What can I do with a BA?

Successful Arts Graduates:

  • Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister Designate of Canada, English major at McGill
  • George W. Bush, ex-CEO of Spectrum, History major at Yale
  • Mitt Romney, CEO of Bain Capital, English major at Brigham Young University
  • Martha Stewart, founder and ex-CEO of Martha Stewart Omnimedia, History major at Barnard College
  • Jamie Dimon, CEO of JP Morgan, Psychology major at Tufts
  • Peter Thiel, co-founder and CEO of PayPal, Philosophy major at Stanford
  • Carly Fiorina, ex-CEO of Hewlett Packard, History & Philosophy major at Stanford
  • Ken Chenault, CEO of American Express, History major at Bowdoin College
  • Carl Icahn, CEO of Icahn Enterprises, Philosophy major at Princeton
  • Michael Eisner, ex-CEO of Disney, English & Theatre major at Denison
  • Hank Paulson, ex-Secretary of the Treasury, English major at Dartmouth
  • Lloyd Blankfein, CEO of Goldman Sachs, Government major at Harvard
  • Sheila Blair, FDIC Chair, Philosophy major at University of Kansas
  • George Soros, CEO of Soros Fund Management, Philosophy major at LSE
  • Ted Turner, founder of CNN and TBS, Classics major at Brown
  • Ann Mulcahy, ex-CEO of Xerox, English & Journalism major at Marymount College
  • Richard Anderson, CEO of Delta, Political Science major at University of Houston
  • Brian Moynihan, CEO of Bank of America, History major at Brown
  • Larry Fink, CEO of BlackRock, Political Science major at Duke University
  • Sam Palmisano, ex-CEO of IBM, History major at Johns Hopkins University
  • Andrea Jung, ex-CEO of Avon, English Literature major at Princeton
  • A.G. Lafley, ex-CEO of Proctor and Gamble, French & History major at Hamilton College
  • Dan Hesse, CEO of Sprint Nextel, Government and IR major at Notre Dame
  • Stephen Schwarzman, CEO of Blackstone Group, Interdisciplinary major at Yale
  • Judy McGrath, ex-CEO of MTV, English major at Cedar Crest College
  • Robert Iger, CEO of Disney, Communications major at Ithaca College
  • Christopher Connor, CEO of Sherwin Williams, Sociology major at The Ohio State University
  • Herbert Allison Jr., ex-CEO of Fannie Mae, Philosophy major at Yale
  • Anthony Peter Jenkins, CEO of Barclays, Philosophy MA from Oxford

Sources:

http://www.businessinsider.com/successful-liberal-arts-majors-2012-12?op=1 among other personal pages for the individuals listed above and education pages from forbes.com

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