S&P 500 CEOs – Again Engineering Graduates Lead

Posted on June 5, 2007  Comments (8)

2006 Data from Spencer Stuart on S&P 500 CEO (pdf document) shows once again more have bachelors degrees in engineering than any other field.

% of CEOs
Engineering 23%
Economics 13%
Business Administration 12%
Liberal Arts 8%
Accounting 8%
No degree or no data 3%

This data only shows the data for 65% of CEOs, I would like to see the rest of the data but it is not provide in this report. 41% of S&P CEOs have MBAs. 27% have other advanced degrees.

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8 Responses to “S&P 500 CEOs – Again Engineering Graduates Lead”

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