Harvard and Kellogg MBAs (well, four of them, anyway) love to make a few million by day and catch some college hoops/eat beef sandwiches together by night. Penn State, Princeton, UT and USC alums, too. For Whartonites, two years at West Philadelphia’s College of Capitalism were more than enough time in each other’s company.

Leggett & Platt is among more than two dozen of the largest U.S. companies with current CEOs and CFOs who hail from the same alma mater, according to a Wall Street Journal review of data from executive recruiter Crist|Kolder Associates…While this trend spans the coasts, the connections are concentrated among 22 schools, which have bestowed one or more bachelor’s degrees or master’s in business administration to 285 CFOs at roughly 670 of the country’s largest companies…The top undergraduate schools were University of Illinois, Indiana University and the University of Notre Dame. For M.B.A.s, the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, Harvard Business School and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

When CEOs and CFOs Share an Alma Mater [WSJ]

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  1. Posted by BA Barracus | July 24, 2014 at 11:17 AM

    I find it a little lame when people who graduated college 40 fuckin years ago are still talking about it. Get over it. That said go Wolverines!!

    Harvard MBAs like to spend so much time together because everyone thinks they are tools and can't stand to be around them for more than 5 minutes.

  2. Posted by LaFonda | July 24, 2014 at 11:33 AM

    Stop shitting the bed Shazar.

  3. Posted by Regis | July 24, 2014 at 11:55 AM

    Said the Michigan grad?

  4. Posted by Ba Barracus | July 24, 2014 at 11:57 AM

    I was being facetious dickface.

  5. Posted by iKnowItWhenISeeIt | July 24, 2014 at 12:59 PM

    mouseover ftw

  6. Posted by Guest | July 24, 2014 at 1:13 PM

    Terribly ill-fitting pants on the guy to the far right.

    -UBS Attentoin to detail Analyst

  7. Posted by Trolling? | July 24, 2014 at 1:52 PM

    Attention to detail….

    Other than that, no concerns.

  8. Posted by Quant me maybe... | July 24, 2014 at 2:09 PM

    At least he can afford pants.

    >Said the guy who needs a little volatility in his life.

  9. Posted by WSO | July 24, 2014 at 2:57 PM

    LOL. I just learned about this in my summer class at a regional semi-target school (T120 in the south east). Have an Silver Banana +1

  10. Posted by IBANK4LIFE | July 24, 2014 at 5:17 PM

    If my son ever wants to go for an MBA, I'd say go to UPenn. No other state school is that cheap yet ranked in the top 3-5 consistently.

  11. Posted by Anon | July 24, 2014 at 5:29 PM

    …not a state school?

  12. Posted by Douche Quant | July 24, 2014 at 10:12 PM

    Booth and Stanford are about the only "top tier" business schools that generate the lowest douche factor. (Douche = (Self-righteous entitlement / actual productivity))

  13. Posted by guest | July 25, 2014 at 1:49 AM

    sarcasm? the T10 are all douchey nerds and like 8pc lazy URMs who conned their way in.