Wondering which employers are on business students' must-have list? Universum surveyed more than 65,000 U.S. college students to find out. In the slides that follow, you can see how popular employers are with students in different majors.

The most popular employers for business students this year are a good reflection of what is important to a 22-year-old in 2013. First, tech companies fare very well on the list. Google (GOOG) ranks No. 1 overall, and Apple (AAPL), Amazon (AMZN), and Facebook (FB) follow closely behind, at Nos. 3, 14, and 18, respectively.

Popular specialty accessory retailers such as Louis Vuitton (MC:FP), at No. 33, and Coach (COH), at 36, figure prominently, as do well-known brands the students grew up with—No. 2 Disney (DIS), No. 12 Coca-Cola (C), and No. 20 Procter & Gamble (PG). New companies on the list this year include Nordstrom (JWN), NBCUniversal, H&M (HMB:SS) and MGM Resorts International (MGM).

Note: Data are based on a survey of more than 75,000 U.S. college students conducted by Universum from December 2012 to March 2013. The slide order was determined by 20,812 business student responses. Figure in parenthesis following ranks indicates change from 2012; positive numbers indicate a move up the ranking, while negative numbers denote a move down the ranking. Employee head count provided by Bloomberg or the employers. NA=not available. NC=no change. NR=not ranked. Data: Universum

Photograph by Kimihiro Hoshino/AFP via Getty Images

Wondering which employers are on business students' must-have list? Universum surveyed more than 65,000 U.S. college students to find out. In the slides that follow, you can see how popular employers are with students in different majors.

The most popular employers for business students this year are a good reflection of what is important to a 22-year-old in 2013. First, tech companies fare very well on the list. Google (GOOG) ranks No. 1 overall, and Apple (AAPL), Amazon (AMZN), and Facebook (FB) follow closely behind, at Nos. 3, 14, and 18, respectively.

Popular specialty accessory retailers such as Louis Vuitton (MC:FP), at No. 33, and Coach (COH), at 36, figure prominently, as do well-known brands the students grew up with—No. 2 Disney (DIS), No. 12 Coca-Cola (C), and No. 20 Procter & Gamble (PG). New companies on the list this year include Nordstrom (JWN), NBCUniversal, H&M (HMB:SS) and MGM Resorts International (MGM).

Note: Data are based on a survey of more than 75,000 U.S. college students conducted by Universum from December 2012 to March 2013. The slide order was determined by 20,812 business student responses. Figure in parenthesis following ranks indicates change from 2012; positive numbers indicate a move up the ranking, while negative numbers denote a move down the ranking. Employee head count provided by Bloomberg or the employers. NA=not available. NC=no change. NR=not ranked. Data: Universum

Photograph by Kimihiro Hoshino/AFP via Getty Images

Fifty Most Popular Employers for Business Students

Google, Disney Tops With Business Students
Google, Disney Tops With Business Students

Wondering which employers are on business students' must-have list? Universum surveyed more than 65,000 U.S. college students to find out. In the slides that follow, you can see how popular employers are with students in different majors.

The most popular employers for business students this year are a good reflection of what is important to a 22-year-old in 2013. First, tech companies fare very well on the list. Google (GOOG) ranks No. 1 overall, and Apple (AAPL), Amazon (AMZN), and Facebook (FB) follow closely behind, at Nos. 3, 14, and 18, respectively.

Popular specialty accessory retailers such as Louis Vuitton (MC:FP), at No. 33, and Coach (COH), at 36, figure prominently, as do well-known brands the students grew up with—No. 2 Disney (DIS), No. 12 Coca-Cola (C), and No. 20 Procter & Gamble (PG). New companies on the list this year include Nordstrom (JWN), NBCUniversal, H&M (HMB:SS) and MGM Resorts International (MGM).

Note: Data are based on a survey of more than 75,000 U.S. college students conducted by Universum from December 2012 to March 2013. The slide order was determined by 20,812 business student responses. Figure in parenthesis following ranks indicates change from 2012; positive numbers indicate a move up the ranking, while negative numbers denote a move down the ranking. Employee head count provided by Bloomberg or the employers. NA=not available. NC=no change. NR=not ranked. Data: Universum

Photograph by Kimihiro Hoshino/AFP via Getty Images
50. NASA
50. NASA
2012 Rank: 57
Total Employees: 18,100
Business: Aeronautics, exploration systems, science, and space operations

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: 1 (NC)
IT: 11 (+2)
Natural Sciences: 6 (+3)
Humanities: 21 (+1)
Photograph by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg
49. Time Warner
49. Time Warner
2012 Rank: 51
Total Employees: 34,000
Business: Media and entertainment

