Women are increasingly choosing graduate management education as their preferred pathway to success. How do we know this? The numbers tell all.
More women than ever took the GMAT exam for graduate b-school in Testing Year 2010—a total of 105,900 exams—shattering the record set just two years prior. Of these, nearly half (46%) are younger than 25. All told, women now account for more than 40% of upcoming graduate management students. Women pursuing graduate management education are also finding their path made easier by b-schools actively recruiting and enrolling more women into their programs. [Hint: Create a get on the radar of these schools.]
Findings from the 2011 GMAC survey of b-school graduates give us a snapshot of the career goals and employment outlook for women in graduate business programs: