Cedar Crest addresses gender equity with new MBA focus

Cris Collingwood//July 13, 2022

Cedar Crest addresses gender equity with new MBA focus

Cris Collingwood//July 13, 2022

Cedar Crest College – submitted

To address gender equality in the workplace, Cedar Crest College is expanding its Masters in Business Administration (MBA) program to include women’s leadership. 

Cedar Crest College, Allentown, said the program, while rooted in the college’s mission of educating the next generation of women leaders, is designed for students of all genders. 

“This new focus will prepare students to navigate gender-related challenges in the workplace,” the college said in a press release. Courses will address systematic challenges to gender equity, including wage gaps, broken advancement paths, assertiveness, representation and more. 

Women make up more than half of the US workforce, yet less than a third of senior leadership positions. They often earn less in leadership roles than their male counterparts, the college said. 

“Women have been gaining ground in recent years, but there are still additional hurdles that aspiring women leaders face in the workplace, including securing promotions through what’s known as a ‘leaky pipeline’ to top positions,” says Michael C. Zalot, graduate programs director and assistant professor of business at Cedar Crest College. 

The program will retain its emphasis on strategic leadership concepts and its graduate portfolio model: students in the program are able to tailor their degrees directly to their personal goals and interests. 

Designed to be completed in as few as 12 months, the program is available completely online or on-campus, and students can switch between those options whenever they choose. 

Those interested in the MBA program can learn more at the upcoming “Cheers to Careers” event at 7 p.m. on July 26.  

The Business, Management and Economics Department at Cedar Crest College is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), which is recognized by employers and graduate programs for its high-quality standards.  

Students who are employees or members of Cedar Crest’s partner organizations may be eligible for tuition discounts through the Pathways for Professional Excellence program. Visit www.cedarcrest.edu/pathways to view a full list of participating partners.  

To learn more about the MBA program, please visit cedarcrest.edu/MBA or contact the School of Adult and Graduate Education at 610-740-3770 or [email protected].