How does one become a chief executive officer (CEO)? Is there a certain blueprint to follow in order to attain this prestigious title? What professional and personal traits are necessary for the position? Technically, anyone can fill the chief executive slot, but typically those who have distinguished themselves in some manner and have strong leadership characteristics end up getting the job.
There are no laws stipulating that chief executives must have attended college or that they must have a master’s degree. However, very few people make it to the top of the corporate ladder these days without some sort of formal education.