B-School Chart of the Week: Which B-Schools Produce the “Best-Performing CEOs”?

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.

We recently posted the Harvard Business Review‘s list of “The 100 Best-Performing CEOs in the World,” noting that of those profiled, 28 held MBAs. To follow up, we have compiled a list of the business schools from which those degrees were earned. A good number of top-ranking programs made the list, as well as some less competitive and unranked schools. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Harvard Business School takes the prize, boasting four top CEO alumni, followed by Columbia Business School, which has two. What is interesting here is that while heavyweights such as Stanford and Wharton are not represented, unranked Golden Gate University and the University of Houston do appear on the list. Anyone going to forgo that Stanford application for Golden Gate?


Where Top CEOs Attended B-School

*Ranked according to Morten T. Hansen, Herminia Ibarra, and Urs Peyer,  “The 100 Best-Performing CEOs in the World.” Harvard Business Review. January 2, 2013.

**MBA information could not be found for Miguel Gomes Pereira Sarmiento Gutierrez, who ranked at number 63.

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