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The Aggie-To-Fortune 500 CEO Pipeline

Texas A&M ranks among the top 10 schools that produce the most Fortune 500 CEOs.
Keith Randall, Texas A&M University Division of Marketing & Communications December 7, 2018

Texas A&M University graduates produced by Mays Business School have helped place Texas A&M among the top 10 schools that produce the most Fortune 500 CEOs.

The rankings, compiled by the executive search firm Kittleman & Associates, analyzed the resumes of every chief operating officer of a Fortune 500 company to determine which colleges produce the most industry leaders.

Texas A&M is tied for No. 6 with the University of Pennsylvania, the University of California-Berkeley and Purdue University with 6 Fortune 500 CEOs.

Placing first is the University of Wisconsin with 14, followed by second-place Harvard University (12), No. 3 Cornell University (10), No. 4 University of Michigan (8) and No. 5 Stanford University (7).

“We know that many universities are providing an exceptional education, but are there institutions that have a track record of developing strong leaders? Looking at this data, it’s clear that some universities have the right ‘secret sauce’ in helping mold successful executives,” said Kittleman & Associates of the survey.

Mays Business School currently has an enrollment of more than 6,400 students, is frequently ranked and has a worldwide network of more than 62,000 former students.

Some of the CEOs who have come through Mays Business School include Humana CEO Bruce Broussard, class of 1984; Cigna CEO David Cordani, class of 1988 and Halliburton CEO Jeff Miller, class of 1988.

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