Enhance Your Liberal Arts Education with a Master of Arts Degree in Management

‚ÄčThe 10-month Master of Arts (MA) in Management program is a pre-experience business degree designed to build on your undergraduate studies, enabling you to pursue a broader range of careers. Our MA in Management graduates leave Wake Forest with the core business skills, interpersonal polish and strength of character needed to become passionate leaders who get results with integrity.

One of Wake Forest’s most innovative and nationally prominent degrees, the MA in Management is ideal for liberal arts, economics, sciences and engineering graduates looking to gain a competitive edge in the business world. Combining coursework in finance, marketing, operations, business analytics, ethics, organizational behavior and leadership with hands-on collaboration, the program cultivates an experiential, ethical and teamwork-driven approach to business solutions, preparing you to excel in a complex marketplace.

“My experience in the Wake Forest MA program was invaluable. The guidance and skills I gained helped me acquire my dream job and continue to help me succeed today.”

- Ron Johnson (MA ’10)

Associate Product Line Manager, Basketball Footwear, Under Armour

Highlights of the program include:

  • An intimate learning environment with small class sizes and a 10:1 student-faculty ratio
  • Opportunities to augment academic coursework with real-world business consulting projects
  • Networking experience through our Executive Speaker Series, mentorship programs, lunch discussions and career roundtables with industry thought leaders
  • Classes in Farrell Hall, a state-of-the-art $55 million learning complex

Our graduates enjoy a 95% employment rate (within six months of graduation) and an average base salary of $53,242, with an average signing bonus of $6,500 (for jobs offering signing bonuses), and routinely land in jobs at top companies such as IBM, Deloitte, PepsiCo, AT&T, Bank of America, Steelcase, Vanguard, Dish Network, Oracle and Cigna. For those looking to get a head start on their MBA or those looking for a competitive edge in today's challenging job market, our MA in Management program cultivates experience and aptitude with proven results.

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The Master of Arts in Management program was featured in this segment of “Profiles” with Terry Bradshaw. Watch now to learn more about the advantages of our 10-month MA program or Apply Now.


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96% Employment Offers
$53,292 - MA 2014 Average Starting Salary
69 - MA 2014 Colleges and Universities Represented
45 - MA 2014 Undergrad Majors Represented
42% - MA 2014 Percentage Female
34% - MA 2014 Underrepresented Groups



Brandon Monteith

MA, 2014

As an undergraduate Journalism major, Brandon especially appreciates that the MA in Management program is for non-business majors. The MA program is perfect for any Liberal Arts majors to develop a strong business foundation that can be applied to any job they may pursue. Faculty members are in the classroom not only to ensure academic success, but foster personal growth among students.

Ella Douglas

MA 2014

Ella chose to enroll in the MA in Management Program after graduating from Wake Forest University with a degree in Anthropology. She needed time to figure out the career path she wanted to pursue as well as develop her business acumen. The aspect of the program that she values thus far is teamwork. She realizes how important collaboration can be in the business world and is grateful she is getting the experience early. If you are a liberal arts, math, engineering or non-business major, Ella recommends looking into the MA program.

Joseph Murphy

MA, 2014

During his recruitment process for the MA in Management program, Joseph realized the School of Business embodies a high level of ethics and integrity. With an undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice, he wanted to enroll in a graduate program whose values aligned with his own. Since being in the MA program, Joseph has been able to apply his liberal arts background to the business world and has developed new skills and knowledge he would not have gained elsewhere.

Carlos Alban

MA, 2014

Carlos has an educational background in economics and chose to pursue his MA in Management degree at Wake Forest because of the Action Learning Project the program offers. The Action Learning Project (ALP) allows teams of student to apply course concepts by working with actual organizations to help create business solutions. Carlos sees ALP as a key differentiator amidst other MA in Management programs because of the real-world experience, networking, confidence building and skill strengthening that occurs during the process.