I was asked this question today by a young man . [Is a business management degree the right direction to become a CEO/MD for a company?]
My Answer: NO!
Let’s look at the definition of a CEO according to Wikipedia
A Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the highest-ranking corporate officer (executive) or administrator in charge of total management of an organization. An individual appointed as a CEO of a corporation, company, organization, or agency typically reports to the board of directors
Why I said No
By definition a CEO is an administrator..
Be the One the CEO reports to!
Aspire to Own Your Own Business.
Then work your way backwards and see what you need to achieve the status. Learn the trade and Be Your Own Boss!
Reminds me of Douglas Kruger’s “Why are we so fanatically hung up on Jobs“