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CEOs Rank Duke in Top 10 of Nation’s Business School

June 30, 2005

Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business was ranked No.9 in Chief Executive magazine, survey of 490 CEOs, the magazine reported on June 23, 2005.

Chief Executive survey was part of its ongoing CEO Confidence Index.

Harvard Business School was rated by CEOs as the top school, followed by the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton, Stanford, Northwestern's Kellogg, and the University of Chicago. Among the reasons they cited for their choices were the ability to teach "hands on," to manage people creatively and not just solve problems, and to instill an "entrepreneurial mindset," not the stereotypical "Nobel Prizes and published papers" that many schools like to advertise.

“We are delighted and honored to be among the top 10 business schools in the nation by CEO Magazine , said Dean Breeden.”

Additionally, CEOs were asked whether they use business schools to educate themselves and their management. According to their responses, approximately 56 percent of the CEO community actively seek business schools to enhance the skills of the top management of their companies. "CEOs in this country fully appreciate the investment of education," said Edward M. Kopko, CEO of Chief Executive Group. "Over half of CEOs seek the help of business schools to stay competitive, and we should be proud that our executives value education the way they do.”

For more information on the rankings, go to http://www.chiefexecutive.net/ceoindex/0605/default.asp