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

2017 Best Consulting Firms for Economic Consulting

1
% OF VOTES
30.16

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

2016 Rank
1
2
% OF VOTES
25.54

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

2016 Rank
3
3
% OF VOTES
23.51

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

2016 Rank
2
4
% OF VOTES
22.66

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

2016 Rank
4
5
% OF VOTES
18.34

Cornerstone Research

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

TRENDING

2016 Rank
5
6
% OF VOTES
17.15

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

2016 Rank
10
7
% OF VOTES
15.50

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

2016 Rank
8
8
% OF VOTES
15.38

Alvarez & Marsal

Innovative by nature, Alvarez & Marsal has the expertise to work with established players, start-ups and everything in between. A&M is a global...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
NR
9
% OF VOTES
14.49

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

2016 Rank
7
10
% OF VOTES
13.47

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

2016 Rank
9
11
% OF VOTES
9.11

Compass Lexecon LLC

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

TRENDING

2016 Rank
13
12
% OF VOTES
8.81

KPMG LLP (Advisory)

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

TRENDING

2016 Rank
11
13
% OF VOTES
7.58

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

2016 Rank
14
14
% OF VOTES
7.54

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

2016 Rank
12
15
% OF VOTES
7.03

The Brattle Group

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

TRENDING

2016 Rank
20
16
% OF VOTES
5.51

Oliver Wyman

Oliver Wyman is part of the Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC), a global professional services network with brands and affiliates in more than 100...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
18
17
% OF VOTES
5.00

FTI Consulting, Inc.

FTI Consulting has grown from a small forensic consulting firm founded in Annapolis, Maryland, in 1982, into a global business advisory firm dedicated to...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
16
18
% OF VOTES
4.83

Navigant Consulting, Inc.

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

TRENDING

2016 Rank
15
19
% OF VOTES
4.28

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

2016 Rank
20
20
% OF VOTES
4.11

Edgeworth Economics

Economic consultancy Edgeworth Economics was founded in 2009 as a start-up that reimagined and innovated decades-old industry standards. Edgeworth...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
19

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