Women: How to fund your MBA
A quality education is essential to creating a career, but it certainly doesn’t come without a cost. For aspiring women in business, taking money is even more important. Money remains a feminist issue — women today still make only about 79% of what a man makes in the same position — and working to change the rules of the game while still playing to win is no easy feat.
According to the Graduate Management Admission Council, 30% of female business school applicants in the U.S. say funding is their biggest challenge, compared with 9% of male applicants. But there are ways for female applicants to complete their business school education without mortgaging their financial future. With some hard work, the right connections, and a bit of creativity, it is possible to pay for an MBA and pursue your B-school goals without taking on enough debt to sink a cruise ship. Here are some tips to help make that happen. Continue reading