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More women in business schools

Many of the most competitive business schools in the US are reporting higher numbers of women in their courses, according to a Financial Times report. According to the paper Wharton’s as well as Kellogg’s 2017 class will each host 43 per cent women.

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Harvard, Tuck, and Stanford’s MBA classes will also comprise of 42 per cent of female students and UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business has accepted 41 per cent of women into its new class.

In 2005, numbers were still as low as 29 per cent for these top schools according to the Forté Foundation that tries to bolster female representation at business schools.

Good news also comes from the 2015 Application Trends Survey released by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). According to the report the representation of women in the applicant pool for MBA programmes has also increased 3 to 8 percentage points over the last five years. More than half of the following programme formats reported growing application volumes for women in 2015, says GMAC: full-time two-year MBA (51 per cent of programmes), full-time one-year MBA (50 per cent), executive MBA (50 per cent), online MBA (55 per cent), Master in Management (55 per cent), Master of Finance (56 per cent), and Master of Marketing and Communications (60 per cent).

Find full reports here:
Majority of Full-Time MBA Programs Worldwide Report Increases in Application Volume
US business schools hit targets for more women

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