Tuck | Mr. Winning Team
GMAT 760, GPA 7.95 out of 10
Harvard | Mr. Research 2+2
GMAT 740, GPA 3.96
Chicago Booth | Mr. Space Launch
GMAT 710, GPA 3.0
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Government Consultant
GMAT 600, GPA 3
London Business School | Mr. Investment Finance
GMAT 750, GPA 2.2
Harvard | Mr. Renewable Energy Investing
GMAT 740, GPA 4.0
NYU Stern | Mr. Long Shot
GRE 303, GPA 2.75
MIT Sloan | Ms. MD MBA
GRE 307, GPA 3.3
Darden | Ms. Teaching-To-Tech
GRE 326, GPA 3.47
Kellogg | Ms. Kellogg Bound Ideator
GMAT 710, GPA 2.4
Wharton | Ms. PMP To MBA
GMAT 710, GPA 3.72
INSEAD | Mr. Media Startup
GMAT 710, GPA 3.65
Kellogg | Mr. Sales Engineer
GMAT 740, GPA 3.00
Stanford GSB | Mr. LGBTQ
GMAT 740, GPA 3.58
Duke Fuqua | Mr. 2020
GMAT 630, GPA 3.92
MIT Sloan | Mr. Generic Nerd
GMAT 720, GPA 3.72
Cambridge Judge | Mr. Versatility
GMAT 680, GPA 3.6
Stanford GSB | Mr. Seller
GMAT 740, GPA 3.3
Harvard | Mr. Hustler
GMAT 760, GPA 4
Chicago Booth | Mr. M7 Aspirant
GMAT 760, GPA 3.79 / 4.00
Harvard | Mr. Low GPA Product Manager
GMAT 780, GPA 3.1
HEC Paris | Mr. Indian Journalist
GMAT 690, GPA 2.8
Tepper | Mr. Family Biz
GRE 329, GPA 3.46
Stanford GSB | Just Jim
GRE 335, GPA 3.99
Stanford GSB | Ms. Aspiring Entrepreneur
GMAT 750, GPA 3.8 (Highest Honor)
Harvard | Mr. Amazon Manager
GMAT 740, GPA 3.2
Stanford GSB | Ms. Economics
GRE 330, GPA 9.68/10 ~ 3.9

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.