MBA (USA) – Business Schools Target Stay-At-Home Moms

MBA (USA) – Business Schools Target Stay-At-Home Moms
Some of the country’s top business schools are discovering a new niche: stay-at-home moms.
Seeking to tap a pool of professionals who are of increasing interest to employers, Harvard, Dartmouth and other graduate business programs are launching executive-education courses geared toward women who have put their careers on hold to raise families and are ready to return to the professional world. The new courses aim to help women overcome the big gaps in their resumes with job-seeking strategies, and also to help bring them up-to-date on changes in their fields while they were gone. The new program at Harvard Business School even aims to add a class on business fashion and makeup. "A lot of women said, ‘We don’t know what the current wardrobe is.’ It’s actually a point of anxiety," says Myra Hart, a professor of management practice who created the program.
Harvard launched its pilot program last month, calling it "A New Path: Setting New Professional Directions." It is aimed at helping women brush up their business skills and work with career coaches to develop job-seeking strategies. This fall Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business is launching an intensive 11-day program titled "Back in Business: Invest in Your Return."

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