These Schools Enroll the Most Women in their MBA Programs
Although women make up less than 33 percent of students at dozens of business schools, according to U.S. News data, there are several schools where they make up a substantial majority.
A recent analysis from the news magazine of almost 300 business schools ranked the 10 ranked schools with the highest percentage of full-time female enrollees for the 2014-2015 school year.
“When schools focus on gender diversity in the classroom, they can help companies gain a diverse set of business leaders,” says Lei Lei, dean of the business school at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey–Newark and New Brunswick.
Because CEOs are typically men, “more and more major corporations, they are interested in recruiting the future potential female leaders,” Lei says .
Having more woman is great for the school experience of all students as well.
“Women and men can potentially bring different perspectives,” she MBA student Erin Frey, who told WTOP.com that having other women in her program gave her “someone to relate to not only on business but more so on life.”