, Volume 16, Issue 11, pp 1201-1209

Women, Ethics, and MBAs

Rent the article at a discount

Rent now

* Final gross prices may vary according to local VAT.

Get Access


We argue that the declining female enrollment in graduate business schools is a manifestation of gender bias in business education. The extant conceptual foundation of business education is one which views business activity in terms of a game with fixed and wholly material objectives. This concept betrays an underlying value system that reflects a male orientation. Business education is not merely amoral, therefore, but is gender biased. We suggest that business educators adopt a broadened behavioral rubric. Virtue-ethics theory provides such a rubric.