The Business School yesterday joined Radcliffe in sponsoring the Management Training Program, a one-year graduate course to prepare women for administrative positions.
Wilbur K. Jordan, president of Radcliffe, and Donald K. David, dean of the Business School, announced that the joint effort was undertaken to strengthen the program "in view of the growing demand for women in jobs in the field of business social service, government, and education."
Under the new arrangement, the Business School will provide most of the program's instructors and will control its educational policy, while Radcliffe will continue to house and supervise the course. Both schools will cooperate in the selection of students.
76 Women Now in Program
This year, 76 women are enrolled in the program, which will combine classroom instruction with actual job experience, including unskilled work in such places as factories, department stores, and large offices, and work with administrative personnel.
The classroom study, taught by the case method, includes courses in human relations, management practices, marketing, accounting, and personnel. Most of the material will be drawn from the Business School's collection of more than 20,000 case histories.
Either a college degree or comparable professional and academic experience can be offered as a sufficient prerequisite for the program. Officials also said a number of fellowships will be awarded on the basis of merit and financial need.