Wake Forest University - School of Business

Contact Information

Kevin Bender
Executive Director, Working Professionals MBA Program
Wake Forest University School of Business
Farrell Hall
1834 Wake Forest Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27106

Phone: 336-758-3091
Toll-free: 866-925-3622
Fax: 336-758-5830

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Website: www.business.wfu.edu

MBA Degree Programs

• Evening MBA Program – Winston-Salem
• Evening MBA Program – Charlotte
• Saturday MBA Program – Charlotte
• Master of Arts in Management
• Master of Science in Accountancy
∙ Master of Science in Business Analytics
• PhD/MBA (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences/MBA Program)

Accreditation

• The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
• Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Admission Requirements

Eligibility requirements and application instructions vary by program. For more information regarding your program of interest, visit www.business.wfu.edu/apply. MBA candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and have at least three years of postgraduate work experience. MBA candidates must submit a completed application, including the following application components:
• Online application (http://business.wfu.edu/apply)
• $100 non-refundable application fee
• Essay(s)
• Current resume or CV
• Two online recommendations
• Official transcripts from degree-granting institutions
• Official GMAT or GRE score
• Official TOEFL or IELTS score, if applicable
• Interview by invitation

Description of Learning Environment for Students

Wake Forest University School of Business offers a rigorous and challenging curriculum with a dedication to educating students in a personalized learning environment. Teamwork, hands-on learning and an integrated curriculum are key components of the learning environment. Since good solutions address more than one part of a problem, the school’s curriculum is integrative, weaving disciplines together instead of isolating them. Students develop a holistic approach to management, analyzing and solving problems by understanding the full range of functional areas. Additionally, the educational approach is multi-faceted and experiential, not passive. Students learn through team-based projects, consulting projects, internships, case competitions, mentoring, distinguished guest speakers and community service projects.

When it comes time to crafting a career plan, students have access to an abundance of resources. The Wake Forest School of Business Market Readiness and Employment Center staff work with students to assess their career options, refine their goals, network with well-placed corporate contacts and, ultimately, build the career they want. Throughout the year, companies conduct information sessions and interviews on campus. The MRE Center also coordinates access to a tight network of alumni who frequently work with the school to fill positions at their firms and network with students. In addition, the MRE Center offers targeted career preparatory programs, such as intensive career prep immersion sessions, videotaped mock interviews, and club trips to meet key alumni and executives.

Faculty

School of Business faculty members are dedicated to rigorous MBA education. The faculty is actively engaged in research and publication for leading scholarly journals and 95% of the current full-time faculty holds a Ph.D. or other doctoral degree. Many faculty members also serve as consultants to organizations around the globe and then share their firsthand knowledge of management challenges with students in the classroom. Eighty percent have international teaching or work experience. Because of the deliberately small size of our programs professors quickly come to know students as individuals, providing students with the unique opportunity to develop close and meaningful relationships with our very talented faculty. Faculty profiles, publications and research can be found at www.business.wfu.edu under “Expert Faculty & Research.”

Accomplishments/Recognition

Over the years, Wake Forest University business school programs have consistently ranked among the top 50 U.S. graduate business programs in publications such as The Economist, Financial Times, U.S. News & World Report and Forbes. The part-time MBA program for working professionals has been ranked #20 in the nation by U.S. News for the past two years and #1 in North Carolina.

Military

From admissions to placement, members of the Wake Forest University School of Business faculty and staff represent a range of military experience. Because of this, the school has a unique appreciation and understanding of the valuable background military personnel bring to the classroom, team assignments, overall student life, and the workforce.

Since the Wake Forest School of Business values military candidates’ leadership and life experiences, the school has recently increased its efforts to recruit top applicants that have served in the US Armed Forces. Wake Forest has partnered with the US Veterans Administration to help fund veterans’ tuition under The Yellow Ribbon Program and has established partnerships with several transitions centers, which school representatives are visiting to answer questions about programs and services. We have adjusted our admissions requirements to count years of military service as years of work experience for application purposes. The application fee is waived for military persons who have been on active duty within three years of their application. We are committed to making financial aid available to qualified military personnel who have transitioned from the service in the two years prior to enrolling in their program. A one-year deferment is provided if admitted military students' plans are delayed by their service branch.

In addition to current faculty, staff and alumni, the former Dean of Business, and current Executive in Residence, Steve Reinemund, served five years as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, achieving the rank of captain. Reinemund was welcomed to the Wake Forest University School of Business after devoting 23 years of his business career to PepsiCo, where he ultimately served as chairman and CEO. He currently serves as a trustee of the United States Naval Academy Foundation.

If interested candidates wish to speak with Wake Forest faculty, staff or an alumnus with prior military experience, please contact Kevin Bender (benderkc@wfu.edu), Executive Director, Working Professionals MBA Program, for assistance. Kevin is also a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Reserve.