CEOs and advanced degrees

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by Dool, Feb 19, 2005.

  1. Dool

    Dool New Member

    This year, the University of Wisconsin joins Harvard as the most common university attended by S&P 500 CEOs. Until now, Harvard has held the lead among CEOs studied since 1998. 3% of the S&P 500 CEOs received their undergraduate degrees from Harvard and 3% from the University of Wisconsin.

    The percentage of CEOs who have earned an MBA has remained constant over the past few years, at 38%. 29% have earned an advanced degree other than an MBA(!), and 11% of the CEOs studied have earned a law degree.
  2. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave New Member

    I'm a COO, not a CEO, with an MBA and ACM from Boston College and DBA from California Pacific University. I believe those credentials have been very helpful to me in my career--despite the fact that they are not from Harvard or University of Wisconsin. :)
  3. Dool

    Dool New Member

    It was interesting to note that the most common degrees for CEOs were:

    - Business Admin (naturally)
    - Engineering (not completely unexpected)
    - Liberal Arts (very unexpected)
  4. iquagmire

    iquagmire Member

    I used to work at Nextel and the CEO their only received a Bachelors in English Lit. It's what you do with what you have that counts.
  5. Michael Lloyd

    Michael Lloyd New Member

    My CEO, who heads up a large multi-specialty medical clinic, has a MHA from the University of Michigan.
  6. Vincey37

    Vincey37 New Member

    Don't forget the all important "who you know"
  7. dl_mba

    dl_mba Member

    Our CEO has MBA from Columbia University & CIO is a PhD in Business Administration from the same school.
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  8. japhy4529

    japhy4529 House Bassist

    The former CEO of my company (we're now an affiliate of a larger company) had a Bachelor's degree in Physical Education!

    - Tom
  9. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator

    My first Chief of Police had a degree in Landscape Architecture.
  10. decimon

    decimon Well-Known Member

    Walter Wriston -

    This was one smart dude. An impressive speaker and a very effective and innovative CEO.

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