Bloomberg Businessweek ranks WFU School of Business part-time MBA #27 in the nation

11.8.2013 General, News Release, School News

Working Professional MBA Programs noted for academic quality

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Wake Forest University School of Business MBA for Working Professionals ranked #27 in the nation in Bloomberg Businessweek’s 2013 overall ranking of part-time MBA programs. The publication ranks Wake Forest’s part-time MBA programs #5 in the nation for academic quality, based on six measures such as work experience, GMAT scores and completion rate. To compile the rankings, the publication surveyed more than 10,000 recent graduates from 138 business schools.

“This ranking recognizes the hard work of our faculty and staff who aspire to bring thought leadership and rigorous academics to the programs every day,” said Ken Middaugh, associate dean of the Working Professionals Program. “It is also a testament to our current students and recent graduates who take their leadership, teamwork and strategic thinking to the next level to get results with integrity.”

Wake Forest students consistently share that they are able to take what they learn in the classroom and apply it to their careers immediately. “I was in the Wake Forest MBA program for less than a year before I received a promotion and raise,” said Keith Burney, (MBA ’12). Burney, who attended the Charlotte Evening MBA program, is now a national accounts manager for Liberty AV Solutions.

“One of the things I have learned is how to have a more strategic approach to challenges at work,” said Tiffany Reynolds, a Marriott area sales leader and a second year Winston-Salem Evening MBA student. “The program has given me a more strategic mindset. On top of that I’ve learned a lot about teamwork – working with different people, different organizations and different industries. That has helped me become a better manager, a better leader and a better problem-solver.”

Wake Forest University offers MBA for Working Professionals programs in Winston-Salem and in Charlotte.  The Charlotte Saturday MBA offers a two-year, lock step program beginning in January. The evening programs in Winston-Salem and Charlotte are two-year, lock step programs that begin and end in August.  More than 130 companies are represented by students in all three programs, which provides a strong global business backdrop for our programs.

“The Wake Forest MBA delivers a strong alumni community as well as career management services for life and an unparalleled professional network,” said Jordan Tippet, a second year Charlotte Evening MBA.

To see the complete rankings or to learn more, visit Bloomberg Businessweek.