Lists of top business schools usually take in a bunch of factors — like graduate pay, the institution’s academic record and its reputation with employers.
But which have the best records of getting their students into the very top jobs at Europe’s biggest listed companies?
We looked at CEOs of the largest public firms in each of the five largest economies in Europe. That means companies on the UK’s FTSE 100, France’s CAC 40, Germany’s DAX, Spain’s Ibex 35 and Italy’s FTSE MIB. That’s 245 firms in total.
For the purposes of these rankings, we’ve deliberately excluded CEOs who did undergraduate degrees in business subjects — only MBA and other business and management specific studies at the graduate level have been used. As a result CEOs who did a master’s degree in finance or a PhD in economics, for example, would also not be included. Let us know if you think we’ve missed anyone.