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Business Students Pick Microsoft Over Facebook

Business Students Pick Microsoft Over Facebook
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Microsoft has spent a bundle advertising its new Surface tablet and Windows phones, but consumers seem indifferent, or at least unwilling, to abandon their iPads or Android phones. The ads may be paying an unanticipated dividend: Undergraduate business majors want to work at Microsoft over Facebook, according to the latest list of favored employers by Universum USA.

In its annual survey of U.S. college students, Universum USA asked more than 75,000 students, including nearly 21,000 business majors, to identify the five employers they would most like to work for. Google once again took the top spot among business students,  followed by Walt Disney, Apple, Ernst & Young, and Nike. (To see the top 50 employers, click here.)