CEOs Nominate BYU as Top Recruiting School

CEOs top 10 business schools


The Marriott School has caught the eye of CEOs according to a new poll by Chief Executive magazine. The survey, released in the publication’s July 2005 issue, asked magazine subscribers to name their top 10 business school programs from BusinessWeek’s top 25 b-schools. However, the 477 respondents didn’t limit views to the likes of Wharton, Sloan and Columbia. They also nominated BYU along with a few other business programs.

“I wasn't surprised that CEOs nominated many universities outside of the BW 25,” says William Holstein, the magazine’s editor in chief. The traditional leaders “have big status, but they aren't particularly user friendly and real world-oriented. I suspect that many CEOs have a preference for dealing with the universities they attended and also want to work with local institutions.”

This was the magazine’s first business school poll, which was emailed to subscribers. Twenty schools made the list.

The Marriott School is located at Brigham Young University, the largest privately owned, church-sponsored university in the United States. The school has nationally recognized programs in accounting, business management, public management, information systems, organizational behavior and entrepreneurship. The school’s mission is to prepare men and women of faith, character and professional ability for positions of leadership throughout the world. Approximately 3,000 students are enrolled in the Marriott School’s graduate and undergraduate programs.

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