Educational characteristics of the big business top managers in Ukraine


The paper dwells upon the educational characteristics of big business top managers in Ukraine. The empirical data formed in February 2014 and it is based on the biographies of 200 top managers of Ukrainian companies.

The author established that large companies are led by one of the most educated social groups: the vast majority (99%) have a university degree, a third (32,2%) has obtained an additional degree, 10,5% earned PhD. degree and 11,5% received the diploma of Master of Business Administration. More than half of big business top managers have engineering and technical education.

Educational specialization of top managers, unlike specialization of large owners, has a greater focus on financial and business skills and less focus on the prestigious scientific degrees.

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