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March 2013

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Women Gaining Career Momentum

This month GMAC celebrates International Women’s Day and Women’s History month. These events remind us of the many ways that women are changing the face of graduate management education and bringing their unique talents to the workplace.

Testing year 2012 had the lowest male-to-female ratio (1.33) in GMAT history. The annual growth rate among women (4.3%) for the past 10 years was nearly double the growth rate for men.

The average number of applications submitted by women varies by program type, for example: master in finance (3.6), full-time two-year MBA (3.4), master of accounting (2.9), executive MBA (2.0), and part-time MBA (1.7).

Business degrees provided women in the class of 2012 a competitive advantage and improved their chances of finding a job that meets their expectations. Percentage of women that agreed:

  • 85% said their degree provided them a competitive advantage.
  • 84% saw improved chances of finding a job that meets their expectations.
  • 80% felt empowered to be in control of employment outcomes.
  • 75% were introduced to new career opportunities.

Source: Women and Graduate Management Education, 2013 GMAC Data-to-Go.

Women GMAT Test-Taker Infographic

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