Women at Cox

Students meeting in Fall

Women at Cox

Come meet our admissions team and alumni at an upcoming Forte Forum event!  More details can be found on our Events page or on Forte's website.

Each year we welcome to campus an exceptionally talented group of women from all around the world.  In recent years, the number of women in the Cox Full-Time MBA program has increased 15%.  We aim to continue that trajectory and hope you'll join us!  To learn more about the opportunities available for women at Cox, listen to the webinar Cox recorded under the School Sponsor Spotlights on the Forte website!  

Cox MBA Class of 2018 Women Profile

  • 33% of Class
  • Average years of work experience: 4.5 years
  • Average GMAT: 664
  • GMAT Range (Middle 80%): 620-720
  • Average GPA: 3.51
  • Average Scholarship Awarded: $35,368
  • 30 Forte Fellows, 5 Cox Distinguished Scholars

Whether it's to Wall Street, the corner office, a startup, alternative energy companies, or non-profit organizations, the Cox School of Business is committed to the development of businesswomen who will become the world's leaders.

Sponsoring Membership with the Forté Foundation


The Cox MBA programs and the Forté Foundation share a common vision of providing resources and opportunities for women in business. Through this affiliation, all MBA women at Cox receive a jumpstart on their career search, a broad national network, and scholarships for attending business school. Women at Cox are encouraged to attend the annual Forté MBA Women's Conference to tap into those resources.  In both 2016 and 2017, women who attended the conference were offered internship opportunities before they even began their MBA program!  There are great company connections at these conferences!


In order to be a sponsoring member of the Forté Foundation, MBA programs are required to offer two substantial scholarships to full-time women MBA students each year (Forté Fellows). The Cox Full-Time MBA program has awarded more than 75 of these scholarships to women MBA students in the past five years. That's over seven times the requirement! All women applicants are automatically considered for these scholarships, but priority is given to applicants who apply in the first two rounds. What's more, according to Forte Foundation research, women are benefiting from the Value of an MBA like never before.

Women in Business Club

While at Cox, women from all of the graduate business programs are encouraged to participate in the Women in Business Club, making this student-led organization one of the largest at Cox.  The Women in Business Club promotes professional and personal development through social and networking events, guest speakers, and mentoring opportunities for young girls in the area. 


The Women in Business Club is a registered chapter of the National Association of Women MBAs (NAWMBA).  All students who are members of the Women in Business Club receive a free membership to NAWMBA and discounts for their annual MBA Women International Leadership Conference & Career Fair, an outstanding opportunity to meet with hundreds of companies in a variety of industries.

Contact the Cox Women in Business Club or the admissions team, or start your application today and begin your Cox Full-time MBA journey!