The 20 employers business students most want to work for

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CEO Tim Cook presents the new iPhone 11 at an Apple event at their headquarters in Cupertino, California, U.S. September 10, 2019

Apple was the second most attractive company for business students on the US list for 2022. Stephen Lam/Reuters
  • Universum released its annual ranking of where US students want to end up getting a job.
  • Business students said they're particularly interested in being able to work at Google and Apple.
  • Accounting firms PwC, Ernst Young, and Deloitte also made up the top 20 for 2022.

Employer branding expert Universum just published its 2022 lists of the companies and various employers that US students want to work at — whether that be for internships or after graduation.

Students of all class years were asked to choose five employers that they wish to work for in the survey from Universum. Among business students, a high share think of Google as an ideal place to work compared to other companies and agencies. Just under 20% (18.54%) of business students named this company as a place they want to work for.

Other kinds of employers outside of tech also were part of the top 20. This includes clothing company Patagonia which ranked 20th, moving down eight spots from 2021. Goldman Sachs moved up four places coming in fifth in this year's ranking for business students.

The following are the 20 most attractive employers among business students. The complete ranking is available on Universum.

20. Patagonia: 4.18% of business students chose the clothing company as one of their top ideal employers.

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Rank in 2021: 12

Change from 2021 rank: Down 8

19. Marriott International: 4.26% of business students chose the lodging company as one of their top ideal employers.

A Marriott hotel in lower Manhattan in New York City

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Rank in 2021: 25

Change from 2021 rank: Up 6

18. Bank of America: 4.52% of business students chose the financial company as one of their top ideal employers.

Two people walk next to a Bank of America logo

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Rank in 2021: 17

Change from 2021 rank: Down 1

17. PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers): 4.54% of business students chose the firm known as one of the Big Four accounting firms as one of their top ideal employers.

Workers walk by a sign for a PwC office

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Rank in 2021: 22

Change from 2021 rank: Up 5

16. SpaceX: 4.64% of business students chose the spacecraft company as one of their top ideal employers.

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from the Kennedy Space Center

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Rank in 2021: 16

Change from 2021 rank: No change

15. EY (Ernst Young): 4.67% of business students chose the firm known as one of the Big Four accounting firms as one of their top ideal employers.

Ernst Young

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Rank in 2021: 18

Change from 2021 rank: Up 3

14. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI): 4.88% of business students chose the law enforcement agency as one of their top ideal employers.

A seal reading Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation is displayed on the J. Edgar Hoover FBI building in Washington, DC

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Rank in 2021: 14

Change from 2021 rank: No change

13. Morgan Stanley: 5.72% of business students chose the financial services firm as one of their top ideal employers.

A sign is displayed on the Morgan Stanley building in New York

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Rank in 2021: 15

Change from 2021 rank: Up 2

12. Deloitte: 6.83% of business students chose the firm known as one of the Big Four accounting firms as one of their top ideal employers.

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Rank in 2021: 13

Change from 2021 rank: Up 1

11. Microsoft: 8.53% of business students chose the tech company as one of their top ideal employers.

People walk outside of the Microsoft Theater for the 'XBox' experience during the Electronic Entertainment Expo E3 on June 12, 2018

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Rank in 2021: 11

Change from 2021 rank: No change

10. Amazon: 9.52% of business students chose the e-commerce and tech giant as one of their top ideal employers.

A worker assembles a box for delivery at an Amazon fulfillment center

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Rank in 2021: 6

Change from 2021 rank: Down 4

9. Spotify: 9.81% of business students chose the music streaming company as one of their top ideal employers.

The Spotify logo is displayed on a screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York on May 3, 2018.

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Rank in 2021: 10

Change from 2021 rank: Up 1

7. Tesla: 10.80% of business students chose the electric car company as one of their top ideal employers.

Tesla, Inc. electric vehicles charge at supercharger location in Hawthorne, California, on August 9, 2022.

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Rank in 2021: 3

Change from 2021 rank: Down 4

6. Netflix: 10.86% of business students chose the streaming company as one of their top ideal employers.

The Netflix logo is seen on top of their office building in Hollywood, California, March 2, 2022.

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Rank in 2021: 8

Change from 2021 rank: Up 2

5. Goldman Sachs: 10.93% of business students chose the investment banking company as one of their top ideal employers.

The logo for Goldman Sachs is seen on the trading floor at the New York Stock Exchange

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Rank in 2021: 9

Change from 2021 rank: Up 4

4. The Walt Disney Company: 12.58% of business students chose the entrainment company as one of their top ideal employers.

General views of the Walt Disney 'Partners' statue at Disneyland on May 27, 2022 in Anaheim, California.

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Rank in 2021: 5

Change from 2021 rank: Up 1

3. JPMorgan: 13.31% of business students chose the financial services company as one of their top ideal employers.

A J.P. Morgan logo is seen in New York City, U.S., January 10, 2017

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Rank in 2021: 4

Change from 2021 rank: Up 1

2. Apple: 16.30% of business students chose the tech company as one of their top ideal employers.

CEO Tim Cook presents the new iPhone 11 at an Apple event at their headquarters in Cupertino, California, U.S. September 10, 2019

Apple was the second most attractive company for business students on the US list for 2022. Stephen Lam/Reuters

Rank in 2021: 2

Change from 2021 rank: No change

1. Google: 18.54% of business students chose the tech company as one of their top ideal employers.

Google headquarters is seen in Mountain View, California, United States on October 28, 2021.

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Rank in 2021: 1

Change from 2021 rank: No change

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