MIT Sloan | Mr. Healthtech Consultant
GMAT 750, GPA 3.44
NYU Stern | Mr. Army Prop Trader
GRE 313, GPA 2.31
Harvard | Mr. Software PE
GMAT 760, GPA 3.45
Kellogg | Mr. Social Impact Initiative
GMAT 710, GPA 3.1
Harvard | Mr. Policy Player
GMAT 750, GPA 3.4
Chicago Booth | Mr. Unilever To MBB
GRE 308, GPA 3.8
INSEAD | Ms. Spaniard Consultant
GMAT 710, GPA 8.5/10.00
Rice Jones | Mr. Carbon-Free Future
GMAT 710, GPA 4.0
London Business School | Ms. Private Equity Angel
GMAT 660, GPA 3.4
Harvard | Mr. Navy Nuke
GMAT 710, GPA 3.66
Duke Fuqua | Mr. Salesman
GMAT 700, GPA 3.0
NYU Stern | Ms. Entertainment Strategist
GMAT Have not taken, GPA 2.92
Wharton | Mr. Future Non-Profit
GMAT 720, GPA 8/10
Chicago Booth | Ms. Indian Banker
GMAT 740, GPA 9.18/10
London Business School | Mr. FANG Strategy
GMAT 740, GPA 2.9
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Indian Dreamer
GRE 331, GPA 8.5/10
Wharton | Mr. Hopeful Fund Manager
GMAT 770, GPA 8.52/10
London Business School | Mr. LGBT Pivot
GMAT 750, GPA 3.7
Kellogg | Mr. Defense Engineer
GMAT 760, GPA 3.15
Harvard | Mr. CPPIB Strategy
GRE 329 (Q169 V160), GPA 3.6
Rice Jones | Mr. Student Government
GMAT 34 (ACT for Early Admit Program), GPA 3.75
Chicago Booth | Mr. Healthcare PM
GMAT 730, GPA 2.8
Kellogg | Ms. Sustainable Development
GRE N/A, GPA 3.4
Stanford GSB | Mr. Army Engineer
GRE 326, GPA 3.89
Kellogg | Ms. Big4 M&A
GMAT 740, GPA 3.7
MIT Sloan | Ms. Rocket Engineer
GMAT 710, GPA 3.9
Harvard | Mr. African Energy
GMAT 750, GPA 3.4

These Companies Hired Almost All Of Wharton’s 867 MBAs This Year

An MBA graduate in Wharton’s Class of 2019. Courtesy of Wharton’s Instagram feed

Which companies are the mainstays of the MBA recruiting market these days?

A look at the 60 or so companies who hired virtually all of Wharton‘s 867 graduating MBAs this year pretty much tells the story of the class that saw record starting salaries (see Big Jump In Median Pay For Wharton Class of 2019).

You’ll recognize most of the names. You obviously have the big players in finance and consulting: BankofAmerica Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, and Morgan Stanley along with McKinsey, Bain and the Boston Consulting Group. And, of course, you have the big tech companies, including Google, Facebook, and Microsoft.

THE COMPANIES HIRING WHARTON MBAS

Unlike many schools with more transparent employment reports, Wharton no longer reveals its top employers. But it does publish a list of companies that have hired two or more Wharton MBA graduates this year. That list shows a varied group of firms and industries, including a few surprises. Ever hear of Zoox? The company based in Foster City, California, develops technology for self-driving cars and employed at least two Whartonites this year.

How about Flatiron Health? It’s a New York-based oncology-focused electronic health records (EHR) company that was just acquired by global pharmaceutical giant Roche for $1.9 billion. Flatiron also hired a minimum of two members of Wharton’s Class of 2019.

Or Cressley & Co., the Chicago-based private equity firm that has invested and manages more than $2 billion in the healthcare sector. Check the firm off for at least two hires from Wharton this year as well.

SOME 798 OF THE 867 GRADS SOUGHT EMPLOYMENT THIS YEAR

Overall, the list of employers at Wharton covers some 798 members of the 867 graduates in 2019. Some 60 members of the class were not seeking employment, while five returned to their pre-MBA employers. Another 30 were either self-employed or started their own businesses. Some 25 grads were not looking for jobs due to “personal reasons.”

Here’s the entire list of firms that have employed a minimum of two MBAs:

AB BERNSTEIN

ACCENTURE STRATEGY 

ACTIVISION BLIZZARD

AMAZON

ANHEUSER-BUSCH INBEV

BAIN & COMPANY

BANK OF AMERICA MERRILL LYNCH 

BARCLAYS

BC PARTNERS

BECHTEL ENTERPRISES 

BLACKSTONE GROUP, LP

BOSTON CONSULTING GROUP

BOX

BRIGHT HEALTH

CARGILL, INC.

CELGENE

CITADEL

CITI

CLAYTON DUBILIER & RICE COOLEY, LLP

CREDIT SUISSE

CRESSEY & COMPANY, LP

DAVITA

DELOITTE CONSULTING, LLP

DUPONT

ELECTRONIC ARTS, INC. 

EVERCORE PARTNERS 

FACEBOOK

FIDELITY INVESTMENTS 

FLATIRON HEALTH

GENERAL MILLS, INC. 

GOLDMAN SACHS & COMPANY 

GOOGLE

H.I.G. CAPITAL

IBM

IFC- INTERNATIONAL FINANCE CORP.

J.P. MORGAN

JOHNSON & JOHNSON

KIRKLAND & ELLIS, LLP

KOHLBERG KRAVIS ROBERTS (KKR) & CO.

L.E.K. CONSULTING 

MCKINSEY & COMPANY 

MICROSOFT

MOELIS & COMPANY 

MORGAN STANLEY 

OLIVER WYMAN

PIMCO

PROCTER & GAMBLE

PRUDENTIAL

PZENA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT STRATEGY& (PART OF PWC NETWORK) 

TCV

THE KRAFT HEINZ COMPANY 

TISHMAN SPEYER

UBER

VESTAR CAPITAL PARTNERS

WALMART E-COMMERCE

WARBURG PINCUS, LLC

WAYFAIR

WELLS FARGO SECURITIES

WILLIAM BLAIR & COMPANY, LLC 

ZOOX

DON’T MISS: BIG JUMP IN MEDIAN PAY FOR WHARTON CLASS OF 2019 MBAS  

 

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.