Class of 2013 Facebook page. Some 621 members of the incoming class of 845 could be verified by Poets&Quants.  The work backgrounds of 544 of those students were confirmed via Facebook, LinkedIn, or other social networks. he actual number of students enrolled in the class is 845. The estimate of students with work experience at a specific firm is based on the percentage of the confirmed sample who have worked fo that employer. Data compiled by Liza Rodler.

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About The Author

John A. Byrne is the founder and editor-in-chief of C-Change Media, publishers of Poets&Quants and four other higher education websites. He has authored or co-authored more than ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers. John is the former executive editor of Businessweek, editor-in-chief of Businessweek. com, editor-in-chief of Fast Company, and the creator of the first regularly published rankings of business schools. As the co-founder of CentreCourt MBA Festivals, he hopes to meet you at the next MBA event in-person or online.