[EDEQUITY] Gender Obstacles to earning a MBA

From: Sharon Hushka (sharynh@earthlink.net)
Date: Wed May 17 2000 - 15:39:40 EDT

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    In an article written by Nancy Rivera Brooks for the LA Times, May 13,
    2000 http://www.latimes.com/business/20000513/t000045140.html

     she summarizes the findings of a study by the University of Michigan
    that found the process of earning a MBA (Masters of Business
    Administration) is wrought with obstacles for women. Posted below is a
    brief excerpt of her article.

    For direct information about the study (including a summary, respondent
    profiles, methodology, and authors) go to

    Sharon Hushka, sharynh@earthlink.net

    "Men far outnumber women at top business schools because these schools
    don't do enough to reach out to women and they create a less-than-friendly
    environment for
    those who do enroll, according to a study released Friday.
    While nearly all of the 1,684 male and female MBA
    graduates surveyed were satisfied with their business school
    experience and the value of their degree in the work world,
    women reported encountering obstacles at school and at
    work that help explain why female enrollment has plateaued at
    30% at major business schools, well below the 44% at
    medical and law schools."

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