Recruiters Rank Wake Forest’s MBA Program ‰”Top 25‰” Nationally in 10 of 11 Specialty Areas

1.7.2011 General, News Release, School News

Winston-Salem, NC – Recruiters are taking notice of the skills and preparedness of Wake Forest University Schools of Business Full-time MBA graduates. Yesterday, Bloomberg BusinessWeek released a new ranking, “The Best US MBA Programs by Specialty.” In July 2010, Bloomberg BusinessWeek surveyed hundreds of corporate recruiters nationally and asked them to rank the graduates of full-time MBA programs in 11 specialty areas and management attributes.


Wake Forest’s Full-time MBA program ranked among the Top 25 in the nation in 10 of 11 specialty areas. One point to note–Wake Forest ranked No. 5 nationally in the “Most Improved” program category.


Specialty Area/Attribute Rank
Most Improved 5
Operations 8
General Management 12
Finance 15
Teamwork 15
Analytical Skills 15
Marketing Skills 15
Global Competition 16
Accounting 20
Most Innovative 23
Communication Skills 27

Source: Bloomberg BusinessWeek Best US MBA Programs by Specialty


“Our focus on providing exceptional talent to the business community is being recognized by corporate recruiters across the nation, as exemplified in this latest ranking,” said Dean of Business Steve Reinemund. “We are proud of our students, faculty and staff for their tremendous efforts in achieving these results.”

Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s 2010 ranking of U.S. MBA programs report showed that 92% of Wake Forest’s Full-time MBA students secured jobs within three months after graduation, placing the School in a tie with Yale at No. 12 nationally. A complete list of Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s Best US MBA Programs by Specialty can be found online at (