Wharton Alums Not Interested In Spending Any More Time Together Than Absolutely Necessary

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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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