Gain a Competitive Edge

Our 10-month Master of Arts (MA) in Management program is designed specifically for recent liberal arts, sciences, and engineering graduates who want to excel personally and professionally in today’s marketplace. As one of the most innovative programs in graduate business education, the MA program builds on the skills and knowledge gained in your undergraduate studies preparing you for a broad range of fields and careers.

Highlights include:

  • A hands-on learning environment with small classes and a 10:1 student: faculty ratio.
  • Opportunities to gain real-world experience through team-based consulting projects.
  • Personalized career direction and coaching from staff, faculty and professional connections.
  • Speaker series and networking opportunities that connect you with innovators and industry thought-leaders.

The MA Program starts in July with a five-week module to prepare you for graduate-level business courses. The fall and spring semesters are divided into four modules where you’ll build a foundation in finance, marketing, operations, business analytics, accounting, economics, information technology, ethics, organizational behavior, and leadership.

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To be eligible to apply for the MA program, you must hold or be pursuing a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts, sciences or engineering (non-business majors) from an accredited institution and must have limited post-graduate work experience, if you have already graduated.

How is the Wake Forest MA in Management program different?

Enhance your undergraduate education

By expanding the critical thinking and communications skills from your undergraduate studies with a knowledge of best practices in modern business, the MA program develops well-rounded graduates who can confidently pursue careers in a broad range of fields.

Benefit from direct experience

To make sure you get the most from this accelerated management program, you are immersed in real-world business consulting projects that let you apply concepts learned in the classroom while interacting with valuable corporate contacts, building your résumé and learning to communicate with precision.

Gain access to business leaders

MA students have opportunities to gain valuable insights from numerous guest speakers in our Broyhill Executive Lecture Series. Recent speakers in include Debra Lee, Chairman, and CEO of BET Networks, GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt, Xerox Chairman and CEO Ursula Burns, and Sam’s Club President and CEO Rosalind Brewer.

Attract leading employers

Combining business savvy with leadership and character, our graduates don’t just get jobs—they get the best jobs. Top companies hiring recent Wake Forest MA in Management graduates include IBM, Deloitte, PepsiCo, AT&T, Bank of America, Steelcase, Oracle, and Cigna, just to name a few.

Learn from your own career coach and mentor.

Our Center for Market Readiness & Employment offers one-on-one career coaching and mentorships for our MA students. You’ll have access to the valuable guidance and perspective of an experienced advisor that is individually matched to you. These business professionals help develop the entire student, arming you with a broader set of tools for learning, growth, and success.

Land the Job You Love

Today’s job market is more competitive than ever. If you give us 10 months, we can provide the business knowledge and skills that it takes to get the kind of job you deserve – we have the employment outcomes to prove it.

As an MA student, you will have access to the following resources:

  • Career coaching to explore your options, refine your goals, and enhance your interviewing and presentation skills;
  • The Center for Market Readiness & Employment will help you develop the skills you need to launch the career you want;
  • Our extensive Wake Forest alumni network and corporate contacts will allow you to make invaluable connections to set your career on the fast track.
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Last updated June 12, 2019
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