Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business’ Executive MBA (EMBA) program has become one of the first nationally-ranked business schools to achieve gender parity in an MBA program. Scheller College announced that 50% of this fall’s incoming EMBA Global Business students are women. Already tracking female enrollment above the national average, this year’s impressive achievement demonstrates the Executive MBA program’s continued dedication to building a highly-diversified student population.
“This is a proud moment for all of us here at Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business,” said Associate Dean of MBA Programs, Brian Jennings. “Our ongoing strategic focus on diversity and inclusion is making a true difference. We whole-heartedly believe a diversified cohort enhances the MBA experience for all, as each student enriches the classroom with their unique experiences, expertise, insights, and participation.”
“Our ongoing strategic focus on diversity and inclusion is making a true difference.
Increased female MBA enrollment has been a major goal of leading business schools across the U.S. for the past decade. While many have worked hard towards attaining gender parity, most have not reached the 50-50 mark in student enrollment. Poets and Quants’ latest report indicated University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business both achieved a female MBA student enrollment of 44% for the Class of 2019, with University of Michigan Ross School of Business and the Yale School of Management reporting 43% each. Only University of Southern California Marshall School of Business has previously reported gender parity in an MBA program.
Jennings attributes the gender parity success of the Scheller EMBA program to primarily three things, “the dedication of our efforts to specifically reach out to women in all areas looking to advance their careers; the ROI of our EMBA student experience—with both top-ranked academics and global experiential learning opportunities; and the recognized distinction that comes with earning an MBA from Georgia Tech.”