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 US School Salary today ($US) Pay gap (%) Salary percentage increase Value for money rank (US)
1 Stanford Graduate School of Business $197,791 88 99 7
2 University of California at Berkeley: Haas $179,930 103 110 9
3 Washington University: Olin $121,949 99 153 4
4 Harvard Business School $171,587 84 98 14
5 Dartmouth College: Tuck $155,205 87 116 16
6 University of Pennsylvania: Wharton $172,489 88 82 23
7 Northwestern University: Kellogg $152,728 85 97 19
8 University of Washington: Foster $133,164 99 113 5
9 Columbia Business School $154,527 82 97 18
10 University of Virginia: Darden $139,715 92 97 17
11 New York University: Stern $140,403 87 97 22
12 University of Southern California: Marshall $134,243 97 113 25
13 University of Rochester: Simon $128,384 111 148 6
14 University of Michigan: Ross $133,466 83 98 13
15 University of Chicago: Booth $139,514 74 114 11

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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