“I’m in business school to get me my M-R-S
The returns on a marriage are worth the debt
Findin’ a man in the markets’ not happened yet
So I’m gonna’ find my hubby at CBS”
In the 1950s women mainly went to college for one reason and no, it wasn’t to study philosophy. It was to get their MRS degree. Back then, women felt tremendous societal pressure to focus their aspirations on a wedding ring. The U.S. marriage rate was at an all-time high and couples were tying the knot, on average, younger than ever before. Getting married right out of high school or while in college was considered the norm. But things are totally different now right? Women don’t need husbands in the way that they used to which could be a major factor as to why the number of single adults rose to 50% in 2010, compared to 33% in 1950, according to census data. To some young women, the MRS degree is a foreign phrase. They actually think it is some sort of master’s degree, perhaps for science. But for some women, attending the male-dominated business school (more so than law and medicine) is a great place to find a husband. The MBA may just be the icing on the cake. We talked to a few women about this
For many women, they do not go through that lengthy application process and pay $80,000 just with the intention of finding a husband. Many women are already married when they go to business school or in a serious relationship. But the majority of people that go to business school have been working for a few years and are now getting the degree in order to move their career to the next level. Many of them may have been people that were so busy working at their jobs that they didn’t have time to work on their social life. For those getting an MBA and a husband can be a nice group package to go after.
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