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: 160 (NC)
IT: 75 (-13)
Natural Sciences: 135 (+6)
Humanities: 27 (+4)
Photograph by Chris Hondros/Getty Images
48. American Cancer Society
48. American Cancer Society
2012 Rank: 39
Total Employees: NA
Business: Support for cancer research, education, and treatment

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: NR
IT: NR
Natural Sciences: 3 (+1)
Humanities: 11 (-1)
Photograph by Spencer Platt/Getty Images
47. Under Armour
47. Under Armour
2012 Rank: 40
Total Employees: 5,900
Business: Apparel and accessories

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: NR
IT: NR
Natural Sciences: 41 (+2)
Humanities: 66 (-1)
Photograph by G Fiume/Getty Images
46. Southwest Airlines
46. Southwest Airlines
2012 Rank: 36
Total Employees: 45,861
Business: Airline

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: 101 (-11)
IT: 58 (+30)
Natural Sciences: 81 (-17)
Humanities: 52 (-8)
Photograph by Karen Bleier/AFP/GettyImages
45. PepsiCo
45. PepsiCo
2012 Rank: 43
Total Employees: 278,000
Business: Food and beverage

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: 91 (+10)
IT: 57 (+1)
Natural Sciences: 90 (NC)
Humanities: 68 (-7)
Photograph by Vincent Mundy/Bloomberg
44. Peace Corps
44. Peace Corps
2012 Rank: 41
Total Employees: NA
Business: International public service

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: 39 (+7)
IT: 88 (-19)
Natural Sciences: 7 (-1)
Humanities: 7 (NC)
Courtesy Peace Corps
43. Boeing
43. Boeing
2012 Rank: 38
Total Employees: 174,400
Business: Commercial aircraft, defense systems

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: 3 (-1)
IT: 31 (-10)
Natural Sciences: 54 (+2)
Humanities: 72 (-10)
Photograph by Tim Boyle/Getty Images
42. McKinsey
42. McKinsey
2012 Rank: 42
Total Employees: 17,000
Business: Consulting

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: 98 (-25)
IT: 52 (+13)
Natural Sciences: 130 (-12)
Humanities: 86 (-19)
Courtesy Mckinsey
41. IBM
41. IBM
2012 Rank: 45
Total Employees: 466,995
Business: Technology and consulting

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: 11 (+3)
IT: 4 (+1)
Natural Sciences: 63 (+9)
Humanities: 73 (+11)
Photograph by Peter Hilz
40. MGM Resorts International
40. MGM Resorts International
2012 Rank: NR
Total Employees: 44,500
Business: Gaming, hospitality, entertainment resorts

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: NR
IT: NR
Natural Sciences: NR
Humanities: NR
Photograph by David Paul Morris/Bloomberg
39. Boston Consulting Group
39. Boston Consulting Group
2012 Rank: 37
Total Employees: 6,200
Business: Consulting

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: 100 (-1)
IT: 83 (-7)
Natural Sciences: 114 (+30)
Humanities: 69 (-9)

Pictured: Hans-Paul Buerkner, president and chief executive officer of Boston Consulting Group
Photograph by SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg
38. Adidas
38. Adidas
2012 Rank: 35
Total Employees: 40,168
Business: Shoes, apparel, sporting goods

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: 94 (-5)
IT: 66 (+17)
Natural Sciences: 47 (-13)
Humanities: 60 (-12)
Photograph by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images
37. Wells Fargo
37. Wells Fargo
2012 Rank: 31
Total Employees: 274,300
Business: Financial services

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: 166 (NC)
IT: 119 (-34)
Natural Sciences: 95 (+3)
Humanities: 67 (+7)
Photograph by David Paul Morris/Bloomberg
36. Coach
36. Coach
2012 Rank: 30
Total Employees: 6,200
Business: Leather goods

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: NR
IT: NR
Natural Sciences: 45 (+1)
Humanities: 34 (-4)
Photograph by Mauricio Piffer/Bloomberg
35. BMW
35. BMW
2012 Rank: 20
Total Employees: 105,876
Business: Automobiles

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: 13 (NR)
IT: 54 (NR)
Natural Sciences: NR
Humanities: NR
Photograph by SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg
34. L’Oréal
34. L’Oréal
2012 Rank: 34
Total Employees: 72,637
Business: Cosmetics, perfumes

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: 74 (+11)
IT: 65 (+45)
Natural Sciences: 49 (-2)
Humanities: 44 (-8)
Photograph by Balint Porneczi/Bloomberg
33. LVMH
33. LVMH
2012 Rank: 21
Total Employees: 106,348
Business: Luxury goods

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: 174 (-49)
IT: 76 (+28)
Natural Sciences: 91 (-32)
Humanities: 40 (-13)
Photograph by SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg
32. Sony
32. Sony
2012 Rank: 33
Total Employees: 162,700
Business: Consumer electronics

