John Hayes posted on May 07, 2013 |

A recent study of CEOs by Randstad, a global recruitment firm, indicated that the combination of an engineering undergraduate degree with an MBA is the most common path to the corner office.

Specifically, 45% of Indian CEOs surveyed had an engineering undergraduate degree.  Of those engineers, 78% had gone on to a postgraduate degree.  And of those, 64% chose an MBA.

The study didn’t comment on whether this same trend holds true in North America.  However, in an article in the Times of India, Tuck Business School professor Vijay Govindrajan commented that in the US the majority of CEOs also have MBA degrees.  

The study did note that many of the Indian CEOs with an engineering undergrad earned their MBAs at big-name US schools including Harvard, Stanford and Wharton.

Recommended For You