The Wake Forest MBA

Designed for Working Professionals

Winston-Salem and Uptown Charlotte Campuses

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 you can use immediately at work
  • Highly engaging courses led by experienced faculty with regular contributions from leading executives
  • Career guidance for life, coupled with the highly-connected Wake alumni network
  • Enjoy additional benefits, including catered meals before class, concierge ordering of all textbooks, available on-site parking, and all class-related printing needs covered. All at no extra cost for Wake Forest MBA In-Person and Hybrid students.


  • A lockstep cohort and team-based program
  • Integrates all functions of business throughout the program's curriculum
  • Expanded selection of electives available to customize coursework.
  • 3 concentrations offered: Business Analytics, Finance, and Leadership & Strategy


  • Demonstrated achievement through academic coursework, professional experience, and community leadership
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • 2+ years post-graduate work experience preferred


What People Are Saying


Dr. Will Caldwell

MD, MBA ‘18
Current Position: Chairman and CEO, SaVia Health

“You have to make an investment in yourself. Getting my MBA at Wake Forest, and the students and faculty I was exposed to, coupled with the flexibility of the program and the ability to go at night and work a full-time job, it was all worth it.”

Lauren Dockery

MBA '20
Current Position: Sr Manager II - E2E Finance, Walmart

“The Wake Forest MBA program was the perfect program for me. The faculty, my peers, the way the classrooms and sessions were conducted – it just made me feel like I was at home. So I will always tout this program – it’s helped me so much personally and has helped me become more confident in my career and a better leader overall.”

Alyssa Bowker

CPA, MBA ‘19
Current Position: SVP - New Products/Services (ERM), State Employees’ Credit Union

“Everybody in the program worked full-time so the scenarios weren't hypothetical. People were either sharing something that happened already in their previous jobs - or a real-life problem that they were having at the time that we needed to talk through, while the professor was guiding the conversation and sharing their experiences and what they've done in similar situations. That was just the coolest experience.”

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