World's Most Respected Management Consultants

Most Respected Management Consultants

The Management Society recognizes and honors the works of the world's top management consultants.A team of our researchers conducted the study. Researchers' criteria for accepting nominations included the firm's global success and recognition within the consulting, academic and international management communities. The qualities most often cited include:

  • Intellectual capital (knowledge base, quality of consultants and training)
  • Client satisfaction
  • Worldwide network

According to Mr. Med Jones, Editor-in-Chief, no "elite" list is all-inclusive. There are many successful management consulting firms that do not have equal media or research exposure. The nomination for A List is open worldwide. To participate in the survey, please visit Polls

Ranking of World's Most Respected Management Consultants (Top 15)

RankingTop ConsultantsHQEmployeesRevenues
1McKinsey & CompanyNY, USA  11, 0003B+
2IBM BCSSomers, NY USA 60, 00045B+
3AccentureNY, USA 100, 00013B+
4Deloitte ConsultingNY, USA 50, 0009B+
5Booz Allen HamiltonMcLean, VA, USA 15, 0003B+
6BearingPoint (KPMG)McLean, VA, USA 16, 0003B+
7Cap Gemini Ernst & YoungNY, USA 60, 0006B+
8Mercer Human Resources ConsultingNY, USA 15, 0002B+
9TATA Consultancy ServicesMumbai India 40, 0001.5B+
10A.T. Kearney (EDS)Plano, TX 3, 000800M+
11PA ConsultingLondon, UK 3000500M+
12Grant ThorntonChicago, IL, USA 3, 000400M+
13Value PartnersMilan, Italy 1000N/A
14Droege & CompanyDüsseldorf, Germany 150150M+
15Corporate Value AssociatesParis, France N/A N/A

Methodology and Ranking Criteria

The survey methodology provides the ability to validate nominations and allows insights into the nominees' critical success factors.
  • Public stakeholders can nominate the most respected companies and their leaders.
  • Voters are then asked to give the reasons for their nominations, thus providing valuable insight into what key factors drive the success of these nominees. Questions are presented in free-form and open-ended formats.
  • Further research is conducted to validate the entries using sales figures, business/investment analysts ratings, competitive benchmarking and market impact as expressed in the global media.
  • After verification and acceptance of the nomination, the input is then statistically analyzed taking into consideration the geographic region, the relationship with the company, the number of votes, the listed reasons and the order in which they are listed.
  • When two or more companies score equally on overall ratings (reach a tie) our editors refer to the number of votes.

In a nutshell, the public nominates, our editors validate the nominations, and the number votes determines the respectability and ranking.

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