This tech company is hiring the most MBAs

Among MBA job candidates entering the technology industry, one company in particular appears to be seeking out this skill set.

In 2015, Amazon hired more MBA graduates from leading business schools than any other tech company, employing 110 new employees from University of Michigan in Ann Arbor; Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston; Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.; Duke University in Durham, N.C.; University of Chicago and Columbia University in New York, reports Quartz.

Microsoft is the next biggest tech employer of MBAs, but with 47 new hires in 2015, Microsoft hired less than half the number MBAs from the same schools than Amazon the same year. Google hired 34 and Apple hired 32, according to Quartz.

These schools are among U.S. News & World Report's top 20 best business schools that report company-level hiring statistics.

Once an online retailer, Amazon has grown to occupy many new marketplaces and service offerings, which is one reason for its interest in MBA graduates.

"Amazon is hiring future leaders for our company. As the scope of Amazon's offerings to customers grows, so will the need for leaders that can invent on their behalf," Miriam Park, directory of university and assessment programs at Amazon, told Quartz. "Amazon teams run like small startups — you see that in the breadth of roles we regularly hire MBAs for. And what we hear time and again from these MBA hires is how much they love the amount of responsibility they get — making business decisions that often affect millions of customers."

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