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 Financial Consulting

1
% OF VOTES
35.86

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
33.66

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
2
3
% OF VOTES
31.03

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
4
4
% OF VOTES
29.77

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
3
5
% OF VOTES
24.27

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

2016 Rank
7
6
% OF VOTES
24.20

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
6
7
% OF VOTES
18.11

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
5
8
% OF VOTES
11.98

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

2016 Rank
9
9
% OF VOTES
9.98

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
8
10
% OF VOTES
7.19

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

2016 Rank
10
11
% OF VOTES
4.91

Grant Thornton LLP (Consulting Practice)

  Grant Thornton is one of just six worldwide tax, audit and advisory organizations.  Although not a member of the so-called Big Four, the...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
14
12
% OF VOTES
4.56

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
12
13
% OF VOTES
3.81

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
16
14
% OF VOTES
3.26

AlixPartners, LLP

AlixPartners is an international business advisory firm that built its reputation through its work in corporate turnaround and restructuring. Now, with...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
15
15
% OF VOTES
3.02

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

2016 Rank
19
16
% OF VOTES
2.95

First Manhattan Consulting Group

A bite out of the Big Apple Founded in 1980, First Manhattan Consulting Group is a strategy and risk management consulting firm serving financial...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
11
17
% OF VOTES
2.79

Towers Watson

Founded in 2010, Towers Watson is one of the world's largest HR and actuarial consulting firms-the result of a merger between Towers Perrin and Watson...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
NR
18
% OF VOTES
2.63

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
19
% OF VOTES
2.59

Promontory Financial Group

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TRENDING

2016 Rank
18
20
% OF VOTES
2.51

Capgemini

With more than 125,000 employees spread across 44 countries, Capgemini is a leading global provider of technology, consulting and outsourcing services....

TRENDING

2016 Rank
17