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Women on the EMBA

Women and the EMBA

Across Executive MBA programmes worldwide women accounted for just 33 per cent of the applicant pool in 2016, a significant drop on the 2012 figure (43 per cent).* Women showed a higher degree of reservation than men in embarking on an MBA with reasons ranging from financial to personal and academic.

We commissioned a report from academic researcher, Monica Wirz, to look into the reasons for the gender imbalance in business degree applications. 

Here at Cambridge Judge Business School, we are fully committed to addressing the 'man-manager' bias in the workplace, and the professional-education sphere alike. We are actively encouraging more applications from women, and the schedule is designed to offer great flexibility to those with busy life-styles or family commitments. Tuition is delivered in Cambridge over 20 residential weekends and four week-long blocks.

Angela Single, EMBA 2013, on her reasons for studying the Cambridge Executive MBA

A number of direct scholarships and needs-based bursaries are available to candidates. These are awarded on an individual basis and cover up to 30 per cent of the total fee.

In the interviews shown, participants from our 2013 class talk about their reasons for embarking on an EMBA, their aspirations and their views on how to encourage more women to undertake a business degree.

Hannah Harrison, EMBA 2013, talks about why she chose the Cambridge Executive MBA.

*GMAC 2013. The 2016 Application Trends Survey.

The EMBA gender gap widens

Read our report Opting for an MBA Education: A Gender Analysis.

Read the report

Maintaining a work, life and study balance

Rav Seeruthun (EMBA 2013) talks about how he fits studying for the Executive MBA into his life.

Watch the video