Fully 5% of our dataset on the undergraduate backgrounds of top US executives in banking and insurance had earned MBAs from Harvard Business School. Given that in recent years, HBS has only enrolled around 450 students annually, the statistic is very interesting. We decided to take a closer look at the undergraduate profiles of their Class of 2015.
1 in 4 of the schools listed are liberal arts colleges; bear in mind however, that the institutions (including Harvard College itself) may have “contributed” more than 1 student so the proportion of the class that had attended a liberal arts college is likely much lower than 25% (with a lower bound of 10%). By contrast, liberal arts colleges currently account for only 3.5% of student enrollment in 4 year colleges.