The continuing preponderance of men enrolling in MBA courses has been the subject of much debate, most recently in the Financial Times. What may be less well known is that the size of the gender gap differs markedly between countries.
It isn’t fashionable – and surely not politically correct – for business school career counsellors to caution female MBAs about the professional compromises they may have to make for the sake of their families. Just ask Peter Giulioni, executive director of MBA career services at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business.
For the past five years, women have outnumbered men in worldwide university enrolments and graduation rates.
It is MBA season, the time of year when graduates move back into the business world, hoping their hard work will propel them effortlessly to the top.
The Unesco Global Education Digest shows that in Europe and North America, women have outnumbered men on undergraduate courses for five years. In US medical schools, women make up half of students – and 47 per cent of law schools. Not so when it comes to business schools, though.