Foster #13 in Financial Times Top MBAs for Women ranking

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Graduating women MBAs from the Foster School of Business achieved 99% pay parity and 100% job placement in 2017, positioning the school at #13 in the world and #8 in the U.S. in The Financial Times Top MBAs for Women ranking.

The new list shows which business schools really work for women, rating MBA programs based on alumna salary at graduation and pay increases within three years, as well as career aims achieved and pay equity with male peers.

Foster School among the nation’s best for women’s MBA career outcomes

According to The Financial Times, Foster women MBA graduates earned $133,164, on par with their female peers from University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, and 99% pay equity with their male MBA colleagues from Foster. Of all U.S. schools ranked, Foster was #7 for alumnae salary increases, which averaged 113%. Tying with Harvard and Stanford, 87% of Foster alumnae said they achieved their career aims. Already known for its low debt levels, Foster also ranked #5 in value for money.

Financial Times Top 15 U.S. MBA Programs for Women

Rank USSchoolSalary today ($US)Pay gap (%)Salary percentage increaseValue for money rank (US)
1Stanford Graduate School of Business$197,79188997
2University of California at Berkeley: Haas$179,9301031109
3Washington University: Olin$121,949991534
4Harvard Business School$171,587849814
5Dartmouth College: Tuck$155,2058711616
6University of Pennsylvania: Wharton$172,489888223
7Northwestern University: Kellogg$152,728859719
8University of Washington: Foster$133,164991135
9Columbia Business School$154,527829718
10University of Virginia: Darden$139,715929717
11New York University: Stern$140,403879722
12University of Southern California: Marshall$134,2439711325
13University of Rochester: Simon$128,3841111486
14University of Michigan: Ross$133,466839813
15University of Chicago: Booth$139,5147411411

Source: Financial Times Top MBAs for Women 2018

Princeton Review ranks Foster #2 Best MBA Resources for Women

Also recognized among top schools for women by the Princeton Review, Foster’s opportunities for female students include leadership roles in Foster Women in Business as well as a partnership with the Forté Foundation and connections to the National Association of Women MBAs. Strong support from the MBA Career Management team resulted in 100% of graduating women MBAs securing jobs. Overall, Foster ranks #1 in job placement with 98% of graduates achieving employment within three months of graduation.

The culture of the Foster Full-time MBA Program emphasizes egalitarian team players who empower one another to achieve their best performance. Women considering an MBA program are invited to learn more about the Foster School culture and resources for women.

Informed by leading women scholars

The Financial Times’ Top MBAs for Women also assessed business schools proportion of women faculty members and determined that Foster has the highest percentage of female faculty members of all the U.S. business schools ranked. It is also the third most productive faculty in the world, and ranked #1 among public universities for research according to The Financial Times Global MBA Ranking.

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