Degrees and Pedigrees: The Education of America's Top Executives (Hardback)Michael T. Nietzel (author)
Hardback 146 Pages / Published: 31/08/2017
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The book answers the questions of how and where America educates its leading chief executive officers. Where are America's top executives educated? What do they study? Do they typically attend the nation's most elite colleges? Or do they, like millions of other students, choose colleges because of reasons like proximity, cost, and state pride? How important are advanced degrees to their success? Is the MBA a prerequisite for becoming a CEO? I address these questions based on a study of 344 of the country's highest profile CEOs selected to represent a wide range of organizations and businesses. The book will establish a theme that the majority of America's most high-powered CEOs did not attend elite colleges/universities or earn an MBA or graduate from highly selective institutions. Certainly, a significant number did so and were advantaged by the opportunity, but more often they were able to fashion for themselves a high-quality education at a rich array of institutions - public and private, regional and flagship, small and large, religious and secular. What proves more important than what colleges these leading executives attended, is the kinds of deep relationships and mentored experiences they developed. I illuminate these experiences through several vignettes in each chapter.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Number of pages: 146
Weight: 399 g
Dimensions: 237 x 162 x 18 mm
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