Big Ten and UI rank 1st in producing CFOs

The Big Ten is America’s premier conference in producing chief financial officers, and with 15 sitting CFOs, the University is ranked No. 1 out of all other universities in the world.

The study was part of Crist|Kolder Associates’s annual Volatility Report, which looks at the backgrounds and measures the turnover of C-Suite executives in a portfolio of America’s leading companies. It examined the educational backgrounds of 602 sitting CFOs as of Aug. 1, 2013. It found that 69 of the CFOs at companies listed in Fortune 500 and S&P 500 — annual lists of the most profitable corporations in the U.S. — received undergraduate degrees from the Big Ten.

“It’s not something that we are particularly surprised at because the College of Business has some of the strongest programs in the nation,” said Larry DeBrock, dean of the College of Business.

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