Why are women less likely to attend full-time MBA programs in the US? The subject has been a frequent topic of debate, spurred by disconcerting reports that women make up as little as 15% of students at select US business schools.
The answer lies in an uncomplicated network of theories.
As long as women receive lower wages than men, it makes sense that an MBA price tag would appear less desirable.
Not to mention, political and business leaders have proven that society hasn’t yet moved beyond outdated stereotypes that portray woman as less assertive or authoritative.
Earning an MBA degree doesn’t always close the gender pay gap. Forbes’ recent ranking of best business schools found that after receiving an MBA degree, there is still a significant difference in starting salaries for men and women. This ranges from 3% in...
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