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The World’s Best Business Schools For Aspiring Business Women, 2019

Fudan University School of Management, China

Gender Equality in management and business has become much an emphasizing factor in the world as of now. Many women are aspiring to become management experts and even start off their own business by gaining an impressive master’s degree as well. Lot of women are coming forward to study abroad in attractive b-schools which encourages gender equality and wonderful placement options.

Such brilliant B-schools give a conducive atmosphere for the women students to explore their skills and excel in their career ladder. To identify best business schools for aspiring business women 2019, CEOWORLD magazine reviewed numerous national and international media reports.  After in-depth research on promising b-schools around the globe, we bring the list of best B-schools which are women-friendly to the core.

World’s Best Business Schools For Aspiring Business Women, 2019:

  1. Fudan University School of Management, China.
    Female Students: 65%
    Female Faculty: 33%
    The brilliant university has 65% of female occupancy in the full-time MBA class. The school’s international MBA is delivered in partnership with MIT Sloan- a three-day orientation program to start the course. Interestingly, the orientation program here invites the women’s families as well so that they cannot miss personal time. The school also supports women students with the Women Leadership Scholarship and a female development forum. Out of 105 best business schools in the world for 2019, School of Management at Fudan University ranked No. 91st.
  2. ESSEC Business School, France.
    Female Students: 56%
    Female Faculty: 34%
    Some of the greatest alumni from this b-school is Fleur Pellerin who worked as a French government minister. Dominique Reiniche served as former chairman for Europe division of Coca-cola. The recruitment process here favors the female students much more and making it an ideal b-school for the global businesswoman aspirant.
  3. University of Edinburgh Business School, Scotland, UK.
    Female Students: 55%
    Female Faculty: 42%
    The MBA female student intake has increased from 49 to 55% in this esteemed business school. 42% of female occupancy in each MBA class here is the most sought after aspect for this business school.
  4. USC Marshall School of Business of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, US.
    Female Students: 53%
    Female Faculty: 33%
    This university conducts annual international women’s day celebration which brings female leaders together to discuss women’s issues when in business. The b-school effectively focuses on more women entering into business studies and inculcates gender equality. Interestingly, the school also has Mother’s room which supports mother students in the MBA program. Out of 105 best business schools in the world for 2019, the USC Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California ranked No. 55th.
  5. Antai College of Economics and Management at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University in Shanghai, China.
    Female Students: 51%
    Female Faculty: 34%
    The healthy balance of male versus female students in this B-school is commendable. The impressive salary increase of 193% is quite brilliant as well. Located in the business capital of the East, the b-school is quite a good option for female students looking for budget-friendly MBA programs. Out of 105 best business schools in the world for 2019, Antai College of Economics & Management at Shanghai Jiao Tong University ranked No. 79th.
  6. Cranfield School of Management, Bedfordshire, UK.
    Female Students: 49%
    Female Faculty: 31%
    The Crandfield’s female FSTE index gave vital insights on female executive directors in the UK. Some of the noted alumni from this b-school are UK Dragon’s Den Star, Sarah Louise Willingham, Lara Morgan who was the former CEO of Pacific Direct. The school effectively focuses on female equality and leadership empowerment for aspiring international students. Out of 105 best business schools in the world for 2019, Cranfield School of Management at Cranfield University ranked No. 63rd.
  7. University of Hong Kong (HKU), Hong Kong.
    Female Students: 46%
    Female Faculty: 24%
    Founded in the year 1921, this b-school has a long history. 46% of female students occupancy is quite encouraging for aspiring women to pursue MBA here. The university started admitting female students after ten years of its establishment and come a long way in overall development. Out of 105 best business schools in the world for 2019, Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Hong Kong ranked No. 39th.
  8. Imperial College Business School, London, UK.
    Female Students: 45%
    Female Faculty: 28%
  9. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, Illinois, US.
    Female Students: 45%
    Female Faculty: 24%
  10. Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, US.
    Female Students: 45%
    Female Faculty: 23%
  11. SKK GSB Graduate School of Business at Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea.
    Female Students: 45%
    Female Faculty: 14%
  12. Questrom School of Business at Boston University, US.
    Female Students: 44%
    Female Faculty: 36%
  13. Durham University Business School, UK.
    Female Students: 44%
    Female Faculty: 33%
  14. INCAE Business School, Costa Rica.
    Female Students: 44%
    Female Faculty: 23%
  15. Lancaster University Management School (LUMS), UK
    Female Students: 43%
    Female Faculty: 32%
  16. Yale School of Management at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, US.
    Female Students: 43%
    Female Faculty: 26%
  17. Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, US.
    Female Students: 43%
    Female Faculty: 26%
  18. Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, US.
    Female Students: 43%
    Female Faculty: 25%
  19. Haas School of Business of the University of California Berkeley, US.
    Female Students: 43%
    Female Faculty: 20%
  20. SDA Bocconi School of Management, Milan, Italy.
    Female Students: 43%
    Female Faculty: 39%

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Emma London
Emma London is a columnist and member of the ​CEOWORLD magazine editorial board. She's one of the magazine's founding editors and leads global newsroom coverage and management. Having lived in five different countries — the United States, Canada, Australia, Spain, and the United Kingdom - Emma is obsessed with how tech empowers people from all walks of life. She is fluent in Spanish.
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