Wake Forest University

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PO Box 7659
Winston-Salem, NC 27109

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Business School Overview

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#58 Best Business Schools


#20 in Part-time MBA

Business School Overview

The School of Business at Wake Forest University offers these departments and concentrations: consulting, entrepreneurship, finance, general management, marketing, production/operations management, and quantitative analysis/statistics and operations research. Its tuition is full-time: $41,316 per year and part-time: $35,670 per year. At graduation, 64.7 percent of graduates of the full-time program are employed.

Graduate students at Wake Forest University have a direct ear to the school’s dean every week—if they can keep up. Known as Dawn with the Dean, an early morning run with the Dean of Business also gives students a chance to build relationships—and endurance—with classmates and faculty. The dean also hosts an annual basketball tournament at his home where teams of business students from the graduate and undergraduate programs compete alongside faculty and staff.

The Wake Forest University School of Business offers a 21-month, full-time MBA program where students choose one of the following concentrations: health, finance, marketing, entrepreneurship, operations management, or consulting/general management. Working professionals can opt for Wake Forest University's part-time program. The school offers two options for part-time students to complete their MBA in two years: an evening program in Winston-Salem or Charlotte, or a weekend program that meets every Saturday in Charlotte. Students interested in dual degrees can combine their MBA with an M.S. in Accounting, a J.D. from the Wake Forest School of Law, an M.D. from the School of Medicine, or a Ph. D. from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Master’s candidates at the School of Business can make an impact globally and locally while enrolled at Wake Forest University. The school’s Flow Institute for International Studies organizes trips, seminars, speakers, and exchange programs for MBA students, and Project Nicaragua gives students the opportunity to conduct business skills seminars and consulting programs for small businesses in Nicaragua. Locally, Wake Forest University's Family Business Center helps family-run businesses address the unique challenges they face.

Notable alumni from Wake Forest University include Ken Thompson, former CEO if Wachovia (now Wells Fargo Bank); Charlie Ergen, cofounder of DISH Network; and Pat Williams, senior vice president of the NBA’s Orlando Magic.


Application deadline (U.S. residents) rolling
Application deadline (international students) N/A
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consulting marketing
entrepreneurship production/operations management
finance quantitative analysis/statistics and operations research
general management other

Student Body

Enrollment (full-time) 114
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full-time: $41,316 per year
part-time: $35,670 per year

Required fees (full-time) $664 per year
Required fees (part-time) $0 per credit
Required fees (executive degree program) N/A


Average base salary $86,699
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 64.7%

* Business School Overview details based on 2013 data

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