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Gender Gap in MBA Career Aspirations

MBACareers.com, a career center linking Fortune 1000 companies to MBA candidates, has conducted a poll that brings to light the different career aspirations of men and women coming out of MBA programs. Men tend to want an MBA for networking potential and entrance to entrepreneurship or corporate advancement, while women cited career opportunity and credibility as the primary reason for getting the degree. Jillian Donnelly of MBACareers.com comments, "There is a significant gender gap that exists between male and female MBAs. While a graduate business degree may be necessary to both men and women who expect to excel and lead in the business world, women clearly view the MBA as their badge of credibility and hope that it will help open career doors. Men expect to hold the top leadership positions and for women, it is still the exception."

Source: AIRS

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