PhD/MBA Program

The PhD/MBA program is a joint program of the School of Business and the Wake Forest Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. PhD/MBA candidates spend the first two years taking course work in their chosen PhD program of study. Students begin their MBA studies during the third year, taking classes in the School of Business Evening MBA program on the Winston-Salem campus. Progression into the MBA portion of the degree is contingent upon successful completion of the qualifying exams administered by the student’s program of graduate study and upon passing into doctoral candidacy.

Please Note: PhD/MBA students must be recommended from the administration of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Wake Forest University. Candidates for joint degree programs must be accepted by both schools.

Program Details

Joint SchoolYears of StudyCredit HoursSchedule*PhD/MBA Program Contact
Graduate School of Arts & Sciences5

48 hours MBA;

PhD requirements vary by area of study

Years 1 & 2: PhD program of student’s choice

Years 3 & 4: Evening MBA Program (Winston-Salem)

Year 5: Dissertation & remaining PhD requirements

Dr. Dwayne W. Godwin

PhD/MBA Program Director

Phone: 336-716-9437


Website: Click Here

* For complete curriculum and course descriptions, please refer to the current edition of the School of Business Graduate Student Handbook.

Application Process

Candidates enrolled in the PhD/MBA program will take classes in the Winston-Salem Evening MBA program. Please follow the Evening MBA program application process when applying for admission to the PhD/MBA program.