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Why Women Need a Customized MBA Programme?

Author : Kuldeep Surolia, Director / Academics, Sorsfort

Kuldeep Surolia

Kuldeep Surolia, Director - Academics Sorsfort

Education makes one socially fit while professional education makes one socially as well as economically fit. In the present context, the latter one sounds more practical and imperative to eradicate socio-economic disparity from the society and uplifting the better-half of the society –women. Regarding this a lot has been done in the past and lot is still needed. As a reward of the past efforts, today, girls are performing better than boys in all the leading educational boards of India at the school level.

Also, their performance is commendable in most of the bachelor's and postgraduate programmes, including MBA, but their presence is far below the mean in the corporate circuits. Moreover, a majority of working women leaves their jobs even before reaching the pinnacle of their career, and many are deprived of the positions they deserve to hold. According to the 2016 Fortune 500 list, women just occupy a mere 4.2 percent positions as CEOs in America's top 500 companies.

Feminism, equality, and empowerment are the buzzwords for international media, and many motivational leaders claim that women are better managers than men.


Equity in College Campus But not in Corporate Corridors

Feminism, equality, and empowerment are the buzzwords for international media, and many motivational leaders claim that women are better managers than men. But, statistics, the sheer paradox doesn't echo with the headlines in media and quotes of inspirational leaders. Be it the campus placement, salary package or the annual appraisal, women play second fiddle at almost every stage. These experiences compel to think that conventional MBA programmes are somehow failed to produce the kind of female managers that are sought-after by a majority of blue-chip companies.

Despite giving best results in schools and colleges, and despite getting the attention of the recruiters during campus placements, why women lag behind in the professional world? It means, women have potential to excel, but there are some lacunae in the grooming processes of the educational institutions that are failed to arm them with right weapons. Hence, besides equipping them with needful tools of knowledge and skills, management colleges must pay special attention to transform the overall personalities of aspiring women business leaders.

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