The Wake Forest University School of Business offers "a first-rate education delivered in a small school atmosphere that is conducive to high levels of interaction between students and the faculty." Students universally laud the "personal touch" the graduate business program employs with its "commitment to academic excellence, strong faculty, [and] small class size that enables plenty of interaction among students and faculty."
Academics at Wake Forest follow a holistic approach. The integrated curriculum helps students learn to analyze and solve problems by understanding the many components of a solution. Course content follows suit and is organized around a strong first-year core which includes essentials such as international business management, financial management, macroeconomics, operations management, and quantitative methods. In their second year students choose a career concentration within the broader areas of consulting/general management, finance, entrepreneurship, marketing, operations management, health, or an individually-designed concentration. As one student attests, "The workload...is generally much more intense than what most students expect coming into the school and in comparison to students at similar schools. However, this intense and well-rounded education has already proven beneficial in my summer internship and in job interviews."
The administration is "easily accessible and from faculty to staff, everyone is friendly. Student voices can be heard." When it comes to professors, at Wake Forest it's a first name, open-door policy. "All of my professors are engaged in my success. The level of dedication is a defining factor that sets Wake Forest apart," says one student. In addition, the "Dean has fantastic visions for the school."
Wake Forest alumni "are very open to mentoring and helping with [students] job search." However, some current MBA students feel "Career Development needs to better prepare students for the internship and job search…clubs could have more activities that connect students with potential employers." In addition, current students would like to see more "diversity of companies that come to campus." Right now, "the focus is primarily on the Southeast, but they are taking strides to move to a more national scope." However, others note that the Career Management Center has already been making strides to improve: "For example, a dedicated mentoring program and alumni outreach program has been devel- oped and is being implemented."
According the the School of Business, between all three MBA programs (evening programs offered in Winston-Salem and a Saturday program offered in Charlotte) there are 189 busi- nesses represented, and 33 percent of current students have been promoted since starting the programs.
Charles W. Ergen
Founder, Chairman, President & CEO , EchoStar Corporation
Donald E. Flow
Chairman & CEO, Flow Automotive Companies
Warren A. Stephens
Chairman, President & CEO, Stephens, Inc.
Eric C. Wiseman
Chairman, President & CEO, VF Corporation
David W. Dupree
Managing Director & CEO, The Halifax Group
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Wake Forest MBAs are "outgoing, dedicated, hard workers who are easy to get along with and fun to be around." There are countless student activities and the academic work is rigorous, but students love the atmosphere and enjoy getting together to debate key topics of the day or cheer on the Demon Deacons at a basketball game. "We are a tight- knit group. Everyone knows everyone for the most part. The week can get pretty busy, but a lot of us play intramurals or pickup games during the week." Fridays are the time "when we all go out and blow off some steam. Students, even ones on different teams, will help each other out."
Life on campus "is fast-paced and exciting." The workload is pretty demanding, but there is time for fun." The student government "puts on lots of social events that bring most people out to socialize." There are "tons of clubs, activities, both athletic, cultural, and com- munity oriented," and "the town of Winston-Salem also has plenty of dining venues." The typical day at Wake "ranges from all-nighter's in the study room with your learning team to happy-hour events in the courtyard where students cut loose, to Alive at 5 concerts in downtown. It very much is a work hard play hard atmosphere," which "prepares you well for the future." "Quality of life is part of what makes Wake Forest such a great place to be." All of student organizations including SGA, honor council, finance club, entrepreneurship club, and charitable events are available to Working Professional students.
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Farrell Hall 1834 Wake Forest Rd. Winston-Salem, NC 27106 United States