Top Ranked

Best Consulting Firms in Each Practice Area

Consultants across the nation rate the top firms in their practice areas.

  • Survey Methodology

    Vault asked consultants to rank the best firms in several areas of business focus. Consultants were allowed to vote for up to three firms as the best in each area, but could NOT vote for their own firm.

    The practice areas are:

    • Defense Consulting*
    • Economic Consulting
    • Energy Consulting
    • Financial Consulting
    • Health Care Consulting
    • IT Operations Consulting*
    • IT Strategy Consulting*
    • Human Resources Consulting
    • Management Consulting
    • Operations Consulting
    • Public Sector Consulting
    • Retail Consulting*
    • Strategy Consulting

    *Denotes a new category for 2013-14

  • Ranking History

2014 Best Consulting Firms for Economic Consulting

1
% OF VOTES
29.14

NERA Economic Consulting

NERA Economic Consulting makes its buck off understanding what many people can't: economics. The global firm provides economic advice, analysis, expert...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
1
2
% OF VOTES
28.20

McKinsey & Company

McKinsey & Company is a privately owned management consulting firm. Roundly considered to be the most prestigious company of its kind, it has...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
2
3
% OF VOTES
22.27

The Boston Consulting Group, Inc.

The name may sound local, but The Boston Consulting Group's reach-and expertise-is anything but. With over 12,000 employees in 85 offices in 48...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
4
4
% OF VOTES
19.93

Bain & Company

Founded in 1973, Bain is one of the world's most prestigious consulting firms. Today Bain & Company is one of the world's most respected companies....

TRENDING

2013 Rank
7
5
% OF VOTES
17.86

EY (Ernst & Young) LLP Consulting Practice

For two decades, EY has helped clients stay on the straight and narrow.  The world's second-largest accounting firm, Ernst & Young's 144,000...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
8
6
% OF VOTES
17.67

Charles River Associates

Founded in 1965 and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2015, Boston-based Charles River Associates (CRA) is a global consulting firm specializing in...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
5
7
% OF VOTES
17.11

Cornerstone Research

In traditional architecture, a cornerstone is a stone representing the nominal starting place in the construction of a monumental building. Cornerstone...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
3
8
% OF VOTES
16.73

Deloitte Consulting LLP

With more than 70,000 professionals, Deloitte LLP is the largest private professional services provider in the United States. Its subsidiaries work in...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
9
9
% OF VOTES
14.05

Analysis Group, Inc.

Boston-based Analysis Group provides expertise in economics, finance, health care analytics, and strategy to top law firms, Fortune 500 companies, global...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
6
10
% OF VOTES
11.65

PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory Services LLC (PwC Advisory Services)

PwC's (PricewaterhouseCoopers) Advisory practice, PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory Services LLC ("PwC Advisory Services"), provides a mix of industry and...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
10

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