Harvard | Mr. Soldier Boy
GMAT 720, GPA 3.72
Stanford GSB | Mr. Wedding Music Business
GMAT 710, GPA 3.7
Harvard | Mr. Big 4 Auditor
GMAT 740, GPA 3.55
Harvard | Mr. Software PE
GMAT 760, GPA 3.45
Harvard | Mr. First Gen Consultant
GMAT 710, GPA 4.0 (First Class Honours)
Stanford GSB | Mr. Classic Candidate
GMAT 760, GPA 3.9
Stanford GSB | Mr. MBB/FinTech
GMAT 760, GPA 3.7
Stanford GSB | Mr. Break Into Buy-Side
GMAT 780, GPA 3.6
Wharton | Mr. LatAm Indian Trader
GMAT 720, GPA 3.5
Harvard | Mr. Perseverance
GMAT 730, GPA 3.7
Stanford GSB | Mr. Politics Abroad
GRE 332, GPA 4.2/4.3
MIT Sloan | Mr. Canadian Banker
GMAT 720, GPA 3.7
Darden | Mr. Stock Up
GMAT 700, GPA 3.3
Harvard | Ms. Fintech To Tech
GMAT 740, GPA 3.54
Harvard | Ms. Finance
GMAT 760, GPA 3.48
Stanford GSB | Mr. Unrealistic Ambitions
GMAT 710, GPA 2.0
Kellogg | Mr. Kellogg 1Y
GMAT 710, GPA 3.58
Stanford GSB | Ms. CPA To MBA
GMAT 710, GPA 3.9
Harvard | Mr. Aspiring Elected Official
GMAT 670, GPA 3.8
Ross | Mr. LGBTQ PM
GMAT 710, GPA 3.91
Harvard | Ms. Comeback Kid
GMAT 780, GPA 2.6
Duke Fuqua | Mr. Tough Guy
GMAT 680, GPA 3.3
Harvard | Mr. Fin-Tech PM
GRE 330, GPA 3.5
Rice Jones | Mr. Undecided Direction
GMAT 530, GPA 2.9
Columbia | Mr. Big 4 To MBA
GMAT 710, GPA 3.5
INSEAD | Mr. Future PM
GRE 324, GPA 3.5
Wharton | Mr. Indian Auto Engineer
GMAT 770, GPA 6.08

More Women Getting MBAs But….

On Average, Women Submit 2.5 Applications to Two-Year, Full-Time MBA

In 2010, prospective female B-school students reported submitting an average of 2.5 applications to two-year full-time MBA programs; this was slightly below the corresponding average submitted by men (3.0).

Source: GMAC mba.com Perspective Students Survey Interactive Data Report, 2011

Special Outreach to Recruit Women

Program types reporting special outreach to women included full-time MBA (54%), executive MBA (EMBA) (45%), part-time MBA (42%), and specialized master’s programs (19%).

Source: GMAC Application Trends Survey, Admissions Management Data Supplement 2010

54% Full-time MBA Programs Looking for Women

More than half of the full-time MBA programs surveyed in 2010 reported special recruitment efforts to increase the proportion of women among applicants (54%), the highest among MBA program types.

Source: GMAC Application Trends Survey, Admissions Management Data Supplement 2010

Female Quants (Interest in Quantitative and Specialized Degrees)

Accounting/MAcc Demand

Of all graduate management programs, Master’s of Accounting programs reported the greatest percentage of female applicants (57%).

Source: GMAC Application Trends Survey, 2010

Female Accounting Undergrads

Women accounted for 15,114, or 51% of the 29,465 GMAT exams taken by those with undergraduate accounting degrees in TY 2010, compared with 14,351 tests taken by men. The 7.9% increase from TY 2009 of women with accounting backgrounds in the GMAT examinee pipeline represented the second largest growth (after finance) by undergraduate major.

Source: GMAC Profile of Graduate Management Admission Test Candidates (interactive edition), 2006-2010

Female Finance Undergrads

Women accounted for 10,242, or 36% of the 28,299 GMAT exams taken by those with undergraduate accounting degrees in TY 2010, compared with 18,057 tests taken by men. The 9.1% increase from TY 2009 of women with finance backgrounds in the GMAT examinee pipeline represented the largest growth by undergraduate major.

Source: GMAC Profile of Graduate Management Admission Test Candidates (interactive edition), 2006-2010

About The Author

John A. Byrne is the founder and editor-in-chief of C-Change Media, publishers of Poets&Quants and four other higher education websites. He has authored or co-authored more than ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers. John is the former executive editor of Businessweek, editor-in-chief of Businessweek. com, editor-in-chief of Fast Company, and the creator of the first regularly published rankings of business schools. As the co-founder of CentreCourt MBA Festivals, he hopes to meet you at the next MBA event in-person or online.