If you want to be the CEO of a powerful company, choosing the right university degree is an important place to start.
We took a look at the leaders of the top 10 companies in this year’s Fortune 500, and by and large, they each majored in a field directly related to industry of their future employer. And nearly all of the CEOs obtained post-graduate education after getting their bachelor’s degree.
Here are the college degrees held by some of America’s most powerful CEOs.
10. James Hackett — Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company is worth $US46.65 billion.
B.S. in finance — University of Michigan
9. Randall Stephenson — AT&T
AT&T is worth $US212.54 billion.
B.S. in accounting — University of Central Oklahoma
Master of Accountancy — University of Oklahoma
8. Mary Barra — General Motors
General Motors is worth $US61.64 billion.
B.S. in electrical engineering — General Motors Institute
M.B.A. — Stanford University
7. Larry Merlo — CVS Health
CVS Health Corp. is worth $US71.18 billion.
B.S. in pharmacy — University of Pittsburgh
6. David Wichmann — UnitedHealth Group
UnitedHealth Group is worth $US202.57 billion.
B.S. in accounting — Illinois State University
5. John Hammergren — McKesson
McKesson is worth $US29.41 billion.
B.A. in business administration — University of Minnesota
M.B.A. — Xavier University
4. Darren Woods — ExxonMobil
ExxonMobil is worth $US339.55 billion.
B.S. in electrical engineering — Texas A&M University
M.B.A. — Northwestern University
3. Tim Cook — Apple
Apple is worth $US871.85 billion.
B.S. in industrial engineering — Auburn University
M.B.A. — Duke University
2. Warren Buffett — Berkshire Hathaway
Berkshire Hathaway is worth $US443.69 billion.
B.S. in business administration — University of Nebraska
M.S. in economics — Columbia University
1. Doug McMillon — Walmart
Walmart is worth $US228.28 billion.
B.S. in business administration — University of Arkansas
M.B.A. in finance — University of Tulsa
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