Emory Goizueta | Mr. Multimedia
GRE 308, GPA 3.4
Harvard | Mr. Sovereign Wealth Fund
GMAT 730, GPA 3.55
Harvard | Mr. Smart Operations
GMAT 760, GPA 4.0
Darden | Mr. Strategy Manager
GRE 321, GPA 3.5
Ross | Mr. Airline Engineer
GMAT 730, GPA 3.73
Stanford GSB | Mr. Corporate VC Hustler
GMAT 780, GPA 3.17
Wharton | Mr. Marketing Director
GMAT 710, GPA 3.3
Ross | Ms. Healthcare Startup
GRE 321, GPA 3.51
Kellogg | Mr. Real Estate Finance
GMAT 710, GPA 3.0
Harvard | Mr. Healthcare Fanatic
GMAT 770, GPA 3.46
Georgetown McDonough | Ms. Air Force
GMAT 610, GPA 3.8
Stanford GSB | Mr. JD To MBA
GRE 326, GPA 3.01
Harvard | Mr. MacGruber
GRE 313, GPA 3.7
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Poet At Heart
GMAT 740, GPA 3.7
Yale | Mr. Ukrainian Biz Man
GRE 310, GPA 4.75 out of 5
Darden | Mr. Former Scientist
GMAT 680, GPA 3.65
Stanford GSB | Mr. Sustainable Business
GRE 331, GPA 3.86
Wharton | Mr. Microsoft Consultant
GMAT N/A, GPA 2.31
Yale | Ms. Impact Investing
GRE 323, GPA 3.8
Cornell Johnson | Ms. Food Waste Warrior
GMAT Not written yet (around 680), GPA 3.27
Stanford GSB | Ms. Future Tech Exec
GMAT 750, GPA 3.4
Kellogg | Mr. Finance To Education
GMAT 730, GPA 3.4
Rice Jones | Mr. Back To School
GRE 315, GPA 3.0
Columbia | Mr. Aussie Military Man
GMAT 710, GPA 3.0 (rough conversion from Weighted Average Mark)
Harvard | Mr. Hopeful Philanthropist
GMAT 710, GPA 3.74
Stanford GSB | Mr. FinTech
GMAT Not Taken Yet, GPA 3.5
UCLA Anderson | Mr. Analytics Man
GMAT 740, GPA 3.1

Where Harvard MBAs Live & Work

Source: LinkedIn Member Profiles as of 1/16/14

Source: LinkedIn Member Profiles as of 1/16/14

If you want to work for one of the world’s most elite and prestigious organizations, a Harvard Business School MBA is your ticket to entry.

McKinsey & Co., the global consulting company, leads all employers of HBS grads, with 573 MBAs. That’s considerably more than the next major employer of Harvard MBAs, surprisingly IBM, with 361 MBAs from Harvard, according to an analysis of LinkedIn member profiles by Poets&Quants. This is an especially rare look at HBS employment because Harvard, unlike most schools, does not report how many of its graduates are hired by the firms that recruit there.

As you’d expect, consulting looms large in the mix of top HBS employers. Four of the top five employers are consulting shops, and many of the MBAs at IBM are in consulting roles. The Boston Consulting Group boasts 343 HBS MBAs, Bain & Co. has 307, and Deloitte has 242.

High tech firms are prominent as well. Search giant Google has 228 employees who list a Harvard MBA on their resume, while Microsoft has 185, Hewlett Packard has 114, and Cisco boasts 111.

The finance industry is well represented, with the most Harvard MBAs at Goldman Sachs (213), followed by Morgan Stanley (107), J.P. Morgan (82), and Merrill Lynch (70).

Of course, many MBAs are scattered throughout the financial services landscape at smaller private equity, venture capital and hedge funds all over the world. Those firms–given their smaller size–don’t show up among the major employers. But a breakdown of Harvard grads by industry demonstrates the school’s strong position in finance: 5,673 MBAs claim it as their industry, more than any other category than “entrepreneurship” where the largest single chunk of HBS MBAs work (7,253).

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.