The figures just released by Harvard Business School for the class that will enter the MBA programme in 2011, show that it has increased the number of women on its programme this year from 36 per cent to 39 per cent, but continues to admit just 34 per cent of the class from outside the US.
With 918 MBA students in the class of 2013, there will be an additional 35 women admitted at Harvard this year. An increase in the class size from 903 last year, means there will be an additional five overseas students, assuming that all accepted students begin the programme.
Of the international students, 10 per cent are from Europe and 13 per cent from Asia and the South Pacific. Just 4 per cent - 37 students - are from Central and South America.
More striking, however, are the data for where students work now. In particular, just 21 per cent of students work in consulting and 12 per cent in financial services - the two industries most associated with business school. Some eight per cent of students work in not-for-profit organisations.