This result reflects EDHEC’s enduring determination to support women in their career evolution, and to make gender diversity a key feature of the Global MBA programme.
The Financial Times created the first-ever ranking of the world’s best MBAs for women, placing EDHEC Global MBA at the 40th position. This new ranking takes into account not only the overall quality of MBA programmes, but also their more specific outcome for female graduates, including in terms of career and salary evolution.
Advancing gender diversity and providing tailored support
With women making up 90% of the School administration, including the two Global MBA co-directors, Academic Director Julia Milner and Program Director and Head of Careers Sandra Richez, advancing gender diversity has always been part of EDHEC’s priorities for the programme.
"The fact that the two directors of our Global MBA programme are women is not an anecdote. It proves our attachment to gender diversity, and it definitely impacts the way we understand the specific challenges faced by women in the course of their careers."
Benoit Arnaud, Associate Dean, Director, EDHEC Executive Education and MBAs
To maintain gender diversity in the class, a scholarship was created in partnership with the Professional Women’s Network (PWN): every year, PWN members who are admitted to the Global MBA receive the equivalent of 20% of their tuition fees. Career services also provide tailored support to female MBA participants. For example, Monthly Power Breakfasts for women are organized in partnership with PWN and IBM, to exchange ideas and experience on such a variety of topics as salary equity and negotiation, leadership, or harassment in the workplace. The overall objective of this multi-faceted policy is simple: to ensure that the Global MBA programme has the same impact and return on investment for everybody, regardless of gender.
"The MBA programme at EDHEC helped me to get out of my comfort zone and aim higher. I believe that women are closer to unlocking their potential in business and taking up more leadership roles thanks to programs like the EDHEC Global MBA"
Britta Tilsner, Global MBA ‘14 – read full interview on Business Because.