Move Ahead Without Losing Momentum

Students StudyingCareer opportunities abound for Wake Forest MBA students and graduates who are seeking career advancement, the Center for Market Readiness & Employment is here to ensure that you make the most of your education and accelerate your career momentum.

As a student, you will receive one-on-one career coaching and mentorship through our MR&E Center with benefits that continue long after graduation. The MR&E team offers:

  • Guidance through our extensive alumni network
  • Assessment of your career options & refinement of career goals
  • Connection with corporate contacts
  • Assistance in developing practical and soft skills to accelerate lifelong career advancement

Executive Consults Program

Students in ClassThe Executive Consults Program provides students unique access to experts in specific fields, offering opportunities to network with leaders across a range of industries. The program provides a deeper understanding of business practices and leadership development to enhance career growth. The Executive Consults Program includes:

Company and Industry Spotlights

Local, regional, and global leaders showcase their company, its culture, and its values. This spotlight includes a chance for students to learn about companies and industries beyond their current career track and to connect with leaders in these fields.

Leadership Speaker Series

Wake Forest MBA program is proud to host recognized leaders and influencers who have deep experience in their fields or industries.

Classroom Speakers

Industries leaders share expertise and career experience on topics in relevant courses to elevate the academic experience.

Workshops, Seminars, and Panels

Industry experts speak to current, timely, and noteworthy trends in the marketplace relevant to MBA Students and interested Alumni.


Career Advancement Opportunities

The Wake Forest MBA program empowers ambitious professionals to maximize career opportunities and reach new heights. It does so by fostering critical thinking and strategy execution, developing leadership skills, and expanding your professional network, all while empowering your career trajectory.

Wake Forest MBA students’ career highlights:

  • 60% of MBA students experienced at least one promotion while enrolled.
  • 38% average increase in compensation within one year post-graduation.
  • Students gained instant access to the vast international professional network of over 22,0000 Wake Forest School of Business alumni.

Where Our Students Work

The results speak for themselves. Our students consistently make significant career strides during the two years of their MBA program and beyond. They routinely advance in their organizations and land jobs in Operations and Manufacturing, Financial Services, Marketing and Sales, Management, Consulting, Health Care, and Technology at top companies such as Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Duke Energy, BASF, Cisco, Atrium Health, and Hanes Industries, just to name a few.

Wake Forest MBA Class Employment Distribution

Organizations represented among our students in recent years include: