Fortune 500 CEOs: Where did they go to B-school?

Some 42 of Fortune 100 CEOs have an MBA or master's degree in finance or economics. Which business schools are most popular among the top corporate chieftain crowd?

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Harvard Business School

HBS upholds its reputation as the Cathedral of Capitalism, with eight Fortune 100 chief executives, more than any other business school. Two of them -- Jeffrey Immelt and Jamie Dimon -- were even classmates at Harvard (class of 1982).

Together, the eight corporate chieftains employ more than one million people and run companies with a total market capitalization of $550 billion, a sum that exceeds the gross domestic product (GDP) of Switzerland.

The alumni are:

  • Jeffrey Immelt, General Electric
  • Jamie Dimon, J.P. Morgan Chase
  • Charles Haldeman Jr., Freddie Mac
  • W. James McNerney Jr., Boeing
  • Steven Kandarian, MetLife
  • Louis D'Ambrosio, Sears Holdings
  • Lynn Elsenhans, Sunoco
  • John Hess, Hess Corp.

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    Last updated May 05 2011: 2:50 PM ET
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