More Big Business CEOs Studied Outside Seoul

      October 29, 2015 10:17

      Fewer heads of major businesses graduated from the top universities in Seoul while more studied in the provinces.

      Market tracker CEO Score looked at the educational backgrounds of the heads of subsidiaries of the nation's top 30 conglomerates at the end of June and found that 352 CEOs or 57 percent graduated from Seoul National, Korea and Yonsei universities. That was down from 58.9 percent last year.

      The biggest group still graduated from SNU, followed by Yonsei and Korea universities. But the fourth to sixth most common alma mater of the CEOs was Hanyang University, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies and Sungkyunkwan University, with Sogang and Pusan National universities coming next.

      The number of CEOs from Pusan National, Kyongpook National, Yeungnam and Chosun universities rose from 10.4 percent last year to 12.2 percent this year.

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