• Veritas Prep
    Free Veritas GMAT Class
    Experience Lesson 1 Live Free

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Veritas Prep
  • Magoosh
    Magoosh
    Study with Magoosh GMAT prep

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Magoosh
  • e-gmat Exclusive Offer
    Get 300+ Practice Questions
    25 Video lessons and 6 Webinars for FREE

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    e-gmat Exclusive Offer
  • Varsity Tutors
    Award-winning private GMAT tutoring
    Register now and save up to $200

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Varsity Tutors
  • Target Test Prep
    5-Day Free Trial
    5-day free, full-access trial TTP Quant

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Target Test Prep
  • PrepScholar GMAT
    5 Day FREE Trial
    Study Smarter, Not Harder

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    PrepScholar GMAT
  • EMPOWERgmat Slider
    1 Hour Free
    BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    EMPOWERgmat Slider
  • Kaplan Test Prep
    Free Practice Test & Review
    How would you score if you took the GMAT

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Kaplan Test Prep
  • Economist Test Prep
    Free Trial & Practice Exam
    BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Economist Test Prep

MBA Student Moms -- which schools are mom friendly?

This topic has 3 member replies
Chiquitita Junior | Next Rank: 30 Posts Default Avatar
Joined
24 Aug 2012
Posted:
15 messages
Thanked:
1 times

MBA Student Moms -- which schools are mom friendly?

Post Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:51 pm
Hello everyone

This is an oft-ignored topic and funnily, the one topic on google that does not have enough information. So, I decided to start this topic here so that some of the current MBA students can chip in.

I am a prospective MBA applicant, planning for R2 this year. I am based in India and have an investment banking job. I also have a 9 month old baby. If I start school next fall, he will be 1 year and 9 months at the time. For obvious reasons, I will not be leaving him behind for 2 years.And my husband will not be accompanying me -- as one of us needs to keep a job and continue earning!

So, my question is this -- which are the schools which have some policy, some student groups etc. dedicated towards or at least accepting the fact that some of the students can be moms (and not some of the students can be parents, which basically means dads!)

I have gone through some blogs on Booth, HBS, Stern, Columbia etc. but would love to know from the students themselves. Do they have classmates who are moms? What is the school doing to provide a support ecosystem for such students? Is there a larger community involvement?

My school selection will naturally depend on the comfort I get from schools on these aspects.

Would love to hear from HBS, Stanford GSB, Booth, Wharton, Columbia, Stern, INSEAD particularly.

Thanks in advance, for contributing.

Cheers!

Need free GMAT or MBA advice from an expert? Register for Beat The GMAT now and post your question in these forums!
avaluxe Senior | Next Rank: 100 Posts
Joined
28 Dec 2009
Posted:
38 messages
Followed by:
1 members
Post Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:25 pm
I'm not at any of your target schools, but I'll say that here at Tepper, I know of at least one full-time MBA mom. We also have a Partners Club that could be a resource for moms, so I'd recommend looking into a similar club at your favorite schools.

campbellronald7 Senior | Next Rank: 100 Posts Default Avatar
Joined
18 Apr 2012
Posted:
80 messages
Thanked:
3 times
Post Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:35 am
I think every B-Schools are Mom friendly, I had classmates who were married and had children, and were still persuading full time MBA Course, friendliness happen when you tend to meet people of your age with same situation you’re in, In half of the MBA schools there are people who are either married and also have kids, So when it come to education such things shouldn't be looked it need to be ignored.

mjacobson1986 Junior | Next Rank: 30 Posts Default Avatar
Joined
23 May 2012
Posted:
11 messages
Post Wed Nov 06, 2013 9:23 am
I completely agree that this is an ignored topic, and I am really glad you are bringing it up. While I am a guy and can't speak directly, my sister got her MBA at Kellogg while she was raising my nephew who was a toddler (this was 3-4 years ago). She told me she was really intimidated at not only the vast logistical elements, but also in being viewed differently. She said that she surprisingly found the community really supportive, and found an informal community of moms, and they bonded over their experience. She told me that the profs were really understanding and there were various services she utilized there. So that is the most qualitative info I have. I actually go to HBS now, but none in my network are moms, though I know there are existing accommodations. Good luck! -MJ

Best Conversation Starters

1 Vincen 203 topics
2 Roland2rule 65 topics
3 lheiannie07 57 topics
4 ardz24 44 topics
5 lionsshare 14 topics
See More Top Beat The GMAT Members...

Most Active Experts

1 image description Brent@GMATPrepNow

GMAT Prep Now Teacher

157 posts
2 image description Rich.C@EMPOWERgma...

EMPOWERgmat

103 posts
3 image description GMATGuruNY

The Princeton Review Teacher

98 posts
4 image description Jay@ManhattanReview

Manhattan Review

95 posts
5 image description Matt@VeritasPrep

Veritas Prep

80 posts
See More Top Beat The GMAT Experts