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  • Employer-branding company Universum released its annual ranking of the most attractive employers for students. 
  • The company asked college students about what companies they most want to work for.
  • Google, Apple, and The Walt Disney Company made the top of the list for business and commerce students.
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According to a new report, business students are interested in working for top finance and accounting firms, as well as government agencies and media giants.

Employer-branding company Universum just published this year’s ranking of the most attractive US employers. Universum surveyed over 43,700 students from a variety of fields and universities about what they want in a future employer.

One of the questions asked respondents for the five ideal employers that they most wanted to work for. The employer-branding firm then ranked companies and organizations by finding which had the highest shares of students in various majors and fields of study naming them as one of their ideal employers.

For the nearly 14,000 business and commerce students surveyed, Google ranked at the top, as it did last year, with the highest share of students considering the tech giant as one of their ideal employers. Sports-media company ESPN made the ranking for the first time this year. 

The following are the 30 most attractive US employers for students in business and commerce based on the share of students naming them as one of their five ideal employers.

29. Target: 4.1% of business students ranked this retailer among their top five ideal employers.

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Rank in 2019: 32

Change in rank, 2019–2020: Up 3

28. Starbucks: 4.1% of business students ranked this coffee chain among their top five ideal employers.

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A staff serves beverages at a Starbucks coffee shop in Seoul, South Korea, in this March 7, 2016, file photo.

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Rank in 2019: 29

Change in rank, 2019–2020: Up 1

27. Marriott International: 4.1% of business students ranked this hotel chain among their top five ideal employers.

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A cable car passes in front of a Marriott hotel on November 16, 2015 in San Francisco, California.

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Rank in 2019: 38

Change in rank, 2019–2020: Up 11

26. Delta Air Lines: 4.2% of business students ranked this major airline company among their top five ideal employers.

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AP Photo/Chris O’Meara


Rank in 2019: 34

Change in rank, 2019–2020: Up 8

25. PricewaterhouseCoopers: 4.3% of business students ranked this professional services firm among their top five ideal employers.

The logo of of accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) is seen on a board at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), Russia, June 6, 2019. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

St. Petersburg International Economic Forum

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Rank in 2019: 11

Change in rank, 2019–2020: Down 14

24. Central Intelligence Agency: 4.4% of business students ranked this foreign intelligence organization among their top five ideal employers.

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A seal inside the CIA headquarters in McLean, Virginia.


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Rank in 2019: 26

Change in rank, 2019–2020: Up 2

23. SpaceX: 4.5% of business students ranked this aerospace company among their top five ideal employers.

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SpaceX CEO Elon Musk speaks after unveiling the Dragon V2 spacecraft in Hawthorne, California May 29, 2014.

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Rank in 2019: 33

Change in rank, 2019–2020: Up 10

22. Federal Bureau of Investigation: 4.6% of business students ranked this government security agency among their top five ideal employers.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation seal is seen at FBI headquarters in Washington, U.S. June 14, 2018.    REUTERS/Yuri Gripas



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Rank in 2019: 23

Change in rank, 2019–2020: Up 1

21. The United Nations: 4.7% of business students ranked this intergovernmental organization among their top five ideal employers.

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Getty Images/Mario Tama


Rank in 2019: 25

Change in rank, 2019–2020: Up 4

20. The Coca-Cola Company: 4.7% of business students ranked this beverage maker among their top five ideal employers.

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Scott Olson/Getty


Rank in 2019: 22

Change in rank, 2019–2020: Up 2

19. Bank of America: 5.0% of business students ranked this financial giant among their top five ideal employers.

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Rank in 2019: 20

Change in rank, 2019–2020: Up 1

18. Morgan Stanley: 5.2% of business students ranked this investment bank among their top five ideal employers.

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Rank in 2019: 13

Change in rank, 2019–2020: Down 5

17. Ernst & Young: 5.4% of business students ranked this professional services firm among their top five ideal employers.

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A woman enters the offices of Ernst & Young in New York.

REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton


Rank in 2019: 10

Change in rank, 2019–2020: Down 7

15. Patagonia: 6.1% of business students ranked this outdoor clothing company among their top five ideal employers.

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AP Photo/Rick Bowmer


Rank in 2019: 18

Change in rank, 2019–2020: Up 3

13. Microsoft: 6.9% of business students ranked this tech giant among their top five ideal employers.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella delivers the keynote address during the Microsoft Build 2016 Developers Conference in San Francisco

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella delivers the keynote address during the Microsoft Build 2016 Developers Conference in San Francisco.

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Rank in 2019: 16

Change in rank, 2019–2020: Up 3

12. Deloitte: 7.3% of business students ranked this professional services firm among their top five ideal employers.

FILE PHOTO: Offices of Deloitte are seen in London, Britain, September 25, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Offices of Deloitte are seen in London

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Rank in 2019: 8

Change in rank, 2019–2020: Down 4

10. Spotify: 8.9% of business students ranked this music-streaming company among their top five ideal employers.

FILE PHOTO: A smartphone and a headset are seen in front of a screen projection of Spotify logo, in this picture illustration taken April 1, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo

A smartphone and a headset are seen in front of a screen projection of Spotify logo.

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Rank in 2019: 14

Change in rank, 2019–2020: Up 4

9. Goldman Sachs: 9.7% of business students ranked this investment bank among their top five ideal employers.

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Rank in 2019: 5

Change in rank, 2019–2020: Down 4

8. Tesla: 10.6% of business students ranked this electric automobile company among their top five ideal employers.

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Elon Musk.

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Rank in 2019: 12

Change in rank, 2019–2020: Up 4

7. Netflix: 10.9% of business students ranked this video-streaming company among their top five ideal employers.

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Rank in 2019: 9

Change in rank, 2019–2020: Up 2

6. J.P. Morgan: 11.5% of business students ranked this banking company among their top five ideal employers.

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Rank in 2019: 2

Change in rank, 2019–2020: Down 4

4. Amazon: 12.1% of business students ranked this e-commerce company among their top five ideal employers.

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Rank in 2019: 3

Change in rank, 2019–2020: Down 1

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3. The Walt Disney Company: 15.1% of business students ranked this entertainment company among their top five ideal employers.

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Rank in 2019: 6

Change in rank, 2019–2020: Up 3

2. Apple: 15.9% of business students ranked this tech company among their top five ideal employers.

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Rank in 2019: 4

Change in rank, 2019–2020: Up 2

1. Google: 19.3% of business students ranked this tech giant among their top five ideal employers.

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Rank in 2019: 1

Change in rank, 2019–2020: No change

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