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: 19 (+12)
IT: 16 (-6)
Natural Sciences: 74 (-11)
Humanities: 28 (+7)
Photograph by Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg
31. Hyatt Hotels & Resorts
31. Hyatt Hotels & Resorts
2012 Rank: 29
Total Employees: 45,000
Business: Hospitality

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: 129 (+19)
IT: 162 (-14)
Natural Sciences: 103 (-2)
Humanities: 46 (-3)
Photograph by Peter Parks/AFP via Getty Images
30. Bank of America
30. Bank of America
2012 Rank: 18
Total Employees: 262,812
Business: Financial services

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: 165 (NC)
IT: 95 (-27)
Natural Sciences: 117 (+5)
Humanities: 91 (-12)
Photograph by Robert Caplin for Bloomberg
29. Marriott
29. Marriott
2012 Rank: 22
Total Employees: 127,000
Business: Hospitality

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: NR
IT: NR
Natural Sciences: 97 (-9)
Humanities: 47 (-1)
Photograph by Joanne Cole/Bloomberg
28. Hilton Hotels
28. Hilton Hotels
2012 Rank: 25
Total Employees: 7,140
Business: Hospitality

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: NR
IT: NR
Natural Sciences: 75 (-9)
Humanities: 41 (-4)
Photograph by George Rose/Getty Images
27. U.S. Treasury Department
27. U.S. Treasury Department
2012 Rank: 23
Total Employees: NA
Business: Economic, financial, tax, and fiscal policy

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: 170 (-23)
IT: 56 (-2)
Natural Sciences: 89 (+10)
Humanities: 26 (+8)
Photograph by Brendan Smialowski/Bloomberg
26. Johnson & Johnson
26. Johnson & Johnson
2012 Rank: 27
Total Employees: 127,600
Business: Pharmaceuticals, medical devices

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: 21 (-5)
IT: 84 (-25)
Natural Sciences: 16 (+1)
Humanities: 43 (-2)
Photograph by Scott Ells/Bloomberg
25. Macy’s
25. Macy’s
2012 Rank: 32
Total Employees: 175,700
Business: Department stores

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: 194 (+3)
IT: 98 (+72)
Natural Sciences: 59 (-9)
Humanities: 36 (-3)
Photograph by Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg
24. CIA
24. CIA
2012 Rank: 26
Total Employees: NA
Business: Foreign intelligence

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: 18 (+4)
IT: 15 (NC)
Natural Sciences: NR
Humanities: NR
Photograph by Charles Ommanney/Getty Images
23. Target
23. Target
2012 Rank: 28
Total Employees: 361,000
Business: Retail consumer goods

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: 126 (+30)
IT: 70 (NC)
Natural Sciences: 34 (+3)
Humanities: 20 (-2)
Photograph by Sam Hodgson/Bloomberg
22. U.S. State Department
22. U.S. State Department
2012 Rank: 24
Total Employees: NA
Business: Government, international relations

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: 72 (-11)
IT: 18 (+4)
Natural Sciences: 20 (+1)
Humanities: 3 (+2)
Photograph by Alex Wong/Getty Images
21. Starbucks
21. Starbucks
2012 Rank: 17
Total Employees: 160,000
Business: Food and beverages

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: 139 (-19)
IT: 92 (-18)
Natural Sciences: 28 (+1)
Humanities: 16 (+1)
Photograph by Scott Eells/Bloomberg
20. Procter & Gamble
20. Procter & Gamble
2012 Rank: 19
Total Employees: 126,000
Business: Pharmaceuticals, cleaning products, personal care

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: 20 (+3)
IT: 41 (+20)
Natural Sciences: 39 (+5)
Humanities: 61 (-8)
Photograph by Ramin Talaie/Bloomberg
19. H&M
19. H&M
2012 Rank: NR
Total Employees: 72,276
Business: Fashion retail

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: NR
IT: NR
Natural Sciences: 40 (NR)
Humanities: 17 (NR)
Photograph by Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg
18. Facebook
18. Facebook
2012 Rank: 12
Total Employees: 4,619
Business: Social network

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: 29 (+27)
IT: 8 (-4)
Natural Sciences: 35 (-4)
Humanities: 13 (-2)
Photograph by Zef Nikolla/Facebook via Bloomberg
17. Morgan Stanley
17. Morgan Stanley
2012 Rank: 15
Total Employees: 55,289
Business: Financial services

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: 122 (+1)
IT: 86 (-22)
Natural Sciences: 123 (-19)
Humanities: 87 (-9)
Photograph by Daniel Acker/Bloomberg
16. NBCUniversal
16. NBCUniversal
2012 Rank: NR
Total Employees: NA
Business: Media, entertainment, and programming

