The Wake Forest MBA

Designed for Working Professionals

MBA Rankings

Join the #1 part-time MBA program in North Carolina, designed specifically for working professionals. Two campuses and three program formats give you just the flexibility you need to earn your Wake Forest MBA while continuing to work. Our nationally recognized program equips you with a strategic, global perspective on business, and sharpens your ability to approach challenges from a variety of perspectives.

Highlights include:

  • A learning environment with small classes of working professional peers
  • Hands-on learning and practical education allow you to immediately apply concepts you learn in the classroom to your business or workplace
  • Engaging courses taught by experienced faculty supplemented with opportunities to learn from other leading business executives
  • Career guidance for life, coupled with extensive alumni network connections


  • 20-month lockstep cohort based program
  • Designed to foster lifelong personal relationships and business connections
  • A 5-semester curriculum integrates all functions of business, from finance and operations to marketing and information technology
  • Expanded selection of electives available to customize coursework. Now includes courses in Sustainability.
  • 5 concentrations offered: Business Analytics, Finance, Leadership & Strategy, Project Management, and Digital Marketing
  • Sustainability electives are available, but do not result in receiving a concentration


  • For individuals who have demonstrated achievement through academic coursework, professional experience, and community leadership
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • 2+ years post-graduate work experience preferred
  • Traditional and non-traditional students - intentionally seeking out diverse work experiences, realizing that each individual's strength heightens the learning experience for the cohort as a whole


What People Are Saying


Prem Yerraballi

MBA '17
Current Position: Manager, Risk Advisory Services, EY

“After doing much research, I felt Wake Forest was the choice for me. The faculty have been phenomenal and I've been impressed with the amount of learning I've gained through my classmates. In just the first year of the program, I changed jobs and secured a 50 percent increase in my salary.”

Kate Calder

MBA '18
Current Position: Senior Vice President, Control Director, Wells Fargo

“Working full time with an unpredictable schedule would not have allowed me to commit to an MBA program out of town. I am so grateful I can attend such a high caliber program right here in the city where I work and live on Saturdays. This MBA program has expanded my leadership and technical skills so I can be better at what I do. This degree contributes to my credibility at work.”

US News Rankings Top 25

In-Person - Charlotte

Location: Wake Forest Charlotte Center - Uptown
Details: Monday and Wednesday evening classes
Start Date: August

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In-Person - Winston-Salem

Location: Wake Forest University Main Campus
Details: Tuesday and Thursday evening classes
Start Date: August

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Hybrid - Charlotte and Online

Location: Wake Forest Charlotte Center - Uptown for in-person classes
Details: Split 60/40 between in-person classes on selected Saturdays and asychronous classes online
Start Date: January

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Location: Online
Details: Asynchronous
Start Dates: September, January, and May

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Concurrent Degrees

Location: Wake Forest University Main Campus
Details: JD & MBA, PhD & MBA

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