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B-School Chart of the Week: How Many Board Members Boast MBAs?

Although quantifying a school’s profile certainly does not tell you everything, it can sometimes be helpful in simplifying the many differences between the various MBA programs. Each week, we bring you a chart to help you decide which of the schools’ strengths speak to you.

Last week, the  New York Times DealBook featured an article assessing board member pay on Wall Street—pay that tops out at $488,709 for Goldman Sachs directors in 2011. At JPMorgan Chase, despite its status as one of the largest financial institutions, directors received the lowest average pay in 2012, at $278,194.

We thought we would examine these Wall Street governing boards to see if any members have earned MBAs from top business schools. As it turns out, 4/13 on Goldman’s board of directors are MBAs, as are 5/14 at Morgan Stanley, 4/8 at Citigroup, 3/11 at JPMorgan Chase and 5/16 at Wells Fargo. Of the 62 aggregate board members of the five institutions, we found that a total of 21 were MBA holders.

Chart - Board Members with MBAs



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