Think of a typical MBA class. Does your mind’s eye see a class of smart, intense men? Well, you’d be wrong – if you were at the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University. This year, the full-time MBA program – that classroom you were thinking of – is comprised, more than half, of females. (Who are equally smart and equally intense.)
This year’s MBA female registration rate is 52% – more than 15% higher than the average for AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)-accredited business schools.
Over the past five years, Beedie’s MBA had higher than average female registration: women generally made up 40% of the program’s composition. However, 2014 was a milestone year – the very first where female students outnumbered men.
Beedie School of Business staff celebrates the ever-changing face of the full-time MBA program, including Manager of Graduate Programs Jeff Nehajowich. “At Beedie, we want a student cohort to be as diverse as it can be. Incorporating a mix of gender, culture, industry experience and educational backgrounds provides our students with a rich learning atmosphere – and we believe diversity is a critical component of that success.” Keep reading…
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