Only 35% of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math students in higher education globally are women, according to recent data from the UNESCO Institute for Science, and that has a direct impact on the workforce. Even though women constitute about 50% of the total labor market, as of 2018 there were only 28% of women in STEM fields.
STEM has long been a man’s world, but many business schools are trying to change that. The latest to make headway is a public school in the southern United States, Georgia State University Robinson College of Business, which reports that women are flocking to its graduate programs in record numbers, including Robinson’s five STEM-designated master’s programs, where women comprise 53% of new enrollees. In the school’s “Flex” MBA — which has several STEM concentrations and which is ranked No. 28 overall and 16th among public schools in U.S. News’ 2020 part-time MBA ranking—