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: 171 (NR)
IT: 39 (NR)
Natural Sciences: 85 (NR)
Humanities: 10 (NR)
Photograph by Spencer Platt/Getty Images
15. Nordstrom
15. Nordstrom
2012 Rank: NR
Total Employees: 61,000
Business: Department stores

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: 169 (NR)
IT: 164 (NR)
Natural Sciences: 46 (NR)
Humanities: 22 (NR)
Photograph by Emily Harris/Bloomberg
14. Amazon
14. Amazon
2012 Rank: 16
Total Employees: 88,400
Business: Retail consumer goods

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: 28 (+39)
IT: 5 (+1)
Natural Sciences: NR
Humanities: NR
Photograph by David Paul Morris/Bloomberg
13. FBI
13. FBI
2012 Rank: 13
Total Employees: 36,074
Business: Law enforcement

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: 25 (+1)
IT: 12 (-1)
Natural Sciences: 10 (+1)
Humanities: 6 (+2)
Photograph by Jim Watason/AFP via Getty Images
12. Coca-Cola
12. Coca-Cola
2012 Rank: 11
Total Employees: 150,900
Business: Soft drinks

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: 70 (-16)
IT: 49 (-10)
Natural Sciences: 42 (NC)
Humanities: 25 (+1)
Photograph by Amy Sussman/Getty Images
11. Microsoft
11. Microsoft
2012 Rank: 14
Total Employees: 94,000
Business: Software and computer technology

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: 5 (+6)
IT: 2 (NC)
Natural Sciences: 23 (+4)
Humanities: 18 (+3)
Photograph by Boris Horvat/AFP via Getty Images
10. KPMG LLP
10. KPMG LLP
2012 Rank: 10
Total Employees: 145,000
Business: Audit, tax, and advisory services

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: 192 (-18)
IT: 67 (-11)
Natural Sciences: 195 (-20)
Humanities: 171 (-35)
Photograph by Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg
9. Goldman Sachs
9. Goldman Sachs
2012 Rank: 9
Total Employees: 32,000
Business: Financial services

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: 64 (+15)
IT: 34 (+4)
Natural Sciences: 93 (-1)
Humanities: 57 (-7)
Photograph by Jin Lee/Bloomberg
8. PricewaterhouseCoopers
8. PricewaterhouseCoopers
2012 Rank: 8
Total Employees: 38,935
Business: Accounting, tax, and advisory services

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: 159 (-6)
IT: 38 (+4)
Natural Sciences: 177 (-6)
Humanities: 126 (+5)
Photograph by Norm Betts/Bloomberg
7. Deloitte
7. Deloitte
2012 Rank: 5
Total Employees: 45,730
Business: Audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: 103 (-21)
IT: 28 (NC)
Natural Sciences: 118 (+1)
Humanities: 78 (-15)
Photograph by Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times via Redux
6. J.P. Morgan
6. J.P. Morgan
2012 Rank: 6
Total Employees: 255,898
Business: Financial services

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: 66 (+21)
IT: 33 (NC)
Natural Sciences: 73 (-19)
Humanities: 49 (-7)
Photograph by Scott Eells/Bloomberg
5. Nike
5. Nike
2012 Rank: 7
Total Employees: 44,000
Business: Footwear, apparel, sports equipment

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: 27 (+3)
IT: 25 (+10)
Natural Sciences: 13 (-1)
Humanities: 12 (+2)
Photograph by Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg
4. Ernst & Young
4. Ernst & Young
2012 Rank: 4
Total Employees: 27,000
Business: Advisory, audit, tax, transaction services

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: 141 (-5)
IT: 27 (+21)
Natural Sciences: 144 (-1)
Humanities: 80 (+6)
Photograph by Ian Langsdon/EPA/Landov
3. Apple
3. Apple
2012 Rank: 2
Total Employees: 72,800
Business: Technology and computers

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: 4 (+2)
IT: 3 (NC)
Natural Sciences: 12 (-2)
Humanities: 8 (-2)
Photograph by Daniel Barry/Getty Images
2. Walt Disney
2. Walt Disney
2012 Rank: 3
Total Employees: 166,000
Business: Media and entertainment

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: 8 (+1)
IT: 10 (-1)
Natural Sciences: 8 (-3)
Humanities: 1 (NC)
Photograph by Todd Anderson/Disney via Getty Images
1. Google
1. Google
2012 Rank: 1
Total Employees: 53,861
Business: Internet search and online advertising

Rank by Field of Study
Engineering: 2 (+2)
IT: 1 (NC)
Natural Sciences: 5 (+3)
Humanities: 4 (NC)
Photograph by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images