Preview of an MBA
Women have made great strides in entering the workforce and business world, now making up nearly half of U.S. workers. But at Fortune 500 companies, women hold just 4.4 percent of CEO positions, 14.3 percent of executive officer positions, and 16.6 percent of Board of Director seats.
To encourage more women to explore a possible career in business (and shatter glass ceilings), Agnes Scott created the Bridge to Business Program, a partnership between Agnes Scott and the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Scheller College of Business. Bridge to Business is an intensive three-week summer program that exposes Agnes Scott students to key business concepts and serves as an introduction to an MBA.
The summer program, taught by faculty from Agnes Scott and Georgia Tech and open to students from any major at Agnes Scott, covers an array of introductory business topics including finance, accounting, business ethics, marketing, business law, gender in business, organizational behavior and career development. Professors use everything from lecture and discussions to computer simulations and onsite corporate visits to develop students’ understanding of the business world and the graduate study of business.
The college has also partnered with Scheller College to provide a pathway for Agnes Scott students to enroll in Georgia Tech’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. The agreement provides qualified Agnes Scott students with several tools to facilitate the transition from an undergraduate degree to an MBA, including membership in the Georgia Tech chapter of MBA Women International; access to a GMAT prep seminar, networking events and informational sessions; and guidance on career progress after graduation from Agnes Scott. Qualified Agnes Scott students are guaranteed an interview for Georgia Tech’s MBA program, and accepted applicants will be given priority funding consideration.