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Wake Forest University Babcock Graduate School of Management

Winston-Salem, NC
Academics & Programs

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Visiting And Contact Information

Farrell Hall

1834 Wake Forest Rd.

Winston-Salem, NC 27106

United States

Phone: 336-758-5422

Fax: 336-758-5830


Curriculum / Academic Overview
Academic Calendar: Semester
Degrees Offered: Full-time MBA – 21 months; Evening MBA-Winston-Salem – 24 months; Evening MBA-Charlotte – 24 months; Saturday MBA-Charlotte – 24 months; MA in Management – 10 months; MS in Accountancy – 5 years (includes undergraduate study)
Joint / Combined Degrees Offered: JD/MBA (Law/MBA) – 4 years MD/MBA (Medicine/MBA) – 5 years PhD/MBA (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences/MBA) – 5 years MSA/MBA (Accountancy/MBA) – 6 years
Concentrations: Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Healthcare Administration, Finance, Investment Banking, JD/MBA - Dual Degree, Marketing, MD/MBA -- Dual Degree, MS/MBA -- Dual Degree, Supply Chain Management
Study Abroad Options: Two-week international study tours are offered in May 2012 to China, Japan, and India. Over spring break 2012, an international study tour is offered to Latin America (Spain in 2010 and Germany in 2011).
Online Course Catalog: http://www.business.wfu.edu/default.aspx?id=767
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Academic specialties of facultyURL
The Elevator Competitionwww.business.wfu.edu/default.aspx?id=268
Marketing Summit and Case Competitionswww.business.wfu.edu/default.aspx?id=267
Project Nicaragua (Outreach Program)www.business.wfu.edu/default.aspx?id=874
Wake Forest Business Solutionswww.business.wfu.edu/default.aspx?id=257
Biotechnology Conferencewww.business.wfu.edu/default.aspx?id=1726
Faculty profileswww.business.wfu.edu/apps/facprofiles.cfm
Overview of Full-time MBA Programwww.business.wfu.edu/default.aspx?id=43
International Tripswww.business.wfu.edu/default.aspx?id=234
Full-time MBA Curriculumwww.business.wfu.edu/default.aspx?id=111
Full-time MBA Career Concentrationswww.business.wfu.edu/default.aspx?id=112
Courses in Sustainability: Yes
Sustainability course is: Required
Description: Law and Ethics is a required class in the first-year core curriculum, which explores the complex dynamic of leadership. Managers who hope to lead must identify, articulate and understand the ethical and legal dimensions of important decisions. This course covers the relationships among law, ethics, and business in a free-market, political and economic system. It combines business ethics and the legal environment, including environmental liability, of business and is peppered with issues of social responsibility and law in the context of enabling and supporting the free market; encouraging efficient economic activity; and limiting business activity to protect the market or honor competing values.
Research Opportunities in Sustainability: Yes
Description: In 2006, the Wake Forest University Graduate School of Business received $1 million from alumnus Thomas Dingledine which is being used to further the school’s ethical, social and environmental academic and research efforts. This endowed gift provides funds for research in these areas and for creating new classroom content and experiential learning opportunities. Dingledine said he hopes this gift will help elevate awareness about conducting business in a way that recognizes responsibilities to the greater good. “We need to instill in future leaders that it’s good business to give back,” he said. “…My wish is for this value to be integrated into the fiber of the curriculum...”
School's environmental commitment:  
1: The Wake Forest University Full-time MBA remains true to Wake Forest University’s tradition – to provide an education based on the values expressed in the university’s motto, Pro Humanitate, education for the benefit of humanity. Wake Forest’s Full-time MBA program is consistently ranked in The Aspen Institute’s Beyond Grey Pinstripes ranking, which spotlights full-time MBA programs that are innovatively integrating social and environmental stewardship into the curriculum. Social, environmental and ethical issues are interwoven throughout the entire curriculum with fifty percent of the faculty covering issues of sustainability in their courses.
2: Wake Forest University faculty from the sciences, economics, law and business participated in a two-day energy conference entitled “Energizing the Future” in February 2010. This conference was the launch of Wake Forest’s Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (CEES). CEES is an interdisciplinary center that aims to promote critical thinking and effective action across the fields of Renewable Energy, Social Influence, Environment Policy, Enterprise, Environmental Markets, Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services, and Human Behavior. The center’s mission is to effect change by taking knowledge and technology from the lab to society. This requires not only basic research, but also identifying the tools—enterprise, policy, education, marketing, the arts—that turns ideas into action. Participating faculty are committed to working towards a sustainable future through research and engaging the broader community on issues of energy, environment, and sustainability. Business faculty bring these relevant issues into the classroom for discussion and CEES, in addition to Net Impact and other campus groups, sponsors speakers throughout the year to address environmental issues.
3: Wake Forest has engaged all students on campus to “walk the talk” with regard to the environment. In 2009, Wake Forest students used nearly a quarter of a million polystyrene, clamshell containers for carry-out food from campus dining rooms - about 7,000 containers per week. Containers made from polystyrene foam are not recyclable in the Winston-Salem area. To help solve the problem, reusable to-go boxes are now available for free as part of Dining Services’ “Erase the Waste” campaign. When used containers are returned, they’re washed and sanitized, and ready to use again. Faculty, staff and students are also encouraged to “think before you ink.” If a physical copy of a document is not needed, everyone is encouraged to only distribute it electronically. As part of this initiative, networked copier devices have replaced individual laser and personal inkjet printers because when not in use, they enter a hibernate mode that does not actively consume energy. Copier devices are also set to automatically print on both sides of the paper, resulting in up to a 50 percent reduction in paper use.
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Academic Support Services Offered
Non-US Student Support Groups:Yes
Description:International Students Association http://www.business.wfu.edu/default.aspx?id=190
Women Support Groups:Yes
Description:Wake Graduate Women in Business http://www.business.wfu.edu/default.aspx?id=190
Minority Support Groups:Yes
Description:Black Business Students Association http://www.business.wfu.edu/default.aspx?id=190
Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Support Groups:No
Academic Prep Programs for Incoming Students:Yes
Peer Tutoring Programs:Yes
Description:Peer tutoring is arranged on an “as-needed” basis.
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