It doesn’t take much investigation into specific Business Schools to notice that the typical MBA student is male.

MGSM Women In MBA Partnership

Macquarie Graduate School of Management has taken a big step towards equalising the balance within their own MBA qualification. Already known as one of the leading Business Schools globally, the impact of this offer is likely to further boost their own international recognition and growth.

The new program, Women in MBA (WiMBA) corporate partnership program encourages this diversity in leadership, through corporate and government organisations. The WiMBA program aims to identify leading and up-coming talent and foster their growth through an MBA.

The investment they have put towards this cause so far has been over $4 million. This is the largest investment an Australian Business School has made in the postgraduate education of women.

Key Parts of the WiMBA

  1. MGSM is matching dollar for dollar the contribution each corporate partner is investing in their talent.
  2. Ensuring practical support is given for those who are part of the WiMBA. This includes the ability to spend attend classes, complete assignments or extra time for group study.
  3. Partners chosen have the scale required to make this a success, both in investment and quantity of applicants.
  4. In-house mentors/sponsors are provided by the employer to provide support, advice and guidance. This would also include post-MBA career path advice.


Key partners of the Women in MBA partnership include CPA, Johnson & Johnson, Philips, the Royal Australian Navy, Qantas and The Star.

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