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Although education and training requirements vary widely by position and industry, many top executives have at least a bachelor’s degree and a considerable amount of work experience.Education
Many top executives have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in business administration or in an area related to their field of work. Top executives in the public sector often have a degree in business administration, public administration, law, or the liberal arts. Top executives of large corporations often have a master’s degree in business administration (MBA).
College presidents and school superintendents are typically required to have a master’s degree, although a doctorate is often preferred.
Although many mayors, governors, or other public sector executives have at least a bachelor’s degree, these positions typically do not have any specific education requirements.Work Experience in a Related Occupation
Many top executives advance within their own firm, moving up from lower level managerial or supervisory positions. However, other companies may prefer to hire qualified candidates from outside their organization. Top executives who are promoted from lower level positions may be able to substitute experience for education to move up in the company. For example, in industries such as retail trade or transportation, workers without a college degree may work their way up to higher levels within the company to become executives or general managers.
Chief executives typically need extensive managerial experience. Executives are also expected to have experience in the organization’s area of specialty. Most general and operations managers hired from outside an organization need lower level supervisory or management experience in a related field.
Some general managers advance to higher level managerial or executive positions. Company training programs, executive development programs, and certification can often benefit managers or executives hoping to advance.Important Qualities
Communication skills. Top executives must be able to communicate clearly and persuasively. They must effectively discuss issues and negotiate with others, direct subordinates, and explain their policies and decisions to those within and outside the organization.
Decisionmaking skills. Top executives need decisionmaking skills when setting policies and managing an organization. They must assess different options and choose the best course of action, often daily.
Leadership skills. Top executives must be able to lead an organization successfully by coordinating policies, people, and resources.
Management skills. Top executives must shape and direct the operations of an organization. For example, they must manage business plans, employees, and budgets.
Problem-solving skills. Top executives need to identify and resolve issues within an organization. They must be able to recognize shortcomings and effectively carry out solutions.
Time-management skills. Top executives do many tasks at the same time, typically under their own direction, to ensure that their work gets done and that they meet their goals.
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Hispanic or Latino9.7%
Black or African American0.8%
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University of Phoenix12.8%
Michigan State University6.0%
Pennsylvania State University6.0%
Community College of the Air Force6.0%
George Washington University5.4%
Central Texas College5.4%
U.S. Army War College4.0%
University of Southern California4.0%
Indiana University Bloomington4.0%
Columbia Southern University3.4%
University of Cincinnati3.4%
University of Maryland - University College3.4%
North Carolina State University3.4%
Arizona State University3.4%
James Madison University3.4%
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|Job Title||Company||Location||Start Date||Salary|
|Director-Operations Planning and Investment||Micron Technology, Inc.||Boise, ID||Aug 06, 2015||$173,000|
|Vice President, Financial Planning and Operations||Computer Sciences Corporation||Falls Church, VA||Aug 20, 2013||$158,454|
|Director, Operations & Analysis Planning, Oncology||Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation||East Hanover, NJ||Jan 20, 2013||$154,378|
|Senior Managers, Financial Planning and Operations||Zignal Labs||San Francisco, CA||Oct 20, 2016||$145,000|
|Director of Planning and Operations||The Millennium Promise Alliance, Inc.||New York, NY||Nov 02, 2013||$140,000|
|Assoc.Director, Development Planning and Operation||Biogen IDEC Inc.||Cambridge, MA||Jul 08, 2010||$139,932|
|Manager, Quota Capacity Planning-Sales Strategy & Operations||Salesforce.Com, Inc.||San Francisco, CA||Oct 19, 2015||$130,250|
|Strategic Planning and Operational Excellence Coordinator||Sinclair Services Company||Sinclair, WY||Jul 01, 2015||$125,000|
|Lexan Process Technology Pilot Plan Operations LEA||Sabic Innovative Plastics Us LLC||Mount Vernon, IN||Sep 30, 2013||$121,450|
|Manager, Consumer Services Planning & Operations||Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC||Richardson, TX||Oct 01, 2011||$118,315|
|Senior Manager, Global Product Planning & Operations||Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.||Irvine, CA||Sep 03, 2015||$118,000|
|Director of Planning & Operations-CHA Skincare Division||Cha Health Systems, Inc.||Los Angeles, CA||Oct 31, 2016||$110,000|
|Manager, Global Product Planning & Operations||Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.||Irvine, CA||Aug 22, 2014||$108,700|
|Manager, Global Product Planning and Operations||Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.||Irvine, CA||Aug 31, 2013||$105,000|
|Associate III, Research Planning & Operations||Biogen IDEC||Cambridge, MA||Oct 29, 2015||$100,405|
|Associate-Operations Planning & Control Group||The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.||Jersey City, NJ||Nov 01, 2012||$100,000|
|Business System Planning Program and Operations MA||IBM Coorporation||Miami, FL||Oct 16, 2012||$99,742|
|FAB Industrial Engineer-Planning Operations||Im Flash Technologies, LLC||Lehi, UT||Feb 09, 2016||$96,000|
|Plan Ops-Strategic Optimization Engineer||Im Flash Technologies, LLC||Lehi, UT||May 23, 2016||$89,950|
|Manager, Business Planning and Operational Analysi||Beeline Interactive, Inc.||Los Angeles, CA||Oct 01, 2011||$85,000|
|Senior Associate Strategic Planning and Operations||Amgen Inc.||Thousand Oaks, CA||Nov 28, 2016||$84,469|
|Principal Business Operations and Planning||Sabre Inc.||Southlake, TX||Nov 05, 2012||$84,028|
|Analyst-Post Sales Planning/Analysis & Operations||Xerox Corporation||Webster, NY||Jun 27, 2016||$80,746|
|VP/Director of Planning & Operations||El Comercio Publishing Corp.||Key Biscayne, FL||Nov 10, 2010||$77,600|
|Manager, Planning-Commercial Operations||Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica||Saint Joseph, MO||Nov 14, 2014||$76,050 -
|Manager, Planning-Commercial Operations||Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.||Saint Joseph, MO||Feb 11, 2013||$76,050 -
|Director of Planning and Operations||CCT Corporation||Miami, FL||May 01, 2010||$75,000|
|Associate Analyst, Supply Planning Operations||Wal-Mart Associates, Inc.||San Bruno, CA||Oct 24, 2016||$75,000|
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