The Cycle

Attracting females to executive MBAs

The Wall Street Journal how business schools are working to attract women to their executive MBA programs, including Cornell University’s Johnson School of Business and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. Cornell is focusing on a less male-dominated persona, featuring a female executive on its Web site, while UPenn has a faculty member who devotes time specifically to increasing female enrollment.

“A handful of schools have taken similar steps to boost female enrollment by creating personal networks to recruit women, changing classroom-time requirements and adding more outreach staff,” the WSJ article says. “But while interest in part-time, fast-track degrees geared toward professionals with 10 or more years’ experience has risen in recent years, many schools say they still have work to do to attract more women.”

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