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MBAs and management careers: different paths for men and women

Norma Heaton (School of Management, University of Ulster, Jordanstown, Co. Antrim BT37 0QB, Northern Ireland)
Carol Ackah (School of Management, University of Ulster, Jordanstown, Co. Antrim BT37 0QB, Northern Ireland)
Gavin McWhinney (School of Management, University of Ulster, Jordanstown, Co. Antrim BT37 0QB, Northern Ireland)

Equal Opportunities International

ISSN: 0261-0159

Article publication date: 1 August 2000

Abstract

Outlines the discrepancies between men and women in senior management positions. Acknowledges the recent trend of an increase in women in this area but highlights that this is only in selected areas. Considers the place of the MBA in career advancement suggesting that mainly men’s careers benefit from this qualification. Questions whether the structure of the course favours the male gender. Shows that women’s pay is still substantially lower and looks at reasons for this difference.

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Heaton, N., Ackah, C. and McWhinney, G. (2000), "MBAs and management careers: different paths for men and women", Equal Opportunities International, Vol. 19 No. 5, pp. 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1108/02610150010786139

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