The Full-time Berkeley MBA Program is #2 in the US and #3 in the world in a 2018 Financial Times (FT) ranking of Best MBA programs for women, the publication's first ever look at MBA outcomes for women.
Berkeley MBA alumnae from the surveyed class (2014) earn, on average, $179,930--the second highest post-MBA salary for women in the world.
And, rather than lagging behind their male counterparts in pay, they earn, on average, 3 percent more, placing their outcomes 3rd worldwide in this category.
The article accompanying the ranking reports that, in general, a gender pay gap persists, even widens post-MBA. Forté Foundation Executive Director Elissa Ellis Sangster, quoted in the article, notes that even though women often realize a lower MBA return on investment than men, "the return will still be high."
Berkeley Haas alumnae, for example, realized an average 110 percent increase in salary from pre-MBA to three years post-MBA. Haas also ranked #2 (tied with U Michigan-Ross) in “aims achieved,” a measure of how well the MBA fulfilled alumnae’s stated goals.