Harvard, Stanford, NYU List Best Schools for CEOs


If the Battle of Waterloo was won on the playing fields of Eton, what schools have the CEOs of the top companies forged? Preply, an online global tutoring platform, has the answer! The researchers combined the QS World University Rankings with the percentage of CEO graduates whose companies are on the latest Forbes list of the world’s largest public companies — and arrived at the following list of schools:

Harvard University (Cambridge, United States) Ecole Centrale Paris (Châtenay-Malabry, France) University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, United States) Stanford University (Stanford, United States) University of California (Los Angeles, United States) Columbia University (New York City, United States) Northwestern University (Evanston , United States) INSEAD Business School (Fontainebleau, France) Seoul National University (Seoul, South Korea) New York University (New York City, United States)

Plus, Preply took a closer look at what the top 1,000 CEOs chose to study, what degrees they held, and more:

12% have studied economics 8% have studied business administration 5% have studied engineering 35% have a Masters or PhD 22% have an MBA 5% have Ladies

However, if studying a bleak science isn’t your thing, rest assured: CEOs on the Forbes list have also studied philosophy, zoology, and theology. And don’t forget, Howard Schultz got his BA in communications from Northern Michigan University and went on to run Starbucks.


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