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Rutgers ranked: Where the Fortune 500 CEOs Went to School by U.S. News & World Report

Rutgers was recently ranked #10 on a list of the top 13 business schools that awarded at least 10 college and graduate degrees to America’s leading executives by U.S. News & World Report.  Rutgers was in good company: Harvard University topped the list, followed by Stanford University, University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University.

Rutgers awarded 11 degrees and tied for 10th with Indiana University and Northwestern University. Columbia was the only other New York metro area school on the list.  

Rutgers grads leading Fortune 500 companies include:

  • Sherilyn McCoy, CEO, Avon Products (MBA ’88)
  • Ralph Izzo, CEO, PSEG (MBA ‘02)
  • John Finnegan, CEO, Chubb (MBA in ’76)
  • Kevin Kennedy, CEO, Avaya (MS ’79, MP ’87, PhD ’82)
  • Gregory Brown, CEO, Motorola Solutions (BA ’82)
  • Gary Rodkin, CEO, ConAgra Foods (BA ’74)
  • Stephen Chazen, CEO, Occidental Petroleum (BA ’68)

Below is a list of the 13 schools that awarded at least 10 degrees to Fortune 500 CEOs:

  • Harvard University 
  • Stanford University 
  • University of Pennsylvania 
  • Columbia University 
  • University of Michigan—Ann Arbor 
  • University of Notre Dame 
  • University of Virginia 
  • Cornell University 
  • Dartmouth College
  • Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
  • Indiana University—Bloomington
  • Northwestern University 
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Rutgers Business School (RBS) is recognized as having the #1 Public MBA program in the Northeast (U.S. News & World Report, 2011), located only 20 minutes away from New York City. RBS delivers unparalleled return-on-investment when compared to other top business schools, delivering high salaries at competitive tuition costs. 

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