Summer Management Program

The Summer Management Program will provide you with valuable business skills in an intensive summer session. From being a team player to learning how to interview, this “business boot camp” will elevate your Liberal Arts education to a whole new playing field, increasing your marketability and opening doors in today’s highly competitive job market.

Wake Forest University's Summer Management Program in the School of Business held their annual Deloitte Day in Farrell Hall on 6/24/16.

 

Over the course of five rigorous and rewarding weeks you will:

  • Gain a solid grounding in the fundamental principles of business
  • Learn from outstanding business faculty
  • Apply your new knowledge to case studies based on real-world scenarios
  • Receive valuable career coaching
  • Earn 8 hours of course credit

The 2017 Summer Management Program will be held May 23rd through June 29th.

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Apply to the Summer Management Program 

Due to the limited number of available spots, application to the Summer Management Program is competitive. There is no minimum GPA, however, it will be taken into consideration and your personal statement will help us further determine your motivation and interests.

Wake Forest Univ. School of Business Summer Management Program Classrooms and Presentations. 6/30/16

 

To apply to the Summer Management Program, you must:

  • Be a rising Sophomore, Junior, or Senior (recent graduates may also apply)

  • Have completed at least one year of coursework prior to the program’s start date

  • Submit your application between December 19, 2016 and March 19, 2017

Apply Now

If you have any questions, please contact Michele Hartle at hartlems@wfu.edu.

*All applications received after March 19, 2017 will be automatically added to the wait list.

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Students 

Realize Your Future

The Summer Management Program coupled with a liberal arts degree opens doors to new career possibilities. Alumni of the Summer Management Program have gone on to exciting careers for premier companies as vice presidents, brand managers, investment bankers, foreign exchange traders and even a chief information officer. These companies include:

GlaxoSmithKlein • Microsoft • Deloitte • Merrill Lynch • IBM • Deutsche Bank • Starbucks • HJ Heinz Company • BB&T • EY • Bank of America • Wachovia/Wells Fargo • Marriott Corporation • Neiman Marcus Group • Ford Motor Company • MasterCard International • NIKE, Inc. • Aon • Accenture • Oracle • Apple, Inc. • Tommy Hilfiger Corporation

The SMP experience can also provide an edge to the competitive graduate admissions process.

Intense, Fun, and Worthwhile

The Summer Management Program at WFU held their Food Truck / Kickball event in front of Ferrell Hall on 5/25/16.

 

In addition to gaining valuable business skills, you’ll have time for some summer fun and getting to know your classmates and the greater Wake Forest community.

 

  • Team-building experiences
  • Opportunities to socialize with classmates on the Wake Forest Campus
  • Explore the Winston-Salem area and enjoy: shopping and restaurants, summer weather and beautiful parks, museums, art galleries and an active arts district, historic districts, communities and landmarks, concerts, baseball games, fresh food markets, and more!

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Parents

Leverage Your Educational Investment

In a word, our students call the Summer Management Program “Transformational.”

In today’s global marketplace, careers in the business world are becoming ever more competitive. A liberal arts degree coupled with a solid education in business fundamentals offers a compelling story for corporate recruiters and Graduate School admissions departments.

 

Wake Forest University's Summer Management Program in the School of Business held their annual Deloitte Day in Farrell Hall on 6/24/16.

The Summer Management Program achieves this synergy! Innovative teaching methods and an intensive curriculum drive students to explore topics and opportunities in business they otherwise might not have encountered. Over the course of five weeks, your student will gain a fundamental grounding in business education as well as the opportunity to develop essential skills they will need to succeed after college, including:

  • Working Effectively in Teams
  • Successful Leadership Attributes
  • Thinking Critically
  • Art of Communication
  • Career Management

Additionally, they will have the opportunity to take part in practical experiences, through on-site business lectures, case studies, and business simulation exercises that will serve them for years to come.

