Each year, Universum surveys students to learn which employers they like best. This post covers the 2017 most attractive global employers for business students. Tomorrow’s post focuses on the 2017 most attractive U.S. employers.

Click below to access information on the prior two surveys:



In sum, these are Universum’s survey goals:

“Universum conducts the largest career survey of its kind. We target 1.6 million students and professionals around the world. We know what students expect from their future career. In order to achieve this, we cooperate with 2,200 of the world’s best academic institutions. This gives us insights on career seeker preferences and expectations.”

“What do the rankings reveal? Basically, students select firms they would consider working for. They then select their five ideal employers. Company ranking depends on how many students choose you as an ideal employer. The most attractive employers rate as top-of-mind. And they excel in talent attraction. In short, it’s a popularity contest.”


2017 Most Attractive Employers for Global Business Students

For the 2017 Most Attractive Global Employers report, Universum surveyed thousands of business students in the 12 largest economies: Brazil,Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Russia, South Korea, U.K., and U.S. We asked students about the company traits they find most attractive in a potential employer:

“When it comes to the business ranking, of the 76 ranked companies, fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) is the most represented industry. Banks and automotive follow. Representation from all industries remain stable since 2016.”


These 15 employers rank highest by college business students.

2017 Most Attractive Global Employers for Business Students. The top 15 employers according to college students.


Click below to access the full 2017 global employer report. Note: A free login is required.


2017 Most Attractive Global Employers for Business Students. Click to download full report.


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