Leicester among universities that produce most business leaders

Data analysed by crowdsourced salary comparison website Emolument has ranked all UK universities and placed the University of Leicester 8th for where graduates are most likely to lead to top management positions.

Using data from 26,000 Bachelor and Masters graduates from UK universities, Emolument has highlighted the top ten institutions with the highest ratio of graduates to chief executives, chief technology officers, or partners.

The report also suggests that a large number of graduates from universities like Leicester are more likely to follow an entrepreneurial route, by launching their own business or joining budding start-ups, and climbing through the ranks more quickly and reaching leadership positions in smaller, more nimble structures.