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
    Human Resources Consulting
    IT Operations Consulting
    IT Strategy Consulting
    Management Consulting
    Operations Consulting
    Public Sector Consulting
    Retail Consulting
    Strategy Consulting

  • Ranking History

2016 Best Consulting Firms for Economic Consulting

1
% OF VOTES
28.23

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

2015 Rank
1
2
% OF VOTES
27.24

NERA Economic Consulting

NERA Economic Consulting makes its buck off understanding what many people can't: the economy. The New York-based firm provides economic advice,...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
2
3
% OF VOTES
21.51

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

2015 Rank
3
4
% OF VOTES
20.00

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

2015 Rank
4
5
% OF VOTES
16.42

Cornerstone Research

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

TRENDING

2015 Rank
6
6
% OF VOTES
15.65

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

2015 Rank
7
7
% OF VOTES
14.96

Charles River Associates

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

TRENDING

2015 Rank
6
8
% OF VOTES
14.70

PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory Services LLC (PwC Advisory Services)

PwC's (PricewaterhouseCoopers) Advisory practice, PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory Services LLC ("PwC Advisory Services"), provides the right mix of...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
9
9
% OF VOTES
14.66

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

2015 Rank
8
10
% OF VOTES
13.36

Deloitte Consulting LLP

With more than 68,000 professionals, Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries work in four key business areas-audit, risk and financial advisory, tax, and...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
5
11
% OF VOTES
12.72

KPMG LLP (Consulting Practice)

Professional services giant KPMG International operates as an international network of independent member firms, which includes KPMG LLP, the U.S. member...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
10
12
% OF VOTES
9.27

Accenture

Accenture is a success story by any measure. The company's history has been more than 60 years in the making-from the earliest days as a pioneer in the...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
13
13
% OF VOTES
9.14

Compass Lexecon LLC

Compass Lexecon is a fully-owned subsidiary of FTI Consulting.

TRENDING

2015 Rank
11
14
% OF VOTES
7.33

Bates White Economic Consulting

Bates White is a mid-sized consultancy specializing in advanced economic, financial and econometric analysis. The company's professional staff-among them...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
20
15
% OF VOTES
5.99

Navigant Consulting, Inc.

Navigant is an independent specialized, global professional services firm that combines deep industry knowledge with technical expertise to enable...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
14
16
% OF VOTES
5.13

FTI Consulting, Inc.

Thriving as a global consultancy FTI Consulting has grown from a small forensic consulting firm founded in Annapolis, Maryland in 1982, into a global...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
16
17
% OF VOTES
4.96

A.T. Kearney

As a consultancy, A.T. Kearney has a rich heritage that dates back to the 1920s, with the founding of McKinsey & Company and the arrival of...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
17
18
% OF VOTES
4.83

Oliver Wyman

New York-based Oliver Wyman is part of the Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC), a global professional services network with brands and affiliates in...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
15
19
% OF VOTES
4.70

Edgeworth Economics

Founded in 2009, Edgeworth Economics is a boutique economic, financial and quantitative consulting firm serving clients in a wide range of industries and...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
NR
20
% OF VOTES
4.18

L.E.K. Consulting

Founded in 1983, L.E.K. Consulting is a strategy consulting firm that offers four major capabilities to its clients: strategy, mergers and acquisitions,...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
19
20
% OF VOTES
4.18

The Brattle Group

The Brattle Group answers complex economic, regulatory, and financial questions for corporations, law firms, and governments around the world....

TRENDING

2015 Rank
18