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

2018 Best Consulting Firms for Management Consulting

1
% OF VOTES
71.09

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

2017 Rank
1
2
% OF VOTES
63.91

The Boston Consulting Group, Inc.

The name may sound local, but The Boston Consulting Group's reach-and expertise-is anything but. With over 14,000 employees in 85 offices in 48...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
2
3
% OF VOTES
58.68

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

2017 Rank
3
4
% OF VOTES
22.02

Deloitte Consulting LLP

In the United States, subsidiaries of Deloitte LLP provide industry-leading audit, consulting, tax, and advisory services to many of the world's most...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
4
5
% OF VOTES
12.79

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

2017 Rank
6
6
% OF VOTES
12.36

Accenture

A pioneer of information technology in the 1950s, to defining what success looks like in the 21st century and beyond, Accenture has been a disruptive...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
5
7
% OF VOTES
9.03

Booz Allen Hamilton

With roots that can be traced back almost a century, Booz Allen Hamilton has carved its own place in the consulting industry as an indispensible advisor...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
7
8
% OF VOTES
7.42

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

2017 Rank
8
9
% OF VOTES
5.44

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

2017 Rank
9
10
% OF VOTES
4.24

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

2017 Rank
10
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