Fairfield Dolan: Where CFOs Start

Fairfield Dolan: Where CFOs Start

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Three Top CFOs of current and former Fortune 500 companies are Fairfield Dolan alumnae among 125 Dolan graduates who are CFOs.

We are proud of our CFO alumni who have accomplished so much in their careers and who serve as examples for our current students of how a Dolan education can prepare individuals for top positions at their companies

— Dean Zhan Li, DBA

A recent study of LinkedIn profile data conducted by Fairfield Dolan has identified 125 Dolan graduates who are current CFOs. Among them are two CFOs of current Fortune 500 companies, Jennifer Piepszak '92 of JPMorgan Chase and Noreen Dever ’96 of American Express, as well as Ursula Hurley ’04 who is CFO of JetBlue, a former Fortune 500 company prior to the pandemic.

Of the 125 alumni CFOs, most graduated with an accounting or finance major, however economics, information systems and operations management, marketing, and management are also represented. The majority of current Dolan CFOs work in finance, however several industries are represented, including technology and entertainment. This versatility across industries aligns with the breadth of coursework and concentrations available to Dolan students. 

“We are proud of our CFO alumni who have accomplished so much in their careers and who serve as examples for our current students of how a Dolan education can prepare individuals for top positions at their companies,” said Dean Zhan Li, DBA.

Fairfield Dolan strives to develop socially responsible, intellectually curious, and ethical global business leaders who excel in their careers. Dolan’s leadership in providing students with a leading global business education is evident in the School’s recent recognition by U.S. News & World Report in their 2023 Best Graduate Schools rankings. The Dolan part-time MBA program is ranked in the top 100 nationally at #92 for Best Part-Time MBA. A 35 spot jump since last year, this impressive increase is reflective of Dolan’s customizable curriculum, flexible modalities, and high-level learning experiences. Additionally, Dolan’s graduate specialty programs rank in the top 25 nationally, including #19 for accounting, #19 for finance, #18 for marketing, and #21 for business analytics. Dolan’s undergraduate specialty programs in accounting, finance, marketing, and business analytics also ranked among the top 25 nationally.

“We are extremely proud of this impressive rise in ranking of our academic programs and excellent national positions of its specialty areas,” said Associate Dean Anca Micu, PhD. “It speaks to the relevancy and competitiveness of our programs and the quality of the students we attract.”

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Last modified: 06-08-22 10:15 AM

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