Fortune ranks Wake Forest MBA best part-time program in North Carolina, among top 25 nationwide

12.8.2021 Charlotte Center, MBA, News Release, Rankings, School News
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Fortune recently ranked the Wake Forest University School of Business part-time Master of Business Administration (MBA) program No. 22 among part-time programs nationwide and No. 1 among North Carolina programs for 2022. The ranking is Fortune’s first for part-time MBA programs.

“Our part-time MBA program is designed for busy working professionals and offers a rigorous curriculum that is market-connected and practice-oriented,” said John Sumanth, Associate Dean for MBA Programs. “Our world-class faculty are experts in their fields and are dedicated to preparing our students for success in their careers.”

The rankings are based on student metrics such as GPA, GMAT test scores and work experience; and a Fortune 1000 metric which reviews the number of C-suite MBA alumni who are executives at Fortune 1000 companies. The publication also surveyed 2,500 business professionals and hiring managers to evaluate each business school’s brand strength.

“We are tremendously proud of our part-time MBA program for its strategic focus and flexibility,” said Michelle Roehm, Interim Dean and Peter C. Brockway Chair of Strategic Management. “We consider this not only a significant accomplishment for our MBA program, but it also underscores the quality of our faculty and commitment to academic excellence.”

The MBA for working professionals is offered at Wake Forest’s main campus in Winston-Salem in the evenings and at the Wake Forest University Charlotte Center campus in Uptown Charlotte evenings and Saturdays. The online MBA program provides the same world-class education and allows students to learn from anywhere in the world.

The latest ranking is in addition to the School’s national designation as a top-tier business school by U.S. News & World Report, the Economist, and Poets & Quants for Undergrads.

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