Is it because they don’t have an engineering degree?

According to market data, engineering is the most common undergraduate degree of the F500 CEOs, and it has been for some time. Approximately one third of CEOs majored in engineering and only 11% graduated from business school. This might be another insight that impacts access to Designers to this selective group, a strong engineering, highly technical group of CEO’s might not see Designers as prepared to take on the challenges of the C-suite. Research identifies top characteristics that make Engineers particularly qualified (attention to detail, engineers know other engineers, understanding technology, responsibility and perseverance), nothing necessarily about human centric characteristics.