If you compare the entry criteria – GMAT, GPA, Experience, and the application requirement – Essays & Recommendation Letters, there is very little to choose between Women and Men MBA Applicants. What makes the difference is the school’s need to maintain diversity. Read “Why Business Schools are obsessed with diversity” to understand why.
Here is the summary:
1) Diversity is a hedge against Economic Downturn
2) Diversity improves the strength of the Alumni Network
3) Diversity of the Class attracts diverse recruiters.
But when you think about diversity only from a Gender point of view, Business schools realize that the presence of Women executives at C-Level and other top management positions have increased over the past 10 years. It is only a natural progression to accept more women applicants to top MBA program.
According to the GMAC Application volume trends 2012 - Of the total Full-time MBA Applicants, 39% were women. A larger section of women applicants applied to Flexible MBA (44%) and Online MBA (43%). One major reason is that by the time Women applicants have completed 3-5 years of experience, they would have planned or would have already started a family. A Full-time MBA requires another 1-2 years away from the family or involve relocation that many women applicants don’t prefer.
When you compare the application volume with the percentage of Women MBAs, women applicant has a much better chance of getting into a top MBA program. Earlier, the entry criteria, especially GMAT score was a cause of concern as mean GMAT score of women applicants in 2002-03 was 41 points behind that of men applicants. According to 2011-12 data, the gap has shortened to just 21 points.
Women Applicants have a better chance to get into a top Business school if the entry criteria are comparable with men applicants. The admit chances increases dramatically if the applicant is from African-American or Native American community as schools have already started increasing the minority representation in an MBA class.
2019 MBA Research Guide - Choose your MBA
F1GMAT's Comprehensive MBA Research Guide will teach you how to select MBA programs through a bottom-up approach.
Articulating your Post-MBA Goals and Career Path is the FIRST step. Which program will give you that hike in Salary, Switch in Career, Change in Location or Job Satisfaction?
We cover them all through our extensive analysis.
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