Cornell University

Cornell University has created a history and legacy of producing top business leaders. The Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management is renowned for 4 major, interrelated areas: management, food and agriculture economics, environmental and resource economics, and international and development economics.

Business leaders who graduated from Cornell include former Citigroup CEO Sanford Weill, former Goldman Sachs Chairman Stephen Friedman and hedge and Baupost Group founder Seth Klarman.



Carnegie Mellon University is a private research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The university began as the Carnegie Technical Schools, founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1900. The business school, named after hedge fund manager David Tepper, prides itself on providing real life experiences to students and having professors who have succeeded in the boardroom.


New York University (NYU)

The NYU Stern School of Business, located in the heart of Manhattan, is one of the oldest and most prestigious business schools in the world. NYU offers a range of academic programs and departments, ranging from accounting and economics to finance and marketing.

Prominent graduates include hedge fund managers and entrepreneurs Marc Lasry, Richard Perry and John Paulson.


Notre Dame

Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business focuses on business for the greater good, not a fad based on world events. Notre Dame pride’s itself on ensuring students the academic rigor, as well as the values to ask more of business, and themselves.

Notable graduates include Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan, former CEO of Sprint Dan Hesse and hedge fund manager Mark Yusko.



Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States. The private research university’s history, influence and wealth have made it one of the world’s most prestigious universities. The Harvard Business School, the graduate business school of Harvard University located in Boston, Massachusetts, was founded in 1908 and has consistently been ranked among the leading business schools in the world.

Notable graduates include former President George W. Bush, Mitt Romney and Michael Bloomberg.


UC Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley, founded in 1868, is the oldest of the ten research universities affiliated with the University of California system. The Walter A. Haas School of Business was the first collegiate business school at a public university in the United States.

Prominent graduates of UC, Berkeley, include co-founder of Apple Computers Steve Wozniak, President & CEO of Bank of America Rudolph A. Peterson and former Chairman & Founder of Gap Inc. Donald Fisher.



The University of Pennsylvania, founded by Benjamin Franklin in 1740, is a private, Ivy League university located in Philadelphia. Penn is one of 14 founding members of the Association of American Universities and one of the nine original colonial colleges. Wharton Business School, the country’s first collegiate business school, is consistently ranked No. 1 in the world.

Wharton’s notable alumni include Warren Buffett, Elon Musk, Donald Trump and Anil Ambani.



Officially Leland Stanford Junior University, Stanford University is a private research university in Stanford, California, and is known as one of the world’s most prestigious institutions. Stanford alumni generate more than $2.7 trillion in annual revenue, which is equivalent to the 10th-largest economy in the world. It is the alma mater of 30 living billionaires, 17 astronauts, and 20 Turing Award laureates.

A few of the many notable alumni of Stanford University include Herbert Hoover, co-founder of Nike Phil Knight and co-founder of Google Larry Page.



Columbia University, a private Ivy League research university in Upper Manhattan, New York City, was established in 1754 as King’s College by royal charter of George II of Great Brittan. The Columbia Business School, founded in 1916, prides itself on providing business training and professional preparation for undergraduate and graduate Columbia University students. Columbia’s admissions process is known to be among the most selective of the top business schools.

Prominent alumni of Columbia University include President Barack Obama, Amelia Earhart and William Waldorf Astor.

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