Female MBA grads face lower earnings than men

December 4, 2013

Female MBA graduates earn $8,167 less in their first job than their male peers, reveals a new survey by Catalyst, a women’s advocacy group. The report also reveals that women were more likely to start their careers in an entry-level position than men (at 72% vs. 58%), and that Canadian women received fewer high-visibility projects and "mission-critical roles" that predict advancement when compared to men. Canadian men were more likely to get international positions (29% men vs. 19% women). The report is part of a larger study on MBA programs at 26 leading business schools in Asia, Canada, Europe and the US. 1,574 MBA graduates were surveyed in 2007, 2010, 2011 or 2013. Catalyst Report | Globe and Mail