These Universities Are The First Step On The Path To The CEO Suite

September 11, 2013  |  

Here is something the thing about for future business leaders. There are certain colleges that produce high numbers of CEOs.

Times Higher Education (THE) recently released a list of the universities around the world that produce the most CEOs, based on the alma maters of Fortune Global 500 CEOs.

According to THE’s methodology, university rankings were determined using “the total number of degrees awarded to CEOs; the total number of CEO alumni; [and] the total revenue of the alumni CEOs’ companies,” reports Business Insider, who broke down THE’s list to the top American schools, as well as the U.S. News and World Report‘s rankings of undergraduate and graduate business programs.

At the top of  THE’s list was Harvard, for both for international and American universities. Harvard produced 25 alumni CEOs most recently, more than double the next American university on the list — Stanford University.

At Stanford, some 11 CEOs in today’s corporate world got their degree. Coming in third was the University of Pennsylvania, where eight CEOs studied. MIT was number four, followed by Cornell University. Surprisingly, Yale University was even further down the list at number nine. Last on the list was New York University, where four CEOs earned their degrees.

MBAs are top-of-mind this time of year as applications are coming due. Financial News reports on the changes to this year’s application, with many schools, including top-ranked ones from the THE research, shortening the essay portion.

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