Wake Forest is an innovator in the curriculum and delivery of the Master’s in Management degree. Since its inception in 2006, the MA program has grown into one of the largest and most recognized programs of its kind in the U.S. The MA program builds on the skills and knowledge gained in your undergraduate studies, preparing you for a broad range of careers and giving you a competitive edge in the workplace.

Designed for Non-Business Majors

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 challenging marketplace. Last year’s class of 151 students represented 45 different majors, including:

  • Advertising
  • Biology
  • Communications
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • English
  • Environmental Science
  • Government
  • Health & Exercise Science
  • History
  • International Studies
  • Language
  • Neuroscience
  • Political Science
  • Psychology

Curriculum and Hands-On Experiences

Coursework in the MA in Management program extends through three semesters over 10 months, and includes business concepts related to finance, marketing, operations, business analytics, accounting, economics, organization behavior, ethics, career management and information technology.

Action Learning Projects are an integral part of the MA experience and are designed to provide you with a world-class experiential learning opportunity. These projects match students with real companies to work on actual business challenges, allowing you to apply course concepts, create solutions, and strengthen your skills and experience.

Be In Demand

A Wake Forest MA in Management graduate is a highly sought-after candidate. How can we tell? For our most recent class, 99% were employed within six months of graduation - some with multiple job offers.

The average salary for a liberal arts undergrad with an MA degree was nearly $58,000 as compared to $35,000 for those without an MA degree (source: NACE's Fall 2015 Salary Survey).

Unlimited Backgrounds. Many Paths. One Outcome.




6-mo. post-graduation, class of 2016