Is a Part-time MBA More Valuable for Men or Women?

All business school students want to know if the time and cost of earning an MBA is worth it. Although experiences will differ from person to person, an overwhelming majority of women who were surveyed were in favor of pursuing a Part-time MBA degree.

According to the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) Alumni Perspective Survey:

  • 94% of female alumni say that their MBA degree was worth it
  • 34% rated the value of their MBA degrees as good
  • 49% rated the value of their MBA degrees as excellent
  • 11% rating the value of their MBA degrees as outstanding
  • 93% of women would do it all over again and would recommend a part-time MBA program

For those surveyed, 91% said that the most valuable outcome of their part-time degree was preparation for leadership positions, 87% said it was preparation for career, 84% said it was opportunities for accelerated career advancement and 82% said it was improved job satisfaction and increased earnings power. 64% responded that they have received a promotion since receiving their MBA degree.

Take a look at the infographic below for additional statistics about women and MBA degrees.

In George Mason’s School of Business MBA program, 45% of students are female. Located in the metro Washington, DC area, George Mason’s MBA Program, prepares the next generation of world leaders through a rigorous, stimulating business and management curriculum based on a global perspective, industry demand, and leadership preparing graduates with the skills they need to pursue the career they want. Mason’s MBA program is ranked #74 on the “Best Part-time MBA” list by U. S. News & World Report.



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Jackie Buchy

Since 2011, I have served as the assistant dean for graduate enrollment at George Mason University's School of Business. In my role, I work with prospective graduate students to identify and select the best graduate program to meet their career goals.

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