Master of Science in Management


Ranked Program in the U.S.

The Economist, 2019



Class of 2018, within 6 months of graduation


Program in the U.S. for Career Opportunities

The Economist, 2019




Gain a Competitive Edge

Our 10-month Master of Science in Management degree program is designed specifically for non-business majors (business minors may apply) who want to excel in today’s marketplace. As one of the most innovative programs in graduate business education, our program builds on the skills and knowledge gained in your undergraduate studies preparing you for a broad range of fields and careers.

Kristen MerloKristen Merlo — Double Deac
Masters in Management ‘17
BA Communications/Media Studies ‘16

“Ten out of ten – would recommend to a friend! It’s really hard work so it requires a lot of commitment”


“I think it’s given her a different level of confidence as she moves into the business world.”
-Larry Merlo
Proud Parent, CVS Health President & CEO


Highlights include:

  • A hands-on learning environment with small classes and friendly, accessible faculty
  • 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 Masters in Management 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.

Maximillion Harris Maximillion Harris — Double Deac
MS Management ‘18
BA Politics & International Affairs ‘17

“Going into a job right out of undergrad, I wouldn’t have been prepared. But now I’m prepared to compete next to other people in the business world and cultivate relationships — small things like that, that no one teaches you, Wake taught me.”


The MBA Advantage

As an additional benefit of the Wake Forest Masters in Management program, graduates have a head start with the potential to complete their MBA degree in as few as 12 months as part of the MBA Advantage. Graduates will receive credit for program courses that are substantially equivalent to Wake Forest MBA coursework when they return. Candidates must apply and be admitted to our MBA program within five years of graduating from the Masters in Management program.

Perry BaileyPerry Bailey — MBA Advantage Participant — Triple Deac
MBA ’18
MA Management ’14
BA Art History ’13

“The MSM is an investment in your future that can seem like a large investment now but will pay massive dividends later. I found a career that I absolutely love and the program helped me understand not just want I want out of a role but what I want out of a company and a career trajectory. I use the skills I learned from the MSM program daily and I wish every one of my colleagues and friends decided to invest in themselves early like I did.


Next Steps

Contact Blake McClaren (MSM ‘16, BA ‘15) to learn more about maximizing your potential — with just one more year at Wake.


Schedule a no-pressure conversation with him and he’ll even buy your coffee.


Blake McClarenBlake McClaren

Assistant Director, Enrollment Management Recruiting

Wake Forest University, MS in Management, 2016

Wake Forest University, BA in Psychology, 2015

336.728.6170 (text or call)