Students Say

The Wake Forest University Schools 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.”

Overview

Applicants
Acceptance Rate
Average Undergrad GPA
3.23
Years Work Experience
98
Average Age
31

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
-
GPA
-

Deadlines

Early Application Deadline
November 1

Regular Application Deadline
April 15

Rolling Admission Deadline
April 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Essay / Personal Statement
Non-Academic


SCHOOL TYPE AND ACCREDITATION

School Type
Private

AACSB-approved
Yes

Overall

Students Say

The Wake Forest University Schools 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.” Dean of Business Steve Reinemund, former chairman and CEO of PepsiCo, believes that by developing passionate business leaders who are ready to succeed in the marketplace the School’s overall goal—to impact the marketplace in positive ways and to get results with integrity—will be achieved.


PROGRAM TYPES

Full-Time
No

Part-Time
No

Evening
Yes

Executive
No

Online
No

Faculty Information

Total Faculty
120

55
Full-time
45
Part-time
20
Female
9
Minority

Specialities of faculty

Academic specialties of faculty
URL

Retail anf Health Innovation Challenge

Marketing Analytics Summit

Project Nicaragua (Outreach Program)


Overview of Part-time program - Winston Salem

Overview of Part-time program - Charlotte Evening

Overview of Part-time program - Charlotte Saturday

Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description

Career overview

Career Rating
94

Prominent Alumni

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

Dates


Financial Aid Statistics


Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$29,818

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
75%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
47%

Expenses per Academic Year

Academic Expenses
$1,000

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
285
Part Time
100%

Foreign Countries Represented
2

Demographics


Campus Life

Students Say

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 community 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.” In essence, Wake Forest’s Full-Time MBA Program is full of “brilliant, type-A achievers you can get along with.” There is “a prevailing atmosphere of collaboration and support.” There is also excitement about the upcoming fall 2013 completion of Farrell Hall, the future state-of-the-art home of the School of Business.


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Address
Farrell Hall
1834 Wake Forest Rd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
United States

Phone
336-758-5422

Fax
336-758-5830

Email
busadmissions@wfu.edu
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Key Stats

Applicants
285
Size
Acceptance Rate

Rankings & Lists