Costs

Tuition for the 2017 program is $9976, and that covers tuition, books, and fees.  (Please check with Residence Life in the spring for housing costs.)

The return on this investment is extraordinary and we encourage interested students to reach out to past participants to discuss the program.  Encourage your child to take part in an experience they will not forget and start them off on a path to a successful future.

 

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Scholarships

The Summer Management Program offers a scholarship for the cost of tuition based on need and merit combined. Students who demonstrate need and merit may apply for assistance after being admitted to the program.

Students may also be eligible for financial aid through their respective university’s financial aid office. Students should inquire directly with their financial aid office for guidance.

 

Wake Forest Univ. School of Business Summer Management Program Classrooms and Presentations. 6/30/16

For More Information Contact:
Ben King
Director of Interdisciplinary Programs
Wake Forest University School of Business
P O Box 7897
Winston-Salem, NC 27109-7897
email: kingbt@wfu.edu

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the dates of the 2017 Summer Management Program (SMP)?

The 2017 program will be held May 23 – June 29, 2017.

Who is eligible to participate in the Summer Management Program?

Any student in good standing with his/her respective college or university is eligible to apply to the program. Students who have chosen a major should be pursuing a non-business degree and have completed at least one year of coursework by May 23, 2017.

What types of students attend SMP?

Students who are pursuing degrees in liberal arts or in the sciences are ideal for this program. We believe the SMP, coupled with the above degrees, offers students a compelling story as they seek employment or admission to professional or graduate schools.

In what academic year do students participate?

Students participate in the program after their freshman, sophomore, or junior year of college.  However, recent college graduates may also participate in the program.

How are applications evaluated?

A faculty admissions committee evaluates the applications based on the student’s motivation and interest, his/her demonstrated achievement and scholarship, evidence of strong extracurricular activities, and his/her potential contribution to the learning environment. There is no minimum required GPA; however, scholastic achievement will be considered. The applicant’s concise responses to the targeted questions provide insights into the student’s critical thinking ability, perspective and motivation, and communication skills.

What is the deadline and when will I be notified about my status?

The application deadline is March 19, 2017 at 11:59 pm. All applicants will be notified of their status within two weeks of the deadline.  All students who are accepted and plan to participate will be required to submit a $300 deposit within two weeks of acceptance. Waitlisted students will be considered if accepted students fail to respond.

How much does the program cost?

Tuition for the 2017 program is $9976, and that covers tuition, books, and fees.  (Please check with Residence Life in the spring for housing costs.)

Is there scholarship money available for participants?

Yes, the Summer Management Program offers a scholarship for the cost of tuition based on need and merit combined. Students who demonstrate both need and merit may apply for assistance after being admitted to the program.

Students may also be eligible for financial aid through their respective university’s financial aid office. Students should inquire directly with their financial aid office for guidance.

Can I work a part-time job and participate in the program?

There are no restrictions regarding working outside this program. Each participant and his/her family must make this determination. In the past, some students were able to maintain a part-time job while others felt the program’s rigor required their full-time attention.

What are the hours of the program?

Classes meet Monday through Friday (there are no weekend classes for the Summer Management Program). There are three classes per day with each class lasting 75 minutes. The class schedule is:

  • Class 1:  9:25 a.m. to 10:40 a.m.
  • Class 2:  10:50 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.
  • Lunch Break:  12:05 p.m. to 1:05 p.m.
  • Class 3: 1:05 p.m. to 2:20 p.m.

In the past, we have deviated a little from the normal schedule for career day, field trips, presentations, and the addition of special topics.

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Contact Us

Michele Hartle
Administrative Coordinator
Summer Management Program
Wake Forest University School of Business
P.O. Box 7897
Winston-Salem, NC 27109
336.758.5113
Ben King
Director
Summer Management Program
Wake Forest University School of Business
P.O. Box 7897
Winston-Salem, NC 27109

Download Summer Management Program brochure

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