Harvard MBA program sees largest class of female students

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. —Early statistics are showing that this year's incoming MBA class at the Harvard Business School will have its greatest percentage of women.

The school said this week that of the 918 students in the MBA class of 2013, 39 percent will be women. Women made up 36 percent of the enrolled MBA students in the two previous classes.

School spokesman Brian Kenny said the school's admissions strategy has evolved over the last several years on trying to find ways to increase diversity

He said Harvard Business School has no fixed targets when it comes to industry, geographical, or gender representation.

In addition, the class of 2013 will see greater representation from students with backgrounds in science, engineering, and manufacturing, leading to fewer students hailing from consulting and finance.