McKinsey was largest single recruiter from top US schools in 2011

Overall, the schools enjoying most success with Consulting Firms were Kellogg, Booth and Wharton. (Harvard and Stanford aren’t included in the analysis.)

Global management consulting group McKinsey & Company, made 248 MBA hires from just ten schools, not including Harvard or Stanford (which don’t release data). BCG came next with 150 hired MBAs, while Bain & Co. was third with 109 and Deloitte Consulting was fourth with 92 MBA hires.

McKinsey hired most from Chicago Booth and Columbia Business School, taking 39 MBAs from each. The firm has also considerably increased their intake from Duke Fuqua, Michigan Ross and Berkeley’s Haas School. According to analysis by Poets&Quants, using Bloomberg Businessweek data, the only business school that saw a decline in hires by McKinsey was Wharton, which sent 38 MBAs this year as opposed to 44 last year.

Northwestern University’s Kellogg School was the most popular school for both Bain & Company, who hired 24, and the Boston Consulting Group, who took on 30 Kellogg MBAs. Bain & Company also hired 18 from both Chicago Booth and Wharton, and 12 from Columbia.  Boston Consulting Group was also a major hirer at Wharton, taking on 29 MBAs.

Booth ranked second in number of consulting firm hires, helped by  16 MBAs going to Booz and Co, almost half of their total hires.

Deloitte Consulting hired 35 MBAs from Duke’s Fuqua, a significant rise from the 6 they took on in 2010. Deloitte also hired 9 MBAs from Berkeley’s Haas School and 20, up from 11, from Michigan’s Ross School.

Amazon was the big industry recruiter across the ten schools, hiring 62 MBAs, more than any of the big financial service firms. Microsoft and Google followed with 38 and 34 respectively.

In financial services, Goldman Sachs made the most hires with 62 this year, favouring Wharton and Columbia. J.P. Morgan Chase hired 54, again favouring Wharton.

Further details and analysis can be found here.