Marika and Pablo Troncoso say they supported one another, but took different tracks, while earning their MBA degrees together at HEC Paris to keep school and life together separate. Two other couples working on degrees together share their stories.
Women with MBAs tend to make less than their male peers with similar qualifications, writes Bernard Garrette, an associate dean of the MBA program at HEC Paris. This disparity may explain why there are fewer women than men enrolled in business school. "Faced with the possibility of a smaller pay check, women take a greater financial risk than men when enrolling in business school," Garrette writes.